Introduction to containers
Containers are what you rack your beer into when using the Production section. Container types include
50L kegs and
300ml Bottles, but you can make additional types so that Breww works best for you.
Breww can also handle a different taxable capacity from the gross capacity for your beer duty return.
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.
Smallpack represents anything you package your beer in beyond a cask or a keg. Most commonly, this will include cans and bottles but other packaging formats such a Bag In A Box or 5L mini kegs would also fall under this category.
We highly recommend setting your smallpack containers up as the base unit (e.g.
Can - 330ml, rather than
Case of 24 x 330ml Cans), as it provides more flexibility throughout the product management process.
If you would like to set up a case of cans or bottles, you can do so by creating a product that uses multiple cans or bottles, see the Products section.
You can create your casks/kegs in Breww individually or in bulk. Breww has full container tracking functionality built-in for your casks and kegs. You can see where they are currently (which customer, or with you at the brewery) and if they've been assigned to an order/delivery. We'll produce barcode labels which can be printed and stuck onto the containers to help this. Learn more about barcode scanning and labels.
When you receive some non-returnable containers (such as KegStar kegs) you can create these in Breww. We'll generate barcode labels (similar to how they work with your own containers) to allow you to track them through Breww and make sure the right containers are delivered to the right customers.