A Key Factor Of The Beer Brewing Process: Sanitation

cleanwater1One of the most important lessons for those new to beer brewing is proper cleaning and sanitation. All around us there are invisible bacteria, germs, and wild yeast that like your beer as much as you do. These microorganisms are unwelcome guests to the party, however, because if they get into your beer, they can contaminate it and infect it.

It is the home brewers job to provide the yeast a healthy environment during fermentation, and to give the yeast a head start before these other organisms can take hold. Certain precautions must be taken during the beer brewing process to prevent contamination. That is why it is critically important that you are thorough in cleaning and sanitizing your beer brewing equipment.

It is important to note that cleaning and sanitation DO NOT mean the same thing. Sanitation goes beyond simple cleaning. Chemical sanitizers must be used in the beer brewing process to eliminate the majority of the microorganisms on the equipment beyond what simple soap and water can accomplish alone.

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How to Sanitize Wrestling Mats So My Son Doesn’t Get Ringworm Or Herpes

gMy son is a senior on the varsity wrestling team. He and I have both come a long way since he first started wrestling during his sophomore year. When he first informed me he wanted to try out for the high school team, I had all the normal parental apprehensions -plus some.

Yes, I was concerned about injuries but when my son brought home some documents from the coach telling us of the viruses, germs and infections that can be picked up on the wrestling mats and wrestling gear, I was mortified!

We’re talking MRSA, Ringworm, Herpes Simplex, Staph, Strep, and Hepatitis B to name only a few. These infectious, contagious nightmares were not just on the wrestling mats. They live in the headgear, pads, equipment bags and most other hard athletic surfaces.

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Sanitation From a Laundry Service Vs. In-House Laundering

aaIf you are running a hospital, you must know the importance of well laundered uniforms and linens. Because both are so constantly and frequently exposed to such a wide host of contaminants, it is critical for creating a safe environment to wash them frequently and after each use. Many hospitals use an in-house laundering system to wash their lines and uniforms. Though this is not an unreasonable option, there are many reasons to consider switching to professional laundry service for all of your sanitation needs. Just a few of these reasons include the savings you may enjoy, less staff and operations to keep track of, and simply a more thorough and sanitary end product. Here are a few more details on why going to professionals may be a better option than running an in house operation.


Though not paying for a professional laundry sanitation service may seem to be saving money at first, consider how much cost, both initial and continuous, actually goes in to running an in house system. First, you need to install all of the necessary equipment. This includes a boiler, washers, flat irons, presses, and dryers. Once the equipment is installed, it will require a good amount of upkeep and repair to maintain everything in proper working order. You will need a lot of water as well as sewage to run your machines. They will also require large amounts of detergent. Consider, also, all of the extra employees you will need to hire. For a hospital, you would need to pay for the salaries, benefits, and vacation time of laundry managers, supervisors, and personnel. Add to this mix the insurance and safety hazards inherent in a large laundry operation, and you have got quite an expensive operation. A professional laundry service may, in the long run, actually be saving you a good deal of money.

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Importance of Sanitation in Your Emergency Preparedness Plan

hImportance of Sanitation in Your Emergency Preparedness Plan

Emergency planning and preparedness is not only about storing food and water. Often, we leave out important aspects of preparing for disasters and emergencies. One of the common things left out is about our plans for sanitation.

Natural disasters like floods, earthquakes, and hurricanes can significantly affect your sanitary needs. Sanitation facilities are very much affected, and unhealthy conditions can cause health problems and outbreaks. Our water sources are always at risk of being contaminated, especially during floods. Our sanitary needs, however, would require water. Clean and potable water, on the other hand, are scarce especially after disasters and natural calamities.

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Using Purell Hand Sanitizers To Kill Germs

ffGOJO Industries originally began making the hand sanitizing products in the 1980s. The company has long been active in trying to find better solutions for how people who work in dirty or germ ridden jobs can clean their hands in an effective way.

The first formula for the product was created for very specific needs. It was designed to help the food service industry to keep their hands clean when dealing with food and dishes. It was also beneficial for those in the health care field where it could aid in ridding one’s hands of germs no matter if soap and water were used or not. It was after success in these applications that the product was finally offered to the general public.

One can find a variety of types of sanitizers for the hands. These products can be found in many different formulas and consistencies. For some people, the different formulas may be beneficial, especially if one has allergies. With all the interest in products that are more environmental friendly, hand sanitizers also now come in formulas that are natural and/or biodegradable.

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