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What’s Going on in There? Looking at the Tech that Looks into Your Fermentors

Devices that monitor fermentation in real time and apps that make data analysis a snap can help improve quality and output. They can also save breweries money, reducing the chances for error.

Don Tse Mar 10, 2022 - 9 min read

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“Fermentation is a black box.”

Both Jared Resnick, founder and CEO of Precision Fermentation, and Pål Ingebrigtsen, cofounder of PLAATO, used that phrase when explaining why they started their respective companies.

“Fermentation hasn’t changed in centuries,” says Resnick, whose own background is in science and genetics. When he started talking to brewers about fermentation data, he knew immediately that there was an opportunity to improve what was available.

“Brewers are scientists,” he says. “They all talk about getting better, and they are receptive to using data to improve their brewing.”

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Don Tse is an internationally recognized beer writer and beer judge, working from his home base in the middle of North America’s barley belt.

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