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Craft Beer Clarification

Craft Beer Clarification

Making Brewers’ Lives Easier

Efficient brewery operation and consistent high-quality production is more important than ever. If you’re not experiencing this, the issue might be that your fermenters are tied up by long sedimentation time or hop burn in your IPA. It could be that output is lost at various stages in the brewing process: good beer trapped in sediments or lost to dry-hopping and fruit additives. It could be issues with consistency leading to waste: off-flavors, secondary fermentation after packaging, unpredictable quality, and poor shelf-life.

A beer centrifuge can minimize—or even eliminate—these drags on production. But all too often, the “beer centrifuges” sold to brewers are just general-use industrial separators. It may be an excellent centrifuge, but if it isn’t designed for use in a brewery, it’s going to struggle to meet the unique challenges that breweries face—especially when it comes to good beer’s oldest enemy: Oxygen.

Centrifuge for Craft Beer Clarification

The CentraSep DB Series centrifuges are purpose-designed for the beer process. Every model is equipped with mechanical hermetic seals. You don’t need deoxygenated water or inert gas to charge the centrifuge, and you don’t risk losing carbonation, aromas, or flavors. Our centrifuges have the lowest dissolved oxygen pickup on the market: Usually zero, and guaranteed to be less than 10 ppb.

We offer 10 model sizes; each has optional add-ons available to make it manual, semi-automatic, or fully automatic. These sizing and feature options allow for a good deal of tailoring and the ability to accommodate all beer styles and facility sizes. It also means you can deploy a single CentraSep DB centrifuge on the hot side or in the cellar of your process at different times.

In addition to having a range of model sizes to accommodate your unique needs, Trucent offers the ability to rent or lease a centrifuge. Whether you need a machine for a specific duration of time while brewing a particular beer, or it just makes sense for you to rent rather than purchase right now. Our team is dedicated to making it possible for you to reap the benefits of using a centrifuge in your process.

A Custom Centrifuge for Craft Beers

Removing chill haze and producing bright brands can be a challenge for some separators. The CentraSep DB’s high bowl RPM and specific disc design deliver higher centrifugal force and a greater Equivalent Area of Separation. This design makes it much easier to consistently pull out these proteins, brighten any beer style, or meet a given turbidity spec that your customers expect.

This doesn’t just benefit your brighter beers. Trucent’s beer centrifuges also make it possible for you to dial in the turbidity you want on hazier brands. Essentially, you have the ability to take out the “bad” stuff and leave in the flavors you want to keep.

The right centrifuge technology doesn’t just protect flavors: it’s an investment that increases yield while improving quality. A purpose-built beer centrifuge generally bumps up production by 30 to 50 percent. About a quarter of that is simply a matter of reclaiming beer bound up in the sediment that collects at the bottom of fermenter tanks. The rest comes from the decreased batch time: The right centrifuge can reduce the brewing process by days or weeks without increasing the number of fermenters (and everything that goes with that: more equipment, higher HVAC and utility costs, even moving to a bigger facility altogether).

Once your centrifuge is in place, you can expect increased fermenter yield, lower loss during transfer, improved consistency, and improved shelf-life. All of that translates to meeting current and growing demand without taking a massive hit to your bottom line. A CentraSep DB beer centrifuge usually pays for itself in 12 to 18 months.

Dedicated to Customer Service

Centrifuge RepairService has been the backbone of our business for decades. We’re dedicated to a process-oriented approach. We’ve spent decades bringing together teams that understand equipment, understand fluid separation at a fundamental level, and understand the intricacies of brewery operations. That team will meet you where you are: If you already have a centrifuge, we can help you get more out of it. Trucent’s Centrifuge Parts and Repair team will refurbish, repair, maintain, and program your machine. But if you’re new to media-free filtration, we’re here to work with you and find the right solution, one that will work reliably over the long haul. We’re not going to close a sale and wave goodbye. Our team will get you up and running, train your team, and offer ongoing centrifuge parts, maintenance, and service packages.

Every solution begins with a conversation. Contact us today to start that conversation and find a better way to clarify your beer, remove solids, and protect the unique experience of every pint.


Craft Beer Clarification Solutions

Trucent provides breweries with comprehensive solutions. We can help you maintain your existing centrifuge—or design an entirely new filtration and clarification solution. We can install one piece of equipment—or establish a team to manage all your technology for you. The goals remain the same: Better beer, consistent production, fewer hassles, and a healthier bottom line.

CentraSep DB Series Centrifuge White Paper
Hermetic Seal: Protection From Oxygen

“We put a phone call in, met Chris, and the rest, as they say, was history.”

Kevin Sibbett, Yuengling Brewing Manager