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New Water Technologies for Hops Growing and Brewing

New Water Technologies for Hops Growing and Brewing

By: Kimberly Fontenot If there is one thing craft beer growers, all brewers and drinkers can agree on it is that beer is made up to 95% water. The link to hops growers is water is also an essential component needed to grow the hops and barley . Water allows ...
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Nitrogen Use In The Brewery: The Pour Says It All

Nitrogen Use In The Brewery: The Pour Says It All

By: Gerald Dlubala You only have to look at the rotating list of available craft beer flavor profiles and styles at your local brew pub to know that Brewmasters are always looking for ways to please their patrons. Adding the use of nitrogen within the craft brewing industry is one ...
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The Essence of  FILTRATION

The Essence of FILTRATION

By: Tracey L. Kelley In the classic John Wayne film “The Quiet Man”, Irish lass Mary Kate Danaher asks the town’s local matchmaker, Michaeleen Óge Flynn, if he’d like a little water in his whiskey. “When I drink whiskey,” Flynn puffed out his chest, “I drink whiskey. When I drink ...
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Nelson-Jameson and 3M™: Driving the Fight Against Food Allergens

Nelson-Jameson and 3M™: Driving the Fight Against Food Allergens

By: Nelson-Jameson With industry demand calling for new innovations in allergen testing, Nelson-Jameson is proud to offer 3M Allergen Protein Rapid Test Kits. These kits are a qualitative immunochromatographic assay for rapid in-plant monitoring of specific food allergens, and are designed for accurate detection of processed and unprocessed allergen proteins ...
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Software And Technology Keep Craft Beer Flowing

Software And Technology Keep Craft Beer Flowing

By: Gerald Dlubala Better time management, production consistency and organizational excellence are just a few of the promised benefits of adding or updating the technology and software within your craft brewery. While this may not have been in the forefront of your original craft brewing dream, in order to reach ...
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Seed-to-Spirit:  Growers and Distillers are Changing the Craft Beverage Market

Seed-to-Spirit: Growers and Distillers are Changing the Craft Beverage Market

By: Kimberly Fontenot Ten years ago, an organic sweet cherry farmer, Brian Tennis, was looking for a new way forward—one that would differentiate him from other farms and would grow, develop and sustain his growing operation. He found what he was looking for in growing hops, and becoming part of ...
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Prairie Organic Spirits: Handcrafted in the Heartlands

Prairie Organic Spirits: Handcrafted in the Heartlands

By: Nan McCreary In 2008, just as the craft spirits boom was beginning to take off, Prairie Organic Spirits was founded by Phillips Distilling Company to meet the demand from consumers looking for an elevated cocktail experience. Today, the Minnesota distillery has become the leader in certified organic spirits, guided ...
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The Careful Craft Of Brewery Insurance:  Getting the right insurance for a craft brewery business is a combination of peace of mind and great business sense

The Careful Craft Of Brewery Insurance: Getting the right insurance for a craft brewery business is a combination of peace of mind and great business sense

By: James Sanborn, The Insurance Beer Guy Opening a craft brewery is a dream many people have turned into a reality. Getting to do all the fun stuff like branding new brews, using all the shiny new equipment, and networking with those who share the same passion. But then there ...
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How to Choose the Right Packaging Machine for Your Brewery

How to Choose the Right Packaging Machine for Your Brewery

By: Alyssa Ochs ©Mitch Wojnarowicz PhotographerSchneider Packaging Equipment Co in Brewerton NY for ABC Creative group, Schneider Packaging Equipment Co and OEM Magazine Craft beverage consumers are often quick to judge a book by its cover, or in this case, a beer by its packaging. The quality of beer comes ...
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Customization Fosters Innovation: Choosing the Best Brewing Tanks

Customization Fosters Innovation: Choosing the Best Brewing Tanks

By: Tracey L. Kelley Head Brewer Joe Kesteloot of Peace Tree Brewing Co. in its Des Moines, Iowa-based innovation brewery. Photo courtesy of Peace Tree Brewing Co. The long game of brewing isn’t always obvious in the glass. Some producers spend up to two years evaluating what to brew and ...
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