Technical Talk

This page not only provides technical brewing advice and blogs from our own team, but features items that we think are of interest from our partner’s experts.

Faram’s Technical Advice

Low and No Alcohol Beers

It can be made using an alcohol base (e.g. vodka), or using a fermented sugar base which

What you need to know about…hard seltzer

It can be made using an alcohol base (e.g. vodka), or using a fermented sugar base which
March 24, 2021

Low Trellis Hop Growing

Written for you by Jon Stringer Firstly, tell me about dwarf hop plants… Whether a hop plant grows to be a tall plant, semi-tall or

February 8, 2021

Technical Article: Introduction to Thiols in Hop Oils

Hop oils, also known as essential oils, constitute between 0.5% to 4% of the hop cone, depending on the variety. The volatile chemicals that
August 27, 2020

Gluten Free Brewing

Have you been tempted to try gluten free brewing? There is an ever increasing interest in gluten free or reduced gluten diets, and with a
April 29, 2020

Divert from the norm!

By Andrew Whalley, International Sales Manager Should you, would you? It seems that most new beer brands

February 26, 2020


Dark beers for dark nights.

October 31, 2019

How to say … New Zealand Hop Varieties

How to pronounce New Zealand hop names, with Doug of @NZHopsLtd! @CharlesFaram @CharlesFaramCA — Charles Faram US (@CharlesFaramUS) 10 April 2019

April 11, 2019

Weyermann’s FAQ

Inside Weyermann® in English with Axel Jany

This video series provides you with exciting insights from their red and yellow Weyermann® world. You can expect information about their products, technical questions and many other topics relating to malt and brewing.

Say hello to their expert Axel Jany, Weyermann® team leader international customer consultants!

Malts, malt products, storage, drink styles, glasses and more…
Technical facts relayed by Weyermann® every Tuesday

Tips and Guides from Murphy & Son

Succinct tricks, advice and guidance on your processes and our products.

Du Pont Enzymes- Amylex 5T

The fact is, Alpha-amylase enzymes are truly essential in brewing. Alpha-amylase is one of the enzymes which occur naturally in malted barley. Brewers were taking advantage of its special properties for centuries before enzymes were ever discovered.

Clean, Secure, Safe a guide to pressing the Pause Button

Great advice from Murphy’s if you’re winding down the brewery. A list of reminders/pointers of things that might be worth doing.

Wort’ The Risk

With any process involving vast quantities of boiling sugary liquid, there are risks and it is worth taking some time to get some tips from our team’s collective experiences to make kettle additions as safe as possible

How to reduce H2S and DMS off flavours

Flavour Modification with Zetolite Reduces H2S and DMS off flavours.

Increases shelf life and prevent papery off flavours

Ascorbic Acid is an effective anti-oxidant that increases shelf life and prevents papery off flavours

Cleaning In Place and Brewery Hygiene

The most successful brewer is actually an obsessive cleaner that brews a bit on the side. Process and products explained

Cleaning in the brewery

There are three basic standards of cleaning Physically Clean . Chemically Clean . Microbiologically Clean

How to combat sulphidic off flavours

Zetolites are concentrated powder products from natural occurring volcanic minerals that can be used as processing aids (not additives) which don’t need to be declared on your product labels.

Which test: ABV analysis, by distillation or alcolyzer?

We employ two methods of ABV determination

Faults with your process that may cause slow fermentations

Slow or slow-to-start fermentation can be due to faults in the process such as insufficient aeration which can be solved by rousing or increasing the rigour of the rousing of your wort.

A fining guide for vegan fining Super F!

Optimising Super-F

Ideal neutral detergent for septic tanks and casks

Cask Clean is specially formulated for use in the brewing industry for scale and beerstone removal in casks

Enzymes in the Brewing Process

Enzymes are complex organic substances that act as catalysts: that is they accelerate the velocity of a reaction whilst remaining essentially unchanged themselves at the end of it.

Ionic Composition – Brewing Liquor

Originally, brewing started up in areas where the water supply was suitable for the production of beer, but with the wide geographical spread of modern breweries and modern supply systems, the water available to the brewer can be at best variable and at worst quite unsuitable.

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Webinars from Fermentis and Faram's

A series of informative webinars hosted by Fermentis and Charles Faram
Production, Quality and Shelf life of Active Dry Yeast
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Rehydration vs Direct Pitching of Active Dry Yeast
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Impact of fermentation conditions on the flavour profile of beer
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Yeast & hop interactions for Brut IPA & The impact of hopping regime
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