It can be difficult to maintain the velocity it takes to successfully run a brewing operation. Managing a variety of tech, marketing and customer-facing employees, ensuring a warehouse full of equipment works in sync and keeping customers coming back with a consistently high-caliber product takes a lot of tempo — whether you’re managing a production facility, brewpub restaurant or beverage packaging hall.
Now add to that controlled chaos a hypersensitivity to cleanliness, and you can easily throw a crowbar into the rapidly spinning gears of a commercial brewing business.
Well, faithful CBB reader, we have a great sanitary solution that could easily complement any beer operation — ATP tech or a handheld device that can detect adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and thusly tell you instantly if a surface is actually free of living organisms. We’re big fans of the Kikkoman A3 System. It literally takes seconds to use. Plus, Kikkoman’s new A3 Sanitation System is also the only system that detects ATP+ADP+AMP with one swab to give you the whole picture, and you need the whole picture.
You will learn this and more at our free upcoming webinar — Just ATP: Monitoring Brewery Cleanliness with the Kikkoman A3 System” — October 20 at 1 p.m. EST (sign up right here). Tom Boudreau, market specialist and technical brewing specialist at Weber Scientific, will share insights with Bob Ferguson, president of Strategic Consulting and a microbiologist with more than 30 years of experience in industrial and environmental diagnostics. Ferguson has implemented ATP monitoring programs in tons of food safety and drinking water applications. Boudreau is a beer nerd and science guy. He has a master’s in fermentation science and previously worked as the microbiologist for Stone Brewing Richmond
“Ensuring that your brewery stays clean is more important than ever and checking your brewing surfaces for contamination is the best way to keep production up and running,” explained Boudreau. “ATP technology is a fast and accurate method to check the cleanliness of any surface in your brewery. In our upcoming webinar, the Weber Scientific team will outline the benefits of testing for ATP as part of your brewery sanitation program and how the new A3 technology from Kikkoman goes beyond ATP testing alone.”
Boudreau and Weber Scientific know food and beverage safety. The company distributes food safety test kits and laboratory supplies throughout North America, specializing in fulfilling the needs for quality control laboratories. So yea, the company touches on a lot of industries, but its expertise and product offering is crucial for craft breweries. We’re thankful to host an important webinar like this for FREE during the pandemic.