Hey, the Craft Brewers Conference and BrewEXPO America is right around the corner, taking place in Nashville from April 30 to May 3. The trade show floor gets bigger and bigger every year, and to save you some time, we reached out to the exhibitors for a sneak peek of what they will be showing off at their booths this year. Stay tuned for the entire “What to see at CBC 2018” series over the next few weeks. It’s a great way to plan out your expo hall path and save some of that walking around time for drinking.
AFCO | Zep
Since 1937, Zep has been a true cleaning and sanitation partner to the beverage industry. Recently, Zep purchased AFCO, a leading specialty chemical and food safety provider serving the food and beverage processing industry. Check them out at Booth 1252 to see their equipment and products and to play Zep Pong for a chance to win a portable Foamer or a $250 gift card.
With AFCO|Zep you get:
- A leader in the beverage industry with the innovative and patented Desana and Smart lines of Persulfate color change technology
- CIP equipment design, fabrication, programming and training expertise
- Qualified technicians with decades of experience in the brewing industry
- Products that ensure beer freshness inside the brewery and out in the field
- Beer line cleaning products with additives that prevent the buildup of inorganic compounds such as beer stone “from kettle to glass”
- 30 years of Thonhauser Food and Beverage Hygiene Science with products made in the USA
- A portfolio of traditional products that are high in quality and economically priced
- Water treatment technical service, system design, fabrication and products
Madison Chemical phosphate-free ACID-N
Madison Chemical will introduce phosphate-free MadBrew ACID-N in booth 2917 at the Craft Brewers Conference. Designed specifically for the needs of craft brewers, this blend of acid and low-foaming surfactant penetrates and remove films, oxides, hard water, mineral salts, milkstone, beerstone and similar dairy and food plant deposits by cleaning in place. It is completely safe on stainless steel and will not etch, pit or in any way attack these metals. Its phosphate-free formulation is ideal for use in locations where the use of phosphates are restricted or soon will be.
MadBrew ACID-N is acceptable for use in food and beverage plants as an A3 acid cleaner for use in all departments. Best results occur when used as an acid rinse following alkaline CIP cleaning. Suggested concentrations of approximately 0.5 to 3 percent by volume in the recirculating tank at temperatures from ambient to 160°F. Periodical use of MadBrew ACID-N at higher concentrations of up to 10 percent by volume in water will ensure removal of all scale. Exact dilutions and temperatures are dependent on specific applications, product residue type and soil load.
Before using MadBrew ACID-N, food products and packaging materials must be removed from the room or carefully protected. After use, all surfaces in the area must be thoroughly rinsed with potable water. Standard operating procedures may need to be developed for specific concentration and temperature. Madison Chemical representatives are available to assist.
Madison Chemical is a chemical formulator which provides cleaning, sanitation and maintenance products for the craft brewing industry. They also produce products for the surface preparation, metalworking, food processing, industrial maintenance, transportation, wastewater treatment, winery, pulp and paper and other industries. Since 1947 they have served customers from their Madison, Ind., headquarters and through a nationwide network of direct technical sales representatives.