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Brewery wastewater piping

When building or expanding, what should your brewery wastewater piping be made of? Don't just take your architects or engineers recommendation. Read this to help make the best decision you can. Most of these pipes will be under your concrete…
August 26, 2014

Equalization tank

A brewery wastewater system can be pretty simple.  It can also be really complex, but let's hope that only happens to the big guys. Components of a brewery wastewater pretreatment system could be as simple as a good wastewater sample…
September 2, 2014

Calamity tank

In my vision of a perfect world, all breweries would have a calamity tank. What the heck is a calamity tank? It's a wastewater tank, normally empty, that can be used for spills, bad beer, and storage. Imagine this scenario,…
January 23, 2015

pH Adjustment Chemicals

A lot of time breweries will need to adjust the pH of their wastewater.  The EPA has guidelines of between pH 5-11, many states and municipalities are more strict than that.  Adding pH adjustment chemicals to your wastewater is where…
February 16, 2014

Purpose of wastewater pretreatment at a brewery

The purpose of brewery wastewater pretreatment is to keep the brewery running. Period. Does that make sense? Brewery wastewater is not the same a domestic wastewater. Restrictions will often apply, so the purpose is to comply with those restrictions so…
December 19, 2014

Questions to ask when locating a brewery

Thinking of starting a brewery? Heck yeah. Good for you. In your search for the perfect property, please, pay at least a little attention to wastewater. Here are some questions to think about as you look at various properties: Is…
February 2, 2015