Why hire a Consultant

There can be various reasons why Breweries seek the input and advice from a consultant or expert. It really depends on the individual situation of a brewery.

For example:

• There is a need for the expertise and specialized skills that an experienced consultant possesses. The consultant provides sustainable solutions for problems, without the trouble and cost associated for full-time hire.

• There are not enough resources (in-house staff) available to tackle large/complex project. In addition there can be a time restrain to tackle special cause problems for which solutions are needed. The consultant acts like an additional recourse and adds to the team and supplements it. This can be a temporary or even an ongoing engagement.

• To provide objectivity to a situation and an extra pair of fresh eyes without the possible filters that in-house staff may have.

• To bring some new ideas from an “outside expert” to the table. An expert consultant can draw creative ideas from a wide experience base.

• To provide special training to key staff members.

• A consultant also brings accountability for results and cost to achieve a solution. This translates into economic savings for a brewery.

What to look out for when choosing a consultant

There are many Consultant Firms and Consultants out there serving the brewing industry. However when choosing a consultant a brewery should be on the look out for some critical and essential characteristics that a distinguished consultant ought to have.

For example:

• The educational background: The educational background of the individual consultant(s) matters and is of importance. If a consultant advises directly in brewing technology and technical brewing issues than a formal degree in Brewing Science is of essence and a critical must have. World wide there are quite a few outstanding institutions available that deliver superb education in Brewing Technology and Brewing Science. Possessing a formal degree from one of those recognized institution is indispensable for a brewing expert to have.

• The experience: The experience of Consultant is of great importance. At a minimum a 10-year experience as a Brewmaster or in a leading position in the brewing industry is what you would expect from an expert brewery consultant.

• A proven track record of success: In addition a proven track record of success is absolutely essential and it is something you want to see from a “consultant” you trust with handling your projects, concerns etc. A consultant for the brewing industry needs to have a record of being successful before he or she advises others on brewing practices.

• Special skills and extra qualifications. Also having an additional education or qualifications and useful special skills are thought after characteristics of a good consultant. This will make a consultant more valuable to hire.

Why choose Boettcher Brewery Consultant

Boettcher Brewery Consultant with Peter Boettcher as consultant and brewing expert focuses on the operational and technological side of brewery operations with a strong emphasis on meaningful quality control standards. I focus on the application side of the brewing process and in the early critical stages of various projects like expansions, selection of equipment etc. I will advise on the engineering side as well, however I focus more on the all so critical tie ins to the brewing process and brewing operations.

Choosing a consultant is a matter of trust and reliability. I have the education, the expertise and additional special qualifications with a proven track record of success that enables me to work as an expert consultant and provide solution to your problems. I take your matter personally and I will not rest until we have found the right solutions and your project has been successfully executed.


Peter Boettcher

Master Brewer – Consultant – Certified Six Sigma Black-Belt

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