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Keeping Beer Clean & Wastage Low

Summary. UK pubs waste millions of pints annually due to poor keg sterilisation. Industrial Washing Machines emphasises the importance of clean kegs to ensure beer quality and minimise waste. They offer efficient commercial keg cleaning equipment, including automatic keg washers, tailored to business needs.


Research suggests that UK pubs can throw up to 40 million pints of beer away due to inefficient sterilisation, every year. Maintaining the cleanliness and sanitation of a keg with something like an automatic keg washing system, is pivotal for health and safety. Additionally, clean kegs can also significantly reduce the amount of wastage. So, with the right investment in commercial keg cleaning equipment, you can ensure the beer is of a high quality and that wastage is minimal.

Here at Industrial Washing Machines, we are proud to be one of the country’s leading manufacturers of cleaning and sanitation equipment, including keg washers. Read on to find out more.

The Importance Of Clean Kegs 

Beer kegs can quickly become useless if they are not maintained properly. As they contain beer, a keg that has not been cleaned properly can impact the taste of the beer. It is inevitable that dirt and bacteria will end up on the inside of the kegs and other pieces of brewery equipment. However, if not treated properly, this type of dirt will have a significant impact on the quality of your products.

If this issue isn’t resolved, at best, you’ll soon find yourself having to throw out nasty tasting beer. However, at worst, you could cause a health and safety issue and damage the integrity of your business.

How Do You Clean Beer Kegs? 

So how do you clean beer kegs? Cleaning beer kegs can be a time-consuming process. At Industrial Washing Machines Ltd we understand that when it comes to business, convenience and efficiency is everything. That’s why we’ve worked hard to design and manufacture unbeatable solutions. They are tailored to specific sector pain points – such as kegs that need cleaning.

If you’re in the beer making business, filtering is one of the best ways to minimise the yeasts and hops that enter your keg and clog up the popper valves. When looking at external keg washer systems, built-in filtration systems should be something that you should consider in order to maximise the cleaning efficiency of your investment.

The Solution

What does a keg washer do? A keg washer is the tool you need to optimise the cleaning and sanitation of your beer kegs. At IWM Ltd, we have a range of keg cleaners to support your business in this area. With our specially designed keg washers, we can get you through the cleaning process quicker so that you can get started on the next batch of beer sooner. Therefore, maximising production and keeping health and safety standards at a high.

Our external keg washers systems have been expertly manufactured and designed to suit as many applications as possible. We can tailor your system to meet your exact requirements. So whether you’re a start up brewery, or an international supplier, your keg washer will be equipped with everything you need to meet your business needs. Our packages can include:

  • Specialist filtration systems
  • High pressure label removal
  • Ink jet removal
  • In-line automatic handling systems

Keg Washer System Suppliers 

Are you looking for commercial cleaning equipment or an automatic keg washing system? Then look no further than IWM Ltd. Explore our website for more information on our industrial washers. Or, call +44 (0) 121 459 9511 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.

If you have found this blog helpful, you may wish to read our previous blog: The Importance of Preventative Maintenance In The Food Industry. 

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