Set Yourself Up for Success with Preventative Maintenance

ABS Commercial has been a full-service brewery and parts outfitter for over 10 years. We know the ins and outs of the brewing process, which includes a very important piece—maintenance.

ABS Commercial (Sponsored) May 11, 2023 - 5 min read

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ABS Commercial is proud to be your full-service brewery outfitter for over 10 years. We built this company WITH brewers FOR brewers, and we approach everything from that mindset. We have spent the last 10 years continuously improving our equipment through in-house testing at our sister company, Raleigh Brewing Company, as well as through hundreds of installations around the country.

We know the ins and outs of the brewing process and with that, we know that wear and tear is normal on any piece of equipment. Regardless of brewery size, regular brewery maintenance ensures that your brewing operations run smoothly and saves you potential delays and costly repairs. Set yourself up for success by including preventative maintenance as a part of your daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly routine.

Here are a few tasks we recommend performing on your equipment:

Brewhouses & Tanks

  • Re-passivate to prevent corrosion.
  • Descale or acid-wash surfaces.
  • CIP and sanitize vessels. Check all gaskets, clamps, and valves for wear.
  • Check motors (on rakes and other mechanisms) for rust, faulty wiring, word threads, and loose bolts

Grain Mill & Auger

  • Check the wiring and components for any signs of wear.
  • Vacuum the inside to remove any dust and ensure the case keeps moisture out.
  • Run a milling test to ensure the grind size is correct.

Glycol, Pumps & Heat Exchanger

  • Check glycol lines running to tanks for leaks or mildew, replace insulation if necessary.
  • Check liquid levels in glycol chiller. Ensure fans and coils are clean.
  • Strip down pumps to ensure they are clean inside. Check gaskets
  • Take apart heat exchanger to deep clean and inspect plates.


  • Evaluate kegs for dents and damage.
  • Check keg coupler seals and spears. Ensure kegs can hold pressure.
  • Re-passivate kegs to deep clean and prevent corrosion.
  • Check hoses on canning line for damage or discoloration.
  • Apply food-grade grease to relevant moving parts.
  • Check that the canning line control panel is dry and free of any moisture.

Small-Parts & Brewhouse Accessories

  • Clean and sanitize small parts and tools, including yeast brinks, keg lines and couplers, clamps, buckets, pitchers, pliers, etc.
  • Check gaskets for tears, holes, or discoloration. Replace as needed.
  • Clean, purge, and sanitize hoses. Check clamp fittings and inside of hoses for damage.
  • Lubricate valves, clamps, hinges, fermenter doors, and sample ports.
  • Recalibrate pH meters, CO2 volume meters, thermometers, refractometers, and dissolved oxygen readers.

Safety Equipment

  • Breakdown and recalibrate PRVs.
  • Inspect rupture discs.
  • Test eye wash and shower.
  • Inspect PPE for damage and replace if needed.


  • Take apart and deep clean tap lines.
  • Clean cooler floor, check door seals.
  • Ensure raw ingredients storage area is clean and dry.
  • Clean brewhouse floor, repair non-slip surfaces that may have worn down.
  • Repaint floors, lines, as needed.
  • Inspect water filters, replace as needed.

ABS Commercial provides a variety of large-scale equipment like multi-vessel brewhouses, brewing tanks, and keg washers. Along with that, our Small Parts Shop offers a wide range of brewhouse accessories, small parts, and consumables and wear items.

Because we are brewers, we know that efficiency in your brewery is of the utmost importance. We want to ensure that you can find the items you need when you need them so that you can get back to what is most important—operating your brewhouse. Our Wear Item Kits like our Tri-Clamp & Silicone Gasket Kit and Brewhouse & Fermenter Gasket Kit, make it easy to purchase the wear items you need in bulk, and at a more affordable price. We have everything you need for a fully operational brewhouse to run smoothly and efficiently all year long.

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