January 12

Water Storage for Neil’s Micro-Brewery

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Neil King from Caraban, Western Australia 

THE PROBLEM

Situated in the region that goes by the same name, Moore River Brewing Co is a Western Australian micro-brewery that’s currently being built and developed by Neil King. 

 

In the 1870s, Daniel King built and operated the Old Junction Hotel on Gingin Brook Road, Neergabby, as a resting place with food and beverages for travellers on the old Perth to Geraldton stock route. 

 

Following in his footsteps, Neil’s story began in 2020 brewing small batch craft beer brewed by nature along the pristine banks of the Moore River. 

Situated on a 40-acre property, the brewery isn’t on scheme water. To ensure they have enough water to facilitate not only the brewing process but also the restaurant, Neil needed to consider bulk storage on-site. 

 

“We need a large amount of water to use in the reverse osmosis process,” explains Neil. 

 

“Essentially, the water stored is the raw ground water; the reverse osmosis purifies this water once it comes out of storage which can then be put into the brewing vats.” 

Neil King

Founder

Margaret River Brewing Co

My very first tank was a Pioneer Water Tank and I’ve always found them to be a very good product. I also specifically like the two bottom rings of a Pioneer tank, which are made of thicker steel. A lot of tanks are the same from top to bottom, but Pioneer’s thicker panelling down at the bottom gives the tank more strength.

Neil estimates the brewing process and restaurant will use a collective amount of about 12,000L per day when everything is up and running. They’re licensed to serve up to 250 patrons at one time and will be running a function center for weddings, conferences and more. 

 

“We’re also harvesting rainwater off the complex for this brewing process, so we’ll have a mixture of rainwater and purified water. Big storage capacity was absolutely needed, with room for more in the future.” 

THE CONSIDERATION 

Neil needed to install water storage really early in the construction process of the micro-brewery because water is needed for the building process. 

 

Having always lived out on acreage that’s not on scheme water, he’s always needed a water source to catch rain. 

 

My very first tank was a Pioneer Water Tank and I’ve always found them to be a very good product,” he reflects. 

 

“I also specifically like the two bottom rings of a Pioneer tank, which are made of thicker steel. A lot of tanks are the same from top to bottom, but Pioneer’s thicker panelling down at the bottom gives the tank more strength.” 

THE SOLUTION 

Neil purchased 3x GT250s (250,000L), making a combined capacity of 750,000L. The tanks were installed in October 2021 by Pioneer Dealer Direct Network® member, Watertorque, who connected all three of them together. 

 

The tanks were also fitted out with dustproofing, condensation strip kits and 50mm fire outlets. 

 

“The team from Watertorque was great; David was fantastic, very helpful and easy to work with. The installation guys provided a professional service and the experience was excellent overall. 

 

“I’ll definitely come back to Pioneer when we’re ready for more water storage capacity.” 

 

Moore River Brewing Co is estimated to open for business in the second half of 2022. For more information click here and follow their social media for updates. 

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