Quality control solutions can help you focus on consumer safety and your unique taste. Taste is key, which is why quality control and testing are crucial for any industry dealing with beverages. Read on to learn about the best ways for quality control testing for beverage manufacturing!
Despite beer’s intrinsic antimicrobial properties and having a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point system set in place, contamination could still occur at different stages of the brewing process. The main contaminates will include Lactobacillus brevis, Lactobacillus linderni, and Pediococcus damnosus, as well as different molds, wild strained yeasts, and Saccharomyces species, all of which can live in different hostile conditions.
Although cities are always routinely performing microbiological and chemical water monitoring, contamination of the water used in breweries can happen during the process. This affects beer’s quality and flavor, so regular testing of water supplies, piping, tubing, and water from external wells is essential.
To ensure your beer meets the highest quality standards, you must perform quality control with some analytical testing, on your incoming raw ingredients, during intermediate production steps and right before the final release. To run any sensory or analytical tests, you will require the right tools for sample preparation, like pipettes, lab balances, ultrapure water, syringe filters, and some filter papers.
Knowing the moisture of your testing materials will prevent a decline in quality during storage and also optimize the extraction process. Also, to get the maximum from your brewing by-products, you can sell your spent grain as livestock feed or to some distillery. Testing moisture content is essential to avoid fungal contamination and to help ensure that you get the best price possible.
The Beverahe Check Weighing System we sell at the Lab People are an excellent option for quantity control during the filling process. Using the Check Weighing program with defined limits and visual aids, you can accurately control the actual contents or nominal gross weights. With an integrated temperature sensor and time-controlled self-adjustment, accuracy is guaranteed each time, regardless of the different conditions.
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