Modern Mash Filter Practice
Bayerlein, W.U., Hertrich, J.D., and Lloyd, M.
The Pabst Brewing Company has produced more beer
through the use of mash filters than any other brewing organization.
Pabst currently operates nine mash filters in four of its five plants,
and continues to believe that mash filters provide the best current
method of performing the brewhouse lautering task. This presentation
provides a description of the considerations involved in purchasing,
installing, and operating mash filters at the Pabst Brewing Company.
Details are provided on the selection, piping, automation, manning and
clothing of these machines. Calculation of brews and typical cycle times
are described. The primary basis for this presentation is the most
current Pabst mash filter installation in its Perry, Georgia, plant.