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Presentations from past Craft Brewers Conference seminars including brewery and brewpub operations, packaging, brewing ingredients sustainability and more.

101 Ways to Blow Up a Bottle/Can, and How to Avoid It

The brewmaster and quality manager at Allagash Brewing outlines the risks of package over-pressurization and the quality measures that can be put in place to help brewers mitigate this risk.

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ASBC Lab-in-a-Fishbowl, Session 2: Contamination Detection

This joint project between the Brewers Association and the American Society of Brewing Chemists (ASBC) is designed to deliver basic quality methodology to attendees. This session will be comprised of an overview and demonstration of …More

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Best Practices for Hop Quality, Sustainability, and Food Safety

From farm to kettle, best practices programs provide a framework to ensure consistent standards and traceability to deliver reliable, premium quality hops to brewers. Excellent third-party audited programs are available to growers in the Pacific …More

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Understanding Recalls Panel

The craft brewing industry saw public recalls and market withdrawals in the last year. This panel will discuss what constitutes a recall, when one is required or suggested, as well as best practices for planning …More

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Unintended Over-Attenuation from Dry Hopping Beers

An unintended and often unreported consequence of dry hopping is the increase in real extract derived from hops and subsequent refermentation. This can result in over-attenuation, leading to potentially dangerous overcarbonation in packaged beer, particularly …More

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What You Need to Know About Food Safety

There is much to absorb in the new federal regulation for food safety. The Food Safety Management Act, enacted in 2015, is the first general sweeping act for food safety in the U.S. since 1938, …More

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