Tag Archives: stuck fermentation

Murphy and Son Ltd now supply Tate and Lyle products

We will now distribute Tate and Lyle products to the brewing industry.

TL_logo_white

Tate and Lyle products from Murphy and Son

We have recently reached an agreement with ASR, more commonly known as Tate and Lyle, to become their distributor to the brewing industry. This arrangement opens up their full portfolio of products to ourselves and gives significant benefits to ourselves as well as strengthening a product line in which we have historically been able to offer relatively few materials. We will look to hold limited quantities of golden caster sugar, replacing the material we use at present. All other lines will be bought to order as customers require them.

Tate & Lyle® is the largest cane sugar brand in the United Kingdom and has been produced at the same refinery on the banks of the River Thames in London since 1878. Tate & Lyle Sugars are part of ASR Group – the largest vertically integrated cane sugar producer in the world. They focus principally on bringing specialty sugars and functional ingredients made from sugar cane to the EU marketplace.

Sugars in Brewing

Advantages

-High fermentability of sugars allows extended brew lengths for more efficient brewing

-Add colour and flavour

-Reduced Nitrogen content vs Malt or other adjuncts

-Add body to Low Alcohol Beers

Liquid Sugars

Comprising almost entirely of Sucrose and water our sugar syrups are an easy to use option for including sugar in your brews. From the pure sweetness of White Sugar Syrup to the darker more complex flavours of Amber and Black Sugar syrups.

Invert Syrups

LGS 454g-Pouring_CO

Invert sugars

‘Inverting’ the di-saccharide Sucrose into the mono-saccharides Fructose and Glucose creates ‘Invert Sugar.’ As well as being directly fermentable, Invert Sugar is sweeter than conventional Sugar (Sucrose) and allows for a higher solids level syrup with a longer stable life. Our extensive range of Invert Syrups including the world famous ‘Lyle’s Golden Syrup’ is a flavourful and efficient alternative to conventional sugar

Treacles/ Molasses

Black Treacle-Pouring_CO

Mollases from Murphy and Son

Treacles (also known as Molasses) have a long history of use in brewing. Milds, Porters and Stouts can all benefit from the colour and flavours of these dark cane syrups

 

Traditional Cane Sugars

As well as normal white granulated sugar we, as Sugarcane refiners, are able to offer the full range of brown sugars. Our range spans from the light, dry Golden Granulated sugar to the dark, sticky, liquorice tasting Muscovado, adding unique flavours to any beer.

Unrefined Demerara Sugar from our mill in Belize is particularly suited to giving caramel flavour notes to your product.

Brown sugar close-up on wooden spoon with Sugar cane

Can sugars from Murphy and Son

Qwik Flo Sugars

Our newest range of sugars. Using an innovative process we are able to make very dry, quick dissolving granules from almost any syrup. Ideal for processes where traditional sugars take too long to dissolve or syrups are difficult to handle. These products are a perfect way of adding Honey or Molasses to your brew in an easy to handle format.

Please take a look at the Tate and Lyle Range for 2016

Tate and Lyle Sugar Range 2016

Please contact Frances.maud@murphyandson.co.uk  or the sales office if you are interested or would like more information about these products.

Applied Minerals Filter Aids the Celatom Range – Supplied by Murphy and Son Ltd

Murphy and Son Ltd are proud suppliers of Applied Minerals Filter Aids

Flexibulk the established and respected filtration business formed in 1978 has now grown to form the Applied Minerals team who provide 37 years’ experience within the minerals market. As specialists Applied Minerals provide experienced technical knowledge alongside the highest quality products aided by our key partner EP Minerals, who we have been working with for 32 years.

Celatom Diatomite Filter Powder

Celatom is selected by many of the world’s major brewing groups. Supply is based on optimising the quality of packaged beer and cost reduction:

  • Celatom grades are manufactured from freshwater diatoms. The low bulk density of the cylindrical Celatom 3 D particle offers economies V’s competitor’s grades, less silica and more voids give greater internal bed voidage for flow and solids entrapment.
  • Supply is secured by product quality, technical support and good working relationship with site brewers.
  • Celatom grades are produced to EP Minerals World Wide Brewing Specification, meaning standards are set for trace elements such as Iron, Arsenic, etc. Celatom DE grades are naturally very low in beer soluble Iron and Arsenic.
  • Optimisation of costs of running the filtration plant, targeting longer run lengths, optimum clarity plus micro stability of the filtered beer.
  • Continuity of supply – prompt delivery ex UK buffer stock.

