A guide to understanding the brewery flash pasteurization process, determining the most appropriate operational requirements, and selecting the equipment that best fits your brewery application

Engineering Session
J. David Duff, FleetwoodGoldcoWyard

ABSTRACT: A brewery flash pasteurization system can be customized for each brewer’s specific requirements. Finding the right flash pasteurization system requires a good overall knowledge of the beer pasteurization process. This paper covers the general design, description, features, and capabilities of flash pasteurization technology and is followed by an awareness and evaluation of the criteria brewers need to take into consideration when designing their flash pasteurization process and selecting the right pasteurization equipment. The outcome of this review offers the brewer a better understanding of this technology, a mechanism for determining their required operational specifications, and optimizes the brewer’s ability to select the right system for their specific application.

David Duff has been a member of MBAA since 1982 and has held positions in his local district, as well as contributed on MBAA Technical Committee as an organizer and session moderator. He has presented at MBAA Conferences on several occasions, covering brewery pasteurization technologies. David began his career with Labatt Brewing Company in Canada. In 1997 David left Labatt to join forces with the Stroh Brewing Company as director of packaging operations. He now holds the position of North American sales executive with FleetwoodGoldcoWyard, part of the Barry-Wehmiller Group of Companies; his role specializes in brewery pasteurization and process.