Malt Yield Forecast for Bitburger: a Toolbox for Data-Driven Brewing Optimization
November 17, 2020
The knowledge and sophistication behind the process of brewing beer evolved over millennia and is now put into an industrial context with the demand for resource-saving efficiency. The path from the raw ingredients to enjoying cold beer is increasingly complex. To meet this challenge, brewing experts, machine manufacturers and data scientists closely collaborated for creating a toolbox that enables a user-friendly access to data-driven solutions. It includes adaptive modules with built-in requirements and offers guidance to set up own problem-solving components. In this talk, attendees will learn how the toolbox accompanies the brewer in the data mining journey from data acquisition to deployment along a malt yield prediction. Insights about the malt quality are provided as a web app supporting process optimization and supplier negotiations. The established use-case-specific strategy is manifested in a generalized form that is easily applicable to similar problems in other companies.