News from The 5th Ingredient

Getting Started with Beer30? Here are Four Steps to Setting Up

Getting Started with Beer30? Here are Four Steps to Setting Up

Interested in setting up a brewery management system? We can have Beer30 up and running in your business within two days.

4 Steps to Brew Better Beer with Brewery Analytics

4 Steps to Brew Better Beer with Brewery Analytics

By following these four steps on improving the fundamentals of data analytics at your brewery, you can lead the efforts to transform your data into cost savings.

'The 5th Ingredient’ Launches World's First Software for Kombucha Brewers

'The 5th Ingredient’ Launches World's First Software for Kombucha Brewers

We have launched Bucha30 - the first software designed to track inventory, quality, production, SCOBY, and accounting, specifically for Kombucha breweries.

Our Founders’ Story: Where they started, how they got here, and plans for The 5th Ingredient’s future

Our Founders’ Story: Where they started, how they got here, and plans for The 5th Ingredient’s future

Our “The 5th Ingredient” Founders, Pulkit (PK) and Ryan, aren't your everyday software developers. They both have extensive experience in the brewing industry.

A Seamless Experience - Beer30 integrates with Xero and Quickbooks Online

A Seamless Experience - Beer30 integrates with Xero and Quickbooks Online

Our brewery management software completely integrates with Xero and QuickBooks Online. Here are the benefits of automated accounting processes for breweries - and how Beer30 can sync with them.


What our customers are saying

MacLeod Ale Brewing

As a Brewer, Beer30 has made my job much easier. Things such as a live inventory of all Raw Materials have helped us plan out the brewing schedule with ease. So many times before Beer30 we would scramble at the last minute to find substitutes for grain that we thought we had, causing us to push back brew dates and move things around. Frustrating, I know. Many other programs we have used in the past were not as user friendly, and we spent more time fixing bugs and learning the software than brewing itself.[Read More]

Stephen Reeves, Head Brewer
Van Nuys, California, USA
Your Mates Brewing Co.

Beer30 has taken our production to the next level. At Your Mates Brewing Co, we tried unsuccessfully to onboard with other inventory systems due to long winded on-boarding processes. After making the decision, we had on boarded and were brewing within two days and haven't skipped a beat since. [Read More]

Christen McGarry, Owner
Warana, Queensland, Australia
Aether Brewing

From the moment we saw it and had a look through, we loved the system. Its brewery side features are brilliant, intuitive and comprehensive. … What really blew us away was the speed of implementation. 24 hours from decision to go with Beer30 and we had loaded our inventory, stock, what was in our tanks and set up for packaging. Then 36 hours after decision, we were brewing with the support of Beer30.[Read More]

Dave Ward, Co-Owner & Head Brewer
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Currumbin Valley Brewing

Beer30 is a great all round tool for any brewery operator. The customer service is next level. The app is constantly being upgraded with features. I feel like we are only using it to a small amount of its potential, it has so much to offer. It seriously is an "all-in-one" brewery software kit. Currumbin Valley Brewing loves it” [Read More]

"Smokey" Pete Wheldon, Co-Founder
Currumbin Valley, Queensland, Australia
Eddyline Brewery NZ

The NZ excise tax reporting is cumbersome and expensive. Now instead of spending 3-4 long days tracking sales and correlating each sale to the ABV and volumes it is literally a 2 click process and more importantly our confidence level is very high that there are ZERO ERRORS! The cost savings is realized by labor savings alone.[Read More]

Mic Heynekamp, Owner
Stoke, Nelson, New Zealand
Protector Brewery

For us, the Beer30 software is a powerful tool for distribution, processing, and reporting. Key benefits have been keeping track of our kegs, tracing batches back to lot numbers, and quickly doing our TTB reports. When it comes to being an organic brewery, accurate reporting is extremely important and Beer30 has been a huge help in that process.” [Read More]

Sean Haggerty, Founder & President
San Diego, California, USA
Eden Brewery

It has taken our brewery from the dark paper ages to the 21st century. There's probably even a graph that can show you how much money and time T5I has saved me. Cannot recommend them highly enough! It truly is the 5th ingredient in a great beer.[Read More]

Jacob Newman, Owner & Head Brewer
Mittagong, NSW, Australia
White Dog Brewing

Questions are always answered almost immediately, the onboarding was easy and fast, and they are always open to suggestions and hearing how brewers/ businesses actually need the software to work. Even to the point that after asking a question, that day or the next they have made a change to the software to make it easier to use or address a need we had. They have never told us, "we can't do that", they find a way. [Read More]

Dan Jordan, Co-Owner
Boise, Idaho, USA
Market Garden Brewery

As soon as I discovered the capabilities of Beer30 ... it was a no brainer to switch over from Orchestrated Beer. After only a few short weeks we began to see cost savings in time and materials from this cloud based solution. The process insights have empowered our entire team ... to grow our business and profitability.[Read More]

Mike Foran, Co-Founder & COO
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Boiling Pot Brewing

Beer30 has been instrumental to our brewery by allowing us to implement processes in a much faster and more convenient way than our previous manual system. Being able to integrate with our accounting software (Xero) has been a godsend for our accounts department! Highly recommend this software!” [Read More]

John Scott Madill, Owner
Noosaville, Queensland, Australia
Smog City Brewing

... From raw materials and the brewing process, through finished goods and packaging, Beer30 provides the real-time information that is needed to make decisions and keep the beer flowing!” [Read More]

Jonathan Porter, Owner / Brewer
Torrance, California, USA
Dr Hops Kombucha Beer

Bucha30 was a real game changer for our business. Having the history of that continuous brew right there, being tracked at all times is invaluable. I can see every action that’s been done with it and the information is easy to read. ...There really isn’t anything that can replace the value of this kind of service.[Read More]

Tommy Weaver, Co-Founder & Brewmaster
San Leandro, California, USA
ONCO Fermentations, Inc.

