Sunday, 23 June 2019

A visit to the Technical University of Munich pilot plant

The IBD study tour included a visit to the Technical University of Munich pilot brewery, it was a study tour after all. I was quite looking forward to this one, having previously worked as a pilot brewer myself. The research brewery was established in 1906 as brewers need practice as well as theory. They have an old copper brewery they once brewed commercially on too, until the authorities decided it wasn't appropriate for a research facility:







They now have two pilot breweries, one of 60L:







Can't remember what this was. Something to do wit filtration maybe?
Curse past me for not taking enough notes

And one of 10hl:











There was a pilot maltings too, and a mash filter:




untergärige, obergärige fermenting free

As well as a caged up robot busy bottling:




Before leaving we assessed the organoleptic properties of some of the beers produced here. 



It was a study tour after all.


2 comments:

  1. Who are all these dead beats? Sorry, seekers after knowledge.

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  2. "The Institute of Brewing & Distilling (IBD) is the world’s leading professional body for people working in brewing and distilling.". On the trip were brewers, retired brewers and people from associated industries. Actually I think we did have a distiller too.

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