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Date posted 3rd March 2020

This week’s must-hear podcast from Hop Forward features a masterclass in brewery cleaning and hygiene – from none other than NicheSolutions’ own consultant microbiologist, Paul Browning.

Here’s everything you need to know about the threat of biofilms, and how to win the battle against every brewer’s invisible enemies.

You spend vast amounts of time cleaning vessels, packaging lines, containers and just about anything that comes into contact with wort and beer. And all with very good reason. Lurking between those heat exchanger plates, elbows, valves, and just about anywhere that’s everywhere, is a world of microbiology – wild yeasts – all hungry for a sugary feast to multiply and rock their world.

But it doesn’t stop there. Within your brewhouse are biofilms: a thin but robust layer of mucilage clinging to a solid surface containing a community of beer spoilage microorganisms… the unseen enemy.

Click here to listen to the podcast, or to download for later. 

Here at NicheSolutions, we can advise you on the use of all our cleaning products, can organise site visits and staff training days. Ask about Enzybrew 10, an effective way to combat biofilms, used occasionally as part of your regular cleaning regime.