Bavarian Breweries & Distilleries
At BBD, we want you to learn and understand as much as possible about our distillery equipment and distilling. This way, you can feel comfortable starting your new business knowing that you have the right equipment and will have the support you need to smoothly operate your dream distillery.
Please browse through these pages and if you have any questions that we can help you with feel free to contact us at 310-391-1091. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you with your new distillery.
Bavarian Breweries & Distilleries is an international and family-owned business whose MISSION it is, together with Arnold Holstein, GmbH, to supply the North American territory with innovative solutions and top-performing equipment for the distilling industry. Having installed both breweries and over 5,000 distilleries all across the world, the combined experience of both companies offers clients not only a wealth of knowledge and guidance to its customers, as described in our SERVICES section, but also offers time-tested distillery systems guaranteed to perform up to the competitive standards of today’s world.
Please take the opportunity to explore our HISTORY and learn about the innovations over the past 50 years that have brought robust distillery equipment to breweries, wineries and entrepreneurs alike, meet some EXPERTS, or read about the ADVANTAGES of our distilleries and company that will help ensure the profitable success of your business and set the groundwork for a long-lasting customer relationship.
ART AND AFFORDABLE EXCELLENCE
Bavarian Holstein Partners brings you the best the distilling industry has to offer: pot stills made with the genius of true “German Engineering.” Find out what
separates Holstein from the rest and makes our distilleries Number One in the world.
Tell us your vision. We’ll find a solution. Bavarian Holstein custom builds all its distilleries, giving you exactly what you need. Whether you want to start big with a 5,000L pot still or start small with a 150L still, we will work with you to maximize the bang for your buck.
Arnold Holstein’s engineers constantly strive to bring their distillery equipment up to the latest standards in technology. Offering their patented catalyzer, efficient cleaning system, and solid engineering, Holstein guarantees robust and exceptional distillery systems.
Bavarian Breweries & Distilleries together with Arnold Holstein, GmbH, offers customers a wide range of services. Whether it is a couple days of training with your new still or a complete installation, we can help you.
Putting into Operations
If you opt to install your equipment yourself but would still like a run-down of your newly-prized distillery, one of our staff can be there to show you the ropes. A day or two can be spent running test batches, making sure all is installed properly, and showing you how to use the still and/or tanks that we provide you with.
Installing your still is made easy but sometimes customers feel more comfortable having the manufacturer assemble the equipment. Usually done in one day or two, 1 or 2 of our staff and come out to install and test the distillery unit, ensuring that all connections are made correctly and that everything functions properly.
If you decide to purchase a complete distillery system from BBD, including the mashing, fermenation and accessory equipment, we can offer you complete installation services. This would include all the piping of the equipment (steam and glycol), the electrical wiring from our control panel to our equipment and the water connections from your water line. Afterwards, all equipment will be tested to ensure proper installation. And we will finish with some test runs (license may be needed) to show you how to operate your new distillery.
Possibilities for installation vary based on each customer’s preferences. Piping can be PVC, which does not require insulation, copper or stainless steel, which will require insulation. Insulation of the pipes, in general, is not included with the installation but can be for an additional cost.
Building Layout and Engineering
We also offer consulting and building layout/engineering services. If you want to know how to design your building, what your requirements will be and how everything will be installed before deciding on us as your supplier, we will be able to help you with a retainer fee. This retainer will cover the costs of the time and effort spent in planning your microdistillery system and, should you decide to go with BBD, this fee will be credited towards your purchase, costing you nothing at all.
**As each project differs one from the other, costs may be different. If you are interested in any of these options, please speak with one of our staff to learn more and get estimates based on the parameters of your project.**
Each customer has his or her own idea about what their dream micro-distillery should be like. Maybe the distillery will be part of a brewpub or winery and requires little else other than the still. Perhaps an entrepreneur envisions a completely new system requiring all the equipment from A to Z. In all cases, careful planning is a necessity. Not all stills are the same and each should be configured differently based on your needs.
At BBD, we ask questions to learn what your goals are. By understanding your project and your requirements we can arrive at a distillery system that will optimize its performance based on the products you want to make and ways and means by which you make them. Different spirits require different types of distillation. And some spirits allow numerous possibilities for creativity, like vodka. This is where we step in and offer advice to guide you in designing a distilling process that works best for you.