Head Brewer / Brew Master


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bluffton, SC, US 


Brewing / Packaging: Brewmaster - Formally Educated/Trained, Head Brewer, Brewer
Craft Breweries: Brewmaster - Formally Educated/Trained, Head Brewer

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Full time



Position Title:

Head Brewer / Brew Master

Job Description:

~~Southern Barrel Brewing Co. – Full-time Head Brewer
Southern Barrel Brewing Co in Bluffton, SC is looking for a highly-motivated, hard-working Head brewer to join our fast-growing brewery team. This position is for individuals with a heightened attention to detail and a focus on achieving excellence in quality. It’s essential that our brewers can think critically, problem solve, execute tasks precisely in a fast-paced environment, and communicate effectively. Desires to research, learn, and constantly improve your knowledge base and skill set is a must. Southern Barrel Brewing Co. is an award winning brewery that distributes in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, And Florida.

Job Requirements:

• 3+ years of experience in wort production
• Full Availability throughout the week with a flexible schedule
• Ability to think critically and multitask
• Ability to operate a forklift
• Ability to lift 55+ lbs regularly
• Ability to safely handle concentrated cleaning chemicals on a regular basis
• Ability to crouch, sit, stand, pull, push, bend, and/or twist while working in confined, wet, hot, and/or cold environments
• Ability to stand for an entire shift
• Ability to climb and work on a ladder
Experience in the following is a big plus!
• Double seam can evaluation and understanding
• Proficient use of microscope and hemocytometer
• TTB tax filing
• Barrel aging
• Sour barrel aging and blending
• Lager brewing techniques
• Familiar with cartridges filtering and regeneration of filters

• Milling, Malt Handling
• Executing weekly wort production on a 20bbl 3-vessel Brewhouse (JVNW)
• Recording detailed data on brewhouse operations
• Operate Cask canning line with Paktech Topper
• Cleaning of beer lines for tavern
• Giving detailed beer tour/ class to all new employees
   Facilitation your own beer test to new employees
   Coaching all front of house employees to Cicerone beer server test
• Staging raw materials, ensuring all inventory necessary is available for production
• Yeast Pitching/Management/tracking
• Fermentation Management: Gravities, Dry Hopping, Carbonating, Dropping, etc.
• Ensure the cleanliness and upkeep of all areas related to wort production (brewhouse, mill room, raw material storage, etc.)
• Must prioritize safety of yourself and other team members at all times and strive to constantly improve the safety of your work environment
• Participate in regular deep cleaning efforts around the brewery
• Research and bring forward the best ideas about process and quality improvement
• Participate in scheduled in-house maintenance and upkeep
• Receiving and storing raw materials at our service area, loading trucks
• May be required to aid in packaging or cellar responsibilities
• This is not an exhaustive list and applicants should be ready and willing to lend a hand where necessary to ensure our growing production operates accurately and smoothly