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Is it safe to buy Chinese equipment?

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European-made vs. American-made equipment?

There is a lot of discussion between Chinese-made and American-made equipment. What about machines and equipment made in Italy or Germany versus ones

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Is it safe to buy used equipment?

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Does an electric heating system for a brewhouse require its own special power grid?

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When filling kegs from the brite tank, what pressure should the keg be?

Should there be foam?

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What would it cost to lease a brewhouse rather than buy the equipment?

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of steam vs. direct fire vs. electric?

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Will any brewhouse suppliers consider shipping to Mexico?

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How can I find used equipment?

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How do I make sure my stainless steel tanks don't rust?

I just bought 2 x 30bbl tanks and I want to make sure I treat them properly.

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How important is it to have a location/site for your brewery picked out before talking to equipment suppliers?

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What's the most popular growler size?

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For a nanobrewery (1 to 3 BBL system), what are the economics of selling beer retail vs. wholesale?

I have heard that selling beer wholesale at the nano-level is not profitable given small batch sizes and the man hours required. Is that true?

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What financing terms are generally available from brewhouse equipment vendors?

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Is an amber growler worth it over a clear growler for a small craft brewery?

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Do any brewhouse suppliers on Kinnek have potential to build electric systems for 220V?

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What's the largest size of fermenter I can store in a cold room?

I hear anything bigger than a 3-bbl tank isn't ideal for cold room-storage because of uneven coldness distribution. Is that accurate?

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Brewhouse Palletization

Is it possible to have a brewhouse palletized on a single skid to make installation easier? What is the typical price increase for brewhouse palletizi

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Why is type 304 stainless steel commonly used for brewhouse components?

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What are some of the best options out there for financing a brewing system?

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I'm looking to expand my brewery and buy a new system. What are the best options to get rid of my existing system?

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For any of you more experienced brewmasters out there, any suggestions on how much floor space I would need for a 15 BBL production brewery, with canning and bottling lines?

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What is the most common thing to do with hot liquor from the heat exchanger? Is it best to send to the floor (in a dump) or to a Hot Liquor Tank?

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Direct-fire heating methods usually require fire-suppression systems under state law (in this case, it's Texas). Do electric systems still require fire-suppression?

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Looking for insight into opening 7bbl microbrewery.

Hi, I'm brand new here but am starting to get serious about opening a 7bbl microbrewery. I would like to have a 7bbl brewing capacity with 2 7bbl fer

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How much gas in either cu. ft. or gallons per hour to brew a batch using a 7 BBL system?

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Used Brewhouse Installation and Training

If I were to buy a used brewhouse from a Kinnek supplier, would they still offer installation and/or product training services for it?

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UniTank vs BBT

I am struggling with the decision to have more Unitanks or to have 1 or 2 BBT in addition. I am looking at starting with all Ales and am going to do

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I don't hear of many brewmasters opting for indirect fire for their brewing systems. Why is that?

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I'm planning on producing about 10k hectoliters of beer per year. Any recommendations on brewhouse capacity?

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Generally how long does it take for brewhouse equipment to ship if you're importing from Asia vs buying domestic?

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Is it difficult to expand capacity of a commercial brewing system? Would it be pretty modular, or would I have to purchase an entirely new system?

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My partner and I really want to produce gluten-free beers in the near future. Will we need entirely new equipment or can we use what we have now?

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How can I prevent stress corrosion cracking (SCC) at my nanobrewery?

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Is stainless steel worth the investment for brewing?

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How long should it take for all my brewery equipment to be delivered and installed?

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Gas or electric heating for my brewery? Cost is not much of an issue.

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Will a 10 bbl system fit in a shipping container or would it need to be completely broken down and reassembled?

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What are the natural gas requirements for a direct fire heated 10 bbl brewhouse?

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Do you have any used brewery equipment for sale?

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How do I calculate the right amount of space needed for my brewery? How many square feet should my facility be?

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