Effective yeast management

The importance of yeast management in a brewery cannot be overstated. Chris Boulton and David Quain rightly put it when they said, “If I was a yeast cell I would want to be looked after, cherished even!”. Understanding how many live yeast cells are working for you is one of the most important facets of yeast management. Better yeast management can directly lead to more consistent fermentations and beer quality, reduced fermentation times, reduced production of off-flavours, financial benefits etc.

ABER Instruments has over 25 years of dedicated experience in providing brewing equipment that measure the live concentration of yeast in the brewing process. ABER yeast monitors are used and trusted by all the major brewing groups across the world. We also have a host of scientific publications that attest the benefits of the technology and the reliability of our brewing equipment

The ABER Yeast Monitors can be useful for the
following core applications in a brewery

Yeast cropping/recovery

How it works

Probes installed in the yeast recovery lines measure live yeast concentration, thereby ensuring that waste is minimised and the storage of good viable yeast – suitable for re-pitching – is maximised. The controller sets the requested yeast and initiates run down.

(1) The first set point determines when the yeast concentration is sufficiently high for the flow to be diverted to yeast storage. The first portion of the process containing non-yeast matter and low concentration yeast is directed to the waste tank. This is followed by the storage and logging of yeast with a viable concentration suitable for re-pitching.

(2) Finally, once the second set point is detected, the system completes the process by diverting the flow to green beer processing.

Brewing service and support

Our team’s expertise has been developed from working closely with our customers and developing a deep understanding of their aims and challenges. Whether you have a question about a specific product, designing a solution, or want to find out more about our technology our team of expert engineers are on hand and happy to talk.

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