The Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America is the No. 1 event of the craft beer year (April 10-13), and we want you to be ready to see all of the cool new stuff on the trade show floor. We asked exhibitors to tell us what they will be showing off, and we turned those submissions into these handy CBC Previews. See you in D.C.
A pitch perfect yeast process via ABER Instruments
ABER Instruments is known in the brewery industry for its expertise in live yeast cell measurement, and at CBC it will be showing a complete range of brewing products including the Aber Countstar and PerfectPitch Skid.
The Countstar, is the first slide-based image analysis instrument for yeast cell concentration and viability measurement that uses the same safe, traditional microscopy stains such as methylene blue or methylene violet.
The PerfectPitch is a portable skid designed for automatic yeast pitching in craft breweries, it is easily connected to hoses and can be wheeled around, making it ideal for use in Craft breweries or production sites with a variety of remotely located fermenters. The brewer can use the PerfectPitch for accurately transferring the correct amount of live yeast from a propagator or yeast storage vessel to the fermenter.
The Aber PerfectPitch has a key data output feature added to its present design. This is a significant development, owing to the importance of storing batch records of pitching profiles in craft breweries. The recorded pitching data on the PerfectPitch can be collected via an easy to use and access USB socket.
ABER’s products will be on display at Gusmer’S booth 2909.
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Also at Gusmer’s booth: Candle filters, kettle finings
Head to the Gusmer Enterprises booth to see the brand new Bucher Filtrox SECUJET 2.0. The SECUJET 2.0 mobile candle filter with the candles hanging from a top plate. The design of the filter and the usage of the same STABOX candles (25 mm diameter) make it the small version of the large SYNOX filters but with the ease of plug and play. The SECUJET 2.0 was designed for the needs of today’s craft brewers.
Gusmer Enterprises will also be featuring KICK Carrageenan kettle finings, an effective way to improve flocculation and clarity in the kettle and throughout the rest of the brewing process. The active ingredient in KICK Carrageenan is kappa carrageenan, a high molecular weight polysaccharide derived from red seaweed. When added near the end of the boil, kappa carrageenan binds to haze-forming proteins and other small particles and flocculates rapidly resulting in improved wort and beer clarity. Available in granular or tablet form.
Chart Industries debuts new nitrogen dosing system
Chart Industries is introducing and demonstrating its latest innovation in nitrogen dosing — the CryoDoserFlex — at the Craft Brewers Conference. Stop by booth 3621 and register for a free demonstration at your brewery.
Remove dissolved oxygen with Beverly
Beverly is a portable dissolved oxygen meter specifically designed for small, midsize and industrial breweries. This affordable handheld device is built with a rugged exterior to withstand any area of your brewing environment.
The built-in handle even allows it to be hung on the tank. Long battery life and three-button simplicity make this the most usable DO monitor on the market. Inside the robust, easy-to-use Beverly is Hamilton’s renowned VisiFerm DO B optical sensor with built-in-intelligence, allowing measurement in liquid or gas, all in the service of minimizing dissolved oxygen throughout your brewing process.
Real-time spoilage detection with new system from D.I. Engingeering
D.I. Engineering Corp. of America is introducing a new way to support quality control for your brewery. The genesig q16 is a portable real-time qPCR spoilage detection system that the company is touting for its precision over other methods.
There is no need for any previous microbiological experience in order to operate the q16. Just follow the step-by-step manual consisting of both numbered and color coded lab equipment; the system and software will detect and analyze the spoilage for you. The analysis is complete in about two hours, including preparation time, as opposed to three to seven days with traditional cultivation. After two hours, you will be ready to serve worry-free, great tasting quality beer to your customers.
Ordering a complete quality control process via Weber Scientific
Weber Scientific distributes laboratory supplies and equipment throughout North America and is focused on the specialized testing needs of the brewing industry. The company promotes quality control by making the acquisition of testing supplies as easy and affordable as possible. Its 43-page Brewing Industry Catalog features some of our most popular products such as:
- NBB, LMDA/SDA, HLP, WL, LWYM, LCSM and many other culture media
- Aroxa “Uno Kit” beer flavor standards
- SystemSURE Plus ATP hygiene meters and swabs
- Gas-Pak sachets and chambers for the cultivation of anaerobic
- Sterile Biosart membrane filtration systems
- And much more
Also available is a 265-page Buyer’s Guide that offers a comprehensive selection of products, including many exclusive and hard-to-find items. You’ll always find high quality at competitive prices. In addition, its nationwide expedited shipping program will route an order so that all (or part) of it arrives within one to three business days. Any upgrade in the level of service over basic UPS ground service is done at our expense.
Full line of advanced intergated quality control tech via Pentair
To help brewers ensure that their craft meets the highest standards, Pentair has integrated advanced brewing technologies that are backed by highly-experienced team members. Haffmans’ quality control equipment includes equipment for measuring carbon dioxide (CO2), dissolved oxygen(O2), total packaged oxygen (TPO), alcohol/extract, foam and turbidity as well as monitoring processes such as pasteurization and bottle and keg washing; plug-and-play units for water deaeration, blending and inline carbonation; and carbon dioxide recovery systems.
Südmo’s innovative hygienic process valve technology covers a wide spectrum of brewery applications ranging from manual butterfly valves to automated mix proof process valves which offer long term durability, ease of maintenance and safety. The Diatomaceous earth (DE) free and chlorine-free Beer Membrane Filtration (BMF) system provides an eco-friendly, efficient bright beer filtration with minimal beer losses. When considering CO2 recovery, Pentair offers a wide range of proven technology from the experts at Haffmans and now also Union Engineering for in house CO2 recovery systems.
ATP monitoring with Hygiena
Since CBC 2016, Hygiena has helped several dozen breweries and mobile bottlers implement ATP monitoring into their sanitation programs to improve brewery hygiene and maintain product quality. Brewers prefer this method over microbial plating because it is easier, faster and cost-effective. In just 15 seconds, production and packaging equipment can be checked for proper sanitation, ensuring hard-to-clean areas are not missed.
ATP testing validates cleanliness of tanks, hoses, brew kettles, ports, tubes, valves, bottles, CIP systems and more, giving faster confirmation that quality standards are being met and instilling confidence in the sanitation program. Hygiena will return to demonstrate its industry-leading EnSURE ATP Sanitation Monitoring System, which measures ATP from surface and liquid samples, at the Craft Brewers Conference in booth 4221.
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