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EQ Tank

An equalization tank can be a great solution for a medium sized brewery- or even large ones. This type of tank offers a lot of options at a low cost. This page describes EQ tank operation. See this page for information…
November 8, 2019

Brewery wastewater pipe diameter

You're building a brewery, you're designing your drainage system and you want to know what size brewery wastewater pipe diameter to use. Do not use pipe smaller than 4", even for a small brewpub.  ABS and PVC pipe is generally…
August 12, 2015

Brewery wastewater reuse

More and more around the world, you are hearing of various wastewater reuse schemes.  It's happening more often than you think in more ways than you'd imagine- there have been beer festivals featuring only reused water.  From a technical standpoint,…
May 11, 2016
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Tank risers?

When I design a system, I don't include risers on top of my tanks.  What's a riser?  The green things in the image above.  You can see the concrete tanks are buried, and where the surface of the ground will…
February 14, 2017

Floor drains

There are a lot of options to consider with floor drains in a brewery.  Floor drains, trench drains, equipment drains- they all have their place.  Since these will be set in concrete, they are a permanent part of your infrastructure…
February 24, 2014

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…
May 14, 2015

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…
October 22, 2014


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…
October 8, 2014

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…
February 16, 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