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Beer From Elephant Digested Coffee Beans – Peculiar Foods

I must claim to having heard first hand of an area where a nut is used as a food, after having been eaten and excreted by an animal. In this area there is a strong belief that kernels from a marula nut that has been eaten by a goat are much more tasty than the [...]

Swings and Roundabouts in Brewing

Its interesting that the heart of beer development outside of Europe could be argued to have started in the US moved to Britain and then back to the US and that the UK is now moving towards learning from the US.

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This 3 or 4 page [...]

Brewing in USA - The Small Option.

Over the next while there will probably be a number of posts showing that smaller alternatives to the multinational food companies, are where growth is happening at present. An interesting question is does this also bring the “try it quickly and fail” approach used in the computing industry to the Food Industry?

Mobile Processing

Mobile processing always comes up in brainstorming as a way of reducing capital investment in small scale food processing enterprises. Here is one I had not seen or considered.

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A previous post describes a transportable abattoir and I have seen transportable essential oil and a hammer [...]

SAB Brews With Cassava – Single Screenshot Series

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Single Screenshot Series

Small Manufacturers/Brewers Can Still Triumph

This is a lovely story by of a tiny BioGro certified family brewery in Taranaki, Mike’s Organic Brewery. It won the Supreme Award for branding and packaging at the 2009 BrewNZ International Beer Awards.


from: Mike’s Organic Brewery (click image to visit the site)


With 74 of the country’s top [...]

How To Brew Beer According To GEA

GEA the multination food and brewing equipment company has a sophisticated presentation of how beer is brewed.


from: GEA (click image to run presentation)


The presentation consists of 17 pages which represent Unit Operations in the brewing process. Each page has short and simple text explaining the process, clickable animations of processes, [...]

Mongozo BV – African Food Processor

Another in the series which simply links to the websites of Food Processing Companies in Africa. It is hoped that the industry can benefit from a knowledge of who’s doing what – either through the establishment of new businesses or through trading.

Mongozo is African based in the materials it uses to produce [...]

Healthy Beer!

This article by a serious scientist, although in a brewing industry support organisation, justifies the consumption of beer in a responsible manner as a way to better health.

from: Greencore Group (click image for full story online)