Clean water in buffer tanks

Public/municipal tap water or water from own well: water is often stored in 20-100 m³ buffer tanks resulting in growth of microorganisms. Some bacteria have a reproduction time of an hour (depending on species, temperature and growth media) so even a small number can quickly multiply to millions.

Municipal tap water before inlet to brewery:

Bacterminator buffer tanks with fresh water

 

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