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 2017Show ProgramTuesday, 24th October 2017
Start Program & Speakers 9:00Welcome and introductionJosef Fontaine (VLB Berlin)Session 1: Raw materialsChair: Roberto Biurrun (VLB Berlin) 9:15Overview of the beer market in Latin AmericaCarlos Otero (Euromonitor International) 9:45Quality evaluation of malting barley varieties – Trends and developmentsHenrike Vorwerk (VLB Berlin) 10:15Rediscovering husk separationMarc Eckert (Bühler) 10:45Glyphosate & Co.: Current results on the behaviour of pesticides during malting and brewingHenrike Vorwerk (VLB Berlin) 11:15Coffee break with accompanying exhibitionSession 2: Brew House TechnologyChair: Claudia Ronquillo (Cervecería Centroamericana) 11:45Mash filters optimization : Malt equivalent and filtration coefficient conceptRafael Tigel (Landaluce) 12:15Wort boiling: Time and Costs vs. Quality aspects; Interdependence and trendsRoberto Biurrun (VLB Berlin) 12:45The transformation of old tradition – a novel brewhouse conceptNatalia Svedlund (Ziemann-Holvrieka) 13:15Lunch break with accompanying exhibitionSession 3: Fermentation TechnologyChair: Nils Rettberg (VLB Berlin) 14:15Monitoring beer fermentation by refractometryHelga Gschwind (Anton-Paar) 14:45Shelf-life and consistency of active dry yeast for breweriesMarcelo Cerdán (Fermentis-Lesafre) 15:15CO2 Recovery Plant TechnologiesGabriel Rodriguez (Pentair) 15:45Coffee break with accompanying exhibition 17:00Bustransfer 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 2017Show ProgramWednesday, 25th October 2017
Start Program & SpeakersSession 4: Beer Filtration: Innovations & process aspectsChair: Iliak Castro (Cervecería Centroamericana) 8:30Hop aroma in beer, influenced by filtration?Frank Peifer (Hopsteiner) 9:00Smart Filtration and Stabilization – The Future starts nowAndreas Zeller (KHS) 9:30Solving the challenges of natural compressible filter aids for processing precoats on candle filtersDavid Alegre (Krones) 10:00PVPP-caustic re-use in CIP-applicationsDeniz Bilge (VLB Berlin) 10:30Coffee break with accompanying exhibitionSession 5: Components in Beer: Significant aspectsChair: Deniz Bilge (VLB Berlin) 11:00Lipids in BeerNils Rettberg (VLB Berlin) 11:30Nisin and its uses in a brewery: Possible use of brewing byproducts for Nisin production?Fabiola Grijalva (Cervecería Centroamericana) 12:00Practice Evaluation of de use of gallotannins as part of a project for beer shelf life extension in the market.Pedro Beomont (Cervecería Regional) 12:30Lunch break with accompanying exhibitionSession 6: Packaging, quality management & process optimization 13:30Product diversity meets quality control – Nobody said it was easyNils Rettberg (VLB Berlin) 14:00Unlocking profit through draught beer & one way kegsPetainer 14:30Extract losses and simple approaches to their reductionDeniz Bilge (VLB Berlin) 15:00Coffee break with accompanying exhibitionSession 7: Water management & environmental aspectsChair: Roberto Biurrun (VLB Berlin) 15:30New approaches to conservation of water resource in breweriesStefan Reimann (VLB Berlin) 16:00topic to be definedECA Guatemala 16:30Corrosion: Causes, consequences and associated costsStefan Reimann (VLB Berlin) 17:30Final words, closing toastJose Alemán (Cervecería Centroamericana) 18:00End of the conferenceSubject to change