Packaging is the most expensive aspect of brewing, representing up to two thirds of the cost of beer production. It is also one of the least forgiving steps in the brewing process.
A perfect batch of beer can be ruined in nanoseconds by microorganisms on your nozzles or too much oxygen making its way into your bottles or cans. Foreign objects, like glass, can get into your product…and to your consumers. Too little glue on your boxes can send your product (and profit) crashing to the ground.
Brewers have a lot invested in their packaging process, and nothing less than reputations and profitability are at stake. An up-to-date, comprehensive book on the topic has been long overdue. And with all the changes and innovations in packaging that have taken place in the past 20 years, no such book has been written…until now.
Enter Beer Packaging, Second Edition, the first comprehensive book on the beer packaging process since the early 1980s. This thorough, one-of-a-kind guide and reference represents the many new innovations and best practices developed since MBAA published the best-selling first edition. It is a must-have resource for all of today’s brewers up and down the production line, and includes perspectives for both the small craft brewers and those managing small scale pilot runs for large breweries averaging more than 10 million barrels per year.
Beer Packaging, Second Edition guides users around the many potential pitfalls of packaging, particularly those that can affect your current or future customers, and ultimately your profit margins.It covers the beer packaging process from the tank to containers, to filling and boxing, and everything in between, including…
- Packaging Line Design, Control, and Instrumentation
- Environmental Management of Brewery Operations
- Packaging Line Project Management
- Basic Principles and Operation of a Bottle Washer
- Small-Scale Canning Lines
- Flash and Tunnel Pasteurization
- Bottle Filling and Crowning
- Cans and Seaming
- Container and Product Movement
- Keg Line Operations
- Brewery Case Palletizing
This book is formatted in a way that is easy to understand. Each facet of packaging is broken down so that any person in the brewery can become familiar with each step in the process. In addition, case history experiences from expert contributors give the reader knowledge for real-life situations, while technical features by industry experts cover both the fundamentals and details for each subject.
Beer Packaging, Second Edition is an excellent “go-to” manual for those working in beer packaging. It is a highly useful reference for beer packaging professionals already on the job and for those planning to build or expand their operations.
The book is also ideal for brewers and brewing managers, brewery engineers, materials and equipment suppliers, as well as brewing program instructors and their students.
Those who own and use books from MBAA’s Practical Brewer Handbook series will also find this book useful.
Beer Packaging, Second Edition
The Importance of Beer Packaging, Packaging Line Systems, and Personnel Management
Stephen Bates and Jaime Jurado
Packaging Line Project Management
Environmental Management of Brewery Operations
Packaging Line Design, Control, and Instrumentation
William J. Forsythe
Can Filling in the Brewery
William J. Forsythe
Glass Bottle Manufacturing
Basic Principles and Operation of a Bottle Washer
PET Bottles for Beer Packaging
Frank W. Embs
Small Bottling Lines
Small-Scale Canning Lines
Bottle Filling and Crowning
Barry Fenske and W. G. Spargo
Cans and Seaming
James F. Everett, Daniel Malo, and Juan Carlos Gomez
Flash Pasteurization: Theory and Practice
C. Alarcon and J. R. Wilson
Pasteurizer Water Treatment
Jack L. Bland, Thomas J. Soukup, and Rick Brundage
Modern Package Coding Technologies
Paperboard Manufacturing and Multipack Production
Container and Product Movement
Brewery Case Palletizing
Frank Pelligrino and Earl Wohlrab
Keg Line Operations
Brewery and Packaging Hall Cleaning and Sanitizing
Final Beer Filtration for Microbiological Stability
Ron Johnson and David Schleef
Packaging Quality Assurance
Peter Takacs and Jeff Edgerton
Inspection Equipment in the Brewing Industry
Packaging Materials and Beer Quality
Phillip D. Israel
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Publish Date: 2014
Format: 8.5" x 11" hardcover
Images: 466 color images; 60 black and white images
Publication Weight: 4 lbs
Edited by Ray Klimovitz and Karl Ockert