Equipment Sourcing Part 3 - Julian Sanders from Spark Breweries & Distilleries

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In today’s episode I chat with Julian Sanders from Spark Breweries & Distilleries based in Melbourne, VIC. Spark started providing services to the brewery industry back in 2014 who primarily provide systems from 5HL right up to the production scale 80HL brewhouses.

Having a background in Engineering and Commerce Julian honed in on his craft and vision for what has become the modern day Spark business by spending time over in the UK absorbing their real ale culture while doing some practical engineering by day. He then found his way back to Oz, studying everything craft beer. He soon became a beer judge and helped at various beer events so it was only natural that he combine his two passions to become a brewery and distillery design engineer.

Spark started making a bit of noise in both the Australian market and international ones after developing a snug, low foot print, 2 vessel stackable brewhouse system called the SPARK K500 which earnt Julian and his team an international patent for which has become a hit to the brewpubs of this world supplying 5 & 10HL systems in this compact model to nano breweries for pubs, clubs, cafes and even seriously keen homebrewers with big garages.

Julian provides some great insights on what brewery model concepts that neatly tie into the decisions you can then make on the types of systems and equipment you should be looking for. Having been involved in over 40 brewery installs in his career in the industry, Julian is very well placed to provide aspiring brewery owners advice and perspectives on what to consider when purchasing equipment for their brewery.
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Spark Breweries & Distilleries Website
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