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1. Warm beer filling: An energy efficient concept

H. FISCHER (1), F. Scheer (1); (1) Krones Inc., Franklin, WI, U.S.A.

Engineering I
Thursday, October 8
10:00–11:15 a.m.
River Terrace 2

In times of rising energy costs and companies putting more efforts in sustainability, “warm beer filling” has shown significant advantages as an energy efficient solution. Especially when a flash pasteurizer is used to enhance the shelf life of the beer, large quantities of cooling energy are saved when the pasteurized beer doesn’t need to be cooled down again to freezing temperatures but instead is filled at warmer temperatures than those originally from the tanks. Energy efficient and microbiological safe flash pasteurization combined with hygienic upgrades at a state-of-the-art filler is cutting-edge technology. Set-up, design, and potential savings will be shown.

Henri Fischer is a brew master and an MBAA member, chair of District Milwaukee, and member of District Mid-South. Henri has worked in Process Technology and Aseptic Technology, Krones, Inc., Franklin, WI (since 2013). Previously, Henri was team manager of the Process Technology 2 Division, Krones AG, Germany (until 2012) and worked in the Technology Department., Steinecker, Germany (until 2006). Henri completed brew master studies at TUM Weihenstephan and Doemens Academy, Germany, finishing in 2003. From 1993 to 1998, Henri apprenticed to become a brewer and maltster in a German brewery (Freiberger Brauhaus AG).

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