Intrico Products Ltd.

+44(0)1772 785295

Find a product

Latest Blog

How to Expand your Brewery (Infographic)

24th November 2014

Home brewing, microbreweries and full scale breweries: how to expand

Could you scale up your home brewing into a real business? Our infographic looks at the main steps involved in scaling up from home, to micro and commercial sized breweries.



Home brewing equipment will not handle commercially viable quantities, so you will more than likely need new kit. For example, you will probably have 1/2 or 3/4 hoses and camlock couplings, but you made need to scale these up to 1" for a microbrewery setup. You will also need to review your chilling system, fermenting vessels, Sankey storage keg and tri clamp adapters. Remember to start smaller and don't overspend on basic equipment, to learn about your most suitable fittings we are happy to advise.


Financial planning is vital. If you have a strong business plan that demonstrates you have a market, you could get a bank loan. However, remember to always check first for non-repayable grants such as locally targeted EU business funding, or 'green' initiatives.

You will be liable for taxes too, so factor them into your calculations. It's up to you to register with HMRC so don't be caught out. You'll also need to consider staffing costs, especially if you're starting a full-size brewery.


You will probably need to rent brewing space and storage facilities to start off with. New light industrial units are ideal, but there are UK microbreweries in everything from old stable buildings to disused shops. Look for good water supply and drains, and enough space for production. Renting temporary local storage facilities can also help with seasonal fluctuations in demand.



Once you are clear about your beverage's image and unique selling points, investigate local demand. Speak to freehouse landlords and don't forget to ask if they know other businesses you could also supply. The outcome will influence the size of your initial operation.

Recently supplied to order!

BS336 Instantaneous and 100 Storz 110A

350 pieces of BS336 Instantaneous and 100 Storz 110A supplied to a customer in Nigeria. Intrico supplied - no hassle - no problem!

6" Flanged Storz

6" Flanged Storz in stainless steel, supplied to a North Sea drilling company.
Intrico supplied - no hassle - no problem!

Master Meter & Master Load

Avery Hardoll® Master Meter fitted with Master Load mounted on a trailer, recently supplied to Kenya. Intrico supplied - no hassle - no problem!

Kronos Hard Wall Rig Supply Hose

The black NBR rubber line hose is manufactured with a high tensile synthetic textile with double steel wire helix. It has a black weather & ozone resistant neoprene rubber cover which is fire retardan...

MannTek Drybreak Hose Unit

'MannTek' drybreak couplings have a large range of applications such as tanker loading, oil and chemical loading, food, pharmaceutical feed stock, or indeed, for any hazardous or critical fluid trans...

Expert Advice

Cannot see what you want?
Call our sales offices for assistance.