Author: Daniel

New Feature – Daily Records and Reports

One of the top record keeping mistakes breweries make is not maintaining accurate Daily Reports that support the quarterly or monthly Operations Reports. Although these reports are not regularly filed with the TTB, they are especially important if your brewery is ever audited or needs to explain some unexpected shortages. TTB Tamer now supports the creation of Daily Reports. Simply select the correct day that the operations occured when you make your Updates. TTB Tamer will compile all entries to create a daily report (similar to the standard report of operations). You will also be able to make comments for any Update you make. These will appear on a second Breakout page on the daily reports and on the History page. Because TTB Tamer will be using the same data to create the daily reports and the operations reports, there should never be discrepancies between the two. As a rule of thumb, make your TTB Tamer Updates no later than the next business day after the operation occured in the brewery and your daily records will be in compliance with TTB...

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New Features – Batch Blending and Default Units

Batch Blending Two or more different batches can now be blended together. This is a great feature if you brew partial batches to fill a single fermenter, or if you have a barrel aging program and want to blend multiple barrels. To use the feature, you select the 2 or more batches that will be blended and input the amounts that will be blended together. Then select or create a Target batch where the beer will exist after when blended. You have the option to blend beer in the Cellar, Racking Bulk, or Bottling Bulk. Default Units You can...

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Managing your entries using Batches

If you’re filling out the BROP by hand it’s easy to run into the problem of “phantom beer”, or beer that exists in your paperwork but doesn’t actually exist in your inventory. The problem comes from not completely accounting for all of your beer Losses and, over time, all of the small amounts that are unaccounted for start adding up to sizeable amounts. In TTB Tamer, we’ve solved that problem by introducing the Batch History page. Using this page, you can drill down into your batches and see all of the additions (like brewing a batch or racking to kegs)...

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How often should you use TTB Tamer?

A common question we get asked is ‘When should I make entries into TTB Tamer?’ or ‘How often should I use TTB Tamer?’ We recommend that entries are made into TTB Tamer right after (or at the end of the day) the activity takes place in the brewery. We don’t recommend waiting longer than 24 hours to make your entries after the activity takes place in the brewery. This is for a couple reasons: The sooner you make the entries, the sooner you can move onto other things and you have less chance of forgetting to make the entries. Finding a few minutes of time to make entries at the end of the day is usually a lot easier than finding an hour or three to play ‘catch up’ with backed up entries at the end of the week or month. The TTB required Daily Records need to be kept daily. The TTB recommends that all records should be made no later than the end of the next business day. If it takes longer than a day to do this you aren’t keeping daily records. TTB Tamer was designed to eliminate the problem of needing to create reports at the last minute. To get the most out of TTB Tamer, enter your activities frequently so that at the end of the period all you need to do is click ‘print’ for...

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The Keg Management Starter Guide

The following article is a guest post by Greg Shaw, the founder of Keg Metrics, that gives a good overview of why having a keg management process is important and he offers two spreadsheets that you can use free resources to help get your Keg program started on the right foot. Take it away Greg! How to Simplify managing your Keg Inventory Greg Shaw - Founder of Keg Metrics It doesn’t take very much effort to realize that the hours your organization puts into looking for information on its product inventory and keg shell inventory can be a huge anchor on its...

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