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Date posted 18th February 2020

ANOTHER KEYKEG FILLER INSTALLATION – AT SUFFOLK’S STAR WING BREWERY

Here’s yet another NicheSolutions patented Keykeg filling frame being installed – this latest at Star Wing Brewery in Suffolk.

Brewery owners Adam and David were pleased as punch with our Paul’s demonstration. No more balancing kegs on tables and chairs, risking wasteful spillage, Health & Safety issues and inefficient filling!

We’ve now sold over 900 keg filler units in the UK and the Netherlands, and are now looking forward to fulfilling the potential for the clean, safe and efficient keg filler to sell to brewers right across the globe.

If you’re still struggling to fill kegs without the proper tool for the job, why not ask for a demonstration? Once you’ve seen the keg-filler in action, there’s no looking back! 

Featuring interchangeable keg fittings and an optional pump, single- or double-header keg-fillers make it easy for brewers to fill kegs. Why not email ordersniche@aol.com for a quote?

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Date posted 18th February 2020

CANNING PLASTIC ON MULTIPACKS – WHAT IF EVERYONE FOLLOWED TESCO’S LEAD?

There was great news last week on the food & beverage industry’s ongoing fight for environmental sustainability, as Tesco announced its stores are to ditch 67 million pieces of plastic from multipack cans, eliminating 350 tonnes of plastic from the environment. 

While neither NicheSolutions nor any of our brewery customers are quite on the scale of the supermarket giant, we’re still determined to promote new ways to do business by investing in innovative, energy-efficient projects with low impact on the environment.

It’s great to report that so many breweries have chosen to ditch plastic can holders and adopt our eco-friendly Nc6 can holders – just one new, cost-effective way to make a difference. Tyne Bank Brewery recently joined the groundbreaking Hammerton BreweryDeviant & DandyPurity Brewing and Brixton Brewery in taking up the recycled, fully biodegradable can holders – with yet more breweries set to join the movement this year.

– Nc6 can holders are UK’s first 100% eco-friendly six-pack holders are made from 100% recycled wood pulp, which in turn is 100% biodegradable
– They have earned the prestigious DIN CERTO certificate of compostability
– Even beyond the problem of landfill sites and oceans filling up with plastic, the old-fashioned plastic 6-pack holders pose an extra hazard to birds and animals. That’s why many consumers now snip them with scissors before disposal

Whether you’re a brewer producing cans of beer or a consumer drinking them, it surely makes sense to stop using plastic can holders. Why add to the planet’s mounting plastic waste problem?

NicheSolutions’ Nc6 six-pack can holders fit 330cl, 440cl and 500cl cans, and are priced at 23p each. Ask about the can holders when you’re placing your next order!

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Date posted 10th February 2020

SEE YOU AT LOVE BEER LONDON!

LOVE BEER LONDON is a three-day keg beer festival with a difference, taking place in Tottenham, north London on Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week, 13th-15th February.

Celebrating the best craft beer the South-East has to offer, in conjunction with SIBA SE and the London Brewers Alliance, it’s attracted a truly fantastic collection of breweries to take part – and fans of great beer from all over the country can’t wait for it to get started!

The NicheSolutions crew will be out in force at the event. Sam and Joe have the honour of judging the World Beer section in the SIBA beer competition.

And Paul will be out and about with Natalie from One Circle, helping to spread the word about One Circle’s keg recycling intiative and NicheSolutions’ role in collecting breweries’ empty KeyKegs across the country. And, of course, we’ll be collecting up all the empty KeyKegs from Love Beer London.

Working in partnership with Craft Beer Cares, all proceeds from Love Beer London will be donated to The Benevolent. For more info, visit the Love Beer London website.

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Date posted 3rd February 2020

NICHE KEG-FILLING FRAME GOING GLOBAL!

Last week we received the great news that our ever-popular keg-filling frame has been approved by OneCircle, who will shortly be adding the ultimate handy brewery accessory to their own website. 

Having sold over 900 patented units in the UK and the Netherlands, the thumbs-up means there’s now potential for the clean, safe and efficient keg filler to sell to brewers right across the globe.

Featuring interchangeable keg fittings and an optional pump, single- or double-header keg-fillers make it easy for brewers to fill kegs.

No more balancing kegs on tables and chairs, risking wasteful spillage, Health & Safety issues and inefficient filling!

If you’re still struggling to fill kegs without the proper tool for the job, why not ask for a demonstration? Once you’ve seen the keg-filler in action, there’s no looking back! 

Entry-level keg-fillers are only £460; models with pumps are £705 and double-headed versions from £1,030.

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Date posted 15th January 2020

‘SPOTLESS, INCREDIBLY QUICK AND EASY’ – YOUR FEEDBACK ON THE HYDROFOAMER

“The HydroFoamer has made cleaning the outside of the vessels incredibly quick and easy, which is especially important for our taproom. The tanks come out spotless and is even good at lifting stubborn material from hard to clean areas such as around the feet.” – Attic Brew Co.

For the vital job of cleaning, rinsing and sanitising your brewery and kit, the HydroFoamer gun can help you achieve maximum performance from your cleaning products – saving you time, effort and money.

The HydroFoamer’s unique injection system automatically mixes the proper amount of concentrate with both air and water to produce a thick, rich foam for longer soak time. And it’s far safer than other cleaning methods.

