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WHAT ARE THE SIZES OF THE UNITS?

1 barrel brewmaster - Length 1850mm x Width 950mm x Height 1960mm
2.5 barrel brewmaster - Length 2800mm x Width 1250mm x Height 1880mm
5 barrel brewmaster - Length 3265mm x Width 2070mm x Height 2110mm

1 barrel Fermenter - 1840mm high x 650mm wide diameter
2.5 barrel Fermenter - 1850mm high x 950mm wide diameter
5 barrel Fermenter - 2250mm high x 1000mm wide diameter


DO YOU OFFER A MAINTENANCE CONTRACT?

Yes. Parts only for the first year with system. Labour and transport is at an extra cost.

Plan 1 - Parts can be bought through us so that you can maintain the system and fermenting vessels.

Plan 2 - Parts and Labour fitted by us at £60 per hour plus parts and travelling at £1 per mile. We aim to complete a repair within 24 hours.

Plan 3 - Parts and Labour supplied, 24 hour response, equipment checked and cleaned every 3 months, parts replaced if necessary, full survey of equipment carried out each visit (all subject to negligence) - £4,300 + VAT per year.


DO YOU DELIVER?

We can arrange delivery for you.


IN WHAT TIMESCALE DO YOU THINK I WILL GET MY CAPITAL OUTLAY BACK?

Based on one fermenting vessel, 4% ABV @ £60 - it will take approximately 1-2 years.


IS IT HARD WORK? DO I NEED ANY SPECIAL SKILLS?

No, just some common sense.


WILL YOU HELP ME?

Yes. We will show you through the basic running of the brewhouse, brew with you and provide you with on-going support by phone.


DO YOU COMMISSION THE SYSTEM?

Yes.


DO YOU PUT THE SYSTEM IN POSITION?

No.


DOES THE SYSTEM NEED A LOT OF MAINTENANCE?

No, however you must keep heaters, pump, etc clean and clear of debris.


DO YOU REPAIR IF I AM NEGLIGENT?

Yes, but if negligent all contracts are null and void so all costs will have to be paid by you.


DO YOU RENT THE EQUIPMENT?

Yes this is possible depending on a review of your circumstances.


DO I NEED PLANNING PERMISSION?

Sometimes you may need to gain planning permission. Please ask advice from your local council.


WHAT ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH?

Generally this is not applicable. Please ask advice from your local council.


WHERE DO I GET THE MATERIALS FROM?

Various places sell the materials needed in the brewing process, such as Murphy and Son. murphyandson.co.uk


HOW LONG DOES THE BREWING PROCESS TAKE?

It takes 4 hours in the brewhouse and 5-6 days in the fermenting vessels.


HOW MUCH DOES IT COST ON AVERAGE PER CASK TO PRODUCE?

It costs approximately £10 plus duty, based on a 4% ABV.


WILL I SELL THE BEER?

Yes.


WHO DO I SELL THE BEER TO?

Pubs, clubs and shops.


WHAT ABOUT BEER DUTY?

Please see link for more details. HM Revenue & Customs


DO I NEED A LICENCE TO SELL TO BUSINESSES (E.G. PUBS, CLUBS)

No.


DO I NEED A LICENCE TO SELL TO THE PUBLIC?

Yes. You will need a personal licence. Please see link for more details. HM Revenue & Customs