UK Stocked Grades

  • Celatom® FP-1
  • Celatom® FP-2
  • Celatom® FP-3
  • Celatom® FW-6
  • Celatom® FW-14

Diatom 10 mDiatomite

•Also known as Diatomaceous Earth (DE) or Kieselguhr
•Skeletons of plankton (diatoms) deposited on lake and ocean bed millions of years ago
•Nearly pure silica – very inert
•Complex natural structures
–Highly porous (85% air)
–High surface area
•Around 5 – 15 microns in size
–Can be thermally fused into larger, more complex structures
•An economical source of inert surface area and controlled porosity for a myriad of applications.

diatom 2

Start at the mine

How DE is processedhow de is processed 2

 

 

how de is processed 3how de is processed 4

 

how de is processed 5how de is processed 6

how de is processed 7

how de is processed 8how de is processed 9how de is processed 10how de is processed 11how de is processed 12how de is processed 13

how de is processed 14how de is processed 15how de is processed 16how de is processed 17

how de is processed 18how de is processed 19how de is processed 20how de is processed 21

how de is processed 22how de is processed 23

how de is processed 24how de is processed 25how de is processed 26how de is processed 27how de is processed 28diatom 2

 

If you would like further information regarding our Filter Aid range please do not hesitate to contact Frances Maud 01159785494.

http://www.murphyandson.co.uk/contact-us/

For our up to date product brochure:

http://sp1.actemarketing.com/CampResource/5L13AQ2HEOTGYWA9/37/text.pdf

 

 

 

Consultancy Corner – Master Brewer Graham Moss

Graham's consultancy buisiness

Graham’s consultancy buisiness

CONSULTANCY CORNER – GRAHAM MOSS

Graham is a well known UK master brewer with over 35 years experience in the brewing and processGraham Moss 5 industries. He has worked closely with Murphy and Son and breweries of all sizes from the mid 1980’s, and has built up a close working relationship with the team at Murphy’s and other key industry suppliers.

He is an accomplished brewing professional, with a Masters degree in Malting and Brewing Science from the prestigious British Brewing School in Birmingham (1986), Master Brewer (IBD, London 1991), Masters in Business Administration (Hull 1997), as well as a Bachelors degree in Biochemistry (Sheffield 1983).

Graham Moss 6Graham gained a “golden ticket” position with Scottish and Newcastle Breweries Ltd (now Heineken). In this position Graham received in depth training and Management experience in all aspects of the brewing industry, taking secondments at many sites and in many different departments. He accepts he was very fortunate for the experience obtained. Areas covered included traditional brewhouses, automated breweries, Fermentation, Maturation, Filtration, Cask and Keg Packaging, Bottling, Canning, Logistics, Dispense; with further secondments in Malt, Hops, Laboratories, Engineering projects. Ales and Lagers. During the brutal rationalisation in the industry in the 1990’s Graham worked at Whitbread Boddington’s, where he remembers routine brewing of 1800 barrels per Shift, 10 shifts a week!

Graham is well experienced in project management work. He has completed several hundredGraham Moss 1 assignments building breweries, large and small, all over the world. His MSc thesis was mixed gas dispense systems and his MBA thesis was in developing a national beer brand. His Mossbrew consultancy is an engineering and training business and he is also a stakeholder in the Ministry of Ale, a building he acquired as a derelict shell in 2000, refurbished and re-opened, still going 15 years later. Here the team operate a showroom brewery and an introductory brewing training course. Memories of installing a brewery in Barbados when it was hit by Hurricane Ivan in 2004, cause a humanitarian disaster, and also working with some lovely customers, and their families, in the brewing industry.

Graham Moss 3 

Graham’s Tips for a successful Brewery Business.

