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November 2018 Newsletter

Buy from Specific!  Join the network of satisfied customers using our world leading equipment to produce award winning beer and spirits!  We know you’ll love our quality craftsmanship and designs. Check out the images below to see for yourself.  We will be exhibiting at several trade shows in the coming months  See where in this month’s newsletter!

Why Buy Specific?

- No tariffs
- Over 30 years in the industry
- Nearly 1000 systems manufactured
- Handcrafted with quality material
- 100% made in Canada
- Fast lead times
- Free and available customer support
- Thorough & consultative project management
- Collaborative approach to system design
- A system built for you, not a cookie-cutter approach
- 95% brewhouse efficiency
- Long amortization period for CAPEX purchase – our systems are built to last
- Maintains a high resale value when ready to expand to larger system

As a brewery/distillery owner or one that is in planning, you are fortunate to have a wide variety of options when selecting an equipment manufacturer. The attraction to the lowest price, while tempting, can be a short sighted decision. A smart business decision will be based on the TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP of the equipment. It’s this TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP that ultimately determines how much money you spend on a system, not just the initial price of the equipment.

A smart businessperson will consider the longevity of the equipment, the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of the equipment, the integrity of the equipment manufacturer, the customer support available from the manufacturer, the amortization period you can use for the equipment and the depreciation applied to the equipment if it’s expected to be sold on the used market in the future.

Buy from Specific and join the network of satisfied customers using world leading equipment to produce award winning beer and spirits for the lifetime of your brewery and/or distillery!

Featured Projects

Our Brewing Company’s relationship started with Specific Mechanical before I was brought on board in May of 2016.  My brewing experience with Specific started before this, however, with my previous employer and the opening of his new brewery

Speaking to my first experience I watched my employer in Pennsylvania (Brian McConnell of Sterling Pig Brewery) work with the sales team and engineers directly to design and build his system. When the exciting day came in the spring of 2015 Brian seemed more than pleased with what came off the trucks.  In the days and weeks ahead I bounced in and out (while maintaining my employment at another brewery) to lend a helping hand to Brian as he began to put the system into working order.  After finishing my tenure, I enthusiastically began brewing at Sterling Pig and learning the intricacies of Brian and Specific’s design.  I enjoyed very much the new technology, engineering and quality that came along with Specific’s equipment.  It was just fun to brew with.

Little under a year later Scott Morrison of Gravity Consulting came through Sterling Pig to show a new client of his, Brian’s system.  Things developed and I was hired to be the Head Brewer of this new project (MudHen Brewing Co.)

Scott had already been working with the Project Manager, Adam Matthews, which had the system on its final drawings, when I came on board.  I was welcomed completely to discuss and adjust any part of the system as I felt necessary.  The professional design and clear attention to detail left me with little to consider or configure.
Patience was critical as the drop date of our new venture found to be continuously pushed back until finally coming to reality in the fall of 2017. The Specific sales team, led by Greg Hardin, was professional and understanding along the bumpy road that is the opening of a new 200 seat brewpub.

Prior to our shipment arriving we were provided with diagrams, pictures of the actual equipment at the plant and various other digital resources to assist us in assembling and understanding our new brewery.  The trucks arrived as scheduled and were packed securely and methodically.  As we began to offload and reconstruct the equipment all questions and concerns were addressed promptly and any issues (which are too few to mention) were remedied immediately.
MudHen Brewing Company opened its doors in the middle of April 2018 to great anticipation and the start of the vacation season for our region.  A very significant percentage of our annual business happens between the end of May and the beginning of September.   The key component to our opening success relied on the efficiency and functionality of our brewing system.  From the very first brew until present day our 15bbl Specific Mechanical brew house, is once again, just fun to brew with.  All of our fermentation and serving vessels arrived with all of their essentials, built with quality material and have provided me, as the brewer, the confidence to handle the demand in volume.
Professional, accommodating, extremely knowledgeable and of the highest standard are but some of the terms I use when describing the Specific Mechanical team and the equipment I am proud to work with at MudHen Brewing Company.

Tony Cunha
MudHen Brewing Co.
Wildwood, NJ USA
Get to Know Your Specific Staff

Adam Matthews

Adam came to our team looking to be a project manager while growing a skill set in an unfamiliar industry. His background covers the marine, mining/smelting, and water and waste management sectors enabling him to quickly expanded his knowledge to the intricacies within the food and beverage industries while furthering his understanding of sanitary equipment fabrication. Currently, he is managing a diverse portfolio of brewing and distilling systems of varying sizes and complexities.

As the father of a two-year-old, spare time is scarce, but he enjoys filling it with homebrewing, cycling, and Judo.

Upcoming Events:

Ontario Craft Brewers Conference
      November 7 - 8, Toronto, ON

Brau Beviale
      November 13 - 15, Nuremberg, BAV

Quebec Brewers Guild (AMBQ) 2018
      November 26 - 28, Quebec City, QC

American Craft Spirit Association (ACSA)
Distillers' Convention & Trade Show 2019
      February 10 - 12, Minneapolis, MN

Alberta Small Brewers Conference 2019
      March 4 - 6, Edmonton, AB

American Distilling Institute (ADI)
Craft Spirit Conference & Expo 2019
      March 18 - 21, Denver, CO

Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) & Expo 2019
      April 8 - 11, Denver, CO

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In order to help us improve our products and services, Specific Mechanical is conducting a customer survey! Your input would be greatly appreciated. Click the button below to start the survey. Thank you for your participation.
Specific Mechanical 2018 Customer Survey
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