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What’s that smell?

As most of you know, brewery wastewater stinks.  The short story is there are nutrients in wastewater, but usually insufficient oxygen to allow aerobic bacteria to grow.  So a different type of bacteria thrives, called sulfate reducing bacteria.  These bacteria…
John
April 2, 2018
ChemicalsPipingTanks

Passivation in a brewery

Passivation is an important part of CIP, sanitation, and efficiency in your brewery.  At the end of the day, you wind up with a thin layer of chromium oxide on the surface of your vessels, which strengthens the steel, makes…
John
June 2, 2016
MechanicalPiping

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…
John
August 12, 2015
MechanicalPiping

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
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
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
DrainsMechanicalPiping

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…
John
February 24, 2014