Brewing is our core activity. It is a complicated process of heating, cooling, boiling
and filtering. In the brewing kettle the starch from the malting barley is converted
into sugars, and is from that moment on called 'wort'. The wort is filtered (removing
the malt husks) and consequently boiled whilst adding the hops. After removing the
trub, the wort is cooled. After this the yeast is added, converting the sugars into alco
hol and carbon dioxide. In the fermentation tanks the young beer is 'born'. The young
beer is then pumped into lager tanks, where the yeast and the unsolvable proteins are
removed (trub). Afterwards the slightly unclear beer is filtered again.
The finished product is packaged in bottles, cans or kegs and then stored in warehou
ses ready for transport by road, water, railway, or air. Plastic crates and cardboard
boxes are used for the distribution of bottles and cans; the crates and boxes can sub
sequently either be recycled, or re-used.
HER ROYAL HIGHNESS QUEEN NOOR OF JORDAN
EITHER WE WILL ALL CO OPERATE TO MANAGE THE RESOURCES
OF THE JORDAN RIVER VALLEY TOGETHER
OR WE WILL SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES TOGETHER.'
whirlpool or separator
HEINEKEN ENVIRONMENT REPORT 1998-1999