Are you interested in starting a brewery? One of the most important pieces of equipment you’ll need is a fermentation tank. However, this piece of brewing equipment can cost brewery owners a pretty penny.

Our team at North Star Leasing Company is dedicated to helping you grow your business through our equipment financing options. Being in Vermont, we know the beer and brewing industry is thriving, and we also know that brewery equipment can be expensive — especially when you’re starting out.

If you’re looking for an alternative option to purchasing a fermentation tank for your brewery, contact our team today for more information about our equipment financing options.  

What Is A Fermentation Tank?

A fermentation tank is the piece of brewing equipment that allows for the fermentation process of brewing.

During the fermentation process of brewing beer, yeast converts glucose in the wort to ethyl alcohol and carbon dioxide. Ultimately, this process is what gives beer its alcohol content and carbonation, which is why investing in a high-quality fermentation tank is essential for the success of your business.

How To Choose A Fermentation Tank

Sure, you know you’ll need a fermentation tank (or several) in order for your brewery to succeed, but what should you look for when you’re looking for brewery equipment to finance?


Fermentation tanks come in different sizes, so make sure that you choose a size that will be able to hold at least the capacity of your brewery’s output — preferably larger.


On top of that, make sure the fermenting tank you choose has three essential components: a pressure release valve, a site glass and a sample cock.


You can also choose a tank that is insulated and clad, although this is typically a more expensive option for a fermenter. A more affordable option would be investing in an un-insulated tank and placing it in a temperature-controlled room.

After Your Piece Of Equipment Arrives…

Once you receive your fermentation tank through our brewery equipment financing, there a few follow-up steps you should follow to ensure everything is working properly (especially if you opt for a used piece of equipment):

  • Thoroughly clean the fermentation tank.
  • Inspect the tank for any damages, including nuts and bolts as well as flange faces.
  • Check for stress corrosion cracking.
  • Start profiting!

Our goal is to provide you with brewery equipment financing options that make the most sense for your business’ current financial situation. You can lease new or old equipment through North Star Leasing — whichever will best fit your budget. Contact us today to see what your monthly financing estimate would be.

Choose North Star For Your Brewery Equipment Financing

For 40 years, our staff has been helping businesses from various industries across the nation. We know that if we can give you the necessary equipment to get your business up and running, you’ll have the opportunity to thrive as an up-and-coming brewery.

You can always expect two things from us: to be honest and transparent about our financing estimates regarding your equipment needs, and to provide a quick turnaround time, especially given our high number of leasing applications. Learn more about our brewery equipment financing options here.

Contact us today to see how we can help you finance equipment for your brewery. You can reach our experienced and knowledgeable team by calling (888) 868-1711 or by completing our online form.