Hi, everyone. A couple business partners and I are looking to open a small brewpub in Western Maryland, and we're currently in the process of seeking bids from equipment manufacturers. The company we're interested in going with provided us with a utility spec sheet that has the equipment broken down for us to see what kinds of things we'll need to take care of for installation.
The brewhouse includes a 200,000 BTU burner, which we would use to heat water as well as boil the wort (unfermented beer). Total use of the burner on a brewday could be as much as 3 or 4 hours -- maybe more. Under the HVAC section for the utility spec sheet, the brewhouse would need an exhaust fan placed above it as well as some capacity for make up air. There would also be a steam vent used to move the steam created from boiling the wort. I've been in touch with the manufacturer, but I wanted to get as much advice on this as I - how extensive would a system for something like this be? I know state/local code would play a role, too, but I'd like to know what solutions to similar situations may look like.
If there's more information that might be needed, ask away. Also, if this is something that would require some kind of on-site evaluation, let me know if you all have any recommendations for licensed people out thisaways.
Thanks for any help you all can offer! I really appreciate it.