Brewing



PQ's BRITESORB® silicas are designed specifically for use in the brewing industry for the stabilisation of beer.  BRITESORB silicas combine good stabilization performance with excellent filtration and minimal dusting.  BRITESORB silicas selectively remove haze-forming proteins from beer thus preventing formation of chill haze, and without adversely affecting flavour, foam or filtration rate. The use of BRITESORB silicas as process aids in beer stabilisation has world wide acceptance. BRITESORB silicas are manufactured on premises that meet all regulatory requirements for food grade silica, and may be used in the strictests of brewing traditions without compromise. 

How It Works

Beer contains various proteins (polypeptides) and tannins (polyphenols) that can slowly react during shelf storage to form a colloidal complex. This complex becomes insoluble at the cold temperatures at which beer is stored and consumed. The result is the formation of undesirable chill haze.   BRITESORB® beer stabilizers are highly porous silica gel particles that selectively adsorb the proteins that cause chill haze, but they do not adsorb the proteins necessary for an attractive, stable head of foam or necessary for satisfying mouth-feel.  The silica gel is completely filtered out of the beer before it is packaged. The result is a brilliantly clear beverage that retains its clarity during extended shelf storage. BRITESORB silicas are flexible in their application and may be used either in maturation or at the filter to meet all process requirements.

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