Filtering the options: types of filtration products for beer, wine, and cider - A O Wilson

Filtering the Options: Types of Filtration Products for Beer, Wine, and Cider

Filtration is an essential task in the making of beer, wine, and cider, in order to achieve clarity and distribute the highest quality product to customers. As time has passed, filtration technologies available have increased and improved.

At A.O Wilson, we have been recognized as Canada’s #1 distributor of Eaton filtration products for more than 4 decades. A few years ago, Eaton Hydraulics acquired Germany’s leading filtration media supplier Begerow company, which further improved the products available through Eaton.

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A Full Range of Quality Equipment for Wine, Spirits, Cider, and Beer - A O Wilson

A Full Range of Quality Equipment for Wine, Spirits, Cider, and Beer

Whether you are looking to open a new property, bottle a new product, or continue to grow your current business, the right equipment is of vital importance. Working in a time sensitive industry, it is also important to make sure you can count on a supplier who provides service to your equipment in a timely manner.

A.O Wilson operates by the motto, “We will only sell what we can service.” We have a broad spectrum of processing and bottling equipment for the small or medium-sized beverage producers, and a base network of reliable suppliers, which allows us to offer just about anything from tank to bottle.

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Supercap: a preferred synthetic tee cork manufacturer

Supercap: A Preferred Synthetic Tee Cork Manufacturer

A.O. Wilson is proud to highlight their partnership with an innovative and progressive synthetic T-cork manufacturer from Italy: Supercap Srl.

Expanded synthetic stoppers are serious contenders as the preferred stopper for spirits and oils & vinegars, as it does not alter the flavours and aromas it is in contact with. The consumer is therefore enjoying exactly what the producer aimed to create.

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Variety of liquor bottles, on a bar, with different sealings

A Seal of Approval for Spirits: Wax Sealing & Tee Corks

When your products are built on craftsmanship — as beer, wine, and liquor are — the story of how your product was born can be a great source of design inspiration.

Go for a bold, new look in the New Year, with customized wax sealing for your new line of spirits, that will help your product stand out on the shelf or the barback. Branding is pivotal to the success of new or specialty product lines and sealing wax creates a distinctive look.

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Bottles with a variety of caps

Putting a Cap on Beer, Wine, Cider, and Spirits

With holiday season approaching, many customers are in search of the perfect beverage accompaniment to mark special occasions. Presentation of your product is a key factor in your customer’s buying process and this not only relates to design, but the functionality and efficiency of packaging.

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Dress Up Your Sparkling Products for the Holidays

With Christmas and New Year’s Eve around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how to add a little festive spirit to your sparkling products!

Luckily, A.O. Wilson has you covered with a range of items to dress up your bottles! These products are perfect for sparkling wines, ciders, or even specialty beers for the holidays.

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EATON BECO Membran at A O Wilson in Ontario

EATON News Update: Introducing the New PS Series Membrane Line

EATON News Update

Spring is finally here and this means filtration is a’buzz ! We are excited to announce the EATON redesigned membrane cartridges.

Introducing BECO Membrane PS Wine, PS Beer and PS Aqua

In an effort to serve you better, Eaton has redesigned their membrane cartridges to be more application specific for beer, wine and water. In addition to being more beverage-specific, the cartridge construction is also more robust for longer shelf life (up to 100 steam cycles!) and designed to reliably remove spoilage micro-organisms while maintaining valuable flavour and colour.

BECO® MEMBRANE PS Wine 

PES membrane filter cartridges are designed for filtering wine and sparkling wine. They help maintain valuable flavour and colour of wines. 

Winemakers give special attention to the colour and flavour of their wines. Filtering wine is an important step in the final stages of wine and sparkling wine.to ensure microbial stable and flavorful wine.

Eaton’s BECO MEMBRANE PS Wine membrane filter cartridges are designed specifically for reliable removal of spoilage microorganisms of wine and sparkling wine.

BECO MEMBRANE PS Wine filter cartridges are made of high-quality polyethersulfone membranes that perfectly combine long service life with full maintenance of valuable flavour and colour of premium wines.

Characteristics and Advantages

  • The asymmetric polyethersulfone membrane provides high microbiological retention and can be integrity tested
  • The high filter area and asymmetric membrane structure of polyethersulfone offers exceptionally high flow rates and outstanding service life
  • The special design allows for 72.5 psi (5 bar) differential pressure in the direction of flow and 29 psi (2 bar) differential pressure in reverse to support a long service life
  • The high thermal stability allows more than 100 steam sterilization cycles
  • Available in 0.45 and 0.65 µm, code 2 and 7 and length of 20″ (500 mm) and 30″ (750 mm). For other dimensions and retention ratings, it can be perfectly complemented by BECO MEMBRANE PS Pure Range
  • Full maintenance of valuable flavour and colour in wines
  • Eaton can suggest the most economical configuration of pre and final filter

If you’re interested in learning more about the BECO MEMBRANE PS WINE, please visit their website.

BECO® MEMBRANE PS Beer

PES membrane filter cartridges are designed for reliable removal of spoilage microorganisms and meet extended service life requirements of final filtration of beer.

