Processing > Wine, beer & spirits

Worts and all: Veltins undergoes energy turnaround

18 December, 2012

Investing in three parallel Steinecker brewing lines, including an EquiTherm energy storage system, has paid dividends for Brauerei C. & A. Veltins, saving 35% thermal energy and 20% electricity.


Making wine healthier for consumers

09 November, 2012

Researchers have developed measures to identify and reduce biogenic amines in wine, where they can be of particular risk to human wellbeing.


Lion to close Swan Brewery

18 October, 2012

Lion has announced its intention to close Western Australia’s Swan Brewery, with 80 roles being made redundant as well as impacts on contract labour requirements.


CoMac installs keg line for US craft brewer

12 October, 2012

CoMac recently installed a keg line for craft brewer Oskar Blues Brewery. The brewery produces around 60 different branded beers from its 35,000 m2 production facility.


Cogeneration system fires up Geelong brewery

27 September, 2012

Simons Green Energy has been awarded the contract to supply and install a 1200 kWe natural gas fired cogeneration system at the soon-to-be-completed Little Creatures Brewery in Geelong.


CombiCube F brewhouse for small and mid-tier breweries

20 September, 2012

With the CombiCube F for the filter cellar, Krones says it has progressed the modularised concept of the CombiCube series for another section of the brewing process.


Wine in kegs: emerging Italian trend

24 August, 2012

CoMac’s kegging, bottling and canning equipment is popular with the wine industry, and particularly with producers of wine kegs.


Krones line is a sparkling success for Bodega Jaume Serra

12 March, 2012

Major cava producer Bodega Jaume Serra has installed a Krones line that maximises output.


Brewer uses smart pump to harvest yeast

05 July, 2011 by

In the US, Mother Earth Brewing (MEB) has installed a Verderflex Smart unit to improve the quality of its yeast harvest.


Brewer uses smart pump to harvest yeast

05 July, 2011

In the US, Mother Earth Brewing (MEB) has installed a Verderflex Smart unit to improve the quality of its yeast harvest.


Zero gravity and the palatability of beer

31 May, 2011

The latest in beer technology was flowing - and free falling - at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) where researchers have been using their new zero gravity research facility to test the effect of zero gravity on the carbonation and palatability of beer.


Scientists hope to manipulate microbial communities

01 March, 2011

Cornell scientists hope to shape microbial communities to produce liquid biofuels and other useful products.


SensoTech LiquiSonic Plato ultrasonic sensor

04 November, 2010 by

The SensoTech measuring system LiquiSonic Plato is an ultrasonic sensor that meets the requirements of hygienic and bypass-free installation conditions. It can be used to measure the wort directly in the process. LiquiSonic Plato is drift free and requires neither maintenance nor optical windows to the process.


Krones Stromboli wort boiling system

06 July, 2010

The Stromboli wort boiling system is claimed to consume up to 40% less energy than its conventional counterparts.


The taste of vodka

15 June, 2010

Transient cage-like entities where the ethanol molecule is sequestered by surrounding water molecules could hold the key to explaining why vodka drinkers exhibit brand preferences for a drink that is supposed to be tasteless.


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