By 2027, the edible CBD market is projected to generate over $516 million in sales. If you want to claim a piece of this pie, you may consider brewing up a CBD beverage to bottle and sell. Infusing your drinks with CBD is a great choice.
When looking to produce CBD-infused drinks, don’t skip the pasteurization process. Pasteurization is an important step in making perfect beverages.
Benefits Of Pasteurizing Your CBD Beverage
Pasteurization is the process of heating a beverage to kill off unwanted bacteria. It’s a vital step when making kombucha, beer, or other drinks with a milk or fruit base. There are many methods of pasteurization, but the basics are the same.
Here are a few reasons to invest in pasteurizing your CBD beverages.
1. Preserve Flavor Quality
When unwanted bacteria run wild in a drink, it can sour it! Sometimes you want this to happen, as it can lead to some interesting drinks. But it makes your drinks unpredictable.
Pasteurizing ensures that your drink tastes the way you intend it to.
2. Reduces Over-Carbonation
If yeast or other microbes are present in your beverage, they can produce more carbon. This can make your drink fizzier than intended. This can lead to lack of control and an overly sharp drink texture.
When you have CBD in a beverage, you want to make sure your customers enjoy every last drop. An overly carbonated drink may not be pleasant!
3. Extends Shelf Life
Your drink will last longer after pasteurization. Because CBD does have a shelf life, you want to make sure that your drink won’t spoil first! Eliminating needless bacteria and microbes makes your drink less likely to spoil.
This gives you a competitive edge over other CBD beverage sellers. It also ensures that you can ship your drink safely.
4. Prevent Oil From Separating
The heat from the pasteurization process will help further infuse the CBD oil into your beverage. This evens out the density of the drink and helps to correct any consistency issues.
In such a competitive market, you’ll want to make sure your beverages look as good as they taste.
5. Stabilize Your Drink
When making a product for consumption, you want to have as much control as possible. Pasteurizing your beverages lets you control even the microbiological content! This ensures that the drink will act in stable and predictable ways.
You want to know that your drink won’t turn sour. Pasteurization gives you peace of mind in a short amount of time. It’s an indispensable part of the process.
Eat, Drink, and (C)B(D) Merry
Getting into the drinkable CBD market is an exciting venture. Make sure your CBD beverage is a step above the competition by pasteurizing it. It doesn’t take long, and the benefits will all be worth it.
At PRO Engineering, we offer state-of-the-art pasteurizers made for the modern beverage maker. Our tunnel pasteurizer is a convenient and popular choice for brewers and other drink makers. If you’re looking for new equipment for your business, give us a call today.
Learn More About Pasteurizing!
If you’d like to learn more about pasteurization in general, pasteurizing unique sodas, or the equipment involved, we’d love to help!
Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you might have, and we’ll do our best to help you. We want you to feel confident in your understanding of this vital process and how you can make it work for you!
For more information on tunnel and batch pasteurization contact PRO Engineering/Manufacturing, Inc. at [email protected] or call (414) 362-1500 and ask for Ed Michalski, CEO.
Edward A. Michalski Bio
Ed Michalski started his career in the beverage industry by designing stainless steel, higher flow, spray headers for Pabst Brewing. Along with the header design, he also developed a process to produce the new headers. Ed, along with his brother David, formed PRO Engineering/Manufacturing, Inc.
Based on what they learned by re-designing and refurbishing other manufacturers’ pasteurizers, Ed and PRO started to offer the pasteurizer marketplace superior new pasteurizers.
PRO Engineering/Manufacturing has been designing and manufacturing tunnel pasteurizers and batch pasteurizers for over four decades.
PRO Engineering and Manufacturing was established in 1977 by Ed and Dave Michalski as a steel fabrication shop. For more than 40 years, PRO Engineering and Manufacturing, Inc. has been delivering solutions for beverage product shelf stability and consumption safety. As leading innovators in post-fill pasteurization, our skilled team offers the best in high-quality pasteurization equipment.
Phone: 414-362-1500 | Email: [email protected]