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Outdoor Brewery Expansion - Things to Consider

Posted by Paul Mueller Academy Staff on Mar 30, 2017 1:41:04 PM

 

Too much business is a good problem to have.  Many craft brewers found themselves in this position over the last 10 years, as craft beer volume experienced double-digit growth each of those 10 years.  When you're ready to expand your capacity, there are countless options to consider, including some choices that could prompt a marketing refresh.  Here are six things to think about if you are considering expansion outside.

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Topics: Brewery Equipment

A Safer Hop Back, That's Easier to Clean

Posted by Paul Mueller Academy Staff on Mar 30, 2017 1:39:00 PM


Maximize Your Hops 

Looking for a really efficient way to use your increasingly expensive and hard to acquire hops? Look no further than the Paul Mueller Company Hop Back. This equipment was designed to harness the essential oils and resins in hops to add the same bitterness and aromatics to your beer with fewer hops, saving you money.  The hop back allows you to use either whole cone hops or hop pellets, to give you more control in the crafting of your unique beer characteristics.  


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Topics: Brewery Equipment

[SlideShare] Guide to Buying Tank Heads

Posted by Paul Mueller Academy Staff on Mar 23, 2017 2:50:09 PM

Two of the most critical undertakings of your tank fabrication business are closing sales and producing tanks. These two processes are the essential mechanisms that keep your company successful.

But there's an important step inbetween those two: tank component procurement. Navigating the world of quotes and purchase orders can be overwhelming.

This SlideShare will help you focus on mission-critical tasks that will ensure you don't waste valuable time on your next project that requires tank heads.

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Topics: Tank Heads, Tank Components

Stress Corrosion Cracking in a Brewery

Posted by Paul Mueller Academy Staff on Mar 15, 2017 9:13:10 AM

 

Stress corrosion cracking (SCC) can slowly destroy your brewery equipment without warning.  Your tanks are the core of your brewery, so it is important to understand what SCC is, what causes it, and what to do when your tanks suffer from this type of damage.

 

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Topics: Brewery Equipment, Tank Repair

4 Ways Kegs Are Losing You Money

Posted by Paul Mueller Academy Staff on Mar 8, 2017 4:56:32 PM

 

Kegs have been the beer storage and serving standard for a very long time. At first, kegs were more convenient than their previous counterparts, wooden casks. But for the last 50 years kegs have remain unchanged and might be starting down the road of obsolescence. Here are a few ways kegs could be costing you money.

 

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Topics: Brewery Equipment

[Video] How to Fit and Trim Dimple to a Tank Head

Posted by Paul Mueller Academy Staff on Mar 8, 2017 12:10:00 PM

2 minute read or watch

With multiple dimple sheets that need to be tacked and fit to the same tank head it can be difficult to get them to line up properly. Today, Jeremy is going to show you how to fit and trim dimple coil to a tank head.

There are a couple challenges you might face when trimming and fitting dimple sheets to a tank head.

  • Challenge 1: The dimple doesn't lay down flat against the tank head.
  • Challenge 2: It can be difficult to trim the dimple sheets to fit together correctly.

Here's how to overcome these two challenges:

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Topics: Tank Heads, Heat Transfer, Tank Components

Building An Outdoor Unitank

Posted by Paul Mueller Academy Staff on Mar 7, 2017 3:59:06 PM

 

A very large, global brewer approached Paul Mueller Company in 2016 with the request for a Unitank that was ASME Code stamped AND 55-feet high.  A huge challenge, but we were up for it!

 

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Topics: Brewery Equipment

3 Qualities of a Trusted Tank Components Partner

Posted by Paul Mueller Academy Staff on Mar 7, 2017 7:30:00 AM

1.5 minute read

Every business struggles or thrives based on how well it does at one thing: making an impact. Whether that impact is felt by society, customers, employees, or shareholders it takes energy and passion to achieve. A partner that has the same passion for its craft that you do for yours is a partner you can trust. Here are 3 key qualities to look for in a trusted tank components partner.

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Topics: Tank Heads, Tank Components

4 Ways to Reduce Your Supply Chain Issues

Posted by Paul Mueller Academy Staff on Mar 7, 2017 7:30:00 AM

2.5 minute read

Your company's supply chain may not be something you think about every day, but it is a vital part of your business's day to day operations.

Whether you are working to minimize the cost of a component you need to order or working with a supplier to figure out a unique solution, your supply chain can determine the success of your business.

Here are four simple tips to help you maximize your supply chain efficiency.

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Topics: Lead Times, Tank Components

4 Qualities You Need in Your Tank Components Supplier

Posted by Paul Mueller Academy Staff on Mar 7, 2017 7:30:00 AM

 2.5 minute read

Your success as a tank manufacturer depends on having a partner you can trust to protect your bottom-line. However, choosing the right company to rely on for all your tank needs may seem like a difficult process. So what qualities are most important in a tank component manufacturer relationship?

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Topics: Purchasing, Tank Heads, Lead Times, Tank Components

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