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Craft Beer Final Filtration

Our Leading Technology Ensures Consistent & Reproducible Production

high quality beer

Consistent high quality beer and reduced operational costs

A final filtration step helps to ensure the product is free from spoilage microorganisms which can cause issues like further fermentation, off-target flavors, haze, gushing and pH drop.  While the clarification and pre-filtration steps remove particles and reduce yeast, final membrane filtration removes beer spoilage organisms and is key to ensuring a stable product is produced. Typical organisms this step helps to remove include all types of yeast, mold and bacteria e.g. Lactobacillus brevis, Lactobacillus lindneri, Pectinatus type, Pediococcus damnosus. 

 


Final membrane filtration, often referred to as cold sterilization, removes the microorganisms through membrane filtration.

Unlike pasteurization, filtration doesn’t leave unwanted byproducts of lysing or destroying cells through the heating processes to deactivate bacteria.  The results of this include:

 

·       Higher microorganism retention than pasteurization

·       Reduce contamination

·       Longer shelf-life

 

Another advantage of membrane cartridge filtration is the non-destructive, easy way to integrity test the filter. This can be done with automated devices like the PalltronicR Compact Touch which allow for documented evidence that the filters are integral and performing as they should.

 

PARE Cartridge Family

 

Pall is leading the development in beer final filtration, utilizing filters specific for beer filtration. The PARE cartridge family offers the most advanced, safe and economic solution for contamination control in beer.

 

PAREQ filter cartridges are hydrophilic membrane filters qualified for the removal of spoilage microorganisms.

 

The cartridges are suitable for exposure to repeated hot water sanitization and in situ steam sterilization cycles for longer service life. The laid-over pleat construction along with optimized support materials provide reliable and high throughput during operation. 

 

Final membrane filters are designed as filter cartridges available in a range of formats and sizes. 

 

To find out more, or to speak to one of our specialists, contact us on the form provided.

 

 

Clarification

Changing requirements in the craft and micro brewing industries have encouraged brewers to rethink their production technologies. The constant growth in beer sales result in longer distribution time and increased shelf life demands what makes filtration essential for preserving the high product quality. Pall has a range of products that fit the needs from start-up brewpub to the largest craft brewers.
Changing requirements in the craft and micro brewing industries have encouraged brewers to rethink their production technologies. The constant growth in beer sales result in longer distribution time and increased shelf life demands what makes filtration essential for preserving the high product quality. Pall has a range of products that fit the needs from start-up brewpub to the largest craft brewers.
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QC/Microbial Detection - Spoilage

Labor intensive and lengthy investigations after spoilage detection can increase these risks as spoilage can originate from a wide variety of sources throughout the brewing process.
Labor intensive and lengthy investigations after spoilage detection can increase these risks as spoilage can originate from a wide variety of sources throughout the brewing process.
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Service Filtration Gas and Water Supply

Reliable Pathogen Detection
Reliable Pathogen Detection
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Integrity Testing

Pall’s food and beverage portfolio is comprised of many integrity test devices that help the industry ensure membrane filters are integral and suitable for continued service.
Pall’s food and beverage portfolio is comprised of many integrity test devices that help the industry ensure membrane filters are integral and suitable for continued service.
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