Which Scale Should a Brewery Choose?

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Consumers are becoming picky about beer, leading to the rise of amateurs and micro-breweries, while the sales of handmade beer are also increasing. It is important to create a high-quality formulation and production scale to effectively enter the market. Industrial weighing machines are used in all stages of beer brewing, which are a key component of successful production.



Why Use Scales When Brewing Beer?

There are many reasons to use the electronic platform scale, whether it's for a micro-brewery or an international brand. If you create a special taste of beer, you need to make sure you can reproduce the taste in every bottle. Beer with poorly measured ingredients produces unpleasant taste and changes in alcohol content.


A certain amount can even make it easy for new employees who are not familiar with the formula to reproduce the product and the proportion can be adjusted more easily. The exact number of parameters used in the brewing process should be written down on the recipe, which helps to ensure that good batches are copied and can allow the winemaker to find out why the recipe fails. For household and micro-breweries, it is very difficult to add the right amount of yeast to the first batch of yeast, so accuracy is very important. Inaccurate formula will waste a lot of raw materials, time, money, and energy.


Before fermentation, wort (unfermented beer) is made by boiling the ingredients together. Since some water will evaporate, more water should be added as needed during fermentation. Monitoring the weight of a barrel of beer by industrial weighing balances can help brewers ensure that there is always enough water and that the beer does not lose its carbonation.



Moisture Analysis of Beer

Large breweries will use moisture analyzer to check the quality of hops, malt, barley, and other raw materials, especially to prevent fungal contamination and quality degradation during storage. Besides, grains are checked after the brewing process to reduce waste. Moisture analysis is also useful when buying bulk grain because moisture levels affect the weight of the grain.



What Kind of Scale Does Brewing Need?

Before choosing the right scale, you need to clarify your needs. The production level and ingredient weight of a brewery determine the accuracy of the scales purchased. If there is a company that focuses on producing seasonal flavors or regularly launches new flavors, the weight of an industrial scale it needs will be less than the weight of a brewery that focuses on a single product.


In addition, you are likely to need more than one industrial platform scale. Generally, compact or precision electronic portable scales are used by micro-breweries or domestic breweries to measure the composition of hops, spices, yeast, and other fine items, while some breweries also use electronic counting scales to check grain transport and yeast. Large breweries usually use industrial platform weighing scales for larger batches and transportation, while more expensive electronic weighing balance machines contain more time-saving features.

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