Canning and packaging our beer – here’s how we do it

Govs About Black Hops, Brewing, Brewing business, Equipment

Canning and packaging are two of the most important aspects of our beer production process here at Black Hops. Our two breweries operate under different set-ups, with Burleigh HQ running both automated and manual set ups in tandem, while BHII in Biggera Waters runs with a more automated set-up. In this post we cover what we use for our canning …

Our equipment setup for Black Hops Brewery II: Part 1

Dan About Black Hops, Brewing, Brewing business, Equipment

Recently on the blog we posted an update on how the new Black Hops brewery is progressing. We briefly discussed some of the new brewing equipment required to meet our up-scaled production targets. But that was only scratching the surface. So in this 2-part post we’ll dig into our specific equipment we are running with for BHII. In this post …

Chinese commercial brewing equipment, six months on

Dan Brewing business, Equipment

Three months ago we opened the doors to Black Hops after a solid 12 months of planning and setup. Since our first brew on 18 June we’ve been brewing regularly on our commercial brewing equipment sourced from China. We cover the story of our startup and the equipment at great lengths in our upcoming book, Operation Brewery. That book is about …

Silver lining series 1: I Heart Lager collab with 4 Hearts Brewing

Dan Brewing business, Craft beer, Equipment

As per our motto of being ‘the least covert operation in brewing’, we want to share all of our brewing stories with you, both good and bad. Brews don’t always go according to plan, but as we’ve found out, sometimes this can be a good thing! We’ll be doing a series in the blog, on examples where our brewing mishaps …

OPERATION BREWERY EP8 – How much does it cost to build a brewery (part 2 of 2)

Dan Brewing business, Equipment, Podcast

In our last episode, we covered our plans to raise money via crowdfunding for our brewery. This episode, after a successful campaign raising $17,800 we regroup and discuss all of the other financial considerations for building a brewery. We go down into fine detail of how much it’s costing, how much we’ve spent so far and where to from here.