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Hop Oil Removal Cleaning Procedures

Hop Oil RemovalBreweries are growing exponentially and many are realizing that the practices they used in their small brewery don’t work on a large scale.

And just to make things tougher, along come these new, crazy-high-hop-load beers. Sure they’re popular, but they’re also incredibly hard to clean off of tanks. Who has the time (or the staff) for all that hand scrubbing?

Alpha Chemical is here to help. We have developed a cleaning program based on patented technology that can remove this problem – no questions asked.

These programs are based on new technology, grounded in the real world and time-tested practices; put together and approved by a team with over 300 years of combined experience in the Food & Beverage industry.

If you’re looking to up your game, you should first focus on:
Brew Cleaning Steps
Hop Oil Removal Procedure


Adopting this cleaning procedure will remove hop oil. However, hop oil is stubborn when based on. Baked-on hop oil can appear to have been removed after cleaning (See photo 3) but will reveal itself after the surface has dried (see photo 4).
Hop Oil in Kettle


Baked-On Hop Oil Removal


No Rinse, Really?
Yes, we recommend a no-rinse cycle in between the acid and caustic for this application.

Why?
This prevents hop oil from resetting after the acid helped remove the hop oil.

Results?
Before & After Hop Oil Removal


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Craft Brewers Conference LogoApril 2018 – Alpha Chemical will be attending the 2018 Craft Brewery Conference in Nashville to unveil our new line of Veracity™ brewery cleaning products. The product launch comes at a time when more and more small craft breweries popping up around the nation have yielded an increased need for brewery sanitation products. While many small brewery operators currently utilize small-scale or homebrew processes, many find a need for products that are more effective, efficient, and easy to use as their business grows. Continue reading…

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Alpha Chemical Services Launches New Website

Alpha Chemical Services invites visitors to explore their newly launched website which has been designed to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience. With simple navigation and streamlined functionality throughout, the new website allows easy access to detailed product information, services, and resources.

Alpha Chemical Services, Inc., located in Stoughton, MA, is thrilled to announce the launch of their new website. The company, which specializes in the formulation of cleaning chemicals, expects that the new site will help to elevate their online presence and help them reach and better serve their clients.
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