American Made Brewing Equipment

What does it mean to be an American craft brewer? What might have started as a hobby turned into an obsession. From back road shacks and industrial parks, to the Country’s largest cities, craft brewers are making the best beer in the world. It’s hot, humid, and hours of cleaning. But you do it because you love beer and love the work. The raw ingredients, making something with your own two hands, it’s honest, it’s American. Crawford Brewing Equipment knows where you’re coming from.

Beer Equipment With Quality American Craftsmanship

Crawford Brewing Equipment buys only 100% American stainless steel and turn it into the most rock solid, undeniably North American brewing equipment available. With over 70 years experience in fabrication, we can design your brewery from top to bottom and seamlessly install it. You need a partner you can trust, one who understands why you do what you do. Let Crawford Brewing Equipment be that partner, and let us help you build your dreams together.

Choosing The Right Craft Beer Tanks

You have a lot of options when you are buying brewing equipment. You need a company that can provide you excellent brewhouses with highest quality customer service. Many brewing equipment companies buy their tanks from foreign sources, while still claiming to be built 100% American made. We think the most important question you can a brewing equipment fabricator is "Where were my tanks manufactured?"

Chinese Beer Brewing Equipment Means You Get What You Pay For

There are a lot of companies based in the USA who are buying tanks made overseas. These tanks may save you money up front. However, if something is too good to be true, it probably is. Often, craft brewing equipment is bought in America, but manufactured overseas. The equipment is assembled in America, but the welding and fabrication is not by an American craftsman. It's not uncommon for these foreign manufactured tanks to be dropped off on site without proper help or instructions on how to install and run the equipment. You want to make the best craft beer, not wasting time and money troubleshooting your system.

We see a lot of rust (incorrect stainless alloy and lack of passivation) and even tanks deforming under their own weight (too light gauge of material). The moral of the story is if it seems too good to be true, it probably is, and some of the bargain basement prices on tanks made overseas can be just the tip of the financial iceberg.

Flexible Craft Beer Equipment Options

We have existing brewhouse plans in 7, 10, 15, and 30 barrel sizes, but as a custom fabricator, we can make anything up to 320 barrels. Unitank fermenters, horizontal fermenters, brite tanks, multi-vessel brewhouses, automation and remote access – the sky is the limit.

Give us a call to discuss your project today and find out how buying American made equipment from a partner with our experience and extensive resources will make your project go smoothly, on time and on budget.

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