The Chilling and Filtering of Top-fermentation Beers

Norbert Van Laer
1900 Journal of the Federated Institutes of Brewing  
Secretary : J. STANLBX FRANOOMIB, B.A. (Oxon.), Solieitor, 32, Kennedy Streot, Manebester. MEETIXG HELD AT THE VICTOliIA HOTEL, bfAh'CHESTER, ON THURSDAY, OCTOBEX %TH, 1900. Nr. 11. ~\rEr.D-B~,USDQ.~, (President) in tho Chair. TIIE Prosidetit in opening tho meeting mid hc rcgretted veryniuch thnt it bccamo lib duty, n t tho commencement of the new session, to cxprct~ on behalf of tho Inatituta tho deop rcgrot they all fo\t at the great lose they had sustained by tho death of o m of the most
more » ... inent brewcre in the north of Englnnd-blr. C. Hill. Mr. Hill had been Rsaociatad with brewing for 30 d d years in the h n w h i r c district. Hc had gained for himeelf a gent namo for honesty and utmightforwan~iicas and justicc. His (tho Chairman's) raidonce had not l m n very long in that pirrt of the coiintry, hiit he had becn thero long enoiigh to tnnw that fcw mcti had won rnoro estcom rrmong his fellowmen than Jlr. Hill. He was happy to stato that on the occasion of the srrcl loss to which ho bad rrlludcd, their socretary, Nr. Stanley Franconib, nt onco communicntod with tho family of tho deceased, oxpressing tho clcop regrot of the Instihito at tho loss it had suffcrcd by Nr. Hill's donth. Ho sinceroly hopod that during tho coming ecaeion the mcctings of the Itistituto would bc wvcll attended. Every offort hncl becti mndc I)y tho committoo whoso duty it ww tc, scour0 tho bcst Iecturcre. Thcy lint1 tlono thoir h t , irnd hnd nlrccrdy ~ecrncil 11 Inrgc nnmbcr of csccllciit pnpcrs to be road. It \vu8 a pity that their niectiiige wcrc not bcttcr rrthndod. H o hopod all present would cndeavoiir to scciire lnrgcr attenrlencos of members, who ought to comc uid brkc pirrt in tho mooting8 and show by thoir presence the ititcrest thcy took in tho object which thcy had in view- &., to gct the best lecturers to cducnto them and bring them iip to the mark in ovorythitig coiinectcd with browving. Somc peoplo had tho iclca thnt Irewing wtis R very sirnplo proccae, but thcy, na brewers, knew tlirrt an cnormoiie iimount of skill and knowlcdgo \ma reqilirod to brew succosefdly. Expcrionce, it was true, mritlo up in somc mensurc for seiciiti6e knowledge, hut it \vo8 not to be dcnied that IL ktiowlcdgc of thc principle8 of niirlting rind brcwing would h rrclvantngcous to 1111. Tho following pnpcr wits thca road hy JIr. XOI~UGI~T VAN LAER, (liecussion ensuing. The Ciiilliny a d Filtcw'2q of Top-fernientution. Beers. X'OR IIEHT VAS LAEII. h l d i r c f i o a . I s : L papor read lmforc th2 IIirlIiuid Coiitities Tnstituto of Brcit-ing, on Xovemhr 9th, 1897, ent,itlccl "Cold rind Sparkling Ales," by Dc. H. Vnn Laor (this Jownirl, 1898, 4,2J), rr discussion ensued, in tho courso of which two getitlenieii niadc2onic rcmnrks to which I will first of ad rofcr in tho prcscrit paper. 2 1 2 440 FAN LAEB: TIIE CIIILLIKG AND FILTERING The firat gentleman mid "That the author hnd oponod up a now subject whon he su~gostod the npplication of the procoss practisccl in Amorica to English beers. Carbonating \vita at proscnt resorted to in tho case of certain bottlccl bcera In hie opinion, hoirovor, it would tako m a y years to introdwe n process involving 80 muny novel a i d distinct opomt.ions-sucli RB cooling, filtoing eriid carbonating, which must produce, moreover, n vast iiltoratioii in tho netionnl bevcrngc of thi country. 130 thought also it ~v~ulcl tako longer than the author aiiticipatcvl to got Englbhcii to irppreciatc tho altorod conditioiis, seeing that Eiiglish bretvcrs produced hcrs by their prcsont. mothotl, such as wero not cxcccdecl in quulity by thosc mado by tiny otlior pro-cca~, iinlees it coiiltl be shown that the IICW proceee prodticcd a bcttcr article."
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