Creating Container Types and Containers / Non-returnable Containers

Creating Container Types

Individual container types should be set up for all your base beer packaging, be it a firkin, non-returnable keg or 440ml can. To create a container type, go to Containers > Actions & tools > + Add new container type. You can then choose your container type name, gross capacity, taxable capacity and type. The three types to choose from are cask, keg or smallpack. It is important that your container types are for the base containers only, not multipacks. For example, ‘440ml can’ can be a container type, but not ‘24 x 440ml can’. Multipacks are products made from multiple single container types.

Within a container type, you can specify which stock items (if any) are always used when racking into that specific container type. For example, a 330ml bottle container type may always use a 330ml bottle from your stock, in addition to a bottle cap. This is especially useful for tracking cost and inventory during the racking process. You will always be asked to confirm the use of these items during racking so that you can ensure the correct usage of any stock items and add or remove any items if needed.

Creating containers and Non-returnable containers

Once you have created your container types, you will need to create your containers in Breww. There are two ways to do this, the first way to create containers is by going to the data importer tool. You can locate this by going to Settings > Data imports and updates > Containers. Please note, this importer is only used for containers you own and not for non-returnables.

The second way to create your containers is from the Containers tab. Under the containers section of the page, you will see a green button called + Add container (pictured below).

Non-returnable containers

If you use containers that you don’t need to track and collect, you can create Non-returnable containers in Breww. Breww knows the difference between these and those you own and lets you handle them differently. Breww tracks them throughout the time they’re with you, and can even account for their cost in your reports, and ends their life cycle when you deliver them to a customer.

To create a non-returnable container, you can do this in the same way that you create your returnable containers by going to the Container tab and clicking + Add available containers (pictured below).