Archive: Product Info

Improvements In Brewery Chillers Provide Additional Efficiency And Reliability

When the craft brewing boom started really heating up, chiller manufacturers found themselves up against a newly revealed set of challenges, including being asked to manufacture brewery specific chiller units that would not only operate at lower than the standard chiller temperatures but do it consistently and reliably. Pro Refrigeration was on the forefront of that challenge, manufacturing their first brewery chiller system for a small brewpub in Seattle. From that day on, craft breweries are credited with pushing the developmental improvements and changes that companies like Pro Refrigeration have applied across their entire product lines in order to serve clients in a multitude of markets.  Pro Chiller Systems “Thirty years ago, chillers were basically morphed air conditioning systems built […]

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The Essence of FILTRATION

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 water, I drink water.” Yet a wee drop or two of water to a dram of almost any finely-crafted spirit, especially whiskey, will enhance the flavor profile. Rewinding now, from glass to finishing, finishing to production and raw ingredients awaiting the boiler or still—water flows through every stage. For the majority of distillers, its quality can’t be controlled at the absolute source. Water also has a tendency to, well, grow things. These spoiler organisms […]

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Nitrogen Use In The Brewery: The Pour Says It All

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 of those ways that breweries look to produce a better final product for both their loyal consumers and for the distributors as well. Nitrogen use is gaining popularity in craft breweries because it can be used as a safeguard against harmful oxygenation of their product that can affect taste, aroma and quality, all the things craft beer enthusiasts really care about. But nitrogen is also used to pressurize the containers and extend the […]

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

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. With results available in 10 to 12 minutes, these fast, easy tests can be used for clean-in-place (CIP) final rinse water, environmental swab samples, raw ingredients and finished food products. We currently have the following test kits available: Almond, Bovine Total Milk, Cashew, Coconut, Egg White, Fish, Gluten, Hazelnut, Peanut, Pecan, Pistachio, Soy, and Walnut. All test kits include 25 tests per kit. Nelson-Jameson also offers 3M’s line of Allergen Protein ELISA […]

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CLOUD COMPUTING: HOW CRAFT BEVERAGE COMPANIES BENEFIT FROM HAVING DATA AT THEIR FINGERTIPS

As a craft beverage manufacturer and business leader, you’re probably familiar with the term cloud computing – but may still have questions about the benefits, costs or risks associated with “moving to the cloud”. This article will answer some of those questions and demonstrate how cloud computing can positively transform your business from the inside out. What is cloud computing …and why does it matter for my business? In its most simple form, cloud computing is the use of a shared resource on the internet to store, manage and process data. The cloud allows unique users to access the same software application from any device, anywhere, at any time. Information is easily updated and shared between team members without the […]

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Canning Your Craft Brew

Marty Jones of Cask Global Canning Solutions has worked tirelessly for nearly twenty years convincing brewers that cans were the right way to package craft beer. He was one of the founders of Oskar Blues Brewery’s “Canned Beer Apocalypse” and remembers the pioneer days of canned craft beer. “I would serve canned beers at fests, and folks would walk by and wave and say ‘I don’t drink canned beer,’ and follow that remark with some additional misinformed comment, such as ‘Cans are bad for beer,’ or ‘Cans impart metallic flavors to beer.’ Many brewers thought we were nuts, heathens, committing sacrilege by questioning the long-revered brown bottle. A few breweries wished misfortune upon us! I always made a point to […]

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Customization Fosters Innovation: Choosing the Best Brewing Tanks

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 what equipment will craft the best product. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with this approach, but for brewers eager to get started or respond to an expansion demand, it’s critical to have a long-term mindset to produce creatively with fiscal responsibility. When choosing tanks, especially fermentation tanks, there are numerous questions to answer before snapping up a standard model and placing it in the rack. The equipment in the brewhouse reflects as much about your approach […]

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How to Choose the Right Packaging Machine for Your Brewery

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 first and foremost, but how a beer looks on retail shelves can also drive or sink a brewery’s profits. Packaging machines are useful to breweries for many reasons, including efficiently and attractively packaging beer and cans in cartons. Depending on the size of a brewery’s operations and its goals, these machines range from small hand machines to huge mass production models. Uses of Brewery Packaging Equipment These days, very few breweries are packaging their products by hand. Manual processing isn’t fast enough to keep up with demand, but unlike mechanization in the wine […]

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Stop Contamination at the Door With Disinfectant Mats – Nelson Jameson

PRESS RELEASE CONTACT: Melissa Pasciak | Director of Marketing m.pasciak@nelsonjameson.com | 715-387-1151   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Stop Contamination at the Door with Disinfectant Mats™ from Nelson-Jameson MARSHFIELD, WIS., December 19, 2018 – One step beyond the ordinary sanitizing footbath, Disinfectant Mats both clean and sanitize footwear before workers enter any processing areas, or anywhere you want to limit the spread of contamination. While ordinary footbaths don’t provide any scrubbing action to keep users from tracking sediment back into a clean processing environment, Disinfectant Mats feature hundreds of flexible rubber fingers to clean dirt particles from footwear. Constructed of a heavy-duty rubber that won’t sag or allow solution to run out, Disinfectant Mats allow users to wipe their feet while simultaneously […]

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Beer Glassware: Enhancing the Customer’s Experience

As the owner of a brewery, your primary goal is to provide your customer with a great tasting experience. One way to affect and enhance that experience is to select glassware that will bring out the color, aroma and flavor of your beer. When serving beer, keep in mind that presentation is everything. If the beer looks appealing, the drinker is more likely to enjoy it.  The shape matters too — a lot. Shape affects the formation and retention of the head, which traps the aromas and flavors that are essential to the tasting experience. Since different styles of beer express variable levels of head retention, then it’s important to use different styles of glassware accordingly. For John Galante, head […]

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