IBrew Technologies (IBT) creates Internet of Things (IOT) measurement solutions for creative control strategies in a craft brewery. Advances in electronics, software, sensing and communication technologies make these solutions possible.
"Go with the Flow" to track Plato during fermentation. Put away the slow, time consuming hydrometer and utilize the carbon dioxide gas generated in the fermenter to get insight into fermentation progressing. Our patent pending solution totalizes carbon dioxide flow to calculate fermentation rate and gravity reduction. The benefits are accurate, 24/7 local and remote Plato monitoring of the fermentation process.
Metering oxygen into the wort prior to fermentation is critical for a healthy initial yeast growth. The improper use of a medical oxygen flowmeter can result in flow metering errors leading to over or under oxygenation. The smart oxygen flow transmitter (SOFT) is a battery powered, digital flowmeter designed for reliable oxygen metering. It is a modern, accurate and low cost upgrade to a critical process.
Carbonation of beer in a brite tank can be a time consuming process. Carbon dioxide flow into the tank is critical to insure that at the delivery rate, gas absorbs into the beer and not fills the head space. The absorption rate slows down as the beer approaches the target value. The IMPACT flowmeter is designed for metering and totalizing carbon dioxide into a Brite tank at carbonation pressure.
Oxygen in brewery tanks has to be purged with carbon dioxide. Monitoring the oxygen concentration during purging in real time can be used to calculate the effectiveness of the purging strategy. The meter for oxygen purging (MOP) can track oxygen concentration from 20 to 0 vol% during purging. The benefits are time savings and reduced volume of carbon dioxide used.
Stop making manual pH measurements required to optimize the conversion of starch into fermentable sugars. For the cost of a good lab pH meter, the TOpH on-line pH meter is capable of continuous pH monitoring throughout the Lautering process. It mounts on a standard triclamp fitting. TOpH frees up labor and provides the brewer documentation of the pH during extraction.
The engine of the brewery is the brew house which produces wort for fermentation. This capacity sets the capacity of the brewery. Optimize production by using the BeerBro at the exit of the lautering process to continuously measure Plato. The results are available to the brewer in real time to track the progress of extraction. Combine this measurement with a flowmeter to calculate average Plato in the boil kettle.