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Brewers Needed!
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All employees of DEBC are on a singular mission:

To make the best damn beer out there.

The brunt of the work toward this audacious goal falls on our brewing team. Some would say if you’re going to brew local craft beer in the land of Clydesdales and global beer conglomerates, you’d sure as hell better know what you’re doing. Our brewers know what they’re doing. Together, the men of DEBC are here to take back beer’s rightful place. They’re here to prove that beer has flavor— and that beer drinkers can have taste. They know this to be true, and they’re tired of waiting for someone else to spread the news. Right now, all over the country, brewers are re-educating us about the greatness of craft beer. And it’s about time someone re-introduced Dallas to it.  And to do that, we’re expanding our brew team.

We have a 30 barrel system, 3 vessel (lauter/mash, boil, whirlpool) plus a dedicated hop-back.

Below are listed examples of some of the job responsibilities of a Deep Ellum Brewing Company Brewer:

A. Daily duties
• Take level readings on the serving tanks.
• Monitor sugar decrease in fermenters.
• Monitor pressure build up in fermenters.
• Monitor quality and temperature of fermenting beers.
• Monitor quality, flavor and carbonation of serving beers.
• Monitor usage of serving beers.
• Filter finished beer when beer is aged enough in the fermenter.
• Keg off the old beer in the server.
• Brew beer when a fermenter is empty.
• Manage and monitor everything listed below.
• Rearrange production schedule as necessary daily.
• Reschedule Assistant Brewer’s time as necessary.

B. Weekly duties
• Labwork.
• Verify beerlines were cleaned, or clean them.
• Create brew/filter production schedule.
• Fill out and fax Weekly Beer Management Report.

C. Semi-monthly duties
• Federal BATF excise taxes.
• When keg dock sales begin, go through keg sheets, make calls and send notices.

D. Monthly duties
• Federal BATF excise taxes.
• State excise taxes (TTB or TABC).
• Inventory at the brewery & at any warehouse site.
• Represent Deep Ellum Brewing Company at local small brewer association meetings

E. Bi-monthly duties
• Clean out silo.
• Take delivery of grain/malt in silo/grain room.

F. Quarterly duties
• See the Seasonal Maintenance and Cleaning Schedule for a more complete list.
• Take delivery of specialty malt. Verify order and sort by type for future inventory taking.
• Deep-clean outsides of tanks, floors, etc.

G. Semi-annual duties
• See the Seasonal Maintenance and Cleaning Schedule for a more complete list.
• Preventative maintenance acid washing and re-passivation of all tanks. (Including mash screens and DE Filter.)
• Take butterfly valves apart for cleaning.

H. Irregularly scheduled duties
• Attend and work at beer festivals, promoting Deep Ellum Brewing Company. (Get everything ready – beer, jockeybox, CO2, coasters, banner, displays & literature.)
• Talk to the media.
• Talk to the public (our customers or people passing through).
• Personally answer inquiries from breweriana collectors.
• Personally answer inquiries from microbrew enthusiasts.
• Give tours.
• Teach managers & bartenders to give tours if possible.
• Give speeches to local service clubs, conferences, etc.
• Read brewing periodicals to keep up with technology.
• Keep ears open for possible future competition in your area.
• Deal with Deep Ellum Brewing Company insurance people, local and regional regulators, and any other authority a brewery must deal with regularly or at irregular intervals.
• Schedule new managers and bartenders to brew one day in the brewhouse with you.
• Keep copies of customer information sheets stocked for the customers.

OTHER DUTIES

I. Manage the Brewery.
• Design new beer recipes.
• Monitor customer’s comments and raw materials in order to modify current regular beer recipes when necessary, and permission has been granted to do so.
• Hire, train, and if necessary, fire Assistant Brewers.
• Have knowledge of total operations: All equipment.
• Have knowledge of total operations at other Deep Ellum Brewing Company breweries,
• Design new procedures when necessary, and permission has been granted to do so.
• Inform Drew of any new procedures.
• Inform Drew of any quality control problems.
• Inform Drew of beer scheduling problems. (ie: running out of beer.)
• Do whatever the owners or Drew ask you to do, unless it is illegal.

