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.
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A typical brewing process begins with water being introduced upstream of the mash tank, and finishes when the beverage is bottled, canned or kegged. Within this process, beer is filtered to help create the clarity and consistency that beer drinkers associate with a quality brew. Filtration in breweries tends to get successively tighter at each stage of the process in order to remove larger particles such as yeast and sediment; through to achieving microbiological stability of non-pasteurized beers in order to maximise shelf life.
Filtration is often an overlooked facet of beer production at smaller breweries. Through correct filtration, a consistently stable beer can be produced to satisfy consumers’ demand time after time.
The two products we have found most effective are our 3M™ High Flow Absolute Filters to remove the heavy sediment, followed by a dual layer 3M™ Zeta Plus™ Series Filter, filtering down to sub-micron levels. These two products remove the unwanted haze, yeast, and other particles, but not the taste – allowing for more of that great taste that customers love. The successively tighter filter stages allow brewers to produce a consistently stable beer without the need for filtration following the bright beer tank.
We're brewing success – from local hand-crafted microbrews to the world's largest breweries, 3M Purification has decades of experience supplying reliable, cost effective separation solutions for the brewing industry.
Bacteria and wild yeast can ruin your entire barrel, producing “off” flavours and aromas, hazy colouration and films. Our microporous membrane filters reduce microorganisms in non-pasteurized beer, providing a clear glass with a clean taste.
Filtered water is essential to creating a great-tasting finished product. Our advanced purification filter cartridges outperform bag filters, helping you control particulate and microorganisms in brewery water, so your distinct flavour comes through in every batch.*
High flow capability, small footprint. High flow absolute rated filter cartridges have large particle holding capacity, making them effective in many different brewery applications.
To significantly reduce filter changeout downtime and to remove what mechanical straining cannot, trust your beer to 3M™ Zeta Plus™ H Series Filters.
3M™ Zeta Plus™ MH Series Dual-Zone Depth filters have a structure that enhances contaminant holding capacity for optimal clarification and pre-filtration.
These all-polypropylene, absolute rated pleated filters utilize our advanced pleat technology to provide increased usable surface and dramatically enhanced service life compared to conventional pleated filters.
This means that they have a superior on-stream life providing more cost-effective filtration than standard pleat melt blown filters.