Food & Beverage

Taste, Smell, and See the Difference

ErtelAlsop Depth Filtration Systems for F&B Industry Excellence

The Food & Beverage industry is so diverse because the tastes they aim to tempt are incredibly varied… and discerning. A 2014 study found that the human nose can discriminate more than 1 trillion different smells. These all affect the way we experience flavor, which studies in molecular biology have found extend beyond the four basic tastes of sweet, bitter, sour, and salty—to name only a few, the tongue also includes special receptors for calcium, metallicity, fatty acids, CO2, savory umami, and mouthfeel experiences like coolness.

That’s why we turn to precision equipment to achieve excellence in every aspect of your liquid product, from taste and smell to the right brand appearance.

With proper techniques and the right combination of tools, you can ensure that your product hits the spot with customers every time.

From research and development applications in the laboratory to full production runs, ErtelAlsop’s food grade depth filters, equipment, and filter media have become industry staples in the production and purification of:


  • Beer
  • Wine
  • Distilled Spirits
  • Soft Drinks
  • Fruit Juices
  • Baby Foods
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Gelatin
  • More

Ensure Perfectly Pure and Safe Results Every Time

ErtelAlsop’s Food Grade Filter equipment helps to assure the quality that consumers expect. From raw materials all the way to the final product, your desired filtration results can be achieved by removing particles, clarifying haze, adjusting color, or correcting odor & taste.

Correct Odors and Colors with Food Grade Filters, Media, and Equipment

We’ve learned from our years working with F&B clients that every production process has special challenges.

We solved that by offering a variety of filter solutions.

As with all ErtelAlsop filtration equipment, filter media is available for any application and/or operating condition, and can be tailored to your specific operating conditions. ErtelAlsop offers the widest varieties of filter media and construction techniques to provide good particle retention, clear filtrate, high flow rates, and dry filter cakes.

Outside of our standard MicroMedia with Perlite or DE, other filter media commonly used by the Food & Beverage industry include:

MicroMedia XL Series is used for large scale productions to achieve purity, clarity, high throughout, and process control, featuring Celpure® diatomite.

Micro-Clear™ Activated Carbon Filter Media is one of our most popular products used to eliminate odors and colors. Choose from activated carbon sheets with varying pore sizes and premium adsorptive qualities to allow the removal of excess color and odor from liquids without having to deal with carbon in loose form.

AlphaMedia G Series is the go-to premium filter medium for distilled spirits, wine, beer, fragrances and oils, the G Series is a mineral-free depth filter medium without inorganic components. It has a net positive charge zeta potential, allowing for highly efficient removal of particles smaller than the filter’s nominal rating.

Flexible Configurations, Easy-to-Use Equipment

We understand that the Food & Beverage industry relies on quality equipment to produce quality products.

Inventing filtration equipment since the 1930s, we’ve seen equipment come a long way. From our first lenticular cartridge format filter, to today’s modern evolution, every feature has been fine-tuned throughout ErtelAlsop’s lifetime to help you produce the best results.

Our products feature:

  • Ergonomic, operator-friendly designs
  • Fast loading and unloading
  • Optimization for safety and efficiency
  • Mix-and-match system component capabilities
  • Compatibility with other systems

When used with the appropriate food grade filter, ErtelAlsop equipment can provide coarse or polish filtration for any system, using:

The Benefits of Beverage Presses and Plate and Frame Filters

The large variety of configurations and options we provide enable lab-scale to production-scale processing, including processing multiple batches, liquid/solid separation through pressure filter, and handling high production capacities.

Discover our Depth Filtration equipment solutions, from our 20cm x 20cm Filter Beverage Press, to our 30–500-gallon Plate and Frame Presses.

Take a look at the benefits of our systems below.

Stainless-Steel Plate and Frame Filters

  • Process from 25 up to 50,000+ gallons
  • Typically chosen for large batch filtration of distilled beverages, syrups, and oils
  • Remove large particles in food or beverage applications
  • Available with 12” to 36” stainless steel plates
  • Handwheel closure with hydraulic assist
  • Component flexibility and internal port eliminate the need for gaskets

Beverage Presses

  • A practical and economical choice for craft productions
  • Process from 50 gallons to 2,000 gallons
  • Typically chosen to filter spirits, beer, wine, oils, or beverages like Kombucha
  • 304 stainless steel frame
  • Food-grade NORYL filter plates that can be easily steam sterilized
  • Available in 20×20 or 40×40
  • Optional dividing head for 2-stage filtration

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Product Testing

Product testing is always available either at your facility through our network of distributors, or at our in-house laboratory.

Get personalized assistance to help you find what you need to enhance your process to produce quality in every batch.