J. Manage OSHA
• Keep the MSDS binder up-to-date.
• Hold monthly safety meetings with all brewers.
• Keep records of safety meetings and topics.
• Schedule OSHA Consulting (not Inspection!) to come and consult on Health and Safety (not Ergonomic).
• Follow recommendations to keep in compliance.
• Try to stay abreast of new requirements/regulations.
• If possible, try to involve General Manager and Kitchen Manager in safety meetings, since the law requires Company-Wide safety meetings be held quarterly.

K. Manage Supplies.
• Keep track of beer raw materials. (malt, hops, yeast, fruit, etc.)
• Keep track of brewing supplies. (bungs, D.E., filter cartridges, chemicals, etc.)
• Keep track of lab supplies. (alcohol burner fluid, agar media, test tubes, etc.)
• Keep track of safety supplies. (rubber boots & gloves, band aids, goggles, etc.)

L. Manage Beer Production
• Keep all beers on tap at all times.
• Produce finished beer for the brewery bar(s).
• Produce kegged beer for accounts and dock sales.
• Monitor volume beer sales.
• Predict volume beer sales (and dock sales).
• Keep Cask Conditioned beer on tap Thurs.- Sat. minimum.
• Produced Cask beer for tours
• Monitor volume Cask sales.
• Predict volume Cask sales.
• Keep an adequate amount of Cask beer on stillage, conditioning for future use.
• Schedule production according to monitored and predicted beer levels.
• Brew, filter, keg, and cask beer according to the above schedule.

M. Manage Cooperage. (For cask, in-house, & future sales kegs.)
• Paint numbers on all kegs and taps.
• Teach bartenders/managers to keep a written record of who checks out which keg or tap.
• Call people on the phone to remind them to return their kegs and taps.
• Mail postcards (written notices) after 2 months.

N. Ordering. (Develop relationship with suppliers, get best prices, etc.)
• Raw materials.
• Brewing supplies.
• Lab supplies.
• Safety supplies.
• Supplies for the bar. (To-go bottles, caps, box set-ups, filling tubes.)
• Kegs and Taps.
• Office supplies. (sometimes)
• Service suppliers. (beerline cleaning, etc.)

O. Cleaning Schedules
• See the Seasonal Maintenance and Cleaning Schedule for a more complete list.
• General cleaning of fermenters and servers.
• Preventative maintenance cleaning of fermenters, servers, kettle, liquor back, mash tun, filter, keg washer, etc.
• Kegs.
• Party taps.
• Exterior of tanks and brewery walls.
• Floors and drains.
• Mill room.
• Any off-site warehouse.

P. Trouble Shooting.
• Preventative maintenance.
• Invent gadgets and apparatus to get the job done.
• Fix anything that breaks, if you can.
• If you can’t fix it, hire someone who can fix it.

Q. Represent Deep Ellum Brewing Company (DEBC):
• Anytime you are in public and someone asks what you do.
• At local small brewer’s association meetings. (Most other attendees are owners.)
• At Master Brewers Association of the Americas meetings.
• At local beer tastings and regional/national festivals.
• When writing articles for national magazines.
• As speaker for local clubs and national conferences.
• To the local and national media.

To apply:
Please submit resume and any pertinent attachments to jobs@deepellumbrewing.com with the subject line of “Job: Assistant Brewer

GO DEEP!

Drew Huerter - Head Brewer

Posted By Tait Lifto (Sales & Brand Ninja)
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9 Responses to Brewers Needed!

  1. Dave Mayfield says:

    Hi, my name is Dave, and I’ve been a homebrewer now for three and a half years, and have been a member of the North Texas Homebrewer’s Association for two. I saw on facebook that you have a position open for an assistant. I would like to talk to someone about this. Even if it is one or two days a week I would be very interested. Please contact me by email, or you may call me at 214.284.7538. Thank you!

  2. Richard Harris says:

    If the assistant brewer does all this, what the hell the the head brewer do? Sorry guys but this is funny.

  3. Erek says:

    I would like to join the DEBC brewhouse and would appreciate the opportunity to discuss with Drew how I could support him.

    CV sent via email

  4. Dan George says:

    Maybe I should quit my silly cancer research job and move to Dallas.

  5. Lyle Valentich says:

    Home brewer for about 4 years. Grant writer and consultant as well. 18 years experience running a business including supervisory, auditing, hiring/firing/recruiting, marketing, commercial artist and tattoo artist with 18 years experience. Very mature and stable as well as a real workhorse and very driven. I’d be very interested in the position and guarantee I would keep the company’s best interest at heart at all times.

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