As the mash is circulated through the system, the malt particles are exposed to intense shockwaves that drive the water and enzymes deep into the grain. Extensive research has shown an increase in pure alcohol yield of 1% to 2%.
The Apowave© System incorporates the Shockwave Power Reactor (SPR) technology from Hydro Dynamics, Inc. and harnesses cavitation to apply energy to beer and distilled spirits for extraction and mixing:
- Improved hop and flavoring compound utilization.
- Up to 50% to 90% less bittering hops and 50% to 75% less aroma hops.
- Increased yield of fermentable sugars during mashing.
During the past several years of intensive research, Hydro Dynamics has studied the production of shock waves for the purpose of transforming fluids. The SPR represents a paradigm shift for industry and is truly a next generation technology. Read more in our publications.
Cavitation is the sudden formation and collapse of vapor bubbles (or cavities) in a liquid due to pressure fluctuations. As the bubble collapses it sends intense pressure fluctuations, or shockwaves, to the surrounding liquid.
The Apowave© System incorporates the Shockwave Power Reactor (SPR) from Hydro Dynamics and harnesses this technology to apply energy to beer or distilled spirits for extraction and, mixing:
•Increased yield of fermentable sugars during mashing
•Accelerated aging of distilled spirits
•Improved utilization of flavoring compounds for beer
•Improved bittering hop utilization
•Improved dry hop utilization
Tests on commercial breweries have shown that by circulating beer and aroma hops through the system, a 50% reduction in aroma hops can be achieved while maintaining the aroma profile of the beer.
For decades, the low yield levels from extraction and isomerization of alpha acids from hops, has remained a mystery. Extensive research by Apotek Solutions in alpha acid utilization has lead to a higher recovery of alpha acids. this is accomplished by a combination newly developed alpha acid calculation formula and by preventing the encapsulation of AA particles in wort using the Apowave©