The 5th Ingredient® + OFS

Key Benefits

The integration between Beer30® and OFS brings two leading software suppliers to the beer industry together to provide unrivaled visibility and transparency from brew to pallet, including end-to-end yield, time and speed losses and operational engagement. The OFS software solution captures signals and information from beer filling and packaging lines and combines this with the intelligence of the crew running the line to give your business a real-time view of your efficiency. Armed with the information OFS provides, you’ll be able to make smarter more informed decisions to fill and pack more beer in less time with less waste. Brewers using OFS often realize 30%+ gains in output.

OFS Benefits

OFS helps you master your manufacturing process, giving you visibility across your performance, and capturing vital production line data and insights. From live dashboards to customizable reports, every part of our software solution is designed to make it easier for you to master your manufacturing process, gain valuable insights and use them to make informed decisions that improve processes and drive efficiency – regardless of your level of technical expertise.
  • Monitor production lines in real time from any device, anywhere, anytime.
  • Gain greater transparency, visibility and control with data and analytics reports for smarter decision making.
  • Know your OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) and the best performing lines to benchmark and measure against targets.
  • Take control of quality, safety and compliance processes.
  • Replace error-prone paper forms with automated digital forms and workflows

How to get started

Decided that OFS is right for your business? Great call! Start your free trial today and get your OFS system shipped to you preconfigured to make installation a breeze, so you can get it mastered from day one. Then, once you’re up and running, we’ll do whatever it takes to ensure you really do master manufacturing; whether that’s evaluating your data and reports to give you valuable insights or proactively monitoring your alerts to ensure the set-up is working for your business.


The partnership with OFS helps take our packaging line downtime tracking to the next level. From my experience at Ballast Point Brewing as a Process Engineer focused on packaging equipment, I know just how important it is to understand the overall efficiency of downtime and the thousands of dollars that can be saved daily with proper analysis. Prior to this integration, Beer30 customers would have to manually add the start and stop signals onto each line during a run. This was tedious and we knew that sensors were the better way! By partnering with OFS and having their hardware and proprietary software provide Beer30 the metrics of downtime tracking, we are really able to continue our mission of helping #BrewMoreBeer as every minute counts when you’re running high-speed lines. OFS is an industry pioneer and their mission ties in directly with ours on using efficiencies and KPIs to make a difference for each of their clients. The added value is also evident where breweries can now focus on the link between the beer quality across carbonation specifications in finished cans, bottles, and kegs in Beer30 with the reasons of downtime from OFS, providing an actual causation tracking of issues that may occur. We’re excited to help our customers continue to focus on their production growth and quality improvement!


The 5th Ingredient
Miami Lakes, FL

We conducted a benchmark industry report and found that craft brewers typically spend more than half their time not making beer. That’s a data problem – paper-based processes, not knowing where the issues that halt the line are coming from, or how much downtime or waste they’re causing. The combination of OFS and Beer30 software will bring full integration and automation of all data points into any brewer’s hands. More importantly, it will help them make more beer, in less time, with less waste.


OFS Systems
Richmond VIC, Australia

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.

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