Brewhouse extract loss






Brewhouse extract loss, or for those among us whose glass is half full rather than half empty, Overall Brewhouse Yield, is an important parameter to monitor for several reasons. In this post we’ll define what we mean by extract loss;… Read more

Systematic problem solving in the brewery

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Problems are an everyday fact of life in breweries. Some demand urgent action and the resources required to achieve instant results. Others drag on for years, never to be resolved. A single brewery may encounter hundreds or sometimes even thousands… Read more

Beer drinkability

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Drinkability of beer is an important driver of commercial success, but there is little agreement on how it can best be measured. When speaking of drinkability most brewers take it to refer to the quality of beer which motivates a… Read more

The importance of yeast supply in multi-site brewery operations

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A reliable supply of yeast for fermentation is a prerequisite for brewery operations. But what’s involved in making sure that your brewery’s yeast supply can be counted on? Supply of brewing yeast cultures to breweries within a multi-site brewery group… Read more

An A – Z of beer flavour – Acetaldehyde

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Acetaldehyde is an important beer flavour character. In this article we outline why it is important, how it is formed, and what has to be done in the brewery to control it.






Off-flavours and taints

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In an ideal world everyone would have enough to eat, a nice place to rest their head, good companions, and enough money for what they need in life. Beer would only contain the flavours that the brewer intended to be there. ‘Foreign… Read more

Total recall: aseptic packaging without the pain

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Having worked in this industry for quite a while I’ve seen it all – at least twice. Now I know that’s an outrageous exaggeration. But when it comes to product recalls of beer that has supposedly been ‘aseptically’ packaged, it’s… Read more