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Following are a set of P2 options you may wish to implement. No option is perfect for everyone, but sometimes options that have worked at one facility can work at yours. They might also serve as inspiration.

Reviewed Microbreweries - Cleaning Process Vessels Options

Options below have reviewed by pollution prevention specialists. They are commonly recommended and implemented for facilities.

Use continuous brewing
Use continuous brewing to reduce the need for cleaning process vessels
Use 'clean-in-place' systems to reduce water use
Use "clean-in-place" systems to conserve water during the cleaning process. These systems are expensive for very small brewers but will substantially reduce water used for cleaning.
Install small water meters
Put small water meters (under $10.00 each) on hoses so that employees can see how much water they use to clean. This also provides a baseline from which to measure improvements.
Develop a cleaning standard
Consider developing a cleaning standard. A cleaning standard is any method that can be used to define how clean a surface needs to be. It helps determine when cleaning is needed. Further, it helps eliminate excessive cleaning by defining when a surface is clean enough and washing can stop.
Explore other operations that batch products
Encourage the microbrewery to visit the process vessel operations at other companies that make products in batches. Paint manufacturing is also a useful visit.

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