Capturing More ‘Real Time Data’ in Brewing
June 18, 2020
The Certificate of Analysis for raw materials provides critical data for brewers. Maltsters and hops suppliers invest time and resources to provide data. While we know there are many more traits for which are important, these add significant costs. Once in production mode, brewers have a few more pieces of data to know they are on-track or the process is moving off-track. Specific gravity, Plato, color, IBU, to name a few, are the guideposts in production. But we know there so much more data in these single numbers. As you know, the wort has many hundreds of individual compounds that will influence downstream processing, in particular fermentation, as well as contribute to beer flavor and aroma. But how do we capture these numerous bits of data? Some ‘real-time’ data capture technologies are emerging which should enable brewers to behave more understanding of the deeper wort quality such as fermentable sugars, amino acids, organic acids, and bittering compounds. This presentation will explore the current and future prospects to get more ‘real-time’ data.
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