TECH TIPS

 

Brewery Walls and Ceilings

Brewery floors deserve the most amount of planning and attention to detail but other aspects of brewery construction can help ensure sanitary and smooth operations. While ceilings may inadvertently experience moisture in the form of splash and steam, walls in breweries typically experience high amounts of washdown and splash from beer, water, and chemical solutions. Walls in brewery process areas should be designed and installed in anticipation of likely moisture infiltration in order to avoid costly downtime and repairs.

 

 ASK THE BREWMASTER

 
  • Packaging and Filtration

    Q: We produce 7,000bbls/year all draft. We cannot explain to the owner why we should or should not filter our beer into package except that "cause everyone does."  We currently only have a plate and frame filter. It is terrible and we find it strips flavor of our hoppy products, and we are a American craft brewery... everything is hoppy. So I guess my question is why should we filter?! I know about colloid stabi Read More...
 

 DISTRICT NEWS

 

District Cincinnati is Now District Midwest!

After a journey nearly two years long, District Cincinnati was renamed District Midwest as of April 4, 2014. Congratulations to District Midwest! Click here to read more about this change.

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 WHAT'S BREWING?

 

2014 MBAA Annual Conference Registration Is Open!

Registration for the 2014 MBAA Annual Conference, part of Brewing Summit 2014, is now open! Register before April 24 and receive a discounted rate on your registration. Download the Registration Brochure for details on technical sessions, workshops, special sessions, and more.


Beer Packaging, Second Edition Available for Pre-order

Don't miss your chance to purchase this comprehensive guide on modern beer packaging. This thorough, one-of-a-kind reference represents the many new innovations and best practices developed since MBAA published the best-selling first edition. Pre-order Beer Packaging, Second Edition now!


District Volunteer Award

New this year, the MBAA District Volunteer Award will be awarded to the District with the most volunteer activity for the year. The winning District will receive up to $1,500 to aid in speaker travel. MBAA Committee Members and District Officers are eligible to apply. Use the Volunteer Activity Online Form to submit your volunteer activity.

 

 CONTINUING EDUCATION

 
 

April 27-May 8, 2014
Madison, Wisconsin
 
June 3, 2014
Chicago, Illinois
 

Brewery Engineering and Utilities Course

September 7-19, 2014
Portland, Oregon
 

Brewing and Malting Science Course

November 2-13, 2014
Madison, Wisconsin
 
 

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