Topic: Cleaning/Sanitation

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Yearly Brewery Checkup

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Once a year it pays to give your brewery the once-over. Clean everything that needs to be cleaned, check your inventory, map out your brewing calendar and the only surprise you’ll have all year is how smoothly your brew days proceed.


Cleaning and Sanitation Science

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The science behind keeping your brewery clean and sanitized.


Can iodophor be used as a no-rinse sanitizer?

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Iodophor is a very effective sanitizer and, unlike bleach, can safely be used as a no-rinse sanitizer without adversely affecting the flavor of your beer. The recommended concentration of iodophor is 25 parts per million. Most iodophors are diluted so that the typical use rate is somewhere around 0.1 ounce per gallon (7.8 mL per


Bleach to clean and sanitize

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The author of the question about root-beer tainted beer did acknowledge in his question that bleach is a “no-no.” I focused on the root-beer flavor taint and should have commented on that assertion because bleach can have its place in the brewery. Household bleach, or sodium hypochlorite, has a bad reputation primarily because of what


Beer Minus Bacteria: Cleaning & Sanitation

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Brewing is all about having fun…but there’s nothing less fun than seeing a good batch of beer ruined by sloppy sanitation. A straightforward guide to cleaning and sanitizing your brewing equipment, plus a clip-and-save chart to help you pick the best products.


Cleaning a soda keg

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Ah, the old birch-beer beer. This reminds me of a time when I screwed up a beer experiment with the remnants of a root beer experiment. We had three groups in our brewing lab class and each group would brew a beer that had one ingredient or process step changed. The results were assessed both


Cleaning beer glasses?

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With beer glasses, the don’ts are much more critical than the do’s. The biggest no-no is leaving any type of soap or fat on the glass surface. These compounds will ruin beer


Can I use water with ozone in it to sanitize equipment?

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When ozone is bubbled through water, the water is said to be “ozonated.” Ozone is a potent oxidizing compound due to its instability and it breaks down according to the following chemistry: O3 -> O2 + O– The O2 of this equation is the most common form of oxygen in the atmosphere but the O–


Battle for the Beer: Cleaning & Sanitation

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There’s a battle waging for your beer. The battle takes place every time you brew, whether you realize it or not. On one side are you and your yeast. On the other side are bacteria and other beer spoilers. Now about the rules: Each side can do whatever it takes to win. After all, this


Prevent Contaminated Beer: Tips from the Pros

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Brewer:  Mark MathesonBrewery:  Assets Grille & Southwest Brewing Co., Albequerque, N.M.Years of experience:  FourEducation:  Bachelor’s degree in fermentation science from University of California, DavisHouse Beers: Cactus Kölsch, Duke City Amber, Copper Ale, St. Pablo’s Porter The most common form of contamination is bacteria, which grow faster than yeast. The most common cause of contamination is


Sanitation: Tips from the Pros

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Kurt Widmer Widmer Brewing The three things brewers should not forget when it comes to sanitation are: Looking clean is not equivalent to actually being clean or sanitary. There’s no replacement for good hot cleaning chemicals and elbow grease. Any sanitizing agent should be beer compatible. Frequently people use chlorine. They dilute bleach with water.


Germ Warfare

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Don’t Let Good Beer Turn Bad!


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