Propylene glycol is a widely used product across a range of industries such as cosmetics, coatings, food and more. If you have a look at your cosmetic bottles the majority of the time you will find propylene glycol in there as it attracts and absorbs water. It is also used in a range of food items such as frozen goods, ice cream, coffee, nut products, margarine and number of others.
Propylene Glycol, Beer Brewing and Anti-Freeze – What is propylene glycol?
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 are 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.
What is USP grade?
Propylene Glycol USP grade means that it meets the all the requirements created by United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) and European Pharmacopoeia (EP) in relation to fluids that may have contact with food and beverages. It refers to meeting the quality standards as contained in the USP monograph for that product in relation to packaging, storage, and labelling requirements.