Filtration and Stabilization of Beers

  • G. J. Freeman
  • M. T. McKechnie


There is a distinct trend in the brewing industry for centralization of brewing capacity into fewer, larger breweries. Production costs are thereby minimized according to the principles of economy of scale. However, these trends necessitate extended distribution networks for products. The subsequent increase in the interval between production and consumption has put pressure on brewing companies to provide beers with longer and longer shelf-lives. This chapter will outline the processing operations used to render beer stable for subsequent packaging. The processes from fermenter to bright beer tank will be covered. The main part of this document will refer to bulk beer production but specific mention of cask ale production will be made. Other beverages are not specifically discussed but where there is commonality in processing in cider making this will be highlighted.


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