Due to high quality malt production, decoction mashing is less common in modern beer production. However, craft breweries are often faced with different challenges that may be solved through a decoction mashing procedure. Theory and …More
The glycol system of a brewery is often forgotten and in many cases instills dread in even the most technical of brewers. This presentation alleviates that fear by highlighting the importance of a glycol system …More
Hiring and retaining quality brewing staff is vital to being a successful brewery. This panel will discuss the critical factors involved in hiring and retaining strong brewing team members. The conversation is from a brewer’s …More
Only two commercial maltsters in the U.S. operate roasters to produce specialty malt. This seminar will present a basic understanding of the malting process before delving into the differences between producing malt on a kiln …More
The milling of base and specialty malts has a significant financial and quality impact on your beer. A complete understanding of the milling process, the different types of milling equipment available, and the standard approach …More
Clean-in-place (CIP) and other cleaning strategies can be challenging. However, a consistent, proper, and professional hygiene regime is important to producing quality beer. The choice of detergents as well as understanding cleaning kinetics is key. …More
Equipment maintenance in breweries often can be poorly managed and reactionary. This seminar will present simple maintenance management tactics useful to breweries of all sizes. These tactics will help prevent unnecessary loss and costly shutdowns …More
An overview of supply chain theory with emphasis on production planning, forecasting and inventory management. Specific topics include seasonal transition, dunnage management and trucking logistics.
A case study describing the process of defining dissolved oxygen standards, standardizing testing procedures and eliminating sources of DO pick-up during the commissioning and operation of an older-model rotary filler.
A panel with five production managers from varying sized breweries will discuss different aspects of day-to-day production. An opportunity to share best practices and talk shop.