Keg Cleaning and SanitizingAcid, Base, or Both?​​​

Broadcast Date

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

On Demand Webinar

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About the Webinar

Presenter: Dana Johnson, Technical Director, Birko Corp.
Moderator: Florian Kuplent, Brewmaster, Co-Founder, Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.
 
Keg cleaning and sanitizing tends to be one of the more difficult and dangerous tasks in the brewery. Since the keg cannot easily be opened for inspection each time, it is also the most difficult piece of equipment in the brewery to verify if the cleaning and sanitizing has been adequate to ensure the quality of the subsequent beer put into the keg. Keg cleaning also tends to be one of the most problematic when things do not work as planned. 
 
This webinar will discuss the best practices for cleaning kegs with acid, caustic, non-caustic alkaline cleaners.  Effective sanitizing options will also be discussed. Knowing how to pick the right chemical depending on the type or types of beer the brewery produces is key. Is your brewery using a rental keg fleet system? It is critical to make sure that the cleaning and sanitizing process is adequate to clean the keg, sanitize it, and to not jeopardize the breweries reputation.

Who Should Attend

  • Brewery owners
  • Packaging managers, especially ones in charge of keg cleaning and sanitizing

Webinar Takeaways

  • This webinar will detail the benefits and disadvantages of cleaning kegs with acid, alkaline non-caustic cleaners, and caustic with hydrogen peroxide added.
  • The viewer will know the best ways to verify that the cleaner is working, and how to measure it.
  • Sanitizing options with the advantages and disadvantages of each.

About the Presenter


Dana Johnson
has been calling on the brewing industry for Birko since 1995 and is the current Past President of Master Brewers District Rocky Mountain. He had authored numerous articles for The New Brewer and has been homebrewing since 1989. He is a member of the BA (Brewers Association) Safety Subcommittee, (SSC), Master Brewers Web Programs Committee, and the current Past President of the Master Brewers Rocky Mountain District. Dana joined Birko in 1979 and attended Mesa College in Grand Junction, Colorado.   ​