What does good water management mean for a craft brewer?
It means understanding the “Ins, the Outs and the In-Betweens” of water management.
The volume of water entering the brewery to make beer, AND wash and clean the equipment and floors.
The wastewater – its volume and strength. Wastewater is clean water with all the “stuff” in it from the brewery operation – ingredients, beer, and by-products such as spent grain and excess yeast.
The various spots within the operations – like the brewhouse, the fermenter, and the packaging lines – where water is used and stuff enters the wastewater.
It comes down to two things: Increasing Profits and Being a Good Neighbour