  1. Have good quality and professional looking point of sale material.

  2. Keep a close eye on the cash flow.

  3. Brew beer according to a quality system, make sure you understand which are the critical control points, “Quality by Simplicity”.

  4. Don’t be afraid to pay for an annual audit by an industry professional, this could save you money in terms of energy usage, hop usage, quality failures, safety and regulation lapses.

Contact

www.mossbrew.co.uk

gm@mossbrew.co.uk

graham moss 7

Ideal Winter Fining Products: KOMPACTIKLEER & BREWBRITE

IDEAL WINTER FINING PRODUCTS: KOMPACTIKLEER AND BREWBRITE

kompactikleer

Murphy and Son’s Kompactikleer

As the nights are drawing in and temperatures are dropping, this may be the ideal time to consider trying some of our products that reduce the chances of chill haze. We currently have two products that can be used to replace the existing processing aids that you currently use.

Chill haze occurs when proteins and tannins form loose covalent bonds forcing them from solution into suspension. Cask beer often reached temperatures well below that at which they are served during storage and transport, and chill hazes readily occur.

The use of a Silica hydrogel, or PVPP can help prevent chill haze as these products bind to the dissolved protein or polyphenol removing them from the solution and thus lowering the potential for chill haze.

Polyclar Brewbrite is a kettle fining product that uses both PVPP and carrageenan to bind tannins as well as protein in the copper. Kompactikleer is an isinglass, silica hydrogel blend which binds in haze potential protein the cask.

brewbrite

These products have a proven track record in the UK and the USA.

For more information regarding these products please click on the tech sheets or please contact frances.maud@murphyandson.co.uk

IBD – Talk on Modern Kieselguhr Filtration.

The IBD Midlands section are holding a talk on Modern Kiesulguhr Filtration. Holger Grosser of EP Minerals will speak on the importance of beer filtration, worldwide brewing figures, state of the art technology and the different types of Filtration on offer to Brewers in the UK. The evening will include a tour of Marston’s Filtration Department.

Venue: Marston’s Brewery, Shobnall Road, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire DE14 2BG,

Date: Thursday 17th September 2015

Time: 18:00 for 18:30 start to 21:00

The talk and tour will be followed by a buffet and beer. To confirm your place, please email Jane Kershaw: jane.kershaw@ab-inbev.com

 

Lab Training Day – 24th September 2015

LAB TRAINING DAY

We still have spaces available on our lab training day, this comprehensive course covers, liquor composition, kettle, auxiliary and isinglass optimisations and demonstrations, microbiology practicals, a presentation on consistency, quality and due diligence. These courses always end with a troubleshooting session which is well received. If you are interested please contact Frances Maud who will be happy to book you a place.

At each training day we always ask our delegates to give us their feedback, please take a look at the comments that were made at our last Laboratory Training Day.

“Broad content base, usability of information impartial”

“Kettle optimisation and introductory talk were very good”

“Practical sections were my favourite bits”

“Content was useful. Well-structured day, lunch was excellent”

“Finings, Liquor treatment, yeast were well covered”

“All content well structural and evenly distributed”

“All detail measured and time managed sufficiently”

“Great day and very informative”

“Overall a very useful day – thank you”

“Very good”

“I would recommend the course”

“Very good thanks”

This course will be the last one for the year. We will be re-running all courses in 2015 starting in February. Please keep an eye out for flyers or alternatively please contact Frances Maud

For information regarding all our training days please take a look at all the links on the right.

Consultancy Corner – Master Brewer John Bexon

 

JOHN BEXON

CONSULTANCY CORNER – JOHN BEXON
John has worked closely with Murphy’s for over 25 years in his many brewing roles throughout his career. He has always been a great ambassador for Murphy and Son and we have always had a strong working/professional relationship

One of the UK’s leading Master Brewers with almost 40 years’ experience in both large, medium and craft breweries. An accomplished brewing professional, with a Masters Degree in business and trained in microbiology, phytopathology and biochemisty. John has worked at Bass Breweries and also in the Commonwealth Brewing Company, Boston, USA, where he was part of the emerging craft beer revolution. He is most famous for his recent role as Head Brewer at Greene King, which he left to form this consultancy.

