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Date posted 15th January 2020

WIN A BREWERY GOODIE BAG WORTH £200 – JUST FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA!

To celebrate the fact that we’ve successfully made it halfway through the winter, we’re giving away a giant goodie bag to one of our brewery customers.

The lucky winner will receive each of the following must-have brewery essentials, worth in excess of £200!

– A NicheSolutions wall planner for 2020
– Four packs of our premium branded yeast – 1 x AY4, 1 x AY5, 1 x Fermo Lager and 1 x Trent Fermo Ale Yeast
– A handy USB cask inspection torch (see recent news for more details)
– Plus 200 of our groundbreaking eco-friendly Nc6 six-pack holders (see recent news)

It’s easy to enter the prize draw. All you have to do is follow us on social media!

1 – Follow @NicheSolutions1 on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram
2 – Twitter: Retweet the competition post, tagging two other breweries
– Facebook: Tag two breweries in the comments section, and share the post
– Instagram: Tag two breweries in the comments section, and share the post to your story

That’s all, folks! We’ll be announcing the winner on Monday, January 27!

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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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Date posted 7th November 2019

LISTEN TO THE LATEST HOP FORWARD PODCAST – SHINY HOPPY PEOPLE!

Listen to the latest Hop Forward Podcast, an entertaining treasure trove of expert information, news, views and tips aimed at brewers…

Is there anything more alluring to a brewer than shiny stainless steel? We think not! But where should you start when looking to purchase equipment or upgrade your existing brewhouse?

Should you go steam powered, direct gas fired, or electric? Do you go RTJ, Tri-camp or DIN? And what are the essentials you need to include in your budget and the nice-to-haves you can live without for a while? While costing up brewery essentials may seem like a minefield – let alone installing it in that railway arch! – it need not be.

This week, we talk to commissioning brewers James Campbell (formerly Marble and Cloudwater) and Venkatesh Iyer (ex-Leeds Brewery) of SSV Limited all about brewery vessels and equipment for you and your brewhouse.

Click here to listen or download for later!

This edition of the podcast is sponsored by NicheSolutions – we hope you enjoy it!

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Date posted 4th November 2019

BREWERS – WIN TWO TICKETS TO BRAUBEVIALE! – NOV 12-14


BrauBeviale is one of the brewing industry’s biggest and best trade exhibitions, featuring no less than 152 exhibitors.

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 a pair of three-day passes to give away for free! 

Just get in touch if you’d like to take advantage of this unique offer and enter the draw for two free tickets (normally worth 50 euro, or 40 euro per day). All we ask in return is that you drop by and say hello to Sam, Joe and Sander on the NicheSolutions / Brewers’ Ocean stand. We’ll be shouting loud about the benefits of premium-quality, low-cost brewing essentials, innovative and eco-friendly products and unbeatable customer service and back-up expertise.

Do 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.

There are hundreds of reasons for any brewer to want to visit the exhibition – click here for more information on BrauBeviale 2019.

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Date posted 1st November 2019

SWITCH TO NICHE’S PREMIUM YEASTS – AND BREW PRIZE BEER!

Our congratulations go out to Cumbria’s excellent Dent Brewery, which has won the prestigious SIBA North West Bronze award for Best Bottled British Bitter up to 4.4% with their Aviator ale. The brewery’s best-selling ale, Aviator is an expertly balanced blend between crystal malt and Northdown hops, a classic real ale.

We heard the good news from Keith when he mailed in to reorder a consignment of our premium Trent Fermo Ale yeast.

“I just wanted to let you know,” Keith told us, “that after switching to the Trent Fermo Yeast our flagship bitter Aviator won bronze in the SIBA competition for best bottled bitter in the North West.

“There were over 93 different bottles entered from all over the North West, so winning an award at this level is no mean feat!”

Brewers all over the country are switching to our premium AY4, AY5, Trent Fermo Ale and Fermo Lager yeasts – ask for a free sample pack when you’re placing your next order!

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