Improve your beer quality control
All processes in the beer production must be designed to ensure continuously high product quality
Beer is brewed using naturally grown products that vary from year to year and from harvest to harvest. The brewer must react to these changes to produce a beer of stable quality, and moreover, the beer must also taste the same year after year in order to meet the customer's expectations. To hit this moving target, a lot of experience is necessary. And that is the art of brewing beer.
of beer were produced worldwide in 2017 - of which 50% were produced by only 5 different companies.
Consistent and stable product quality is key for all breweries. Benefit from Endress+Hauser’s competence and experience to achieve this goal.
Endress+Hauser is here to help you run your process consistently on a high-quality level day and night. Our state-of-the-art sensor technology supports the brewing process. Constantly improved accuracy of process sensors, along with high repeatability enables you to run your process in the most efficient manner. Our offering stands for:
Stable product quality
Reliable process measurement
Optimized raw material use
Best availability of the brewery
Processes and applications
Brewhouse - Optimizing yield and quality of wort production
The pH value in the mash and foundation water must be monitored to achieve best conditions and complete starch conversion. Non-glass pH sensors and retractable holders combined with Memosens technology guarantee highest reliability and accuracy.
To see the real yield, a Coriolis mass flowmeter provides temperature compensated flow, totalized value and totalized Brix or Plato° values
Mash tun level is measured with highest reliability using the temperature compensated Deltapilot hydrostatic level sensor. Remote electronics make access easy.
Liquified adjuncts and dextrose may be added with high accuracy to optimize raw material usage. The Proline Promass flowmeter provides the best temperature stability, precise measurement and Heartbeat verification for accuracy.
Fermentation - Consistent quality batch after batch
The goal of fermentation is to produce alcohol. Based on the condition of the yeast the oxygen supply level is controlled, allowing the yeast to populate at an optimum rate.
Reliable temperature measurement is key throughout the brewing process. Highest quality RTDs combined with ultra-fast response time in hygienic design ensure optimal temperature control.
Extract measurement with an accuracy of 0.15 Plato° in fermentation vessels with Coriolis flowmeter or Vibronic density measurement ensure a stable fermentation process by allowing continuous adjustments.
Filtration - Production with minimal beer loss
Minimize beer loss with combination of high performance metering: Electromagnetic flowmeter for water and Coriolis flowmeter for combined flow including extract (Plato°) value.
Differential pressure is a common indicator for filter performance. Conventional DP transmitters or electronic DP systems provide the needed reliability.
Color based in-line detection of beer types
Breweries often produce many different types of beer. It is quite a challenge to keep a clear overview in production. To ensure production runs smoothly and to reduce beer loss, manufacturers must, where possible, distinguish the individual types automatically and directly inline. Dual-channel photometers are used for the measurement, making it possible to analyze color absorbance according to EBC guidelines. Together with a conductivity measurement, the individual beer types can be identified.
Cleaning in place (CIP) optimization
CIP concentration is critical to food safety but also has big impact on the use of detergent and wastewater costs. Conductivity transmitters have very fast temperature compensation ensuring minimal beer loss during beer/water transitions.
Correct flow velocity is mandatory to achieve best cleaning results. The Promag H flowmeter provides best value for money. The integrated conductivity signal can be used for phase shift operation.
Level measurement of aggressive chemicals can be solved using different options depending on tank size and user preference. The measuring principles hydrostatic level, capacitance, ultrasonic or free space radar are most common.
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Trust our reliable instruments for quality measurement that supplies the necessary data for ideal processes, supports suitable solutions for tracking and tracing your beer and minimizes product losses. Our experienced team of industry and application experts helps you select the right process instrumentation for your critical parameters.