Brewing Process Lockdown: RIMS Overview

A logical approach to brewing has many steps and categories, including planning, purchasing, execution, process control, evaluation, analysis, reflection, adjustments, and record keeping.  A lot of these categories and steps are combined and intermixed in ways that are hard to separate and think about logically.  A few of them are standalone, and easy to capture and document in a way that makes it easy to further refine and improve.  With a background in unique high tech manufacturing, my experience shapes how I brew my beer. Without drinking too deeply from the lean manufacturing principals koolaid, or from the lean six sigma voodoo, I have learned enough over the years to develop an approach that should apply well to brewing.  For me, the greatest achievement in my brewing is the ability to brew an award winning beer, judged by my peers and by professionals, and to brew it over and over […]