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Beer Stabilization

Beer stabilization

Celite Cynergy® is a beer stabilizing adbsorbent that filters like diatomite (kieselguhr) and cold stabilizes like silica gel, yet performs better than conventional diatomaceous earth and silica gel. When using Celite Cynergy® powder dosing rates can be reduced, resulting in longer filter run lengths (increased filtration capacity) reducing spent filter cake and less filter wash-offs, thus improving water footprint.

Advantages of using Celite Cynergy®

Improves brewing process efficiency

  • No need to add silica gel
  • Potential to reduce soluble iron in beer (BSI)
  • Up to 5% reduction in spent filter cake
  • Simplified stabilization and filtration process

Reduces chill-haze

  • Selective adsorption of chill-haze proteins yields longer shelf life for beer without affecting sensory properties like flavor, foam, color, or aroma
  • Works instantly - unlike silica gels where an extended contact time is required

Improves filtration performance

  • Reduces filter cake volume by up to 35%, leading to longer filter runs between filter cleaning
  • Provides improved filtration performance as measured by filter run length and powder dosing rates in comparison to using silica gel and diatomaceous earth separately
  • Allows significant process simplification, eliminating the need for dedicated silica gel mix tank and agitator, injection pump, metering equipment, silica gel buffer tank and associated process piping

No capital investment required

  • Easy to implement at the brewery utilizing existing diatomaceous earth filtration processing schemes, equipment and storage
  • Compatible with existing diatomite delivery and filtration systems so no need to purchase new equipment
  • Easy-to-optimize process requires no modifications to existing equipment

Cost efficiencies

  • Cellaring operations are simplified, reducing expenses
  • Saves time and materials due to longer filtration runs between filter cleaning
  • Reduces filter aid and stabilizer powder by 20-60%, leading to faster filtration and greater filtration capabilities
  • Reduced raw material usage resulting in less waste, reduced beer losses and reduced carbon and water footprint costs

GRAS-approved for beer filtration

  • As a diatomite product, it meets the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements of GRAS1 for use in beer filtration
  • A Food Chemical Codex (FCC) grade diatomite product


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