ApoWave Hop Extraction Technology to be Discussed in Panel at Ohio Craft Brewers Conference

The ApoWave hop extraction technology will be part of the Ohio Brewers Conference in Dayton, OH on February 3, 2016.  Mr. Santiago Gomez, of strategic partner Apotek Solutions, LLC, will be part of a panel entitled, “Dry-hopping Techniques and Technology”.  The talk will detail the ability of the ApoWave technology to increase the amount of alpha acids extracted from hops, a common flavoring in beer, and include an update about our first commercial location, Witch’s Hat Brewing Company.  The conference runs February 3-4, 2016 and the keynote speaker will be Mr. Jim Koch of Sam Adams Brewery.


The heart of the ApoWave system is the ShockWave Power Reactor Technology (SPR) by Hydro Dynamics, Inc. (HDI).  The SPR technology that harnesses the normally destructive power of cavitation and controls it so its pressure fluctuations can be used for increased extraction. When this technology is applied to the different processes within the brew-house, combined with expertise in hop utilization, it allows brewing customers to produce bitter beers with 50% to 90% less bittering hops and 50% to 75% less aroma hops for dry hoping.  HDI has partnered with Apotek to market our SPR technology to the hops industry.  ApoWave produced beer also won the silver medal in the inaugural 2015 Savannah ‘Merica’s Mug Competition.


About Hydro Dynamics


Hydro Dynamics, Inc. is located in Rome, Georgia and is the developer and manufacturer of the cavitation based ShockWave Power™ Reactor (SPR™). The SPR™ equipment uses the physical phenomenon of cavitation, normally known as destructive force, and harnesses it to solve critical industrial mixing, extraction and heating problems. The technology The SPR™ can now be found on four continents in applications ranging from biodiesel production to hops extraction for beer. Learn more at:


About Apotek


Apotek Solutions LLC was formed by a group of Engineers and process experts with more than 50 years of combined experience in the food and beverage industry.  Apotek specializes in applying new and unique technologies to current process systems for cost reduction, product improvements or development of products that were not previously available due to process limitations. From improvements to existing product lines to complete turn-key operations, we have installations throughout the Unites States, as well as countries such as Brazil, Chile, Colombia, UK, Turkey, Italy, Hungary, Switzerland, Finland, Saudi Arabia, Honk Kong, Thailand and Taiwan among others.   Learn more at:

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