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Whether you're just starting out or you're an established brewery looking to expand, SysTech Stainless Works can help you with every step of the process. We have experienced brewers, engineers, consultants, and sales personnel on staff to assist with business planning, market projections, floor plan layout, and equipment selection. SysTech Stainless Works also offers flexible financing to fit every project and budget. Contact us today for more information.


  • SysTech Stainless Works can provide installation for all system sizes we fabricate. Installation packages vary based on system size, please contact us for more details.

General Brewhouse Guidelines

  • Water
    •  Main water supply to brewery is recommended to be 60 psi @ 25 GPM. Uniform water flow to the brewhouse is critical and should not be affected by water demand elsewhere in the building.
    • Hot and cold hose bibs are required in all brewery spaces and lab areas. · If kegging or bottling will be done, a water supply will be needed in these areas.
    • Filtration may be needed for city water. A water analysis will be needed to determine if a filter is required. If a filter is required to achieve your water chemistry SysTech can provide a filtration system.
      • A typical 3.5 bbl batch will consume about 200 Gallons including cleaning.
      • A typical 5 bbl batch will consume about 300 Gallons including cleaning.
      • A typical 7 bbl batch will consume about 450 Gallons including cleaning.
      • A typical 10 bbl batch will consume about 600 Gallons including cleaning.
      • A typical 15 bbl batch will consume about 750 Gallons including cleaning.
  • Electrical
    • Note: These electrical guidelines are for planning purposes only. Complete detailed electrical requirements will be issued with the purchase of a brewery from SysTech.
    • Standard electrical for our equipment is 208VAC, 3 phase, 60 hertz, 4 wire. We can build a 240VAC, 1 phase if needed.
    • A 200 Amp service is recommended for the brewery area, this would include such things as an electric brewhouse control, boiler and glycol condensing unit
  • Floor Space
    • The following are guideline square footage requirements for standard sized brewpubs. Please contact SysTech for requirements for microbreweries and custom spaces.
      • 3 and 5 Barrel Systems = 300 to 500 square feet Fermenters and Bright Tanks = 50 square feet each
      • 7 Barrel Systems = 550 to 1200 square feet Fermenters and Bright Tanks = 80 square feet each
      • 10 and 15 Barrel Systems = 800 to 1500 square feet Fermenters and Bright Tanks = 80 square feet each
  • Drainage
    • Drains are required in the brewhouse, fermentation, walk-in cooler (if applicable), boiler room, and any other areas where water and spillage may occur i.e. kegging/bottling.
    • Floors should have a recommended pitch of ¼” per foot towards drains. · Recommend 4″ channel drains with stainless steel or fiberglass grating. All drains should be sized adequately to handle 4-6 barrels of effluent for every 1 barrel of beer produced.
  • Floor Finish
    • Brewery floors should be sealed and resistant to both mild acids and strong alkalines.
    • Due to the nature of the brewing process, walls and ceilings should be washable.
    • All floor penetrations for transfer lines, steam lines, flex auger etc. should be curbed to prevent overflow.
  • Ceiling Heights
    • For planning purposes, newly constructed buildings are recommended to have 12ʹ to 14ʹ ceilings in the brewhouse area with 9ʹ to 10ʹ in the fermentation and serving area. Microbreweries will require additional ceiling height due to the larger sizes of the vessels.
    • For existing buildings, SysTech can fabricate the vessels to suit your existing ceiling heights.
  • Ventilation
    • Typically a flue is needed for the venting of the steam from the boil kettle if a condensate stack is not purchased.
    • If a steam fired system is selected an exhaust flue is required in the boiler room for the gas fired boiler.
    • If a direct gas fired system is selected an exhaust flue will be needed in the brewhouse area for the kettle firebox exhaust.
    • Make-up air is required in the boiler room on a steam-fired system and in the brewhouse area for a direct gas fired system.
    • Air conditioning is recommended in all brewery spaces.

These specifications are for planning purposes only and are general guidelines, once a system and installation package has been purchased through SysTech our system designers will provide blue prints and help coordinate with all trades to make sure appropriate connections are in the correct location.