Propylene Glycol, Beer Brewing and Anti-Freeze – What is it all about?
Propylene Glycol, also known as Anti-Freeze, is a food grade solvent used in a variety of industries such as cosmetics, pharmaceutical and the beer brewing industry. Our Propylene Glycol is USP grade which means that it is food-grade safe.
The properties within propylene glycol is used to regulate temperature and chill within the brewing process. The importance of the glycol is to slow down the growth of wild yeast and bacteria in beerlines to reduce wastage. This also adds in the purification process of the beer.
There are different requirements for how much glycol you will need so it is important to read the glycol chiller instructions about how much you need.