8th Ibero-American VLB Symposium 2017 in Guatemala
In October 2017 VLB invites one more time to a Symposium of brewing and filling technology dedicated to the Ibero-American brewing and beverage industry.
After six years (Mexico 2011), the VLB congress returns to Central America. In this eighth edition, Guatemala has been chosen as the venue, which will allow – through the geographical proximity - to enhance ties between the Central American and the Caribbean breweries and industries.
- Raw materials: Market situation, quality
- Brewing process optimization
- Brewhouse, fermentation & filtration: Current, actually issues
- Sustainability: Energy saving & environmental aspects
- Filling, packaging & logistic optimizations
- Cleaning & disinfection
Contact: Roberto Biurrun
Technical visit to Cervecería Centro Americana, S.A.
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- Monday, 23. October 2017Show Program11:00 - 23:30Program Monday, 23rd October 2017
Start Program & Speakers 11:00Registration at conference hotel Intercontinental 15:30Start of busses to visit Cervecería Centroamericana C.A. 19:00Welcome party at Cervecería Centroamericana C.A. Headquarters (Courtesy of CCA) 22:00Start of transport back to the hotel IntercontinentalSubject to change
- Tuesday, 24. October 2017Tuesday, 24th October 2017
Start Program & SpeakersWelcome and introductionJosef Fontaine (VLB Berlin)Session 1Chair: Roberto Biurrun (VLB Berlin)Hop aroma in beer, influenced by filtration?Frank Peifer (Hopsteiner)Quality evaluation of malting barley varieties – Trends and developmentsHenrike Vorwerk (VLB Berlin)Rediscovering husk separationMarc Eckert (Bühler)Glyphosate & Co.: Current results on the behaviour of pesticides during malting and brewingHenrike Vorwerk (VLB Berlin)Coffee break with accompanying exhibitionSession 2Mash filters optimization : Malt equivalent and filtration coefficient conceptRafael Tigel (Landaluce)Wort boiling: Time and Costs vs. Quality aspects; Interdependence and trendsRoberto Biurrun (VLB Berlin)The transformation of old tradition – a novel brewhouse conceptNatalia Svedlund (Ziemann-Holvrieka)Lunch break with accompanying exhibitionSession 3Practice Evaluation of de use of gallotannins as part of a project for beer shelf life extension in the marketPedro Beomont (Cervecería Regional)Shelf-life and consistency of active dry yeast for breweriesMarcelo Cerdán (Fermentis-Lesafre)Monitoring beer fermentation by refractometryHelga Gschwind (Anton-Paar)Extract losses and simple approaches to their reductionDeniz Bilge (VLB Berlin)Coffee break with accompanying exhibition 17:15Bustransfer to “Casa del Àguila” 17:30“Come together” at “Casa del Àguila”Courtesy of Cervecería el Príncipe Gris 21:30Bustransfer back to Conference HotelSubject to change
- Wednesday, 25. October 2017Wednesday, 25th October 2017
Start Program & SpeakersSession 4Nisin and its uses in a brewery: Possible use of brewing byproducts for Nisin production?Fabiola Grijalva (Cervecería Centroamericana)Lipids in BeerNils Rettberg (VLB Berlin)Coffee break with accompanying exhibitionSession 5Product diversity meets quality control – Nobody said it was easyNils Rettberg (VLB Berlin)PVPP-caustic re-use in CIP-applicationsDeniz Bilge (VLB Berlin)CO2 Recovery Plant TechnologiesGabriel Rodriguez (Pentair)Coffee break with accompanying exhibitionSession 6Coffee break with accompanying exhibitionSession 7Chair: Roberto Biurrun (VLB Berlin)New approaches to conservation of water resource in breweriesStefan Reimann (VLB Berlin)Corrosion: Causes, consequences and associated costsStefan Reimann (VLB Berlin)Final words, closing toastEnd of the conferenceSubject to change