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Technical talk

This page not only provides technical brewing advice and blogs from our own team, but features that we think are of interest from other experts from our partners

Faram's technical advice

Robbie and Octawia

Robbie and Oktawia It’s later than planned, but I have started brewing a single hopped pale today with Oktawia (Octavia), a new variety from  Poland.

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Weyermann's FAQ Tuesday

FAQ Tuesday

Malts, malt products, storage, drink styles, glasses and more...
Technical facts relayed by Weyermann® every Tuesday

Tips and guides from Murphy & Son

Succinct tricks, advice and guidance on your processes and our products.

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Wort’ The Risk

with any process involving vast quantities of boiling sugary liquid there are risks and it is worth taking some time to give some tips from our team’s collective experiences to make kettle additions as safe as possible

How to reduce H2S and DMS off flavours

Flavour Modification with Zetolite Reduces H2S and DMS off flavours.

Increases shelf life and prevent papery off flavours

Ascorbic Acid is an effective anti-oxidant that increases shelf life and prevents papery off flavours

Cleaning In Place and Brewery Hygiene

The most successful brewer is actually an obsessive cleaner that brews a bit on the side. Process and products explained

Cleaning in the brewery

There are three basic standards of cleaning Physically Clean . Chemically Clean . Microbiologically Clean

How to combat sulphidic off flavours

Zetolites are concentrated powder products from natural occurring volcanic minerals that can be used as processing aids (not additives) which don’t need to be declared on your product labels.

Which test: ABV analysis, by distillation or alcolyzer?

We employ two methods of ABV determination

Faults with your process that may cause slow fermentations

Slow or slow-to-start fermentation can be due to faults in the process such as insufficient aeration which can be solved by rousing or increasing the rigour of the rousing of your wort.

Ideal neutral detergent for septic tanks and casks

Cask Clean is specially formulated for use in the brewing industry for scale and beerstone removal in casks

Enzymes in the Brewing Process

Enzymes are complex organic substances that act as catalysts: that is they accelerate the velocity of a reaction whilst remaining essentially unchanged themselves at the end of it.

Ionic Composition – Brewing Liquor

Originally, brewing started up in areas where the water supply was suitable for the production of beer, but with the wide geographical spread of modern breweries and modern supply systems, the water available to the brewer can be at best variable and at worst quite unsuitable.

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