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southdenverhoo

Joined: 10/11/2001 Posts: 15698
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When I was slinging beer for Backcountry Brewing in Frisco CO


we bottled (against my and the brewers advice, the owner didn't want to move to cans, poor dumb & now out of business bastard.)

Even with a good, new-ish top of the line 6 head Meheen, and a good labeler, there was wasted beer, short fills, double labels or mislabeled bottles, plenty of unsellable but perfectly good beer for us to take home or give to people who did nice things for us. And I've never been on a canning line, just bottling, but what I hear from people who have is that they might feel good about 5% in spillage, much more than we had. I have heard folks that use mobile canning services sometimes lose 10% or more to various machine and operator errors.

My guess is Starr Hill is probably tip-top, but even tip-top systems have short fills. That's a good connection to have, jdub!

(In response to this post by jdubforwahoowa)

Posted: 11/23/2021 at 4:08PM



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Current Thread:
  Aw man I always want some of that ICBM -- The_Superhoo 11/23/2021 11:49AM
  Yo, does that say $5 a CASE!? -- Lucius 11/23/2021 10:15AM
  Yes it does. -- jdubforwahoowa 11/23/2021 10:19AM
  I will report back. I will there this afternoon about 4:30. -- jdubforwahoowa 11/23/2021 1:43PM
  Hmmm. Maybe close to best by date? -- southdenverhoo 11/23/2021 10:47AM
  Yeah as soon as Lucius told me about the merger, and I -- southdenverhoo 11/23/2021 4:01PM
  That is a pretty big Business Complex for Charlottesville. -- jdubforwahoowa 11/23/2021 4:16PM
  WRT to bad batches... -- Lucius 11/23/2021 1:44PM
  Starr Hill runs into labeling and production errors. -- jdubforwahoowa 11/23/2021 1:34PM
  Presumably to create buzz with holiday too. ** -- The_Superhoo 11/23/2021 11:50AM
  $5 for a case is basically donating beer. ** -- jdubforwahoowa 11/23/2021 11:52AM
  Uh oh. Someone just Hopped the Ravioli Bus! ** -- jdubforwahoowa 11/23/2021 10:06AM

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