Get the right filtration and dissolved gas control so your beer consistently tastes good, looks good and is protected from spoilage. Make sure the second, third and one-hundredth batch are each as good as the first.
Brewing beer is an art that requires patience and attention. Your brewing process must be reliable and efficient — minimizing waste and maximizing the final product. It starts with clear, filtered water going into the mash mixer and removing yeast and sediment downstream. Proper filtration and dissolved gas control can help ensure a stable beer with maximum shelf life, so what goes into the bottle, can or keg is the consistently tasty brew you crafted.
3M filtration is trusted in breweries around the world for performance, convenience and quality. Get efficient and effective solutions, easy-to-use and easy-to-maintain systems, and reliable results that maximize production and minimize waste.
Fast and efficient gas control that hits the spot.
In brewing production, oxygen in water accelerates spoilage and shortens shelf life. It also impacts beer aroma and taste. Carbon dioxide and nitrogen also impact product taste, mouthfeel and appearance. Capable of both adding and removing gases to liquids, 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ Membrane Contactors provide a versatile, compact, in-line solution that delivers rapid deoxygenation, decarbonation, carbonation, and nitrogenation of liquids to precise concentration levels.
Trap filters serve two essential functions. First, they reduce extraneous diatomaceous earth (D.E.) fines and yeast that randomly passes from the D.E. filter during normal filter operation. Secondly, trap filters provide additional protection in the event of a process upset if the diatomaceous earth filter malfunctions (startups/screen rupture/overdosing/bypass). The trap filter protects against failure by preventing the yeast and D.E. fines from contaminating downstream equipment and piping as they are difficult to flush out completely.
Microporous membrane filtration is an excellent method of achieving microbiological stability in the container without the use of chemicals or heat. The organoleptic properties can be preserved until the product is opened—whether weeks or months after filling. 3M provides a cost-effective solution to achieve microbiological stability.
Water, the fundamental ingredient in beer, must be carefully monitored and controlled. Since most breweries aren’t located next to sediment-free mountain springs, process filtration is a vital part of brewing and blending water preparation, bottle/keg washing water and sanitizing water. 3M filtration products have a long history of providing quality water filtration for bottled water and food & beverage companies around the world. 3M provides quality water filtration that can accommodate virtually any design to meet your process requirements.
Get reliable sterile gas filtration to help protect your beer from airborne contaminants. 3M filtration can be used in tank vents, wort aeration, filling line air/gas applications and other sensitive air/gas locations in the brewery. Validated, sterile air/gas filters from 3M are easily incorporated into brewery operations with 3M filter housings, or retrofitting many existing filter housings.
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