[quote=“Rookie L A”][quote=“TheHomebrewNerd”]Premier Stainless (http://premierstainless.com) offers a 3BBL system that I looked into once in the past. It’s not cheap for a novelty system, but it would likely be good in a commercial setting. I don’t have experience on their system, but I have talked to someone that does and they were happy with the system.
I know this wasn’t part of your question, but I don’t think the biggest challenge will be meeting health codes, it will be wading through the state and federal licensing processes to become a legal brewpub (assuming you are in the US). Starting a brewpub is no small task, so be sure your friends do LOTS of research on the legal issues in selling before purchasing any brewing equipment. Selling beer without following the proper licensing procedures is a good way to get in trouble with the TTB really fast.
The Homebrew Nerd
LOTS of research and deep pockets.
I hope they succeed. :cheers: [/quote]
I should have added a little more info. These guys are no dummies and are running a very successful bar right now. They are doing all of the proper paperwork and getting the proper licensing. I know lawyers and state officials have been consulted as well. They are on the right track.
I say novelty/pilot because that is exactly what they are looking for. A small setup that they/we can brew a few small batches a month on, as a novelty. Those batches will be sold in the bar and the ones that do particularly well will be given to our local contract brewer to go big. I think it’s a cool plan, maybe not the most profitable, but certainly cool.