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Improving Fermentation Naturally in the Spirits Industry

BetaTec Hop Products offers a bacterial control program that is safe, easy to use and proven to work in distillery and fermentation processes. Our hop-based extracts work in all fermentation process such as whisky, rum, vodka, bourbon, gin, brandy and more.

For centuries, hops and yeast have been ideally matched partners in the brewing of beer. BetaTec Hop Products has capitalized on this marriage and introduced a range of naturally derived substances for use in the spirits industry which enhance yeast performance and control gram positive bacteria. Our products can be applied to yeast propagators, conversion vessels or fermentation tanks and virtually every type of feed stock that is fermentable!


About Our Products

Antimicrobial Hop Extracts

Since the middle ages, hops have been associated with the “magical” ability to preserve numerous products from spoiling. We now know that certain fractions of the hop cone are highly effective in the control of gram-positive bacteria such as Streptococcus Lactobacillus, Pediococcus, Bacillus, Staphyloccus, Pseudomonas and others.

BetaTec offers a full-line of hop acid extracts which can be customized specifically for your process: IsoStab®, LactoStab®, LupuStab®, BetaStab®

Key advantages of our antimicrobial hop products:

  • Enhance fermentation performance.
  • Control gram-positive bacteria.
  • Fermentation co-products are free from harmful residues (such as antibiotics).
  • Safe and easy to use, active over a broad range of temperatures and pH values.
  • Non-volatile…does not distill.
  • Easy to handle and store.
  • All products are food grade and Kosher certified.
  • Approved for use in production of potable ethanol and distilled spirits.
  • Can be used in continuous or batch fermentations.


Yeast Nutrient Package
VitaHop® Silver Liquid

Hop products have a long history of protecting yeast cells from various stress factors. BetaTec offers a yeast nutrient package called VitaHop® that has been specially formulated to enhance the performance and vitality of yeast and improve production conditions to make commercial fermentation processes more efficient and productive.

Key advatanges of VitaHop®:

  • Improves yeast alcohol tolerance.
  • Increases yeast viability especially toward the end of fermentation.
  • Induces faster fermentations.
  • Increases ethanol yield.
  • Active over a broad range of temperatures and pH values.
  • All products are food grade and Kosher certified.
  • Non-volatile…does not distill, safe and easy to use.
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