View Full Version : Growler question

05-18-2011, 01:13 PM
how are people cleaning and sanitizing growlers when swapping them out for refills?



05-18-2011, 01:19 PM
this has always been a big headache in every brewery I have worked in.

two very important things.

your customers understand that they should be cleaning and rinsing these things before bringing them back for a re-fill.
... then we can just do a quick sanitize using a pump sprayer like you see on top of the bottle trees like this...


or a sparger like more beers...


Other than that, if they come back dirty, soak em in a deep sink with several others, rinse and repeat.

Your the chem people, got any suggestions?
getting ready to break ground at a brewpub and need a solution.

05-19-2011, 08:16 AM
None of the breweries around here clean or sanitize them. Customers must bring them in clean and ready to fill.

05-20-2011, 07:09 AM
We have a three-sink system for glass washing and the final sink is filled with Star San. We give the growlers a rinse with the Star San. This also cools them off so they foam less.