Cleaning in the Brewery Industry

Cleanliness in the brewing industry is especially important, as equipment contamination can result in bad-tasting beer. Regular cleaning—followed by sanitization—is critical.

All parts of brewery equipment and the surrounding environment need treatment. Tanks and vessels, lines, hoses, floors, and filters need a thorough cleaning, which is why implementing a Clean-in-Place (CIP) process that pre-determines the amount of cleaner necessary and ensures total system cleaning is especially effective.

IPC chemist Linda Wolfe conducted a study to determine the optimal cleaning regimen for brewery soil. Variables included cleaner, time, concentration, and temperature. The results were clear: our line of cleaning products can deliver the critical cleaning needed to meet your most rigorous specifications.

Study Results and Recommended Choices for Optimal Cleaning

For more information on why it’s so important to clean prior to sanitizing, read our blog post: “The Importance of Cleaning before Disinfecting.”

IPC Cleaner Benefits

  • Free-rinsing—does not leave residues or product build-up
  • Fast, effective soil removal
  • Excellent on stainless steel, glassware, ceramics, and most plastics
  • NSF-registered as USDA-A1 Cleaners
  • Solvent-free
  • Concentrated liquid formulas for easy dilution
  • Competitively priced
  • FREE technical support and material compatibility testing
  • FREE SAMPLES available for testing
  • Phosphate-free
  • Non-corrosive

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