Here at NicheSolutions, we’re all looking forward to this year’s BeerX trade show in Liverpool, 13-14 March 2019.
The SIBA event is the UK’s largest independent craft brewing trade show. There’ll be expert workshops, panel debates, the results of the SIBA Business Awards 2019 – and a beer showcase exclusively featuring award-winning independent craft beers in cask, keg, bottle and can.
But most importantly BeerX gives us a chance to meet customers old, new and prospective – to chat about how we can help you cut costs, run your business more smoothly and brew even more magnificent beer.
We’ve got innovative new products, guaranteed low prices, eco-friendly ideas and services ranging from the laboratory to empty container and KeyKeg collection.
Come and visit us at stands 53 and 54, where Master Brewer Volker will be on hand along with Paul, Joe, Paul, Sam – plus Sander from our Dutch sister company, Brewers’ Ocean – all keen to answer your questions about our products, services, unbeatable prices – and, of course, turning water into great beer.
See you in Liverpool!
One of the biggest challenges faced by the brewing/ beverage industry is environmental sustainability. Here at NicheSolutions, we’re promoting new ways to do business by investing in innovative, energy-efficient projects with low impact on the environment.
Our Nc6/Nc4 can holders are just one new, cost-effective way for brewers to make a difference – and they’re already proving popular. The UK’s first 100% eco-friendly six-pack holders are made from 100% recycled wood pulp, which in turn is 100% biodegradable. We’re proud to say they have earned the prestigious DIN CERTO certificate of compostability.
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 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’ new Nc6 and Nc4 six/four-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!
We’re pleased to announce that Niche are now suppliers of UniKegs – enabling you to source all of your kegs from our one-stop shop for brewery essentials.
UniKegs are in stock now – in both of the available sizes, 20 and 30 litres.
They won’t appear on our website product lists until the end of this month, but UniKegs can now be added to any order – prices available on application.
ENZYBREW 10 is an eco-friendly cleaning product from Realzyme, available soon from NicheSolutions.
Specially designed for the daily cleaning of microbrewery equipment, it’s an enzyme-based powdered detergent rather than a traditional caustic-based cleaning solution.
We think it will prove popular with brewers because it’s an environmentally friendly, all-in-one detergent, cutting your costs as it works on biofilms as well as all the organic residues encountered during the production of beer.
— ENZYBREW 10 is ideal for the deep, safe cleaning of filter plates, wort cooler and maturation, boiling and fermentation tanks.
— As a natural, non-caustic detergent, it’s safe to use alongside other cleaning products such as those which contain chlorine.
— And because it works at much lower temperatures, it’s more energy efficient.
Click here to watch a video on the uses and benefits of ENZYBREW 10 – the new, natural detergent from Realzyme.
Click here to buy ENZYBREW 10.
BrauBeviale is one of the brewing industry’s biggest and best trade exhibitions.
Held annually in Nuremberg, Germany, in the brewing heartland of Franconia, this year’s event promises a bonanza of new innovations, new contacts (and great beers!) for anyone professionally involved in brewing.
And there’s great news for NicheSolutions customers: we’ve got five pairs of three-day passes to give away for free!
That’s right. Just get in touch if you’d like to take advantage of this unique offer. All we ask in return is that you drop by to say hello to us on the Erbsloh stand, Hall 7 stand 219. We’ll be shouting loud about the benefits of NicheSolutions’ premium-quality, low-cost brewing essentials – with unbeatable customer service and back-up expertise.
Brewing barley, Yeast, Dosing, Filling and Cleaning systems make your heart beat faster? Then BrauBeviale is exactly the right place for you! Here you find all the innovations under one roof – from process chain of beverage production to production and marketing of drinks and beverage technology. And this is not the only reason for visiting the exhibition – click here for more information on BrauBeviale 2018
It was a pleasure to head out on the road this week with Volker Moller, master brewer, who flew in from Germany to visit some of our customers and answer some questions about our popular range of Erbsloh products.
Here he is at the Redchurch Brewery in Harlow, explaining the importance of pH values in the brewing process.
The first picture shows Volker with Larenzo, one of the lead head brewers at Redchurch, checking the clarity of a brew using Brausol P Special.
And, most importantly of all, here’s the core range of excellent Redchurch beers.
The Brick Lane Lager passed the Volker Test with flying colours – and we’d also recommend a bottle of the New Zealand Pils in the Bethnal Green taproom the next time you’re in East London!
NicheSolutions are supporters of women’s and non-League football, and are proud sponsors of West Ham United Women.
Here’s your chance to win an official West Ham United shirt signed by all the stars of Manuel Pellegrini’s Premier League first team!
All you have to do is follow @NicheSolutions1 on Twitter and retweet the competition post.
Alternatively, you can follow NicheSolutions (@NicheSolutions1) on Facebook and Like the competition post to enter.
A lucky winner will be chosen at random from all of the entries next week.
NicheSolutions are suppliers of brewing essentials in the UK and Europe – currently working with over half of the UK’s 2000 breweries – and are official suppliers of beer to West Ham United Women.
This week we’re pleased to welcome to the UK Volker Moller, master brewer and technical director of Erbsloh. We’re proud to have Volker accompany us on visits to new customers and those who have asked for guidance on using our products.
As a former master brewer at Bavaria Brewery, with a wealth of experience in quality control and the brewing process, Volker is our ultimate technical back-up.
We look forward to seeing you this week if you’re one of the brewers who asked for assistance with products such as:
• Brausol P Special – for clarification and a vegan-friendly brew,
• Our CraftZYM range of enzymes – invaluable if you’re brewing dry beers – or
• Fructozym – recommended for maximising flavour and minimising cost when you’re brewing fruit beers.
If you’d like any help or guidance on how to use any of products, please don’t hesitate to ask. At NicheSolutions, we’re here to help.
At the moment there’s a widespread trend toward producing drier beers, and many of our customers have been discussing and asking us about the use of enzymes to ease the process.
There are many ways to achieve that ultra-desirable extra dryness, including the use of adjuncts, pure sugars and longer mash schedules – but the popular method that’s really taking off at the moment is using enzymes.
Our CraftZYM range makes for a dry beer with the fullest malt and adjunct flavours possible, which can provide a more balanced profile. You can add our CraftZYM products in the brewhouse or in the cellar, and in different dosages to suit your particular taste. All of the products come with full guidelines for use.
The best way to use the CraftZYM range is give them a trial. We’re already getting lots of positive feedback from brewers who have trialled and are now using the product. If you’d like a free sample, just let us know when you’re making your next order.
Recent price rises across the industry have seen traditional strains and popular brands of ale yeast hit new highs anywhere between £40 and £60 per 500g.
So why not give our premium quality AY4 and AY5 Fermoyeast a try? They’re just £26 for 500g, and you won’t be able to tell the difference.
We asked a couple of our regular customers what they thought of AY4 and AY5.
Les at Liverpool’s Neptune Brewery gave AY4 and AY5 the thumbs-up for use in stouts and IPAs. “I did like-for-like trials with my existing yeast and found there was no difference, AY4 and AY5 ferments the same amount of time and has the same characteristics in taste and aromas.”
And Lee at Brew York Brewery already uses AY4 and AY5 on his full range of beers. “I’ve found no difference in the AY4 AY5 to the yeast that I was using before. They pitch at the same temperatures and the esters are the same.”
If you’d like to put it to the test, just ask for a free sample next time you’re putting in an order.