Chapter 7

Brewery Cleaning and Sanitation

Cleaning and Sanitation Manual

The first step in any effective cleaning and sanitation program is the development of a detailed, up-to-date manual. This manual should establish a systematic procedure for cleaning and sanitizing each major piece of brewery equipment, listing the frequency, method, and materials to be used for cleaning and sanitizing. For each cleaning and sanitizing procedure discussed in the manual, the weight or volume of material used should be given relative to the amount of water used, along with the concentrations of each material involved. The manual should also include the schedule of routine microbiological assessments or surveys to evaluate the sanitary conditions and, hence, the effectiveness of the cleaning and sanitizing operation.

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