hydrocooling for produce

Hydrocooling: The Dos and Don’ts for Your Crops

One of the best ways to maintain market-ready freshness to your fruits and veggies is to have a solid post-harvest cooling system in place. Use the tips below to find out if a hydrocooler might be right for you! What Is Hydrocooling? Hydrocooling is the process of bathing fresh produce in freezing water to remove heat. Methods of cooling fruits …

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How to Avoid Krausen Blowout (Fermentation Overflow)

Any seasoned beer brewer has had their fair share of Krausen blowouts. Sometimes these blowouts result in vigorous beer geysers that reach the ceiling! Other times they are gentle, frothing overflows, which cover the floor in sticky, almost-beer. What causes this surprising, bubbly phenomenon? What Is Krausen? Krausen is a foamy byproduct of beer fermentation. After a brewer boils the …

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The Best Ways to Chill Beer Fast

We’ve all been there. You’re getting ready to have friends over, show the game at your house, or entertain guests for dinner. You were well prepared ahead of time and went to the store to buy beer early in the afternoon. But when you got home, the beer never made it into the fridge! Now, people are arriving in 30 …

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The Only Hack Farmers Should Care About

It’s always been tough to be a farmer. That’s why farmers have to be resilient and come up with their own hacks year after year. Today, however, it’s become even harder. Farmers are plowing acre upon acre of produce during the COVID-19 crisis because consumer demand has changed so much, so quickly. There are people desperately in need of food …

Runnin’ With The Devil In Juneau – CoolBot Helps Devil’s Club Brewing Company Stockpile Brews For Cruise Season

Jake Ridle is a Juneau, Alaska native who flew the coop during his “career of schooling,” earning an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts, Bachelor’s Degree in International Business and a Master’s Degree in Global Supply Chain Management before recently returning home to roost — ahem, to brew!  Jake and his friends had been homebrewing as a hobby for years, even …

For the Love of Seeds – ECHO Teaches Sustainable Farming + Provides Crops to Global Network

Holly Sobetski started working with ECHO as an intern in 2005, enrolled in their fourteen month agricultural internship program for recent college graduates. The program is specifically geared towards grads who are interested in becoming development workers overseas, helping small scale farmers in second and third world countries. Holly spent five years working in Cambodia, where she mainly worked with …

“Drink Wisconsinbly” – Historic Barn Venue Gets Modern Walk In Cooler Upgrade

When Carolyn Hewitt relocated to the middle-of-nowhere Wisconsin after a stranger knocked on her door and made an offer she couldn’t refuse on her family’s Southern California home, her family experienced quite the culture shock. Carolyn hadn’t really intended to move as far away as the Midwest. They’d planned on buying an oceanside home not to far from their previous …

Booch Life – Amanda Matson + Chris Bourgeois of TapShack Stoked On CoolBot PRO

Amanda Matson and Chris Bourgeois quit their tech jobs a couple years ago and opened TapShack in Ocean Beach in San Diego. And they did it all “debt, loan, and investment free.” In this article by the SD Voyager, Amanda explains how their “drive to share a healthy product paired with the passion for their community led to the creation …

HVAC Pro Michael Bennett Endorses CoolBot, Saves Customers Time & Money

We are always happy to hear about HVAC professionals using the CoolBot, so when we started seeing posts from Bennett Heating and Cooling, we had to know more. Michael owns Bennett Heating and Cooling, based in Crossville, Tennessee. He’s been working in the industry since he graduated high school in 2000. He cut his teeth at his wife’s family business …

Wyoming Hunter, Nick Duncombe, Upgrades to CoolBot Pro

Hunting season is here and Nick Duncombe is ready.  Two years ago, he built a CoolBot powered game cooler which he calls “a complete game changer.”  He’s happy he’s saving money, his wife is happy that the game meat tastes better, it’s a win-win! Now with the release of the CoolBot Pro he’s even happier!  Instead of walking out to …