Monday, February 16, 2015

Clean Water for Beer

Beer is without a doubt one of the most favored drinks you can find at any given party. Regardless of which brand, oftentimes all it takes to have a good time between friends is a case of beer (and probably some snacks). You may even have heard of this funny tagline before: Conserve Water, Drink Beer. Still, water is an essential part of beer, and clean water makes a difference in the final taste – to achieve such will require using reverse osmosis (RO) membrane systems.

RO membrane filters are designed to clean the water using a pre-filtration and a main filter block. For small brewing operation, the local water supply is passed through the system. A sediment filter first takes out particles as small as 0.5 microns. A carbon filter block that has 0.5-micron holes then removes contaminants. Both the carbon filter and sediment filter are parts of the pre-filter system.

The RO membrane proper does most of the action by stopping the minerals, salts, fluoride, and nitrates in the water, making it up to 99% pure. The materials that were taken out will be disposed as waste. Some basic systems are capable of producing 90 gallons of pure filtered water a day, which adds up to about a gallon every 15 minutes.

After all is said and done however, it’s all about the beer, and thanks to RO filtering systems, you can have the clearest and tastiest beer you can ever have.

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