Webinar on how to boost beer production

As the Australian and New Zealand craft beer industry grows, so does its need to produce on a larger scale while maintaining consistency and quality. A beer centrifuge, or separator, can revolutionize this process for a brewery and this Wednesday industry from both sides of Tasmania are invited to tune in to Alfa Laval’s special webinar.

Joakim Gustafsson, Alfa Laval’s global craft brewery process and centrifuge technology expert, will lead Wednesday’s webinar and share tips and expertise on how centrifuges in beer production can maximize yields. of a brewery.

To manage here for more details and to register your interest. The one-hour webinar begins at 3:00 p.m. AEST (5:00 p.m. NZT) on Wednesday, June 24.

In this exclusive webinar for Australia and New Zealand, you will learn:
– The operating principles of beer centrifuges and their different functionalities (e.g. clarification and polishing)
– How much beer can brewers recover with a centrifuge
– How to produce beers with a longer shelf life
– How to choose the best juicer for your brewery
– Real-world customer testimonials from your peers using Alfa Laval Brew centrifuges

An Alfa Laval centrifuge

What is a centrifuge or a separator?
Brew Separators are self-cleaning beer centrifuge clarifiers and polishers, which can significantly reduce the time of the filtration stage after fermentation and maturation. The centrifuge uses centrifugal force to effect the physical separation using a slight acceleration in the bowl and internal disc stack. Spinning at thousands of RPMs also provides an increased settling area to clarify and remove unwanted yeast, hops and protein solids from beer in a fraction of the time. They have long enabled breweries to achieve higher yields, respond to changes in demand and maintain profitability. Used in pre-clarification, green beer separation, hot wort separation and beer recovery, they ensure minimum levels of oxygen uptake when passing through the separator and hygiene standards the highest. “Compared to beer filters, centrifuges allow faster clarification and/or polishing without removing the volatile aromas and flavors sought after in your beer; are much less prone to clogging; increase the recovery of beer at the bottom of the tanks; and all of this essentially without any oxygen uptake,” said Paul Cirillo, Australia Power Director for Alfa Laval.

Karl Veiss of Jindabyne Brewing

What are the benefits?
Karl Veiss, owner and head brewer of Jindabyne Brewing, said they have now increased yield by 10% since installing Alfa Laval’s Brew 20 centrifuge – and sometimes up to 18% has been recovered. Jindabyne previously used a dirt filter and recovered only 20 hectoliters from a 24 hectoliter cycle. “With the Brew 20 we lose as little as 100 liters (instead of 400 liters) out of a 2,550 liter batch,” Veiss said.
He added that the Brew 20 was very simple to use and pretty much a foolproof machine. “Once you set the volume and bitrate, it’s pretty much set and forget when it’s on. With the earth filter, it had to be watched very closely, especially since our fermentation tanks do not have racking arms, which could stir up the solids and spoil the cuvée.

Joakim Gustafsson

About Joakim Gustafsson
As Global Business Manager for Breweries, Joakim focuses on centrifugation applications within the growing craft brewing industry. A chemical engineer by trade and holder of a craft brewing diploma, he joined Alfa Laval in 2018 after working with beer development in the brewing industry for four years and was involved in the development of the latest and Alfa Laval’s smallest brewery centrifuge, the Brew 20. In his previous work at Alfa Laval, he also held positions as a materials and chemical engineer as well as a project manager for the construction of new centrifuge systems. Besides working with beer, he was also a home brewer with over 10 years of brewing experience. Joakim is currently based in Sweden and traveled to Australia and New Zealand in 2019 to meet with local craft breweries to discuss their juicer needs and facilities.

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