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Airborne Mold Control for Breweries


Mold in any food or beverage production environment is bad news, but in breweries or distilleries, where controlled fermentation is the method of production, it can be absolutely catastrophic. Unfortunately, surface sanitation may just not be enough. Breweries can be high-moisture environments, and in cases where barrel aging is used, humidity is a key factor in retaining your product. Mold, mildew, and wild yeast thrive in moisture, where they can multiply, spread, and disrupt production. That’s why airborne mold control for breweries and distilleries is key – and the right solution doesn’t just protect the integrity of your product either.

Proper mold control can protect employees and even your bottom line. But, the system you choose should be effective without producing any harmful byproducts like ozone. That’s where safe and effective AiroPro technology can help. AiroPro uses a process called photocatalytic oxidation, which kills unwanted organic threats – without creating harmful emissions. Just as mold can have different effects depending on where it is, AiroPro and Airocide protection serves different purposes in different areas and stages of production. Here’s how airborne mold, fungus, and wild yeast can affect your brewery or distillery, and how AiroPro can help you stop it once and for all.

Protecting Your Product from Mold and Wild Yeast

  • Ingredient Storage: A quality product comes from pure ingredients. Preventing mold and mildew on grains, hops, and other ingredients is paramount to producing a delicious, consistent, safe product – eliminating mold and fungus spores from the air will ensure ingredients stay clean.
  • Production and Fermentation: Ideally, your production area is easy to hose down and clean, but lingering moisture can invite mold growth on walls and equipment. Climate-controlled fermentation rooms can create condensation, and airborne wild yeast could spoil a batch at any time. Preventing airborne mold and yeast from taking hold is simple when you eliminate the threat altogether.
  • Barrel Aging: Loss is expected in barrel aging due to condensation, but at higher relative humidities you can retain more product. A higher RH could mean a higher threat of mold – but with AiroPro you can maintain a higher RH without worrying about airborne mold and fungus.
  • Cold Storage, Walk-in Cooler: Employees need regular access to cold storage and walk-in coolers, but mold and mildew can take a hold here too. Preventing mold in your cooler will help protect employees and product.
  • Tasting Room: Customers and visitors need to know they’re safe – our air purification technology can protect them too. AiroPro products eliminate not only mold and fungus, but bacteria and viruses as well – and we can help you create a system for spaces of any size.
  • Back Offices: With AiroPro units, every space is covered. There are units meant for personal offices, meeting rooms, and common areas – as well as production spaces.

Protect Your Products and People With AiroPro

Airborne mold control in breweries and distilleries can help reduce or eliminate product losses due to spoilage, help maintain a healthier atmosphere in your production and tasting areas, and provide peace of mind to customers and employees. We can create an AiroPro system that’s tailor-made to your brewery and provides maximum coverage, so you can focus on brewing a superior product. Reach out to our air purification experts to see how easy and effective it is to implement AiroPro in your facility.

Protecting your Brewery From Mold, Bacteria, and VOCs

Stopping mold, mildew, bacteria, and other threats in your brewery is paramount to maintaining a consistent and quality product. When it comes to such a delicate process as brewing, you don’t want any outside microorganisms to come in and spoil anything. We have an answer that destroys mold spores, bacteria, and other microscopic airborne threats that could land anywhere in your facility – protecting your production and storage areas, as well as offices, common areas, and anywhere else! It may even help you keep more of your product through aging and storage. Kill threats before they have the chance to land – read on to learn how AiroPro can protect your brewery.

Defend Your Entire Facility

AiroPro is an air sanitation technology that uses a Developed for Nasa purification method. Photocatalytic oxidation, or PCO as it’s called, kills organic threats in the air without producing any dangerous emissions. It all happens inside a sealed reaction chamber, where molecules in the air like viruses, bacteria, mold spores, and more are broken down into harmless trace elements of carbon dioxide and water vapor. We have a variety of models to fit each space in your facility – but there’s one space in particular where you may save even more of your own stock – especially if you barrel age your product.

Barrel Aging at a Higher Relative Humidity?

“The angels” take their share in part due to the relative humidity in your barrel aging room – it has to be maintained at a lower level to prevent mold and mildew. That means some of your product evaporates, as the barrel absorbs and releases moisture. With an AiroPro unit in place, however, you can better manage mold and mildew spores in your brewery aging room – killing them before they land and grow. That means you could set a higher RH without worry – you won’t start growing mushrooms on your barrels and you can keep more of your product!

Protection for You, Your Guests, and Your Employees

Plus, AiroPro and other KesAir products provide protection to you, your guests, and your employees throughout your facility – from the brewing tanks, to the tasting room, all the way to the back office. AiroPro is our line designed for breweries, large common spaces, and smaller private offices, and they – as well as our other products – are covered as PPE in the American Rescue Plan Act. You could get funding to purchase an AiroPro unit! Read here to learn more, and get links to grant programs.

Protect Your Product, Facility, and Yourself

Air sanitation provides a whole host of benefits in industries like brewing, food storage, transport, and more – and you could be protecting your product from spoilage and your employees from respiratory infections. AiroPro is how, find out today how easy it is to install and run AiroPro. Reach out to us to learn more.