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Courses: Brewing Principles

Milling

Milling

Covers: Milling terms and objectives. Role of sieving. Sieve transfer routes. Gap settings for mill pairs. Purpose and function of the Conditioner. Grit, husk and flour routes.

Lautering

Lautering

Covers: Filtration. Extraction. Sparging and raking. The Lautertun. Differential pressure. Run-off rates. Lautertun process steps. The competing aims of Lautering.

Fermenting

Fermenting

Covers: Role of yeast. Yeast reproduction cycle. Constituent parts of a fermentation plant. Wort transfer. Yeast transfer. Lag phase. Logarithmic growth phase. Stationary yeast phase.


Courses: Filtration

Plate & Frame

Covers: Filtration rates. Filter cake, particle size and build up. Dosing pump. Control of filter aid. Pre-coating. Sheet handling. Plate, frame and felt sheets.

PVPP

Covers: Nature of PVPP filtration. Process steps for preparing filter, preparing for filtration, filtration, recirc, regeneration and sterilisation.

Filtrox Cross Flow

Covers: Filtrox basics. Plant layout. Thickening. Low flow rates. Autolysing yeast. MV bottoms. Programs. DAL pushout. Filter operation. CIP process steps.


Courses: Machine Theory and Operation

Can Filler (Krones)

Covers: Main filler operating steps. Gas laws and pasteurisation. Isobaric. Anatomy of the filling head. Fill valve. Purge and snift. Seal integrity. Flow rates and fill volumes. Impact of filler speed. Problems.

Can Filler (Simonazzi)

Covers: Main filler operating steps. Gas laws and pasteurisation. Isobaric. Anatomy of the filling head. Fill valve. Purge and snift. Seal integrity. Flow rates and fill volumes. Impact of filler speed. Problems.

Seamer (Ferrum)

Covers: Function of seaming rolls. Components of a seam. Seamer machine and parts. Process steps. Seaming head and rolls. Gas flow control. Controlling the seam formation. Seam types. Fault finding.

Seamer (Angelous)

Covers: Function of seaming rolls. Components of a seam. Seamer machine and parts. Process steps. Seaming head and rolls. Gas flow control. Controlling the seam formation. Seam types. Fault finding.

Heuft & Taptone

Covers: Function and parts. Gamma X-ray absorption. FIFO system, can behaviours and tracking. Understanding the statistics. Taptone set up and awareness.


Courses: Plant Processes

Evaporator Plant

Covers: Evaporation theory. Principle inputs and outputs. Evaporator. Weak spirit boiler. Alchohol condensor and steam transformer. Carbon columns. Vacuum pumps. Plant implementation. Resource recovery.

Racking Plant

Covers: Process steps for 1-5 heads including hot water rinses, detergent rinse, CO2 pressurisation and beer fill.

Past. & Water Recov. Plant

Covers: Pasteurisation concepts. Pasteuriser zone. Heating, coolling and holding zones. Balanced vs. unbalanced operation. Water recovery. Legionella control. Pasteuriser local protection.

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