Temperature Monitoring in the Brewing Process

During England’s recent World Cup match with Croatia, approximately 10,000,000 pints of beer were consumed, according to estimations from the British Beer and Pub Association. In light of these figures, this article will elaborate on the importance of monitoring beer temperature throughout the brewing and manufacturing process.

Craft beer is experiencing a surge in popularity, and with over 2,000 breweries now in operation in the UK, it is more important than ever to ensure that your product is both consistent and well-flavored. Temperature, as most brewers will well know, is a vital consideration when producing or storing beer.

For instance, in the mashing process, it is imperative to track the water temperature, as this is when enzymes in the barley are activated, causing them to convert into sugar. Brewers can manipulate the types of sugars produced by raising or lowering water temperatures, usually between 37 °C – 76 °C.

For a dryer tasting beer, lower water temperatures are preferable, as they create highly fermentable sugar. To produce a sweeter, full-bodied beer, the retention of some unfermented sugars is important. This is achieved through higher water temperatures, which mean that sugars are less easily digested by yeast.

The Hanwell Lite NL300 is equipped with an external thermistor probe, and offers constant, reliable and precise water temperature monitoring, with the ability to receive immediate warnings if the temperature goes above pre-determined limits. This allows brewers to ensure that every batch of beer meets their high standards.

Useful Tips for Beer Suppliers

Temperature monitoring during beer production may be vital, but this does not mean it should be ignored during storage or serving. Overly chilled stouts or warm lagers are simply not palatable.

The Hanwell Lite kit stores beers at the temperatures recommended by the Beer Connoisseur, making it ideal for bars, pubs and other hospitality establishments to keep control of their fridges. The kit requires minimal set up and can offer real-time data and warning systems to improve product quality for a variety of small outlets in the hospitality industry.

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Hanwell Soultions Ltd.

For more information on this source, please visit Hanwell Soultions Ltd.

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