Wort, Separation, Clarification, Mash, Filter, Grain Bed, Extract
Wort separation is a very important step of the brewing process. Although lauter tun is the most common vessel design to achieve this goal, the mash filter is becoming a very viable alternative even for the smaller craft brewer. This technology has been proven to produce beers that are very similar to those produced using a lauter tun. This lecture covers in detail the design, operation, benefits, and drawbacks of the mash filter.
Formerly of Molson Coors, Hugo has held lead technical roles in the areas of Quality Assurance, Research & Development, Technical Services and Brewing Engineering at Molson Coors Brewing Co. (Colorado) and Cervecería Cuauhtémoc (Mexico). He also was a faculty member at the University of California-Davis, and the Monterrey Institute of Technology (Mexico). Hugo has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo (Canada) and a B. Eng. from the Monterrey Tech (Mexico).