The 5th Ingredient® + Fermly®

Key Benefits

The partnership illustrates The 5th Ingredient and Fermly’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of efficiency in brewing. Integration of the platforms allows breweries to have access to both data platforms at once, giving an edge to brewing, production, and quality at the same time. Users will be able to track everything, from grain to glass, with perfectly synced measurements from ABV to attenuation and trusted testing by a TTB-certified chemist-owned laboratory.

Explore Fermly Services for Your Brewery

Fermentation Profile

  • ABV + ABW
  • Real + apparent extract
  • OG + FG
  • Real + apparent degrees of fermentation
  • IBU
  • pH
  • SRM

Water Chemistry

  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Bicarbonate
  • Chloride
  • Potassium
  • Sulfate
  • Zinc
  • pH

Industry leading industry qPCR yeast identification system

  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. Diastaticus
  • Brettanomyces
  • Zygosaccharomyces
  • Schizosaccharomyces

Industry leading qPCR bacteria identification system

  • Lactobacillus species (brevis, lindneri, backii, acetotolerans)
  • Pediococcus
  • Megasphaera
  • Pectinatus

Nutrition Panel for FDA requirements

  • Carbohydrates
  • Protein
  • Sodium
  • Total sugar

A Word From The Founders

Lab control and quality metrics are just as important as cost tracking and inventory management. With this new integration of Beer30Ⓡ and a TTB-certified lab, we continue to innovate the offerings that a brewery data management software should provide to all brewery customers. By providing a real-time stream of data from the Fermly lab platform, brewers and owners at a brewery can compare operator data against lab instruments. The lab metrics provided by Fermly tie in with state and federal ABV compliance, helping ensure that each batch of a registered brand is consistent. Using Beer30 to compare these data points across multiple batches of the same beer brand allows breweries to continuously fine-tune their processes.


The 5th Ingredient
Miami Lakes, FL

When looking at ways to provide more value for breweries and beverage manufacturers, our first thought went to developing a brewery management system and growing our existing QA/QC data platform. We came across Beer30 and realized The 5th Ingredient had developed what we had in mind all along—a brewery management system that caters to the way breweries work and think. A partnership naturally made sense, and we are thrilled to be able to offer a more streamlined approach to TBB certified QA/QC. This integration brings together two companies and two platforms with complementary capabilities that will better serve brewers across the country. Alignment of our two platforms is a natural progression to enhance the value to every brewery to produce their best beers consistently.

The 5th Ingredient

Ready to ditch the old-school methods of paper logs, whiteboards, and spreadsheets? Tired of trying to juggle multiple software systems to find a single solution that fits your process? Do other brewery software systems feel more like they were built for accountants rather than the brewer?

You need to talk to us!

The 5th Ingredient develops all-in-one brewery management systems that makes it easy to use your data for real-time process improvement.

Reach out for a free software demo and see how to #BrewMoreBeer and #BrewBetterBeer with #Beer30 or #BrewMoreBucha and #BrewBetterBucha with #Bucha30.

Brewery Data Management Software

  • Track all process data to ensure full traceability from grain-to-glass.
  • Understand the COGS behind each batch and better analyze your profit margins.
  • Perform sensory and VDK analysis on a daily basis, along with many other quality checkpoints.

Kombucha Brewery Management

  • Brew into the same mother tanks and track fermentation profiles over months and years.
  • Understand the way your SCOBY health is doing as you harvest and repitch into new brews.
  • Track inventory for base sugars and teas, hops, and flavored tea adjuncts.

Fermly Services

  • Accessible
    Built with craft brewers in mind, we built our own data portal for cloud access to your trusted QA/QC data. Everything from scheduling a test to knowing your test results are at your fingertips 24×7.
  • Customized
    We know every brewery is different, and you want to know specific data about your beers. We set ourselves apart from traditional lab services with a simple to understand monthly subscription and affordable pricing that makes sense for small brewers.
  • Simplicity
    With subscription boxes sent monthly to your doorstep, we take the pain out of mailing out samples. Everything is included in the box, just fill the sample jars, seal, and have the box picked up. You just ran out of excuses for not doing QA/QC at your brewery.
  • Production Suite
    Our Production Suite is the building block of QA/QC. With an innovative subscription approach to lab work, we help you take the guesswork out of maintaining constancy and quality. You keep track of all testing results on the Fermly Portal (and now Beer30!) for on demand access to accurate statistics. Production Suite metrics are built to help you start understanding and implementing a trusted QA/QC program in the brewery.
  • Fast
    Why worry about finding ways to get samples to a testing lab? Our hassle-free subscription box makes your life easy. Fill up the sample jars, seal the box up with the included prepaid shipping label and arrange for pick up. You receive testing results on the Fermly Portal within 24-48 hours after it gets to us.
  • Accurate
    Why shouldn’t every brewery have access to quality QA/QC? We designed a laboratory that would make most regional breweries jealous. Fermly is owned by a TTB certified chemist to help with your exportation needs. From 200 BBLs to 15,000 BBLs/year, our family of breweries trust our services.