How to disinfect equipment?
How to clean brewing equipment?
- Add cleaning solution
- Shake the fermenter to stir or agitate the solution
- Soak for a few minutes to loosen caked materials
- If the fermenter is metal or plastic, use a non-abrasive cloth or sponge to clean it. If your fermenter is glass, you can use an abrasive sponge or a large bottle brush.
- Soak any other items in the cleaning solution, including transfer tubes, airlocks, rubber plugs, gaskets, etc.
- Rinse everything in cold water and dry before storing.
How to disinfect brewing equipment?
- After the equipment is cleaned, it can be disinfected
- Inject disinfectant into the fermenter according to the instructions on the package.
- Seal the fermenter and shake well to cover the surface area. Shake for at least a minute.
- Sanitize other brewing and fermentation accessories with disinfectant for 60 seconds. (Thermometer, funnel, airlock, transfer tube, etc.)
- Have all equipment dried with clean paper towels and discard the disinfectant.
NOTE: Most homemade sanitizers do not must rinsing as they are safe for contact with beer.
You use hot enough water, a good detergent and no threaded equipment, CIP saves time and works great.
True CIP is the process of using a pump to circulate hot brewery cleaning through all kettles, fittings, pipes and coolers without damaging or disconnecting anything between batches.
- When using the following chemicals, please follow the instructions on the packaging.
- Wear rubber gloves and watch out for spills when handling anything stronger than washing up liquid.
- When diluting chemicals, always add the chemical to the water, not the other way around.