Document Operation Instructions for Equipment
I just saw a post where a brewery's operation was stalled because their bottling line operator quit and no one else knew how to run the line. This is a good lesson for all breweries. Every brewery operation should have a corresponding manual for operation. Not necessarily just the factory manual, which of course is good to have, but personal notes from the operator covering the unique idiosyncrasies of your equipment's/lines operation. It's a pain in the butt and I'm sure there will probably be a lot of complaints about having to do it but it is a very valuable resource to have on file for many reasons and a valuable asset to pass on if you expand and want to sell that equipment to another brewery.
Just my 2 cents...
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