TommyKnocker Installs ShockWave Xtractor Hop Extraction Technology

XtractMor and its parent Hydro Dynamics, Inc, (HDI) announced the installation of its hop ShockWave XtractorTM extraction technology at TommyKnocker Brewing (TommyKnocker) in Idaho Springs, CO. The technology has been used in several of TommyKnocker’s core year-round beers including their TK IPA, Blood Orange IPA, TK Haze and Green Chile Lager. TommyKnocker beer was showcased during the 2019 Craft Brewers Conference in Denver, CO through an official tour. Brewers from all over the world got to see the Xtractor in action and try TommyKnocker beer made with the technology.

“Not only is there cost savings in ingredients utilization, increased volume, and less tank time, but also a notable improvement in quality of flavor,” said Steve Indrehus, Director of Operations at TommyKnocker.

Established in 1994, TommyKnocker Brewing is located just west of Denver in the picturesque mountains of Colorado. TommyKnocker’s beers have won over 100 medals from a multitude of local, national, and international competitions and are widely distributed in Colorado and other parts of the country. Steve Indrehus, Director of Operations at TommyKnocker stated, “Not only is there cost savings in ingredients utilization, increased volume, and less tank time, but also a notable improvement in quality of flavor. We are not using it just for hops, chiles, fruit and herbs preform very well through the ShockWave.” Doug Mancosky, CEO of XtractMor added, “TommyKnocker has really taken to the technology using it in unique ways beyond standard hop extraction, using it in products such as their surprisingly hot Green Chili Lager, their Lavender Sour and even with wood char in their Ember King.”

The cavitation technology is manufactured by Hydro Dynamics, Inc. The ShockWave XtractorTM harnesses the pressure fluctuations of cavitation to improve extraction and increased hop flavor. With the proliferation of craft breweries, the demand for hops and prices have increased. The ShockWave XtractorTM technology can allow brewers to produce bitter beers with up to 50% less hops, both bittering and aroma hops for dry- hopping, as well as improve the extraction of fruits, coffee and other flavors. The ShockWave XtractorTM can also increase production through faster dry hopping and increase beer yield by producing less beer-soaked hop waste.

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