Hey guys! I'm a bit confused. Wondering about these advantages. If using a non-built detergent, but plain caustic, then I don't see much savings. Caustic is really cheap, no? And why would we CIP in a CO2 atmosphere? Why not vent the fermenter? Unless it's absolutely huge, I guess. With cylindroconical fermenters, seems like the detergent volumes would be very small to recirculate. And energy savings via hot vs. cold? Couldn't you do this without the "shot" technique? I currently use Ecolab Advantis 210 alkaline detergent at barely warm temperatures. Maybe 30C. Works great. Same with PBW. I don't like to use hot detergent/acid solutions.
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