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Ductile iron in a brewery

Folks, don't let this happen to you. A few weeks ago I stopped by a brewery in a nearby town for lunch.  It turned out they were closed.  Construction crews were inside tearing out the concrete slab, replacing the ductile…
John
May 14, 2015
Fees

Brewery Surcharges

Brewery surcharges... Fees the sewer authority charges an industrial client above and beyond regular sewer fees. Sometimes they're cheap, sometimes they're expensive, sometimes they don't exist at all. In the world of brewery wastewater, there are more nutrients/pollution/things to remove…
John
November 19, 2014
MechanicalPipingPumpsTanks

Brewery spills…

Life happens. Mistakes and accidents happen. Brewery spills happen. As with most things in the brewery wastewater world, depending on where you're at, they can be no big deal at all or they can be a major issue. Again, it…
John
October 22, 2014
Marketing

Brewery Wastewater

Brewery Wastewater Design exists to help brewers focus on beer.  I have over 15 years of brewery wastewater experience.  Don't repeat mistakes, don't reinvent the wheel.  Hiring me will save you money, many times over. Ignore this post, it's for…
John
February 16, 2014
MechanicalPipingUncategorized

Unistrut

Short post this week, I broke my right hand working in my pasture (I tripped).  My hand is in a cast and typing is a wee bit difficult. A quick little idea when your having pipes mounted on the wall, you'll…
John
October 8, 2014
Marketing

Brewery Wastewater 101

If you found this website, you are in the right place.  Thank you.  Please read the page Brewery Wastewater 101 page, there is a ton of information in there for you.  There is also quite a bit of free stuff…
John
February 16, 2014
MechanicalSensors

Level detection

Level detection for brewery wastewater applications can be a lot of things.  It can be as simple as a sight glass.  It can also involve lasers, radar, and ultrasonic waves. Your tank can be underground or above.  For the most…
John
February 16, 2014
Energy

Temperature

Breweries make a lot of hot water. Brew kettles are often full of boiling water. CIP cycles throughout the brewery use hot water. It should be no surprise that the wastewater leaving a brewery tends to be hot as well.…
John
September 15, 2014
Uncategorized

Brew pub wastewater

A brew pub with a restaurant on site really should have 2 sewer lines coming out of it.  1 line for restaurant wastes (kitchen, restrooms) and another for brew pub wastewater.  The reason is kitchen and restroom waste is not…
John
September 9, 2014
ControlsSensors

Controls

A brewery wastewater system can be run manually.  But, you will be a much happier brewer if you add controls to automate as much as possible.  You want something that works all of the time so you don't need to…
John
October 15, 2013