JOHN BEXON

CONSULTANT

You can draw on almost 40 years’ brewing and management experience to help improve your product and your profits. Whether you work for a major brewer or a small craft beer producer, I can make your business better. Helping you with expansion, trouble-shooting and continuous improvement of your operation.

brewer

MASTER BREWER

I’ll provide a health-check of your brewing and packaging, advising how you can improve the brewing process. You can buy into the skills needed to design new and novel beers that will set your company apart from its competitors. And if you need to improve the quality of your existing brands, I’m your man!

JOHN

SPEAKER

We work in a fantastic industry! So how come the people who talk technical make beer sound so boring? If you need someone to lecture, inspire or train people, look no further. I can present to brewers, drinkers or suppliers and enthuse them about our business. Use my services to link organisations and remove barriers.

‘John Bexon Consulting’ will provide professional advice on most areas of the the brewing process.
Please click here for a comprehensive list.

pouring

corn

Summary

A driven professional brewer and manager. A proven track record of departmental, people and process development. Sound communication skills at all business and social levels.

Studied in the University of Hard Knocks at times so takes life with a sense of fun

Qualifications

2.1 MIBiol ; Applied Biology in Microbiology, biochemistry & phytopathology ( plant diseases) 1984 DipMbrew ; Internationally recognised Master Brewer 1989 MBA : Master of Business Administration UCE B’ham 2000

GET IN TOUCH

Telephone: 07885 498475 Address: J Bexon Consulting Ltd, 1 Orchard Close, Beyton, Suffolk IP30 9AR Email: john@jbexonconsulting.com http://jbexonconsulting.com/

 

 

 

 

Isinglass – Murphy and Son’s Kleer Finings product range

We have over 100 years’ experience in manufacturing isinglass

In 2002 our processing aids portfolio became complete with the acquisition of the Saville’s Clarification product range and the manufacture of isinglass finings. This is the era when we introduced the “KLEER” range.

For many years Savilles Ltd were the leading name in the supply of detergents and processing aids to the brewing industry. Within this acquisition we also acquired 100 years of their experience with well documented research and development which help us to understand the physical properties and factors affecting its performance and its role in clarifying cask beers, and as a pre-treatment for processed beer.

Meet Pete Ball our Isinglass production manager

Meet Pete Ball, our best asset from the acquisition he is our Isinglass Production Manager and has been manufacturing isinglass for over 30 years. He now commutes daily from Birmingham to our site in Nottingham. There is very little that Pete doesn’t know about the production of isinglass.

pete2    pete1

Why use Murphy’s Isinglass finings?

Like all our products, our range of isinglass are formulated and manufactured here in Nottingham to perform to the highest standard, and will give you the consistent results you require every time you brew. They are also backed by the same commitment to technical support which you would expect from the Murphy & Son name.

If you purchase our clarification products you are entitled to free optimisations and full technical assistance.

All Murphy and Son isinglass products are manufactured under the ISO9001:2008 quality system. This system allows us to manufacture within strict parameters giving traceability and accountability from the raw materials to the finished product. With the modern drinks supply chain increasingly demanding quality and traceability only companies like Murphy and Son have the technical resources to fulfil those requirements.

To manufacture isinglass you must follow the approved manufacturing code of practice that has a very detailed washing procedure, to ensure the levels of potential allergens are reduced to the lowest levels. Our Isinglass is manufactured to this protocol. Anybody not following this protocol will need to label all small pack beer as containing fish products thereof, under allergen labelling regulations.

Our product range.

We offer three blends of Isinglass, Caskleer, Allkleer and Tankleer which are supplied as liquid, paste and powder. In addition we supply a unique product Kompactikleer which is a blend of Isinglass liquid with silica hydrogel to remove both protein and yeast from suspension whilst giving a compact trub.

The Caskleer products are formulated to give brilliant clarity in cask conditioned beer. The carefully selected swim bladders will produce large flocs that drop quickly and will enable beer to be resettled a number of times.

The Tankleer products are designed to give compact sediments and fairly bright but not brilliant beers. As such, they are suited to brewery conditioned beer processing where the clarity is sufficiently good to send the beer for filtration whilst tank bottom losses are minimised.

