We’ve seen great advancements in brewing technology and adoption of automation in the past 20 years. This focus on brewhouse efficiency has helped increase yield from raw materials, save on batch cycle times and improve quality for brewers of all sizes.
Chances are you’re already operating a modern automated brewery that reliably does what it’s programed to do. But, is that enough? Is it driving continuous improvement or telling you how to get better?
Your Next Step in Brewhouse Efficiency
Once a solid and proven automation system is in place, harnessing the power of process analytics is the next frontier in brewing efficiency.
For instance, does your current system provide dashboards and historical reports to easily compare batches? It should. Gaining visibility to data points in your brewery lets you monitor the current and past process and improve on it. It also allows operators to put down the clipboard and become less dependent on manual calculations that slow things down.
Collecting and analyzing data from across your operation doesn’t have to be an overwhelming undertaking, it’s just smart brewing. Start by looking at your process today, identify the biggest bottlenecks and tackle those first. You can always scale up from there as you realize success.