One water supplier can draw from many sources, from wells to rivers to springs, and every fount may vary in its chemical composition. Even a single source can fluctuate when it rains or snows. So imagine the variety between geographic locations. This article explores how water chemistry affects commercial brewing.

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Master Brewers

In Master Brewers Podcast Episode 225, “Cold IPA,” Kevin Davey from Wayfinder Beer, John Harris from Ecliptic Brewing, and Andy Morrison from Precision Fermentation discuss this new beer style. Host John Bryce interviews the creators to detail “what it means, where it came from, and how it’s made.” Also, the BrewMonitor System was used to track the Ecliptic/Wayfinder collaboration’s fermentation, so Andy steps through some of the unique aspects of the fermentation’s performance.

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Food Engineering

Food Engineering Magazine has published an in-depth feature about BrewMonitor, “Getting Consistent Results from Fermentation.” The article is a Q&A with Precision Fermentation’s Dave Frizzell (Senior Product Development Specialist) and Andy Morrison (Sales Engineer) – an informative discussion about how comprehensive, real-time data helps successful fermentation performance management, operational efficiency, and product consistency, plus some great background about our product and company.

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Data Curves

BrewMonitor provides complete visibility into the events that transpired and techniques that were employed during a fermentation. This series of articles will explore examples of data curves from specific parameters, as they were recorded from the fermentation of various styles in different scenarios. In this installment we step through some examples of typical conductivity curves.

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Terrapin Beer Company

Athens, Georgia-based Terrapin Beer Company is a legendary Southeastern US craft beer organization that focuses on both the creation of great craft beer and its positive impact on the world. With the company’s acquisition by Molson Coors’ Tenth and Blake division in 2016, and production levels at approximately 100,000 barrels per year, Terrapin’s mandate has been elevated higher than the average regional craft beer producer. Read this new case study to learn how this large craft beer institution leverages real-time fermentation monitoring for proactive QA management and efficiency gains across brewery operations.

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Precision Fermentation

Precision Fermentation today announced an update to the BrewMonitor System, version 2.5. This release includes an array of new views and instant analytics that streamline time-consuming, manual quality checks and calculations – reducing the effort required to achieve product goals and on-target batch-to-batch consistency.

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Hop Creep

Hop creep refers to the overattenuation of dry-hopped beer. One might otherwise describe it as a sneaky, unwanted secondary fermentation that can lower gravity, provoke a diacetyl spike, and create excess alcohol and CO2. This article explores hop creep in depth: causes, effects and things you can do to prevent it.

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Data Curves

BrewMonitor provides complete visibility into the events that transpired and techniques that were employed during a fermentation. This series of articles will explore examples of data curves from specific parameters, as they were recorded from the fermentation of various styles in different scenarios. In this installment we step through some examples of typical pH curves.

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