Author Archives: Michael Scanzello

Two big distilling shows back-to-back

It’s hard to believe, we are already kicking off the distilling season with the American Craft Spirits Association 5th Annual Distillers Convention and Vendor Trade Show in Pittsburgh, PA, (March 4 – 6More]

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Ohio Craft Brewers Conference – One not to miss

I attended my first Ohio Craft Brewers Conference in Cleveland on January 29-31  and, I must say, I was thoroughly impressed with the whole experience. The show opened with the Brewers Association’s Quality Instructor, … [More]

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Distillers Malt vs. Brewers Malt in the U.S. and their Applications

One of the more common questions I receive from craft distillers is, what are the differences between your “Distillers” malt and your “Brewers” malt? To which, I typically respond with another question. What kind of whiskey are you wanting to produce, or what does your grain bill consist… [More]

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Get your Fermentis Distilling Yeast through Briess!

Briess is excited to now be carrying Fermentis’ line of Distillers Dry Yeast to better serve the craft distilling industry and make it easier to get the ingredients to produce great spirits. It was a natural progression when thinking about what else we can offer to our craft distillers and the… [More]

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ACSA continues to grow

Over 1,100 craft distillers and allied trade attended the fourth annual American Craft Spirits Association Conference & Vendor Expo in Nashville on Feb. 15-17. This is the biggest conference turnout yet for the young ACSA, the craft distilling industry’s not-for-profit trade … [More]

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