The drinks market in the UK seems to be booming where craft beer is concerned as there are more than 2,000 microbreweries in production. Everyone is trying to create unique brewing processes and flavor, but if you want to achieve quality over quantity, you need to know how to start a microbrewery properly. Here are some of the things you need to do:
Equipment is key
How do you expect to make the brew that you plan to sell for profit? This is where equipment comes in and you have to choose this very carefully. If there is even a small lack in your choice of microbrewery equipment, it can have an impact on the final taste of your product, which can tank your business. Some essential pieces of microbrewery equipment include mash tank, a fermentation system, a cooling system, a filtering system and sterilization equipment.
Ingredients are priority
While the equipment is vital, so are the ingredients you select. After all, it is the ingredients that will affect the consistency and flavor of your beer. Since there are a number of variations available, you can enjoy endless possibilities when you want to create something really unique. Some of the key components you have to have include water, barley, hops and yeast.
Powering is crucial
A reliable supply is crucial for starting your microbrewery and making it successful or else you will not be able to get it off the ground. You can be connected to the grid or you can also go for LPG, which is cheaper, cleaner and a lot more efficient. Thus, you will also be able to enjoy a lot of savings in terms of energy costs. Plus, it also has a low carbon footprint so you will not damage the environment much when you set up your microbrewery.