The Purpose of a Lautering System
Separating Wort from Grains
Clarifying the Wort
Adjusting Sugar Concentration
Enhancing Flavor Profile
How the Lautering System Works in a Commercial Brewery
Residual Grain Removal
After lautering, the spent grains are removed from the lauter tun. They are often repurposed as animal feed or for other agricultural purposes.
In a commercial brewery, lautering is a carefully controlled process. Brewmasters monitor variables like temperature, flow rates, and pH levels to ensure that the wort is of the highest quality. By fine-tuning these factors, they can influence the flavor, clarity, and efficiency of the lautering process, ultimately contributing to the unique characteristics of their craft beer.