Racking (packaging beer) in Breww

Once you have started a batch in Breww and transferred it to one of your vessels, you can rack your beer off into products. Racking in Breww is a straightforward process, navigate to Production > Actions > Rack (package) where you will be prompted to select which vessel you would like to rack from (see image below). Alternatively, if you’re already on the batch in question, you can use the Actions > Rack (package) button (this will filter the vessels list to only those applicable to the batch in question).

Once you have selected the vessel to rack from, you will be prompted to select which product you are racking into.

Once you have selected your product, you will need to input the details around the racking instance; how many containers are being used, time & date and losses. When selecting containers (for cask & kegs), you can either manually select any tracked containers used from the dropdown menu or use the Breww app to scan them in with your mobile device. You can input the number of non-returnables being used at this point if required.

Once racking details have been entered, you can proceed through the racking flow and assign any additional stock items used, such as boxes or cans. These stock items will automatically pull through if already assigned to a container type or product. Once the racking process is complete, you will have the option to print labels for all items racked in this instance.

If you prefer to print racking labels in advance of entering the racking into Breww, you can do this by adding your planned packaging to the batch, and then Breww will give you the option to print these labels.

As mentioned above, racking of casks & kegs is supported in the Breww mobile app (for iOS & Android). Using the app allows you to use your device camera to scan barcodes of any tracked containers you are racking into right from your phone. At this time racking of smallpack is not supported on the native mobile app.

If you send beer off to be packaged via a 3rd party packager, please read our article on how this is managed in Breww.

For information on printing stock labels for your racked beer, please see How to print stock (racking/packaging) labels.