Buyer's Guide - Handling and Storing Liquid Ingredients


Handling and Storing Liquid Ingredients

The proper handling and storing of ingredients is critical in food processing and manufacturing. That's why it's important to establish standard procedures for receiving and storing Briess ingredients. We recommend you develop written procedures and train your staff to follow them implicitly. Here are several tips to incorporate into the written procedures for your specific operation regarding the handling and storing of Briess liquid ingredients:

1) Receiving Product

  • Designate responsibility to one person
  • Inspect condition of both delivering trailer and load
  • Query driver on what other products were bi-loaded
  • Inspect each pail, drum, tote, etc., as it is unloaded for dents, scratches, leaks, etc. If contamination is suspected, stop unloading. If loss of product is involved, customer should sign the Bill of Lading attesting to the exceptions, then notify your Customer Service Representative immediately.
  • All shipments from Briess are palletized and stretch wrapped. Full truckload shipments have a cable lock seal on the trailer. If shipment is not palletized and/or shrink wrapped upon arrival, please note on the Bill of Lading and advise your Customer Service Representative immediately. In this case, palletize before storage.
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2) Storage Area

  • Store in accordance with Good Manufacturing Procedures.
  • Best stored in temperatures of 70-80 ºF or lower
  • Avoid storing at temperatures 90 ºF or above which can cause color development and possible sensory changes
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3) Product Storage

  • Stack pallets of pails and drums two high at maximum.
  • Liquid totes can be stacked up to three pallets high. This allows for convenient inspection on top of stack.
  • Pallets can be placed side by side in rows
  • An 18-inch aisle should be left between rows and walls for convenient inspections and cleaning.
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4) Product Usage

  • Rotate inventory to use first-in, first-out
  • If a container is opened for quality purposes, use the product as soon as possible.
  • Liquid malt extracts and syrups act as a culture for airborne mold and yeast.
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6) Storing Opened Product

  • We do not recommend storing opened product
  • If you must store opened product, store at cool temperatures to help deter the growth of mold.
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