Hi from South Bavaria - Martin who is running a BM 200

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Hi from South Bavaria - Martin who is running a BM 200

Unread postby modin » Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:49 am

Hi brew friends,

my name is Martin, running a BM200 for about 4 years now. Started brewing approx. 25 years ago in a kitchen setup, then paused for about 20 years and restarted 5 years ago with a BM20, then upgraded to a BM200 (and also have a BM50 which i rarely use for experimentals).

I built out a little brewhouse for the BM200 and 4 Tabec ZKGs with 300 liters each containing a homebrewed cooling system, doing approx. 50hl per year, only kegs, no bottles (yet). I do Czech Pilsner style, Bavarian Wheat and Ale from time to time.

I uploaded some photos giving you some impressions.


Looking forward to exchange know-how and ideas and be part of the community here.

Cheers and all the best,

Martin
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Re: Hi from South Bavaria - Martin who is running a BM 200

Unread postby IPA » Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:54 pm

Hi Martin
How long do you estimate it will take to recover the cost of the equipment ?

Ian
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Re: Hi from South Bavaria - Martin who is running a BM 200

Unread postby mashy » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:01 am

Martin
Welcome aboard. It will be good to hear your views on the differences of the kit.
Fantastic setup. I guess you are licenced was that with doing?
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Re: Hi from South Bavaria - Martin who is running a BM 200

Unread postby modin » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:48 am

Hi Ian an mashy,
tnx for the welcome!

Regarding depreciation: no idea, i had some money left and invested in the hobby at a scale that i had to start selling as i can't drink that much myself ;-) A serious calculation will give you 10 years or so?

As i started selling i got a licence and registered a business, correct.

I bought the Braumeister and the Tabec tanks 2nd hand, so i never sat down and started calculating with a sharp pencil. So far i only do beer in (NC-)kegs and supply larger parties, events etc. and built some kegerators for my own premises and family.
Brewing beer is one thing - selling beer another. I never intended to bottle my beer but considering starting doing so in 2019 as this is simply the "standard way" to sell beer. I currently search for a economic counter pressure bottle filler and look further in streamlining my process, pressurized tanks will be the next i consider.

Have a great week and cheers,

Martin
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Re: Hi from South Bavaria - Martin who is running a BM 200

Unread postby IPA » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:30 am

Hi Martin
I bought a 50 litre BM about eight years ago and sell a small amount for private parties weddings etc. At 50€ for 23 litres I have recovered the initial outlay many times over.
Have a look at this site http://www.roscha-bier.ch
I met this guy a couple of years ago when he was brewing professionaly,part time, using the original manual 50 litre BM.
He has expanded a bit now but he did make a successful business using his original equipment.
Good luck with your venture.
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Re: Hi from South Bavaria - Martin who is running a BM 200

Unread postby modin » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:44 am

Hi Ian,

tnx for information and the link - interesting ;-)

Best regards,
Martin
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