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Offline chandlergr

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Review of CIP processes
« on: December 09, 2014, 08:40:22 PM »
I am about to start brewing on a ruby street brewing system, but first I would like to dial in an appropriate CIP protocol. How do other brewers that use 3 vessel brewing stand systems with 1 or 2 pumps clean their setups? What processes/procedures do you use? Thanks for the advice!

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Re: Review of CIP processes
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2014, 03:01:33 AM »
i have a 3 vessel single level system with 2 pumps. one for HLT recirculation and one for MASH. Following end of boil i recirculate with some HLT water to flush the system (through chiller and Mash pump) I clean every 3rd batch with a PBW solution or a caustic/acid solution that a local brewery gives me. i am very grateful for that. 

refer to The electric brewery .com that may help

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Re: Review of CIP processes
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2014, 03:27:48 AM »
Hot oxyclean pumped for about 45 minutes, thorough rinse, starsan if storing. Ball valves get torn down and cleaned about every 6 batches.

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Re: Review of CIP processes
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2014, 11:41:35 AM »
Am I the only sucker that was cleaning everything with PBW every single batch? 

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Re: Review of CIP processes
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2014, 07:20:29 PM »
hot water loop (I never bother with my water only pump), flush and then fresh water flush after every batch.

PBW loop every 3-4 batches, and Acid #5 loop every 7-8 batches.
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Re: Review of CIP processes
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2014, 10:26:33 PM »
Is star san strong enough to use as an acid cleaner? Maybe if I do not dilute it as much as suggested for use as sanitizer? In other words, if I diluted 1 oz in 2.5 gallons of water (instead of usual 5), would this work? I have no experience acid cleaning.

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Re: Review of CIP processes
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2014, 04:04:29 AM »
With a change to counter flow with convoluted inner coil, I went to PBW every use.  Pump and hold warm PBW then rinse well with hot water and then finish with Star San and store.  Then Star San before next use.

StarSan alone is not a cleaner, rather it sanitizes something that is already clean.
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