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Method and Apparatus for Cleaning and Sterilizing Beer Drawing Equipment (Patent No: 533677)

Inventor: Calgary Brewing and Malting Company, Ltd. (assignee)

Location: Calgary

Comments: founded by Alfred Ernest Cross in 1892; president until his death in 1932; his son James succeeded him as president; see Glenbow Archives, nothing directly related to invention

Description: Issued November 27, 1956

James B. Cross, Okotoks, Alberta, Canada, assignor to Calgary Brewing and Malting Company Limited, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Application October 20, 1953, Serial No. 655,647.
12 Claims.

1. A method of cleaning and sterilizing liquid dispensing equipment comprising a tapping rod for depending into a container holding the liquid, an airline for connection with the inside of said container, and a delivery line connecting tapping rod to a pulley head characterized by directing a cleansing liquid in a continuous flow through said airline, along the exterior surface of said tapping rod, through the interior of said tapping rod and through said delivery line and said delivery head.

2. A method as claimed in claim 1 in which said cleansing liquid is pumped into said airline from a liquid-retaining receptacle.

3. A method as claimed in claim 1 or 2 in which said cleansing liquid is drained away after passing through said delivery head.

4. A method as claimed in claim 1 or 2 in which said cleansing liquid is returned to said liquid-retaining receptacle after passing through said delivery head to form a closed cleansing circuit.


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