Consider size, price, and the supplier when shopping for used brewing equipment.
Trying to find just the right used brewing equipment may make you feel like Goldilocks. Some equipment might be too expensive, while other equipment could be too big or too small for your specific brewery. How do you find the equipment that is just right?
As you’re researching and considering your options, you’ll want to take size, the amount of equipment you need, price, and customer service into consideration.
Let’s take a look at what you’ll want to look out for as you shop for used brewing equipment.
How to Find the Right Used Commercial Brewing Equipment
1. The Equipment Size
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Did you know beer is the oldest recorded recipe in the world? If you think about how prevalent beer is in our society today, the fact that the first documentation of the beer brewing process dates back to 5,000 B.C. may not come as a surprise to you.
In fact, it’s probably harder to find an event or place that doesn’t have beer. More times than not, you can count on alcohol making an appearance at parties, holidays, picnics, happy hours, and sporting events. And that’s just scratching the surface.
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It’s that time again. You’ve gotten the most you’re going to get out of your industrial food processing equipment and it’s time to ask yourself the age-old question: Should I invest in brand new equipment or find something reconditioned?
Refurbished food processing equipment will certainly be more affordable up front. But what seller should you go with? And won’t brand new equipment give you more mileage and provide more bang for your buck in the long term?
With all these thoughts and questions running through your head while also considering budget, ROI, and performance, it can be difficult to make the decision. Reconditioned or new?
Here are some questions to help you weigh the pros and cons to both new and reconditioned equipment, and guide you towards the right decision for your needs.
Questions to Ask about New vs. Reconditioned Food Processing Equipment
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As a food manufacturer, nothing is more important to you than making sure the food you’re producing is safe for people to consume. And besides working in the food industry, you’re also a consumer. When you’re in the grocery store shopping for your own food, you’re trusting that food manufacturers like you are following the right procedures and cleaning their equipment properly.
But sometimes it isn’t always clear just what you need to do to fully sanitize food processing equipment. And some employees may even think that giving the equipment a quick once-through with sanitizer will be enough to do the trick.
If you’re trying to improve your cleaning procedures or just want a refresher to make sure all your employees are cleaning to the proper standard, keep reading to learn how to properly clean and sanitize equipment in your food processing plant.
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Food processing is certainly no cheap venture. You have equipment purchase and maintenance expenses, recruitment, hiring, and training costs, employee wages, and bills to keep the facility lights on. Before you know it, your expense list can look pretty overwhelming and your mind immediately goes to worrying about how to keep your company profitable.
Fortunately, there are some key ways your facility can go through a cost-effective transformation that reduces your food manufacturing costs.
Adopting environmentally-friendly tactics and upgrading your food processing equipment can help reduce food manufacturing costs.
1. Take Advantage of Automation
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