Improving quality, lowering costs and reducing waste in your beer production process
Brewing beer is a complex, multi-stage process that requires robust, reliable and sustainable processing solutions. The brewing process involves the use of viscous, abrasive and shear-sensitive raw materials which can be difficult to handle. Top brand beers require dependable fluid handling equipment to maintain their consistent high quality whilst all the time striving for production efficiency.
The efficiency of your brewing process is achieved through increased uptime and reduced costs. Our products can help to:
- Lower energy usage
- Reduce product wastage
- Simplify and accelerate process equipment maintenance
YEAST HANDLING in BREWING
Reducing waste whilst improving product quality during yeast dosing, harvesting and transfer processes.
Yeast is a vital ingredient in brewing and is is important that it is transferred with care to avoid damage that could degrade its effect and ultimately the taste of the beer. Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group’s range of peristaltic and sinusoidal pumps have an extremely gentle pumping action, which protects the pumped yeast from degradation. Important processing and handling needs are met by using a pump with a gentle pumping principle, accurate and repeatable flow, high suction capability, hygienic design and infrequent, safe, easy and low cost maintenance such as our Certa or Bredel range. Case Study: High Suction Pumps Reduce Yeast Harvesting Time
- Low shear pumping
- Highly accurate
- High suction capabilities
- Hygienic design with simple, quick maintenance
DOSING in BREWING
Increasing accuracy and improving quality in additive dosing and CIP chemical dosing
Customers expect a given beer to always taste, smell and look the same. To achieve the desired quality, ingredients and chemicals need to be dosed very accurately to ensure consistent beer flavor and appearance. Peristaltic additive dosing pumps from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) are very accurate and repeatable. The flow rate is not affected by variations in fluid viscosity or pipework sizes. This avoids the need to overdose costly flavors or colors to ensure an adequate amount is added, thereby minimizing costs and maintaining quality.
The brewing process requires accurate dosing of different chemicals at various stages. These can be direct as part of the beer production process itself, for example flavors or colors, or as part of the system cleaning regime such as clean-in-place (CIP). Flavor and color dosing is important to brewers to ensure that the correct taste, aroma and appearance of the beer is achieved. This usually takes place prior to fermentation but can also occur at the final stages before packaging (bottling, canning, kegging etc.). Case Study: “Safe Chemical Dosing in Brewing CIP Duties
FILTRATION in BREWING
Beer is filtered to remove the sediment left over from the brewing process. It is necessary to remove these fine particles in order to improve not only the physical appearance of the beer but also its taste and aroma.
WMFTG’s Bredel peristaltic hose pumps are used very successfully for removing the filtered slurry from the process. This slurry is abrasive and can be very viscous making it difficult for other pumps to handle. This is not an issue for our hose pumps which, in addition to abrasives handling, have excellent suction capabilities. They are capable of a suction lift up to 9.14m (30ft) and are self-priming. They can also run dry without damage.
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