The brewery was using a MicroCube with a brew size of ten hectolitres from the very first day – but the choice of this model was more or less coincidental. Originally, Taihu got in touch with Krones only for the bottling kit. “We thought we’d be able to manage the brewing ourselves, since we have very experienced staff in the brewhouse, particularly. But when it came to the bottling operation, we wanted to be on the safe side, in order to create a stable, long-shelf-life product of consistently high quality. And for this purpose we needed a state-of-the-art line, which definitely had to come from Krones,” explains Peter Huang, one of the firm’s original founders and today its General Manager. “During these meetings, we then found that for brewing operations, too, Krones offers solutions for the small output range – and it can safely be said: the salespeople from Freising were very persuasive. A short time later, we ordered the MicroCube, and then immediately began planning a second, larger brewery centred around the CombiCube B.” It is suitable for batch sizes of up to 50 hectolitres.