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GREAT Surplus Auction of MC Brewing Equipment
« on: December 05, 2012, 08:36:36 AM »
Just thought I'd give the pros and aspiring pros a heads-up:

Here's a great online auction of Molson-Coors "Surplus Assets" (i.e. they upgraded and put this stuff in the warehouse):

http://www.schneiderind.com/upcoming-events/auctions/auction-detail/?id=193515

Most interesting find is a whole brewhouse (looks to be 15-20 bbl). Current bid is $2015. (With surcharges and loading, its about $4000).

There are also lots of JVNW jacketed fermenters (bids at $800-$1000), control cabinets, filtration and packaging equipment, etc.

Equipment is located in Toronto, so there are some hurdles with transport. My company is located there and we ship back and forth to the US all the time, so if you win let me know and I can help with the paperwork.

The control cabinets could be a nice find if they have the PLCs in them still (looks like they do, but I would check). If you're looking for some automation, for $500 it might be worth a shot. I do a fair amount PLC/controls programming and cabinet design/upkeep in my job, so again - let me know if I can be of help! Working with brewers would be a great break from the food & beverage world!
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Re: GREAT Surplus Auction of MC Brewing Equipment
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2012, 09:28:41 AM »
Most interesting find is a whole brewhouse (looks to be 15-20 bbl).

I'd guess 40 bbl, since that's what the fermenters are and the flood volume given the kettle dimensions is ~60 bbl.

The control cabinets could be a nice find if they have the PLCs in them still (looks like they do, but I would check). If you're looking for some automation, for $500 it might be worth a shot.

At 7.5 feet tall, they might be hard to mount to a brew stand. ;)
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Re: GREAT Surplus Auction of MC Brewing Equipment
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2012, 11:39:38 AM »
Brewhouse size:

You're right. I don't really have a relative concept of size vs bbl volume, so I did a quick volume calc. So quick, in fact, that I forgot Pi.

Control cabinets:

Right again - the power/control panel comes with floor mounts (feet). It was probably designed for a larger brewhouse. More of an upgrade for an existing (older) brewery. Maybe I just get too excited over electrical equipment.
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Re: GREAT Surplus Auction of MC Brewing Equipment
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2012, 12:34:08 PM »
I hear Molson-Coors is looking for an engineer in Elkton, VA.
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Re: GREAT Surplus Auction of MC Brewing Equipment
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2012, 09:17:21 PM »
This auction has been pretty heavily promoted on Probrewer, I'm sure most of this stuff is going to shoot up near the end of the auction.