We’ve recently added a bottom discharge, FDA-compliant plastic hopper to our store and were wondering how brewers are putting hoppers to good use. We’d like to pass along suggestions to our customers. A couple of brewery customers have mentioned they are great for allowing smaller portions of malt to be staged before grinding and fed into the mash tun, for example. We've heard they are also helpful for storing and dispensing hops, grains and other dry ingredients (the lids help protect against moisture absorption and pests). What's nice about the heavy-duty plastic is that it avoids issues you may have had with metal hoppers since it eliminates corrosion and rust, resists abrasions and high temperatures, and reduces the potential of damage to walls/floors while in use. We’d appreciate your thoughts!

Cheryl Joyce
Owner & VP Client Services