20HL-fermenting & conditioning CCT-tanks

Estimate your brewery size

The best way how to estimate your brewery size and cellar tanks configuration is to calculate beer production in the space of a year as this enables you to better estimate how many fermenters you need.
How much beer per year you envisage to brew? How much beer you plan to sell monthly or weekly on the start up and on full expansion of your brewery? This are first principal questions we’re asking our customers after we’re approached by them.

To make it simple, we will calculate 20 fermenting & conditioning production cycles per year We consider both fermenting and maturation/lagering being performed in CCT unitanks.
We calculate that average cycle fermenting + conditioning takes 17-18 days 350 days per year divided by 17 days = 20 production cycles per year.

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Of course, if fermenting & maturation cycle of your beers is longer than 20 days, your number of production cycles per year is accordingly smaller and you need to calculate more fermenters/CCT-unitanks for each of the below presented examples.

Example 1: 400HL of beer per year (40.000L) brewery size 3HL or 5HL:

400HL divided by 20 cycles per year = 20HL (20HLof tanks capacity needed for 1 cycle)
20HL per 1 cycle can be produced by 5HL-pub brewery with 4 CCT-unitanks 5HL or by 3HL-pub brewery with 7 CCT-unitanks 3HL

Example 2: 800HL of beer per year (80.000L) brewery size 3HL or 5HL:

800HL divided by 20 cycles per year = 40HL (40HLof tanks capacity needed for 1 cycle)
40HL per 1 cycle can be produced by 5HL-pub brewery with 4 CCT-unitanks 10HL or by 3HL-pub brewery with 7 CCT-unitanks 6HL

Example 3: 1.600HL of beer per year (160.000L) brewery size 5HL or 10HL:

1.600HL divided by 20 cycles per year = 80HL (80HLof tanks capacity needed for 1 cycle)
80HL per 1 cycle can be produced by 5HL-microbrewery with 8 CCT-unitanks 10HL or by 10HL-microbrewery with 4 CCT-unitanks 20HL

Example 4: 6.000HL of beer per year (600.000L) brewery size 20HL or 30HL:

6.000HL divided by 20 cycles per year = 300HL (300HLof tanks capacity needed for 1 cycle)
300HL per 1 cycle can be produced by 20HL-microbrewery with 8 CCT-unitanks 40HL or by 30HL-microbrewery with 5 CCT-unitanks 60HL

Example 5: 20.000HL of beer per year (2.000.000L) brewery size 40HL or 50HL:

20.000HL divided by 20 cycles per year = 1.000HL (1.000HLof tanks capacity needed for 1 cycle)
1.000HL per 1 cycle can be produced by 40HL-microbrewery with 13 CCT-unitanks 40HL or by 50HL-microbrewery with 10 CCT-unitanks 100HL

Our brewery size calculation examples are based on average length of production cycle (fermentation + maturation/lagering of beer).