What is The 5th Ingredient?

There are four essential ingredients in beer: water, malt, hops, and yeast. There is, however, an equally as important, fifth ingredient, which is crucial for breweries in taking their practices and results to the next level – data.

The 5th Ingredient helps breweries collect and utilize their data for proactivepredictiveprocess improvement. Our flagship product is Beer30®, a proprietary Software-as-a-Service, which allows a brewery to track data from grain-to-glass. In September 2020, we also launched Bucha30®, the world’s first Kombucha Brewery Management Software system.

Data is the 5th ingredient.
The founders of The 5th Ingredient

Who Is The 5th Ingredient?

The 5th Ingredient was founded in San Diego, California in October 2017 by Pulkit K. Agrawal (PKA). PKA graduated from Harvard College and began working in the beer industry as a Process Engineer at Ballast Point Brewing, where he focused on packaging lines and nitrogen beer.

Afterwards, PKA began consulting for breweries and during this time he saw a clear need in the market for a software system that would track all brewery data from start-to-finish, with a particular focus on the brewer and process data. He launched the Beer30 system in January 2018, and it has scaled since.

In June 2018, Ryan E. Allis joined the team as Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer. Ryan possesses a Master of Science in Bioinformatics from Indiana University, and coupled with his experience at Protector Brewery and The Fat Cat Beer Company, his expertise has been crucial in taking Beer30 to the next level.

Together, PKA and RAllis have led a team to further enhance and grow the Beer30 platform, which continues to assist breweries along the relentless pursuit of improvement.



What Are You Brewing?

Find the software that's right for you.

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Brewery Management Software

Beer30® software provides a fully customizable modular solution that helps breweries track data from grain-to-glass in real time.

Choose a bundle or pick and choose the features your want for everything including keeping track of inventory, brew log, fermentation data, inventory forecasting, sales & distribution, and so much more.

By removing the paper logs that go into daily data tracking, like brew sheets and fermentation profiles, you can enter process data in real-time on your mobile device, tablet, or laptop and focus on brewing consistently quality beer.

Bucha30 Software

Kombucha Brewery Management

Understand the costs that are associated with base sugars & teas, hops, and adjuncts.

Have the ability to rebrew into a mother tank and follow fermentation curves for months to years.

Analyze the health associated with harvesting your SCOBY, and add that to the overall COGS for that particular brew!

Choose a bundle or pick and choose the features your want. 


Take The Next Steps.

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