The Advantages BrewBilt Looks to Offer Brewers

BrewBilt Manufacturing Inc. was founded by Jef Lewis, a brewer and fabricator who understands brewers’ needs. Every new BrewBilt project starts with a consultation to answer one question: what does the brewer want? This initial conversation sets the course for the brewery design and how it will work within existing constraints to accomplish the brewer’s goals.

“They interpreted my needs and where I wanted to go. Helping me with that roadmap to get there showed they were a partner, not just a manufacturer.”

Ronin Fermentation Project owner Charlie Johnson

BrewBilt equipment is custom built to order, which means brewers can adjust dimensions to perfectly fit their brewing space. Custom built equipment also means the system is perfectly tailored to the brewery’s needs.

For instance, BrewBilt customer Slice Brewing brews mostly high gravity beers, so Lewis designed the system with a double-capacity mash tun to produce super concentrated wort. In addition, BrewBilt helped lay out the whole brewery including a space-efficient grain delivery system that allows them to maximize output of its award-winning beers from a tight 1,100-SF space.

The Benefits of Better Design

BrewBilt’s attention to detail in the design phase translates to real cost savings for brewers. Superior brewhouse design increases both mash efficiency and energy efficiency, lowering ingredient and utility costs. BrewBilt customers regularly realize over 90% mash efficiency, and average an 8% production efficiency increase over competitor systems.

To achieve these impressive efficiencies, BrewBilt offers features usually only available on much larger systems, like fully draining steam jackets that heat up faster, innovative transfer panels, a tube and shell whirlpool heat exchanger, pneumatic rakes and plows in the lauter tun, and a strike water homogenizer.

The Domestic Difference

Not all stainless steel is created equally. There can be significant differences in strength, durability, and environmental impact between imported and domestic stainless. American stainless steel requires rigorous quality testing before it can be sold. Chinese stainless companies are not held to these same standards, which can result in stainless that is brittle, pitted, and susceptible to corrosion. In addition, U.S. steelmakers spend 80% more than their Chinese counterparts per ton of steel to limit air and water pollution levels.

Import Woes

In the past, brewers on tight budgets turned to China for cheap systems. However, skyrocketing transit costs and times are leaving these brewers waiting months to receive inferior systems while paying exorbitant shipping and port fees. Since the beginning of the pandemic, ocean carrier companies have been dramatically increasing shipping costs through rate increases and fees. Average prices to ship a container from Asia to the West Coast increased by about 500% last September from a year earlier, rising to more than $20,000, according to the Freightos Baltic Index. Port truckers say they often can’t pick up containers because they are buried in piles at port terminals or because of a shortage of trailers needed to pull boxes.

These historically large shipping price increases translate into higher prices for American consumers. Brewers are better off spending this money on a higher quality system produced in a more reliable domestic supply chain.

BrewBilt Warranty

BrewBilt partners with its customers to provide long term support and guidance through an industry leading six-year warranty. If anything goes wrong, BrewBilt is on site fixing it or helping find the best solution. Unlike foreign equipment suppliers, BrewBilt doesn’t stop answering questions after the order is delivered. They are always available to work out any kinks and help you utilize your BrewBilt equipment to its full potential.

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