When it comes to beer, only a true fanatic will know how heavenly is that amber nectar. Since the beginning of brewing, we have come a long way in brewing beer. The basic beer-making process has been nearly the same over hundreds of years as people over the world refuse to experiment with their favorite beverage. But, modern technology enables us to take the process of brewing to new heights.

While brewers around the world tinker with hops and yeast, breweries in Australia have taken a step further in incorporating technology with brewing to manufacture some of the best beers known to us. In this article, we will throw light on some of the recent advancements in the brewing industry of Australia.

Automation

Automation has become the backbone of modern breweries. Previously, manual arrangements had to be made to change between a coarser grind and a finer one. But now programming allows breweries to alter the crush of the grain remotely on a computer.

On proper milling and precise mash temperature regulations, it requires less grain to brew the same amount of beer. Also, it brings out the intricate malt flavors.

Gone are the days when brewers had to monitor the temperature of the mash meticulously. Automated settings of mash temperature and the rate at which temperature should change with every step has saved the breweries from dreary work.

MeuraMicro-2001 Hybrid Mash Filteris modern equipment that uses pneumatics to create pressure. It squeezes liquid wort from grains through a series of 45 chambers. Each chamber contains a fine membrane filter. Large scale breweries adopt thisonly because of its cost prohibition for independent brewers.

The BrewMonitor System is a real-time fermentation monitor. After fixing the BM devices into your equipment and installing BrewMonitor, you can access all the data and control the tank settings from a computer. It sends alerts if something heads south with the fermentation process. This technology keeps a check on everything from dissolved oxygen levels to temperature and pH levels to make sure that you end up with nothing but aperfect brew for a divine pint.

Modern Canning Techniques

It is the most crucial step in beer making. It ensures a long shelf life of your hard-won product. Owing to advancements in automation and laboratory analysis, the canning of beer has transformed into a meticulous procedure unknown to the brewers from 20th CE. The quality of can seams is examined frequently by cameras, and beers exposure to the oxygen is made minimum. Every brewer knows of oxygen as a ticking time bomb to the beer. But, thanks to the recent advancements in fiber technology using which we can measure the amount of carbon dioxide and oxygen present in the beer. A new device c-TPO by Pentair helps you know the amount of dissolved oxygen during the entire process of packaging.

Cavitation

Italian brewers have come up with a process to speed up brewing. Have you seen fast-moving propellers of ships or tips of submarines creating cavities around them in the water? Similarly, brewers create and let the tiny bubbles sag. This creates a temperature as high as 1000K and pressure 5000 times greater than the atmospheric pressure. One of the primary advantages of cavitation is that there is no necessity for barley to be milled in advance. It pulps malted barley, which increases the biodegradability of the spent malt.

The rate at which starch goes through the pulverized malted barley into the wort is also hiked using cavitation.

It saves time and energy by eliminating the need to wash the malt to clear the trapped sugar and starch.

Bottomline

Technology plays a cardinal role in every industry, and luckily, it is on the positive side of the beer industry. Revamping the process of brewing beer with modern technology is a good way to hoist the business and increase the footfall of your brewery. But,all this high-tech equipmentwouldn’t necessarily be cheap for home brewers and small craft breweries.Anyway, if the future beholds a more cost-effective way of using these techniques, we shall see their practical applications in home breweries as well.Here’s a pint raised to welcome technology in the world of brewing!