What are the benefits of monitoring yeast pitching in real time, using a piece of cool equipment like an Aber PerfectPitch? First off, it ensures repeatable and accurate pitching, but it’s also really the beginning of an overall yeast management system. Other benefits include more efficient use of yeast storage vessels with known quantities of viable cells. The beer quality is more consistent and predictable with reduction in hung fermentations or production of off-flavors. Then there’s more efficient use of fermentation vessels with less deviation in brew length. I learned all this and more watching the webinar above on the Aber PerfectPitch.
Specifically, Aber’s Compact PerfectPitch is an ideal little portable skid to tool around a brewhouse, connecting to various yeast storage vessels and fermenters to monitor microbes. The Compact PerfectPitch is a yeast pitching control module that incorporates an Aber Compact Adapt yeast monitor, a flow meter, pipework and mini-PLC. The adaptable Compact Adapt Yeast Monitor is ideal for measuring live yeast cell concentration in fermenters and propagators and can also be used in-line on the pipework. Combined, the Compact PerfectPitch helps achieve live yeast concentration targets consistently with great accuracy. Immediate impact on your brewery operations should include better consistency, less waste and reduced production times.
Since we’re on the subject, here are a variety of excellent articles from our archives on yeast — from counting cells to weird strains .