Maintaining a comfortable profit margin has become a real struggle for beer brewers, regardless of size. They are facing ever-increasing economic obstacles and demands that affect the bottom line. Think of raw materials, energy and packaging: they have all increased dramatically in recent years. These days successful brewers are finding new ways to reduce costs, cut down on waste and improve efficiency. We are happy to support here with our Calsil silicones: our own range of high quality defoamers.
Improving beer quality with Calsil defoamersOne way brewers accomplish stabilisation and improvement of beer quality is by using process aids. Process aids are usually either a piece of equipment or an additive, for example to enhance taste or prolong shelf-life time. At Caldic, we developed a range of silicone defoamers under our own Calsil FGA brand.
Antifoam? Won’t that affect the beer’s head retention?Perhaps the most difficult impediment of using antifoam in the brewery is that at first glance it appears to be counter-intuitive. Putting something in wort or fermenting beer to control foam would seem to kill the head of foam of the finished product. However, when properly applied, a defoamer can have quite the opposite effect.
Defoamer Application in different parts of the Beer Brewing Process
- Yeast Propagation
- Spent Yeast disposal
Are you interested in optimizing your beer brewing process but don’t know where to start? Together we can find the right solution for your process. For more information, contact Tom De Bondt via TDB@caldic.be or +32 (0)3 870 4867.