In 1924, Aage Gusmer started our business as a supplier of processing aids and equipment for the production of beer. Through a program of effective sales, marketing and acquisitions, Gusmer Enterprises, Inc. has expanded to become one of the leading suppliers to the entire beverage industry.
AB Vickers Breakbright
Breakbright Super Tablets contain kappa carrageenan from red seaweed (Irish Moss) and bicarbonate and are a perfect kettle fining solution for breweries and brewpubs with medium to small kettles that do not filter their beer. These tablets can be added directly to the kettle 10 minutes before the end of the boil. Typical usage rate is 3.5 - 6 grams/bbl.
AB Vickers Cryofine
Cryofine is an isinglass (collagen) which may be added to beer at the end of fermentation and chilling as a clarification aid. For best results, prepared Cryofine should be added in-line during beer transfer. This product is fully compatible with silica gel. Typical usage rates are 1 - 3.5 grams/bbl. Optimal rates should be determined with brewery trials. Technical data sheets with detailed preparation and application guidance are available upon request.
Britesorb Silica Gel
This unique silica hydrogel only removes proteins that cause chill haze. It is engineered with moderately sized pore openings that block the larger foam-enhancing proteins from entry. For best results, prepared Britesorb solution should be added in-line during beer transfer. Typical usage rates are 24 - 70 grams/bbl. Optimal rates should be determined with brewery trials. Technical data sheets with detailed preparation and application guidance are available upon request.
Five Star Chemicals is a full service provider of cleaning, sanitizing, and lubricant chemicals. Beyond the chemicals, Five Star also provides parts, equipment, and all related technological service. Five Star's core business consists of the development, formulation, and manufacture or blending of chemical products for cleaning, sanitizing, and lubrication. Five Star products are proudly used in the food, beverage, dairy, pharmaceutical, automotive, general maintenance, janitorial and agricultural industries.
SUPER MOSS is a negatively-charged, red seaweed based, Kapa and Lambda carrageenan coagulant designed to attract the positively-charged, haze forming proteins together in the brew kettle and primary fermenter then settle out. Super Moss has been formulated to mix rapidly in cold water. This feature allows it to be added directly to the bowl without creating fish eyes of undissolved carrageenan. Properly used, it can help reduce chill haze. To use, rehydrate 1/4 teaspoon of Super Moss in 4 oz. of cooled water to create a slurry, then stir in the slurry during the last 10 minutes of the boil and whirlpool the wort during chilling.
Kettle Defoamer 105
10% Silcone Food Grade Antifoam.
Defoamer #880 (Non-Silicone)
A vegetable-oil antifoam which is very effective in fermenter and blow off buckets.