2020-12-21 Product news
Alfa Laval Brew 20 offers new opportunities for small brewery pubs and microbreweries
Alfa Laval launches the latest centrifuge for microbreweries: Brew 20. Alfa Laval Brew 20, which is compact, durable and easy to install, creates opportunities for even the smallest breweries, so they can achieve both clearance of high quality beer and greater profitability.
"We specifically developed Brew 20 to meet the needs of modern breweries and microbreweries based on what we have learned by working closely with microbreweries around the world for many years," said Joakim Gustafsson, Global Sales Manager Brewery at Alfa Laval. "For these breweries, Brew 20 offers two clear advantages: Larger production that gets more out of each tank, as well as better taste and aroma to the beer".
Unlike current filtration solutions, which are often used for clarification in smaller microbreweries, Brew 20 is able to better filter out yeast, hops and other dry matter without also removing volatile hop oils and aromas. The centrifuge also makes it possible to increase production capacity by 15-20% without increasing the number of tanks, thanks to faster turnover. The combined result means breweries get higher quality beers - and more of it - from the same ingredients they already use.
Separation innovation that saves money
Since the first launch of dish rack separators on the market in 1883, Alfa Laval has developed a reputation for leading the way in new separation technologies. Brew 20 incorporates many of the company's latest innovations, including the axial-hermetic seal. This unique feature significantly minimizes the risk of collecting dissolved oxygen and limits it to less than 10 ppb.
"The axial-hermetic seal is a great improvement over the hydro-hermetic seals that you finger in older designs of beer centrifuges," explains Gustafsson. "Hydro-hermetic technologies require CO2 and de-oxidized water to function properly, but since our axial-hermetic seal does not, it saves breweries time and a great deal on operating costs."
Answers from separation experts in the brewery
To help smaller microbreweries that are unfamiliar with plate stack centrifuge technology, Alfa Laval has also created a video guide with answers to common questions about brewery separation. Curious visitors to the website will find useful and accurate information on topics ranging from the use of a separator to brewing stout to installation and commissioning as well as payback times for equipment.
"Many breweries with pubs and microbreweries still believe that centrifuges are only for the really big players, but with modern technology this is no longer the case," says Gustafsson. "We made our video guide to make it easier for smaller breweries to get the information they need to understand what a centrifuge will mean for their brewery, beer and bottom line."
For more information on the Alfa Laval Brew 20 or to access the video guide for microbreweries, visit the Brew 20 page
You can get more information by contacting:
Market Area Manager, Food & Water
Communications Project Manager
Alfa Laval Nordic A / S
Tel. 2844 8608