Eaton’s BECO MEMBRANE PS Beer membrane filter cartridges are designed specifically for beer filtration.

BECO MEMBRANE PS Beer filter cartridges are designed for reliable removal of spoilage microorganisms and extended shelf life. We will work with you to help ensure you produce a beer that is stable over time.

Characteristics and Advantages

  • The asymmetric polyethersulfone membrane provides high microbiological retention and can be integrity tested
  • The high filter area and asymmetric membrane structure of polyethersulfone offers exceptionally high flow rates and outstanding service life
  • The special design allows for 72.5 psi (5 bar) differential pressure in the direction of flow and 29 psi (2 bar) differential pressure in reverse to support a long service life
  • The high thermal stability allows more than 100 steam sterilization cycles
  • Broad chemical compatibility from pH 1 – 14
  • Eaton can suggest the most economical configuration of pre and final filter

If you’re interested in learning more about the BECO® MEMBRANE PS Beer you can visit their website.

BECO® MEMBRANE PS Aqua

PES membrane filter cartridges are ideal for the final filtration of water. The PES membrane provides high flow rates and extended service life for water final filtration in food and beverage applications.  

Characteristics and Advantages

  • The high filter area and asymmetric membrane structure of polyethersulfone offers exceptionally high flow rates and outstanding service life
  • The special design allows for 72.5 psi (5 bar) differential pressure in the direction of flow and 29 psi (2 bar) differential pressure in reverse to support a long service life
  • The high thermal stability allows for more than 100 steam sterilization cycles
  • Broad chemical compatibility from pH 1 – 14

If you’re interested in learning more about the BECO® MEMBRANE PS Aqua, please visit their website.

If you’re interested in learning more about these products, don’t hesitate to contact the team at A O Wilson.

BenchMAX bottle labeler and wine making supplies in Ontario

Get LABEL Perfect

Showing off the fruits of your labour with new labeling is like a breath of fresh air.

Get your bottles LABEL-perfect with great labelers designed and made by Great Engineering, Australia. Great Engineering labelers are known for their effortless efficiency, accuracy, reliability and longevity. A.O. Wilson has all models available for immediate shipping.

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BenchMax

BenchMAX bottle labeler and wine making supplies in Ontario

Will suit businesses that label from 150,000 up to 1,000,000+ containers per year.  Suitable for all container diameters larger than 8 mm (3/8 inch).

 

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BenchMark

BenchMARK Labeler and wine bottles in Ontario

 

Will suit businesses that label from 50,000 up to 250,000+ containers per year.
Suitable for container diameters larger than 55mm (2 1/8 inch)

 

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BenchDELUXE

BenchDELUXE Labeler and wine making equipment in Ontario
Will suit businesses that label from 150,000 up to 1,000,000+ containers per year. For container diameters larger than 55mm (2 1/8 inch)

 

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BenchMate

BenchMATE Labeler and wine making supplies in Ontario

Suitable for new businesses labelling up to 60,000+ containers per year.
For diameters larger then 18mm (3/4 inch) & larger than 55mm (2 1/8 inch)

 

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Contact us to learn more about out Great Engineering bottle labelers.

Avoid Overfining

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Overfining may strip your wine or cider from colour, body, taste and aromas. Fining agents don’t just clarify but can also reduce astringency or bitterness, remove off-odors and strip out browning caused by oxidation. Read more about our value added organic and inorganic fining agents below.

Due to the innovative MiniTubes technology, our fining agents are safe to use for the operator  as there is no potential for allergies.

 

Inorganic Fining Agent – GELBENTONITE™ DC

 

Our exclusive Gelbentonite™ DC of pure Montmorillonite, is 5 times more effective than other bentonites. Thus lower dosage rates and therefore reduces sediment. It can be used to clarify must, juice and wine. It will add protein stability and brilliance to your beverage. Gelbentonite comes in MiniTubes ™ filaments for accurate dosing, quick and better dispersion.

 

Gelbentonite DC Inorganic Fining Agents 

 

 

Organic Fining agents from the Mosaico Range

 

Mosaico Protect and Round

 

Mosaico Protect – for white and rose wines

When the fining phase needs to coincide with the stabilization and sensory finishing touches,

Mosaico Protect is used.

 

The yeast derivatives soften acid notes and increased mouthfeel balance and freshness.

The properties of Chitin are highly reactive with iron and copper and so efficiently reduce any oxidative phenomena, reduce bitter notes and restore the correct colour hue.

 

 

Mosaico Round – for red wines

Mosaico Round makes for a brilliant red colour, increased filtration capabilities, correcting oxidative colour defects, covering of tannic astringency and increased mouthfeel volume. 

The yeast derivatives are active on the tannic profile and create a smooth and balanced mouthfeel.

Chitin derivatives guarantee the elimination of fractions which are sensitive to oxidative degradation and Chitosan reduces contamination risks linked with Brettanomyces including phenol off-flavours.

Mosaico Organic Fining Agents

 

Click here to learn various techniques on how to maximize the effectiveness of fining agents or contact us for more information or to request a sample!

 

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