Our Story

Quality Afforadble Brewing Equipment


John Thomas

Partner and Founder


Michael Wozny (AKA Woz)

Partner and Brewer


Welcome to the Hobby Beverage Equipment Company, proud makers of MiniBrew. We are a US based family owned company.  We ship all over the world with distributors in Canada, the UK and Australia.  Small batch brewers such as home brewers, brewpubs, distillers, home wine makers and wineries are our primary market.  Other than the home brewer, and small batch commercial breweries our fermenters are in use by some of the largest wine and beer makers in the US.

Our fermenters and mash tuns are unique because they are made from High Density Polyethylene (HDPE).  In 1997 we manufactured the first 60 degree conical fermentor. We were the first and this was a challenge.  They are less expensive than stainless steel, easy to clean, and lighter.  The process is an evolutionary one, and we constantly innovate and improve our products.