What is a 10BBL brewing system?
A 10BBL brewing system is a large-scale brewing system commonly used in breweries. It has the capacity to brew up to 10 barrels of beer at a time. The system includes a saccharification chamber, fermentation zone, and packaging zone. The brewery is where the beer is brewed, the fermentation zone is where it is fermented, and the packaging zone is where it is packaged and sold.
The 10BBL brewing system is favored by breweries because it can produce a significant quantity of beer while still being manageable. It is also user-friendly and easy to maintain, allowing for the production of high-quality beer.
Barrels or “BBL”
The barrel, often represented as “BBL,” is a unit of measurement used in the brewing and distillation industry. In the United States, one barrel is equivalent to 31 gallons, which is roughly equal to two kegs or more than 124 12-ounce bottles of beer.
Although the number of beers per barrel may vary depending on the recipe, it is typically around 124. This information is useful when planning events where beer is served. For example, a five-barrel brewing system can yield 620 gallons of beer or over 7,680 12-ounce bottles.
The 10-barrel brewing system is equipped with various heating methods, including electric, steam, and gas heating. ACE offers a range of turnkey control methods for this type of setup.
The cost of a 10BBL brewhouse chamber may vary depending on its function and specifications. A basic, entry-level chamber typically costs around $75,000, while more advanced high-end models can be as expensive as $200,000.
Several factors influence the cost of a 10BBL brewhouse chamber, such as the type of heating method (electric, gas, or steam), brewing process (batch or continuous), level of automation, and finishing equipment (e.g., malting plant, granary, wort cooler).
How many gallons are in a 10 barrel system?
A 10-barrel system is a common size for small to medium breweries. But how much beer can it produce? Let’s find out.
The glycosylation chamber of a 10-barrel system has a capacity of approximately 300 gallons. With an average batch size of around 30 gallons, the system can produce about 10 batches per day. This means a 10-barrel system could yield roughly 3,000 gallons of beer daily.
But what about fermentation and storage? A typical 10-barrel system has a fermentation and storage capacity of about 2 barrels, which is equivalent to 60 gallons of beer. As a result, the system can produce up to 3,600 gallons of beer per day. Additionally, if the system has a bar, it could sell up to 3,000 gallons of beer per day. Therefore, a 10-barrel system has the potential to produce up to 3,600 gallons of beer daily.
Choosing brewery equipment
When purchasing brewery equipment, consider factors such as available space and production capacity. It is also important to obtain a brewery business license, as brewing and selling beer without one is not permitted. Familiarize yourself with the beer equipment system by brewing and learning how it operates.
Whether starting or expanding a craft brewery, careful consideration should be given to selecting the right beer equipment. The cost of brewery equipment is significant and can greatly impact business operations. Start-up breweries should choose their initial equipment wisely, ensuring that production and sales forecasts align with the equipment’s capacity.
Turnkey Craft Brewery
If you’re planning to open a brewery, we encourage you to reach out to us. Our team of engineers can provide you with a list of craft brewery equipment and associated prices. We also offer professional turnkey brewery solutions, allowing you to concentrate on brewing exceptional beer. We look forward to collaborating with you!
If you’re planning to open or expand your brewery, please contact us directly. Our engineers can design and manufacture brewery equipment tailored to your brewing process. We also offer comprehensive turnkey solutions. Additionally, if you’re considering brewery expansion, we provide customized solutions to meet your needs.