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Hop Extraction Technology Using Hydro Dynamics Cavitation to be Presented at Master Brewers Association Conference
Hop extraction technology by
Hydro Dynamics, Inc. (HDI) will be presented at the Master Brewers Association of the Americas (MBAA) Annual Meeting in
Jacksonville, FL, October 8, 2015. Mr.
Santiago Gomez, of strategic partner Apotek Solutions, LLC, will deliver a talked entitled, “Use of microscopic pressurized shockwaves
generated by controlled cavitation as a non-shear method for increased
extraction of alpha acids and oils from hops”. The talk will detail the ability of the
ShockWave Power Reactor Technology (SPR) to increase the amount of alpha acids
extracted from hops, a common flavoring in beer. The talk will also briefly discuss increased
sugar/starch extraction from grains as well as using cavitation to accelerate
the aging of liquors like whisky.
The SPR technology that harnesses the normally destructive power of cavitation and
controls it so its pressure fluctuations can be used for increased extraction. When this
technology is applied to the different processes within the brew-house, combined with
expertise in hop utilization, it allows brewing customers to produce bitter beers with 50%
to 90% less bittering hops and 50% to 75% less aroma hops for dry hoping. HDI has
partnered with Apotek to market our SPR technology to the hops industry.