Milestone has developed a rapid and
quick-to-adopt brewery process

The ETHOS X 2.0 and ETHOS XL easily integrates to your brewery process regardless of the hops variety chosen. To obtain the pure extracts from hops variant, you only need to load the material into the system and press start. The extract can be stored in glass at -18°C to ensure flavor stability for several months. When needed, the distilled hop oil is mixed with a carrying agent and added into fermenter and/or in whirpooling/sedimentation tank for hopping, while extracted hops matter can be added in kettle for bittering in the last 10 minutes of the boil.
We call this approach True Hopping, as it maximises hops utilisation, thereby significantly reducing the amount of hops pellets used to achieve the same beer flavor profile. True Hopping then considerably increases the production yields which effectively reduces the beer production costs.

Milestone has developed a rapid and
quick-to-adopt brewery process

The ETHOS X 2.0 and ETHOS XL easily integrates to your brewery process regardless of the hops variety chosen. To obtain the pure extracts from hops variant, you only need to load the material into the system and press start. The extract can be stored in glass at -18°C to ensure flavor stability for several months. When needed, the distilled hop oil is mixed with a carrying agent and added into fermenter and/or in whirpooling/sedimentation tank for hopping, while extracted hops matter can be added in kettle for bittering in the last 10 minutes of the boil.
We call this approach True Hopping, as it maximises hops utilisation, thereby significantly reducing the amount of hops pellets used to achieve the same beer flavor profile. True Hopping then considerably increases the production yields which effectively reduces the beer production costs.

REDUCED
HOPS CONSUMPTION

The True Hopping process allows a very efficient and controlled isolation of strain-specific hops essential oils from hops pellets. The extraction efficiency of ETHOS X 2.0 and ETHOS XL enables to recover up to 95% of the hop terpenes. Then allows us to achieve very hoppy flavor profiles using up to 40% less hops pellets.
REDUCED HOPS CONSUMPTION
Considering that in highly hopped and dry hopped beer production hop impacts on 25-35% of total beer production cost, the annual hops cost saving can be very significant. In addition to that, True Hopping allows a more sustainable brewing process, where less spent hops must be disposed, impacting positively to the overall supply chain and contributing a reduction of the related side costs.

INCREASED
BREWING YIELDS

Hop is commonly stocked and delivered all around the world in form of dry-pellets. Hop pellets are highly hygroscopic and can adsorb approximately 8-10 times their weight in water. As a consequence of this, dry hopping can potentially cause losses of up to 25-30% beer loss during the process depending on beer style.
INCREASED BREWING YIELDS
For example, among american craft brewers, dry hopping rates can range well above 2kg/hL for double IPA styles, causing a beer adsorption on hops that can exceed 18L/hL of beer produced. The Milestone True Hopping technique permits a significant reduction in hop pellets usage reducing the volume of beer adsorbed in the hopping process. Beer production yields are therefore increased up to 10% with an important gained revenue due to more beer available for selling.

BLENDING & FLAVOR
ENRICHMENT

As hoppy beer styles increased in popularity with consumers throughout the 21st century, brewers from the craft beer industry have been using dry hopping at an increasing rate, trying to enhance the hoppy aroma combining several hop varieties and even other botanicals to reach different aromatic tastes.
EASIER BLENDING AND FLAVOR ENRICHMENT
The True Hopping approach can be easily implemented and integrated into any craft brewery. This approach provides an innovative tool for flavor creation where essential oils from different hops varieties can be easily collected and blended, allowing an easier flavor standardization and a more efficient flavor enrichment, compared to the standard hops pellet addition. Furthermore, it gives brewers a flexible solution to experience in a very fast way new blends and aromas using also other botanicals.

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