2017 Master Brewers Conference
Brewing Fundamentals

The goal of Brewing Fundamentals sessions is to provide information for people who are new to the brewing industry while progressing to information that should be new or at least a welcomed reminder for seasoned veterans.

Centrifugation in the Brewery

Beer_centrifuge.JPGCentrifugation in the Brewery Part 1

Thursday, October 12; 1:30–3:15 p.m.

Speakers: Ken McCullough, GEA Mechanical Equipment US Inc.; Christian Pettit, Flottweg Separation Technology Inc.; Richard Schildwachter, Separators Inc.

Moderator: Timothy Barnett, GEA Process Engineering

This year, the Brewing Fundamentals track will focus on centrifugation. This first session covers topics surrounding the theory, basics of design, and common applications for centrifuges in the brewery. This track will be an excellent opportunity for attendees to gather practical knowledge that can be brought back to their daily routine to help make the best quality beers in the most efficient manner possible.


Centrifugation in the Brewery Part 2

Thursday, October 12; 3:30–5:15 p.m.

Speakers: Darren Goodlin, Goodlin Process Solutions LLC; Alyce Hartvigsen and Rok Podobnikar, Alfa Laval Copenhagen A/S

Moderator: Timothy Barnett, GEA Process Engineering

In this second session focused on the use of centrifugation in the brewery, the presentations and discussion will revolve around process optimization and alternative applications with the centrifuge. The traditional methods of wort and beer clarification have been challenged by new beer styles and ingredients, opening up opportunities for using separators and decanters in new processes. Attendees will be introduced to both practical and theoretical knowledge in these applications.

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