The HydroFoamer offers convenient control of where and how the solution is applied. On and off functions are at your fingertips, trigger-controlled on the spray nozzle. To rinse, the concentrate container is disconnected using an easy-to-operate quick coupler, designed to allow either a full-width spray or powerful jet stream while rinsing.

– The foamer is built with Hydro’s proven, reliable components; years of use in the field provide proof of durability
– It’s compact and easy to store
– Offers increased productivity
– Reduced exposure to concentrates enhances safety
– Non-electric, no installation required; simply fill the concentrate container and connect the dispenser to a water source

Ask about the HydroFoamer and our full range of foaming detergents when you’re placing your next order!

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Date posted 24th December 2019

NICHESOLUTIONS’ ECO-FRIENDLY SIX-PACK MOVEMENT GATHERS MOMENTUM

We’re happy to announce that the first major target for our 100% eco-friendly Nc6 can holders has been reached, with over 30,000 units sold as part of NicheSolutions’ industry-wide drive for environmental sustainability.

It’s great to report that Tyne Bank Brewery recently joined the groundbreaking Hammerton BreweryDeviant & Dandy, Purity Brewing and Brixton Brewery in taking up the recycled, fully biodegradable can holders. And yet more breweries are set to join the movement in the New Year.

As announced in the SIBA Journal back in spring, the can holders are just one part of NicheSolutions’ drive for environmental sustainability in the brewing and beverage industry. We’re promoting new ways to do business by investing in innovative, energy-efficient projects with low impact on the environment.

Our Nc6 can holders are just one new, cost-effective way for brewers to make a difference. 

– They’re UK’s first 100% eco-friendly six-pack holders are made from 100% recycled wood pulp, which in turn is 100% biodegradable
– They have earned the prestigious DIN CERTO certificate of compostability
– Why add needlessly to the planet’s mounting plastic waste problem, and create a long-term threat to the environment, to birds and sealife?
– Even beyond the problem of landfill sites and oceans filling up with plastic, the old-fashioned plastic 6-pack holders pose an extra hazard to birds and animals. That’s why many consumers now snip them with scissors before disposal

NicheSolutions’ Nc6 six-pack can holders fit 330cl, 440cl and 500cl cans, and are priced at only 23p each. Ask about the can holders when you’re placing your next order!

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Date posted 9th December 2019

YOU’LL NEED ONE OF THESE! NEW USB CASK INSPECTION TORCH

Here’s a handy accessory for any brewer, a new Niche product with a near-100 per cent hit-rate among professionals who have seen it in action!

The USB cask inspection torch does exactly what it promises – potentially saving time and money, helping you to supply a perfect pint every time by ensuring your casks are perfectly clean inside. NO BEERSTONE, NO SCALE, NO TRACE OF FLIES, EGGS OR RESIDUE.

Featuring two directional torch beams, handy USB charging and a rubberised magnetic body, the cask inspection torch enables you to check the previously unseen inner walls of any cask.

Simply insert the torch through the cask’s keystone hole, and switch between beams, using the shive hole to examine inside the cask.

ADD A CASK INSPECTION TORCH TO YOUR NEXT ORDER – ONLY £10.00 (plus P&P)!

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Date posted 21st November 2019

NICHESOLUTIONS NOW SELL DEXTROSE – BY POPULAR DEMAND!

Through popular demand from many brewers, NicheSolutions have now added Dextrose to our product range.

Dextrose, along with other sugars, is consumed by yeast during fermentation and in turn yeast release alcohol, carbon dioxide, and flavour and aroma active compounds. Dextrose is the fermentation sugar first utilised by yeast at the outset of fermentation, so by the end of fermentation it is rarely present in beer above sensory threshold.

Dextrose Monohydrate – Dextrose Brewing Sugar suitable for all brewing requirements. For use in beers, lagers, wines, ciders and spirits, for both the primary fermentation and priming bottles/barrels. 25kg only £29.50.

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Date posted 19th November 2019

CHEMICALS SAFETY & TRAINING – NICHE’S DRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE & PEACE OF MIND

Here’s a great new idea that we’d like to see put in place in every one of our customer breweries.

A simple Product Use & Safety chart can help prevent accidents – and also save breweries money by ensuring correct dosages are used.

Used in combination with our safety wear, our colour-coded bunds and lock clips on containers of hazardous substances, they’ll help to reduce the guesswork and dangerous practices that can result in accidents, wasted time and hard cash disappearing down the drain.

As part of unified approach to brewery safety, why not also ask about the chemicals training on offer from Niche? In the last week, our roving micriobiologist Paul Browning has held training sessions for head brewer Lorenzo and seven staff at Redchurch Brewery, and also with head brewer Jamie and staff at Abbeydale Brewery.

Ask about a Product Use & Safety chart and chemicals training for your staff when you’re placing your next order!

Pic below: Paul Browning talking cleaning procedures with Jamie at Abbeydale Brewery

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Date posted 15th November 2019

A BUSY TIME AT BRAU – PICTURE SPECIAL

Sam and Joe have only just today arrived back after a busy, very productive trip to the BrauBeviale festival in Nuremberg, one of the brewing industry’s biggest and best trade exhibitions with no less than 152 exhibitors.

There they met up with NicheSolutions’ technical consultant, master brewer Volker (above), Sander of Dutch sister company Brewers’ Ocean, and of course too many friends and customers, both old and new, to mention them all.

A special big hello to everyone on the KeyKeg stand.

We look forward to meeting up with all of our new contacts in due course!

 

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