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Why Can Some Breweries Brew More Than 8 Batches Per Day?

Sometimes we hear that some breweries brew more than 8 batches of beer per day. This sounds amazing because 1-4 batches is relatively normal and common. How do you make it possible to brew more than 8 batches of beer per day?

  1. The brewing room is 4 or 5 vessels, or even more. In this case, it is possible to brew 2-4 batches at the same time, which can be a great time saver.
  2. The brewers work in shifts to ensure that the equipment runs 24 hours a day.
  3. The beer recipe is single, so the brewing process is also single and fast.
  4. Some extracts are used to reduce the brewing process. For example, there are some customers who prefer to use wort extractor. In this case, there is no need for a brewing room to get the wort. The brewer can easily buy the wort extract from the market and put it directly into the fermenter. It is very easy to fill all the fermenters in one day.

In my opinion, batches of 8 or more are better suited for commercial breweries over 5,000 L. Based on the same amount of time, same amount of labor, etc. to pay, a commercial brewery can harvest much more than a microbrewery. For example, for a 10,000L commercial brewery and a 1,000L microbrewery, the brewer works 24 hours to brew 8 batches of beer. This means that the commercial brewery can get 80,000L of beer, while the 1,000L brewery can only get 8,000L of beer per day. Therefore, it is usually not worthwhile for a microbrewery to brew many batches of beer per day, 4-5 batches at most. If you intend to get more beer, it is more profitable to increase the volume of the brewhouse than to add tanks to brew more batches of beer.

In addition, most microbrewers place more emphasis on the flavor of various beers and like to experiment with brewing different types of beers to meet the requirements of different customers. In other words, microbrewery owners must spend more time researching and experimenting with various beers than commercial breweries that always repeat one and the same beer.

Based on the above factors, we do not recommend brewing many batches of beer per day at your microbrewery. Brewing 2-4 batches in a two to three vessel brewhouse is more than enough, taking into account factors such as wages, profit and demand.

What are your thoughts?

Why Can Some Breweries Brew More Than 8 Batches Per Day
Why Can Some Breweries Brew More Than 8 Batches Per Day