From Pilot to Production: Perfecting & Scaling Your Recipe

Craft Brewers Conference 2023
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Speakers: Aaron Hyde

A valuable tool for any brewer is trialing a recipe at a smaller batch size to gain both an understanding of the recipe and process, as well as to get feedback before the recipe is scaled to full production size. In this seminar, we’ll discuss best practices for pilot brewing, batch size consideration at different volumes on a larger system, and the pitfalls you might encounter when perfecting a brew.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover the value of pilot brewing and scaling your recipes Think through factors to consider when piloting a beer Understand how to accurately scale your recipe Discuss right-sizing your recipe for the market (for larger brew systems) Learn how to maximize your brewhouse (for smaller systems) Perfect your pilot brew: learn how to adjust recipes and gain valuable feedback Explore pitfalls of pilot brews, including process variability and mitigating it in production (chilling, cold crashing, costs, etc.)

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