Birko, provider of sanitation and process aid solutions to the craft brewing industry, announced that its brewery specialist, Dana Johnson, will speak at Bier Tek San Diego 2014, July 24. Johnson will speak on “Acid and Detergent ONLY Cleaning,” and will explain Birko’s patented method of cleaning used beer kegs.
“Our method relies on acid and detergent alone instead of caustic for cleaning kegs,” Johnson said. “This actually produces cleaner kegs by more effectively removing beerstone. What’s more, the acid and detergent cleaning solution can be recycled, which makes it very economical in addition to being more effective than caustic.”
Birko manufactures a complete line of specialty cleaning and processing aids for brewery, winery and beverage production. In addition to its patented acid and detergent method of cleaning used beer kegs, Birko’s other products for brewery provide yeast washing and reduce biofilms in the brewery. Birko also provides anti-foaming agents (both silicone and non-silicone) and chemical dispensing equipment.
“There’s not another company out there that knows as much as Birko does about cleaning, sanitizing, and process aids for the brewery. Our products and technical support make the difference — batch after batch,” Johnson said.
Bier Tek, hosted by Siemens and Walters Wholesale, is a one-day seminar that fosters an exchange on the latest emerging topics, innovations, and trends within the brewing industry. The day will conclude with a networking reception featuring BBQ and beer tasting. Bier Tek will meet at Walters Wholesale Electric Co., 10031 Old Grove Road, San Diego, Calif. There is no charge for attendance, but registration is required. Visit www.usa.siemens.com/biertek to register.