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ANALYTICA EBC

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11.10.1 - Packaging Materials in Contact with Beer

For the approval of new packaging materials or new suppliers by evaluating the aroma and taste of beer for potential taints. For use within problem solving related to off-flavours or taints.

It is necessary to use EBC Methods 13.14 and 13.3

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11.10.2 - Packaging Materials in Contact with Beer: Effect on Foam Characteristics

The determination of the effect of packaging materials on beer foam characteristics. For routine checks on batches of can ends, see EBC Method 11.29, Contamination of Can Ends (3.1) Descriptors: Rudin, Ross & Clark, Nibem-T

it is necessary to use EBC Methods 11.29 and 9.42

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11.13 - Physical Dimensions of Bottles (formerly published as IOB Method 13.9)

A simple practical means of determining the dimensional tolerances of empty glass bottles. The tolerances will be negotiated in each case between the customer and the supplier. Guidelines for the tolerances are found in references 3.3 and 3.4. Dimensional tolerances are to be found in glass manufacturers’ guidelines.

It is necessary to use EBC Method 11.1.1

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11.14 - Capacity Determination of Bottles (formerly published as IOB Method 13.10)

The determination of the filling level and the brimful capacities of all bottles. The difference between the brim and the filling height, the headspace, may then be calculated. The tolerances will be negotiated in each case between the customer and the supplier. Guidelines for the tolerances are found in reference 3.3. Capacity tolerances are also to be found in glass manufacturers’ guidelines. Descriptors: the density for water at the test temperature, volume at 20 ºC, volume as recorded, temperature as recorded.

It is necesssary to useEBC Method 11.1.1

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11.15 - Internal Pressure Strength of Glass Bottles

This is to give guidance on the relationship between the internal pressure strength standards used for process control at the point of manufacture, and the pressure strength standards applicable at the point of receipt of the bottles by the bottler and in the case of refillable bottles, the pressure strength standards which might be applicable to the floats (parcs) of refillable bottles.

It is nessary to use EBC Method 11.1.1

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11.16 - Glass Weight of Bottles

A simple practical means of determining prescribed or agreed weight of empty glass bottles. Impurities of the glass mixture during manufacture have an influence on the empty weight of the glass bottles. Descriptors: independent measured value, number of measured values.

it is necessary to use EBC Method 11.1.1

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11.17 - Visual Assessment of Cans

The method describes the procedure and criteria which should be considered in the visual examination of can bodies. Descriptors: single sampling plans for normal inspection, Internal contamination, Slivers, Cracked flange, Clipped flange, Thumb print pleats, No internal spray/mis-spray, Litho inside, Pinholes, Incomplete flange, No litho, Damaged cans, Double pleats, Wrinkled flange, External contamination, Bar code, Malformed bottom, Ink splashes or spottings, Scratches, Single pleat.

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11.18 - Overflow Capacity of Cans

The determination of the overflow capacity of empty cans. Descriptors: Correction factors for nominal content for temperature, density of water at test temperature, volume of water, temperature of water at dispensing, apparatus for determining overflow capacity of cans.

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11.19 - Headspace of Cans

The determination of the headspace (freeboard) of a can at stated contents. Descriptors: Correction factors for nominal content for temperatures, volume of water at t temperature, volume of water at 20 °C (nominal content), temperature of water at dispensing, density of water at test temperature, headspace gauge, electronic headspace gauge.

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11.20 - Internal Lacquer Integrity of Cans

The determination of the internal lacquer integrity of can bodies using a conductimetric enamel rater. The enamel rater will provide a rating of can quality in terms of metal exposures as well as providing a location of the exposure.

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11.21 - Can Seam Evaluation

The determination of can seam dimensions using micrometers or visual projection techniques. Descriptors: Nominal seam thickness table, operating specifications, double seam, countersink depth, seam length, end hook length, overlap, seam thickness, body hook, seam gap, actual overlap, wrinkles rating, free space, end hook, body thickness, end thickness.

