Quality Control

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Solution Details

Integrated Quality Control Tests

  • Choose from an array of QC tests from VicinityBrew’s default library, such as pH, gravity, dissolved oxygen, Co2, micro-organism, daily tank checks, etc.
  • Define an unlimited number of your QC tests including sensory data, notes and observations
  • Associate specific tests to raw material categories or add new tests on the fly as needed to individual items
  • Correlate tests with designated brews

Inbound Raw Materials

  • Incorporate stored vendor Certificate of Analysis (CoA) to raw-material lots for future reference
  • Associate the COA with all subsequent records – wort, bright beer and everything packaged from that brew
  • View and print the COA on demand
  • Calculate and review brew variations with a clear baseline of raw material QC test results
  • Set acceptable target values or parameters for each QC test
  • Initiate an approval process of lots available, or released, for use in production
  • Automate notifications for raw material results out of target test results

In Process Quality Tests

  • Quality control specifications within your recipes and inventory items
  • Build quality test and instructions into your master recipe records
  • Copy tests automatically from the master recipe record as batch tickets are created
  • Set acceptable target value or parameters for each QC test
  • Print required tests on your brew production logs
  • Record or review tests assigned to batches during data entry of the actual test results, reducing the likelihood of missing new tests assigned by quality control or the Brewmaster

EVALUATE FORMULAS Analyze Recipes by QC Test Results

  • Manage and track all test results by individual batch, recipe raw material item or finished good
  • Review test results over time and review the number of tests performed by recipe
  • Identify, analyze and adjust recipes requiring higher-than-standard adjustments effortlessly
  • Target any of your products with a higher variability than others for review, resulting in a more streamlined brewing and fermentation process

Advanced Quality Analysis

  • Tie your data to dashboards to visually highlight trends and evaluate test results
  • Use VicinityBrew unlimited QC test tracking to gain a complete view of the data most important to your brewery
  • Use the direct SQL to link to PowerBI, Excel, or use the custom built VicinityBrew Quality Dashboard

YEAST GENEALOGY

  • Create yeast records and track as by or co products to target and tag strains of yeast pitched through various batches
  • Collect and define natural yeast attributes such as strain, attenuation and flocculation rates
  • Identify environmental factors of each brew such as times, temperatures and associated elements, to understand potential impacts on yeast performance
  • Track yeast genealogy and gather critical data to maintain your beer’s quality

YEAST SCHEDULING

  • Indicate and schedule yeast pitching and management with recipe instructions
  • Identify what strains should be placed with different styles

WORT TRACKING

  • Collect cohesive test results captured from wort and gain visibility to these results as your production process continues through fermentation and packaging
  • Track and identify brews at this stage easily with manual or receipt generated lot numbers

KEG MANAGEMENT

  • Track your own kegs as inventory items, associate items with customers as they cycle through use
  • Utilize an API Integration with 3rd party keg management company, such as MicroStar
  • Send your packaging schedule with the touch of a button to automate your keg orders
  • Track how many times a keg has been cycled through distribution, and maintenance

BARREL MANAGEMENT

  • Document barrel status and vendor notes on processing
  • Identify how many and which batches have run through an item such as a barrel

EQUIPMENT TRACKING

  • Identify how many and which batches have run through a piece of equipment
  • Incorporate instructions on treating equipment associated with brew records

BATCH & LOT TRACEABILITY

  • Track any inventory items with manual or receipt generated lot numbers
  • Assign batch numbers for production runs to track the consumption of lot tracked items through your production process, including tank blending and packaging, for true grain to glass visibility
  • Identify where a raw material lot was consumed and FastTrack any recall process with the Lot Trace Report
  • Identify, all batches associated with a component or raw material item with the Where Used Report
  • Evaluate the reach certain ingredients have throughout your product mix

REPORTING

  • Identify where a raw material lot was consumed and FastTrack any recall process with the Lot Trace Report
  • Identify, all batches associated with a component or raw material item with the Where Used Report
  • Review summary reports associated with quality test to review out of spec and associated series of results.
  • Connect QC results to dashboard view to identify and review trends
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Review Quality Test Results During Data Entry
Review Quality Test Results During Data Entry
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Quality Analysis VicinityView
Quality Analysis VicinityView
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Raw Material Quality Data
Raw Material Quality Data
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