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Where to buy decent nano brewery systems in aus?

Discussion in 'Gear and Equipment' started by Ben80, 8/7/17.

 

  1. Bendymann

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    Posted 15/5/18
    The Australian importer is Newera Brewing is the importer of Ss Brewtek, to get an idea of pricing, however most of the bigger LHBS have them listed. Ibrew, clever brewing and many others have their products in their online stores. Damn, I'm beginning to sound like I work there.... Which for the record, I do not. However I am a big fan.
     
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  3. Nelson Sauvarin

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    Hi If you are interested in a bit of faphing around you can buy from china import one like this for under$6k.
    I bought mine a couple of years ago for $3500 US ( sadly when the Aussie was strong) and shipping landing agent fee etc was about $1500. I had to go to Sydney ports to pick up. though you just get shipped to neared place. I didn't have to pay import tax as the brewery system has CIP and was exempt.
    It is 50-60 litre. Sorta BIAB as has large metal basket in the mash tun. 50ltr refrig unit under mash tun, full on plate heat exchanger, pump, 2x80ltr full jacket fermented with individual temp control, control panel etc.
    I purchased it on Alibaba.com, just do a search for 50ltr beer machine.
    Its a beautiful piece of 400kg stainless steel porn :)
    All one piece
    I had to make a small gantry crane in my shed to lift the mash basket out as quite heavy with wet spent grain. I used a trailer winch motor and 12v battery
    I bought it as a retirement present for myself. Makes great clear beers. last one was a california steam ~60litres.
    Only problem making 50 liter batches is storage and drinking
    PM or contact me if you'd like more details

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    THAT truly is a thing of beauty.
     
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    That looks awesome, especially for the price you paid! ZDBrewing have some similar units, if their prices stay the same or lower I might be foolish enough to try and grab a 200L setup in a year or so.
     
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    Buy a few pots and spend the rest in decent fv’s and cooling.
     
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    I agree man , $6k for a 50L setup; you could get that for $2k with no reduction in quality of beer.
     
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    Find me anywhere that you can get 2x 80L jacketed fermenters for $2k, let alone the entire setup in @Nelson Sauvarin 's kit.
     
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    Also the system is automated for mash control, and fermentation control, maybe not a bottom of the barrel bargain, but at the least good value for money.
     
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    I'm not saying you can. What i was trying to say is that you could use much cheaper, different equipment to make the same quality beer.
     
  11. fdsaasdf

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    Ok, well I guess we'll have to disagree on 'same quality'. Like plenty of other home brewers I've built my own 50L rig for a few hundred bucks and have used it to beers that I like and win the odd prize but it's obviously not comparable to an engineered, automated crate brewery that could be used commercially.
     
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    You’d be amazed the rubbishy systems that some of our favourite commercial breweries use or have used in to past to great acclaim.
     
  13. fdsaasdf

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    I don't think I would be amazed to be honest, having visited many breweries here and abroad. Many of them wouldn't make commercial sense for a new operation now, especially compared to the crate breweries available.
     
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    Bump.

    Hello brewers, long time. Now that the daughter is getting older it is time for me to get back into brewing. Had a 20L Braumeister for a short while but sold that as I'm not that fussed with all in one units. Being old school I like to check and watch over things - just like when I smoke meats.

    Renovating under the house and wanting to put a 3V electric system in. Any more suggestions as to this thread? What are the Cheeky Peak systems like? They have a 40L 3V setup for $1250 which may need an upgrade to a 3600W element for the kettle but not a bad looking system. Leaves money then for a Unitank and glycol.

    What is around? AHB has changed a bit over the past 15 years.

    Cheers.
     
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