Canning Issues and Recalls

July 25, 2017

News Menu

Categories

Archive

All Dates
  • All Dates
  • 2017
    • August 2017 (1)
    • July 2017 (10)
    • June 2017 (2)
    • May 2017 (5)
    • April 2017 (3)
    • March 2017 (2)
    • February 2017 (1)
    • January 2017 (4)
  • 2016
    • December 2016 (2)
    • November 2016 (1)
    • October 2016 (4)
    • September 2016 (4)
    • August 2016 (6)
    • July 2016 (6)
    • June 2016 (5)
    • May 2016 (4)
    • April 2016 (2)
    • March 2016 (6)
    • February 2016 (3)
    • January 2016 (5)
  • 2015
    • December 2015 (3)
    • November 2015 (6)
    • October 2015 (5)
    • September 2015 (3)
    • August 2015 (2)
    • July 2015 (3)
    • June 2015 (5)
    • May 2015 (5)
    • April 2015 (5)
    • March 2015 (4)
    • February 2015 (3)
  • 2014
    • December 2014 (3)
    • November 2014 (5)
    • October 2014 (1)
    • September 2014 (4)
    • August 2014 (5)
    • July 2014 (6)
    • June 2014 (1)
    • May 2014 (2)
    • April 2014 (4)
    • March 2014 (3)
    • February 2014 (1)
    • January 2014 (4)
  • 2013
    • December 2013 (4)
    • November 2013 (2)
    • October 2013 (4)
    • September 2013 (1)
Canning Issues and Recalls

We have got to the bottom of the issue that affected cans of Captain Insano, and it has unfortunately also highlighted additional problems. Today we took the decision to temporarily cease sales of all cans, due to reports of issues with several gyles.

 

The affected gyles are:

 

116 - Clwb Tropicana

122 - Cwtch

133 - Clwb Tropicana

144 - Clwb Tropicana

145 - Clwb Tropicana

148 - Clwb Tropicana

 

Gyle numbers can be found at the base of the can.

We have been working to find the issue that caused the recall of Captain Insano earlier this month, and were writing an update earlier today. However, more recent reports of affected cans and the discovery of the likely cause of the problem has led to the decision this afternoon to recall everything from the above gyles.

We last canned on the 11th July - we had ruled out the other likely causes of the discolouration and identified that it was limited to cans, and over the past two weeks we have been working with the canning line manufacturer to identify the problem.

Our conclusion is that Dissolved Oxygen (DO) is at fault for the discolouration of Captain Insano, as well as more recent reports of the can seam unravelling.

We do not expect to see any cans of Captain Insano suffering from a build-up of gas.

Excess DO in the beer has caused oxidation which has resulted in drastic change in colour, and has caused a secondary fermentation which has led to the build-up of gas in the can. This pressure has caused the seam of the can to unfurl and for the lids of some cans to pop off.

Our canning line will not be used again until replacement parts are received from the manufacturer and we are shown that they have solved the problem.

Going forward, we will be checking DO levels from sample cans throughout the packaging process and keeping a case of random samples for regular checks through the weeks following the gyle’s release.

As part of our recent expansion, we are massively improving our in-house laboratory and quality testing facilities, and are adding masses of experience to the quality control team.

We have sent our orbisphere (which measures DO) off for a service to ensure it’s working at 100% at all times.

And we will be asking our canning line manufacturer for more regular services and contact time to ensure that this does not happen again.

If you buy our beer through a wholesaler, please contact them to arrange return and credit. We will credit the wholesaler for any returned stock.

If you are a direct trade or wholesale customer, please contact your usual rep.

If you are a member of the public and have one of the affected gyles, please contact us at theteam@tinyrebel.co.uk

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused and will be working hard to ensure all affected customers receive a refund or replacement.

 

Posted in: Brewery News Our Beers