ONCO Fermentations is excited to be the first NY brewery to sign on with The 5th Ingredient for all our brewery process, inventory, and analysis needs. We evaluated a lot of programs and this one hit all the buttons. The ease of use and hands on guidance, training, continuous updates based on client feedback, and support by this company has blown us away.[Read More]

Erin Bullard & Brian Bullard, Founders
Tully, New York, USA
Corazón de Malta SA de CV

When trying Beer30 we realized that in just 1 day we had put all our tanks, recipes, customers, etc. And we said this is the program we were looking for! Today, I know exactly how much raw material and how much beer (in tanks, BT, Bottles, Kegs...) I have in the brewery, and I know exactly the cost of each thing. In conclusion, I have not used Excel, nor the calculator since we started with Beer30, everything is there, all in one place![Read More]

Germán Schilman, Owner
Jalisco, Mexico
The Brewing Projekt

Implementation was simple… We did an hour or two training session with Pulkit and our management team then sat down our brewers for a lunch & learn and by the end of it our people felt proficient enough to hit the ground running. The integration directly from Beer30 into QuickBooks not only saves us time but helps eliminate “fat finger” human errors that have plagued us in the past.” [Read More]

William Glass, Founder
Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA
Chandlers Ford Brewing

The startup for Beer30 was pretty seamless for me. An easy walk through with PK on the demo was enough to feel confident I could operate the software. I love the depth of data that I can provide at my own discretion on a recipe. The flow of materials and process is super simple and makes tracking a breeze. A few brews in and I was very familiar with how things move throughout the system. ” [Read More]

Doug Tibbs, Owner
Huntsville, Alabama, USA
Pelican Brewing

Pelican Brewing is fortunate to be growing rapidly. This growth has stressed systems that historically provided visibility of liquid staging & migration… We still handle inventory, invoicing, and accounting function through an MRP/ERP. We completely decouple batches from the MRP, track essential data through Beer30, then send finished goods back to the MRP. It’s easy to do, with far fewer keystrokes. [Read More]

Martin G. Bills, Director of Brewing Operations
& Jason Schlebach, Brewery Manager
Tillamook, Oregon, USA
Red Crow Brewing Company

We had used or tested out several other management programs but none of them checked all of the boxes that we were looking for. Beer30 has allowed us to focus on our processes and then be able to overlay them to ensure we are getting as consistent a product as possible.[Read More]

Chris Roberts, Co-Founder & Head Brewer
Olathe, Kansas, USA
Pals Brewing Company

What I love about Beer30 is the ability to graph any data from a single brand across multiple batches with just a few mouse clicks. It also saves me countless trips to the file cabinet when I’m doing my month end beer costs and inventories. I can’t imagine going back to paper and spreadsheets.” [Read More]

Paul Oettinger, Head of Manufacturing & QA
North Platte, Nebraska, USA
Exile Brewing

Beer30 has helped us minimize spreadsheets, paperwork & redundant data entry while increasing data accuracy, lot traceability and accountability. The handshake between operations and finances also gives us the ability to pinpoint inefficiencies and effectively address them. Beer30 continues to positively influence operations in our brew house, cellar, lab, packaging floor and finance department.” [Read More]

RJ Tursi, Founder & CEO
& Exile, Team
Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Pilot Project Brewing

Beer30 hands down has saved Pilot Project money, time, and resources by implementing a one-stop management platform for all brewery related work. From the in-depth brewing dashboard, COGS calculator, and accurate inventory to the distribution hub, QBO integration, and robust analytics. Most facets of our business can be seen directly in Beer30.” [Read More]

Jordan Radke, Co-founder & COO
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Slow Pour Brewing Company

With so much going on with brewing operations, it’s giving us visibility into what we have in every tank at any point in time. I get notifications via text and email as tasks are completed based on settings that I have provided. We operated for a year and a half without the software and I wish we had purchased this a lot sooner.[Read More]

John Reynolds, Founding Partner
Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA
Latchkey Brewing

Beer30 is a new approach to software, designed for a new approach to making beer and running a brewery. Over the past year, Beer30 has grown up with us. Originally just used as a Brewing log, we now use it in every aspect of our business, from taproom to distribution, to brewing and production.[Read More]

Matt West, Co-Founder
& Gerald Dollente, Co-Founder
San Diego, California, USA
Silver Branch Brewing

Switching from Ekos to Beer30 has been a no-brainer for us. The ability to see a development roadmap and get really active support has been a game changer... Very cool stuff. Finally, a brewing software that we're excited about! [Read More]

Brett A. Robison, Co-founder & COO
Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
Black Hops Brewery

... we found the software to be brilliant at Beer production and the features that required further development were implemented extremely quickly and professionally by the super responsive and helpful Beer30 team. Highly recommended!![Read More]

Dan Norris, Co-founder& CEO
Burleigh Heads, Queensland, Australia
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