The most important thing when bottling beer in bottles and kegs is to protect beer from contamination with yeast and prevent ingress of oxygen - these are two factors that will shorten the shelf life of beer.
Bottling is the most convenient and cost-effective way to start for minibrewers. Bottles are delivered by hand in the breweries, at an average rate of 80-100 bottles per minute.
Filling in kegs
Filling in kegs is another type of beer bottling. Kegging includes filling with carbonated, pasteurized keg beer from stainless steel or sterilized aluminum. Kegs made of aluminum are more popular than stainless steel kegs because they are lighter and more resistant to minor damage. The keg-pouring method is of the type suitable for craft brewers with limited start-up capital and low production capacity.
Open type kegs
Open type kegs are characterized by their shapes and side opening, through which you can easily access beer without removing the valve.
Closed type kegs
Closed type kegs, as a rule, are characterized by straight sides with rims on each of them. The top board has built-in handles for easy carrying. The upper part also has concentric reinforcement in the center, which allows easier cleaning and filling with automatic systems. For draft beer, kegs of a closed type are more preferable for more convenient storage, reducing loss of beer.
The gluing of labels is carried out on completely dry, filled bottles. Basically in the beer industry, self-adhesive labels are used.
These kinds of labels are mainly used in the craft brewing industry, but more often in cosmetic, pharmaceutical and soap.
Any beverage containing 1.1% or more alcohol by volume is considered to be alcoholic. Such beverages should contain the appropriate labeling on the labels. It is also strongly recommended that you familiarize yourself with the local legislation to clarify all issues related to the registration of alcoholic beverages. The main points for registration:
- First name
- Company name
- Quantity of produced product
- Alcohol content
- Country of origin
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