Q I'm in the process of constructing my first 8.5 bbl brewery system, and have already run into the issue of my state's Health Department questioning me about how I plan on ensuring my brewery wastewater remains within the required pH range of 5.5 & 10. I'm currently using a double-tank CIP system with acid sanitizer in one tank, and a caustic cleaning solution in the other. Once this cleaning process is complete, what's the best way to ensure my sewer effluents are in the required pH range? I'd like to avoid installing a sump pump and/or purchasing a high-cost automatic pH adjuster, if possible.
A Generally, the average pH of your brewery wastewater will be 5.5 or lower. Nevertheless, my recommendation for pH adjustment would be to buy a lower-end caustic solution, as well as ... Read On
Q How does one go about designing a septic system for a smaller-scale brewery? Is it possible to run say, a 10bbl brewery with a sewage system to accommodate all the brewery's wastewater? If so, are holding tanks necessary?
A With adequate knowledge, designing a septic system for a smaller-sized brewery is definitely possible. Some counties may require either using an engineer to develop your system, or at least approving ... Read On