KEGS: RENTING, LEASING, OWNING or PLASTIC?

Gretta Beer News, Technical Article

  Kegs are a topic of broad opinion, confusion and frustration for many brewers; is it best to Rent, Lease or ‘take the plunge’ and buy them outright? It is widely considered that about 10% of the wholesale cost of every draught beer goes toward the keg cost, be it rental, leasing or purchase; the…

The Rise of Craft Beer

Gretta Beer News, Technical Article

OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FOR THE MALTING INDUSTRY By: R.Nischwitz(1), P.Rigoni(1), M.Tempone(1) and D.Cryer(2) (1) Barrett Burston Malting Co, Richmond, Victoria (2) Cryer Malt   Abstract The growing consumer appetite for new and interesting beers has created great opportunities for brewers on a global level. The past 7 years have seen double digit growth in market…

Cross Flow Filtration for Craft Beer?

Gretta Beer News, Technical Article

            Crossflow filtration using ceramic membranes – means no filter medium is required when filtering your beer. This is done by high-velocity parallel flow of the liquid in relation to the module ensures a continuous cleaning the membrane, thus allowing for very lengthy filtering cycles without the need to use…

Canventional Wisdom: How to Choose the Best Canning System

Gretta Beer News, Technical Article

            By Peter Love founder & president, Cask Brewing Systems The concept of micro-canning for small-batch beer was invented in 1999 by Cask Brewing Systems. The company’s first customers were brew-on-premise places in Australia, the United States and Canada. The excitement for cans among these homebrewers was a revelation and…

Practical aspects of manufacturing malt for brewing

Gretta Beer News, Technical Article

              By Ken Steer-Jones MDip Contributions from Alan Brown, Bob McWilliam, Mark Kinsman, Ben O’Gorman Barley has been malted for over 3,000 years.  It is a natural process, the basic principles of which have changed little over hundreds of years.  But only in the past 50 years or so…

Breeding Hops with Character

Gretta Beer News, Technical Article

Technical article sponsored by Hop Products Australia (HPA) HPA has a long history of breeding hops with character. Through our breeding program, we’re constantly investing in research to find new cultivars that can be grown, harvested and processed in Australia to produce top quality hops. This research associated with the program allows us to understand the…