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11.22 - Capacity Determination of Kegs and Casks

The determination of the internal volume of kegs and casks. Descriptors: Capacity litres, density of water, volume as recorded, temperature as recorded.

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11.26 - Visual Assessment of Crowns

The method describes the procedure and criteria which should be considered in the visual examination of crowns on delivery prior use. Descriptors: Crown liner defects, Crown cork shell defects.

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11.27 - Net Contents of Kegs and Casks: Weighing Method

The determination of the liquid contents of filled kegs and casks. Descriptors: specific gravity, carbon dioxide in beer, full weight, empty weight.

It is necessary to use EBC Method 9.43.1 or 9.43.2

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11.28 - Internal and External Lacquer Integrity of Cans: Visual Method

The visual determination of the internal and external base lacquer integrity of can bodies by estimation of the degree of deposition or coloration as well as providing a visual location of the exposure.

It is necessary to use EBC Method 11.17

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11.29 - Contamination of Can Ends

The evaluation of the potential deleterious effect of can ends contamination on beer foam stability. Descriptors: Pass, Investigate, Fail.

It is necessary to use EBC Method 9.42

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11.30 - Bottle Seal Integrity Determination

The determination of bottle seal integrity by gas or liquid loss, crimp tightness or torque, as a measure of any tendency for crowns or screw thread closures to loosen during storage or shipment. Values depend on bottle sealing surface and neck finish, threads finger tight, closure dimensions, finish and liner, strain release of neck or closure, top loading of bottles, product, length and conditions of storage. The report should include them all.

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11.31 - Plastic Tubing: Full Method (Taint Testing)

This test is a screening procedure to investigate the effect of plastic tubing upon aroma and taste of beer and for use within problem solvent related to off-flavour and taints. Descriptors: Length of tubing samples, plastic fittings, sample tabs, dispence line adapter.

It is necessary to use EBC Method 13.3, 13.4, 13.7 and 13.8

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11.32 - On-Line Fill Level Inspection Devices

This method can be used to verify that either under or over filled bottles / cans are being rejected to comply with brand specifications and legal limits.

 

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12.1 - Sampling of Spent Grains

Procedures to be employed for obtaining representative samples of spent grains for analytical purposes.

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12.2 - Moisture Content of Spent Grains

The determination of the moisture content of spent grains by loss of mass on drying under specified conditions. Descriptors: mass in g of sample before drying, mass in g of sample after drying, Percentage of moisture lost by predrying, Percentage of moisture found in predried sample.

It is necessary to use EBC Methods 1.1, 4.2 and 12.1

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12.3 - Total Available Extract in Spent Grains

The determination of the total extractable material of spent grains by water using a mashing procedure with action of added enzymes. Descriptors: extract content of the filtrate % Plato, extract content corresponding to the specific gravity of the correction solution % Plato, moisture of the predried spent grains in % (m/m), moisture of the predried spent grains in % (m/m).

It is necessary to use EBC Methods 1.1, 12.1 and 4.5.1

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12.4 - Soluble Extract in Spent Grains

The determination of the soluble extract content of spent grains by extraction with water. Descriptors: extract content of the filtrate % Plato, moisture of the predried spent grains in % (m/m), soluble extract in % (m/m) as is, soluble extract in % (m/m) dry basis.

It is necessary to use EBC Methods 4.5.1 and 12.3

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12.5 - Total Residual Extract in Spent Grains (formerly published as IOB Method 12.7)

The determination of total residual extract of spent grains using a mashing procedure. Descriptors: specific gravity of filtrate, gravity of mixed mash filtrate, gravity of control mash filtrate, specific gravity of mixed mash filtrate, specific gravity of control mash filtrate.

It is necessary to use EBC Methods 4.5.1, 12.3, 12.2, 8.2.1 or 8.2.2

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13.1 - Sensory Analysis: Terms and Definitions (IM)

This section defines the principal concepts and methods used in sensory analysis of brewery products. For individual flavour terms, see Method 13.12 Sensory Analysis: Flavour Terminology and Reference Standards.