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Thread: Alfa-Laval Brew 80 centrifuge at work

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    Alfa-Laval Brew 80 centrifuge at work

    We recently purchased an Alfa-Laval Brew 80 centrifuge. I was a little leery as I'd seen some comments here about centrifuges not removing very fine haze, which is what we were aiming for.

    Here are the results:

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    That's our Pils. Guess which is before and which after?

    Second day running and we're very pleased. Jason Munoz is the tech who came out to set up and get us up to speed on operation, and he's doing a great job!

    We're gonna need a bigger bright tank!
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    Timm Turrentine

    Brewerywright,
    Terminal Gravity Brewing,
    Enterprise. Oregon.

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    What a difference!
    While I don't fully understand what the process it must entail to reach the outcome?
    I sure, as a consumer, can say which I would prefer to look at.

    But hey. If you -do- need to upgrade?
    More than happy to help you with a Brite. 🤣
    Cedarstone Industry
    7432 Fairbanks N Houston Rd
    Houston, TX 77040
    Tel. 281-397-3700 ext. 1
    eMail. naomi@cedarstoneindustry.com

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    A couple of notes: The beer above is our Pils, not the ESG. Our pilsner yeast doesn't floc as well as our house yeast. We ran the ESG yesterday at about 35 bbl/hour, but the pils, with its heavier yeast load, ran at about 20 bbl/hour.

    One thing about this machine is set-up and cleaning time. I takes about 45 minutes for each end of the run, so we need to run as much beer as possible each time we run it to maximize our efficiency.
    Timm Turrentine

    Brewerywright,
    Terminal Gravity Brewing,
    Enterprise. Oregon.

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    That is looking great Tim! We have a GEA and found it to be great. The centrifuges dont seem to have an issue with yeast haze, in our experience, more with polyphenol haze. Have you run some high hopped IPA’s through it? What is your DO pickup through one of these?

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