FROM CRISIS TO INNOVATION
EcoClenze Protect is the newest member of the LineClenze family developed specifically for the challenges presented by having to shut down beer lines due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Occasional venues may be used to dealing with infrequently-used beer lines but we have now found a better solution. When coronavirus struck and the entire hospitality industry was shut down overnight, it left us facing a whole new problem. What to do with beer lines in the longer term? In the UK alone, some 70 million pints of beer had to be poured down the drain.
With no idea when bars, pubs and restaurants were likely to re-open, should beer lines be left empty, left full of water or filled with a preserver?
None of the above!
THE DRAWBACKS OF PREVIOUS METHODS
Droplets of water still lurk in empty lines, allowing growth of bacteria and moulds. These would have a seriously detrimental effect on the quality of your beer once outlets re-open so lines would need a second deep clean.
Water left in the lines will quickly become stagnant, which risks tainting your beer and encourages the growth of bacteria. Again, lines would need another deep clean.
Using a stand-alone preserver means first cleaning, then preserving your lines, doubling the workload.
THERE HAD TO BE A BETTER WAY. And so we developed EcoClenze Protect.
ECOCLENZE PROTECT : THE ONLY PRODUCT THAT CLEANS AND PROTECTS
EcoClenze Protect does the same fantastic job of cleaning your lines as our original EcoClenze Powder, PLUS it also acts as a preserver, protecting your lines against bacterial growth for up to 6 months. All you need to do is pull the solution through the lines to clean, then leave it in to protect. It’s just one easy job – with none of the drawbacks of traditional caustic cleaning products. When you’re ready to re-start, you simply re-connect or carry out a water flush. Your lines are clean, free of bio-film, free of bacteria and ready to go. No need for another deep clean.
With a pH of 4, EcoClenze Protect has the same eco-friendly credentials as original EcoClenze. It is safe to flush and is not harmful to wildlife or aquatic life. It is safe and pleasant for staff to use and is not harmful if accidentally swallowed, unlike caustic cleaners. However, no bacteria can survive within your lines. No other product out there cleans and protects in this way.
Whenever you need to leave lines empty – for a couple of days or several months – EcoClenze Protect is the perfect solution.
IMPROVE YOUR CELLAR ENVIRONMENT
the bottom line
Cleans and protects your lines
Removes bio film
Protects lines against bacterial growth for up to 6 months
As effective as caustic cleaners
Safe for staff, customers and the environment
Works at any temperature
Not harmful if swallowed
EcoClenze Protect has a formulation of buffers and mild alkalis that make it safe on skin and soft materials such as stainless steel, aluminium and plastics. As an added environmental benefit, the oxygen also helps to reduce the biochemical, and chemical demand in the wastewater.
Dissolve 1kg of EcoClenze Protect in a litre of cold water and add to add to 50 litres of cleaning water. Then allow it to soak in the lines for a up to a maximum of 6 months. When you are ready to reuse the lines simply flush through with water.
Ratio is 1kg dissolved solution to 50 litres of water.
EcoClenze Protect is safe to use, odourless, effective at any temperature and is free rinsing making it a safe and pleasant product to use. The fact that it is environmentally friendly is a bonus.