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Water pre-treatment for beer applications

  • Beer is comprised of up to 95 % water, and filtered water is essential to creating a great-tasting finished product. Our advanced filter cartridges outperform standard bag filters, helping you control particulate, residual chlorine and microorganisms in brewery water, so your distinct flavour comes through in every batch. Other than process water, additional applications include bottle and keg washing water, as well as sanitising water to reduce bioburden and clean systems. Gas management systems also help to control dissolved oxygen in process and dilution water for high gravity brewing. Deaerated water is crucial for slowing spoilage, increasing shelf life and protecting pipework and fittings, which in turn saves capital expenditure on repair or replacement.

3M Water filtration products for beer production

  • The 3M™ DF series filter element is a robust alternative to standard bag filters. The filter resists rupture and contaminant bypass, reducing the cost of frequent filter changes, disposal and downtime.

  • MicroKlean™ RT series filters are all-polypropylene rigid depth filter cartridges with retrofit capabilities. Occupying a grooved surface to promote fuller utilisation of the depth matrix and prolong filter life.

  • High Flow filter cartridges provide a zero leakage, compact, space efficient solution to water pre-filtration. These cartridges are absolute rated and can accomodate flow rates of up to 113 m³/hr per 60" cartridge

3M Gas management products for beer production

  • 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ EXF Series Membrane Contactor


    3M™ Liqui-Cel™ EXF Series Membrane Contactor


    Liqui-Cel™ EXF (Extra-flow) Membrane Contactors adopt a microporous hollow fibre membrane that operates over a wide range of flow rates and has a fast equilibrium for a quick-start up. The EXF Series makes use of a centre baffle to improve oxygen removal efficiency by maximising contact with the membrane surface area. They’re ideal for deaerated water requirements.

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Contact us if you need product, technical or application advice about how our products can help you with well water filtration, high gravity brewing and water pretreatment processes. 3M has a global support network of market focused scientists and engineers that excel in assisting collaborative efforts between our customers and 3M.

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