The Allkleer products are a combination of the above two formulations and are designed to give clear beer with good sediment in either cask or brewery conditioned beers

The Kompactikleer products are advanced formulations designed to provide the best in sediment stability. They are particularly useful where beers are difficult to clarify using standard grades of isinglass finings or where tank base angles cause sediment slippage during emptying.

isinglass

Look after your Murphy’s Isinglass finings and store correctly in the summer.

Please be aware of the ideal storage temperatures for your isinglass, this will help it retain its quality and effectiveness:

  • Store in cool conditions away from direct sunlight
  • Keep container sealed when not in use
  • Recommend storage temperature 5-15 °C
  • Minimum storage temperature is 1°C
  • Do not allow the product to freeze
  • The shelf life for ready for use isinglass has a recommended storage temperature is 8 weeks from the date of manufacture.

Kettle Finings – Murphy & Son’s carrageenan product range

Our kettle finings (carrageenan) products are added to the wort in the kettle to enhance protein removal as the wort cools.

Benefits

  • Natural product which removes substantial quantities of haze-forming material without affecting head retention
  • Produces brighter worts; reducing the amount of finings required later
  • Increases rate of fermentation and attenuation
  • Increases filter runs
  • Prolongs shelf life in small pack beers
  • Reduces process time
  • Is a processing aid not an additive so doesn’t require label declaration
  • Reduced tank losses
  • 5-10% more efficient than competitive products
  • Tabletted for easy use

The active ingredient is a polysaccharide called carrageenan, which is derived from seaweed. The following photos are from Nick Brading our Export Manager who paid his annual visit to the Philippines to audit our suppliers.

Picture2picture 1

 

Carrageenan in solution is negatively charged, owing to the sulphate groups along the polysaccharide backbone. It is these charged sites which interact with wort proteins.

structure carrageenanIn solution at temperatures above 65°C, the carrageenan has a random coil structure. But, as the wort cools the carrageenan takes a much more compact and ordered helical structure, it is this which is thought to drag the protein particles together to form aggregates. The aggregates, having a larger particle radius, settle faster.

Kettle finings are added in the kettle to allow the carrageenan to dissolve. As the wort cools the wort proteins react with carrageenan and settle in the whirlpool or at a cold break during fermentation, to be removed along with the excess yeast.

The removal of particles and protein from wort has been demonstrated by microscopic examination of pre-filtered beers and protein assay. As the levels of kettle finings increase, the fine particle counts in each of the size bands decrease. It should be noted that the particles below 2 microns are mostly responsible for blinding filter pores.

  • Kettle finings vary in when they should be added to the kettle, for example Protafloc should be added 10 minutes before the end of the boil, whereas Koppakleer is added at the end of the boil.
  • The reaction between wort proteins and carageenan is also pH dependent and occurs at an optimum pH of 5.3, The reaction does not occur below pH 4.4, so there will be little benefit from kettle finings at this pH or below.

Since Kettle Finings remove both particulate and soluble protein, and soluble protein is a component of chill haze, it is unsurprising that the colloidal stability of kettle fined beers are enhanced.

Our range of kettle finings products are Koppakleer, Protafloc, and Wortkleer, please contact us to discuss which kettle finings are suitable for you.

We are our own stand at Brau this year!!! 1-336 in Hall 1

BB15_Logo_UnterzeileohneDatum_rgb_300dpi

WE ARE HAVING OUR OWN STAND AT BRAU THIS YEAR

Every year we have the pleasure of exhibiting at Brau in Germany under the umbrella stand of the Brewing, Food and Beverage Industry suppliers association commonly known as the BFBi, although we will still work closely with the BFBi, this year we have decided to detach ourselves and have our own stand. BRAU Beviale is one of the most important European trade fairs for the production and marketing of beer and soft drinks. The annual industry get-together ensures a successful mixture of an extensive range of beverage raw materials, technologies, logistics and marketing. A really worthwhile event to attend. We shall be exhibiting on stand 1-336 in Hall 1 and the exhibition is to be held from the 10th to the 12 of November, at the Nurnberg Messe, Nuremberg, Germany. If you are attending please feel free to visit or arrange for an appointment.