Install your Plaato Pro

Sanitize and Mount your Plaato Pro into a fermenter

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Written by Kristofer
Updated over a week ago

Ready for your first brew with Plaato Pro? Super exciting! We recommend that you first sanitise your device to ensure it is squeaky clean and to avoid contamination👩🏻‍🔬

1. Sanitize your Plaato Pro

Manually cleaning the Stem and Tines

When manually cleaning your device, please be cautious to avoid any impacts on the stem and tines ⚠️ This will offset its calibration.

  • Spray the stem with a caustic or oxidizing cleaning agent

  • Rinse with water

  • Sanitize with acid, chlorine or ethanol

Note: If mechanical cleaning of the tines is necessary, please use paper and gently scrub-off any residues.

Cleaning the Main Body

When necessary, use a damp cloth to clean the casing.

Important: Although the casing of your Plaato Pro is waterproof, you should not submerge it in water. This will damage it.

The CIP Method

Important: We currently recommend that you manually clean your Plaato Pro.

The stem and the tines of your device are made of stainless steel (SS304) and are CIP-compliant.

2. Using a Tri-Clamp

We recommend using a 1.5” Tri-Clamp port to mount your device to your fermenter.

If you do not have a spare tri-clamp port, you can try the following👇🏼

Tri-Clamp Alternative

  1. Use an adapter. Adapters exists between most sanitary standards. The DIN11851 adapters are standard industry European to US Tri-Clamp adapters.

  2. Weld on a Tri-Clamp

  3. The Stem of your Plaato Pro should ideally be fully immersed in the liquid inside of the fermentation tank like here

Spare Port Alternative

  • Replace your temperature probe: If you have a temperature probe, you can replace it with your Plaato Pro. The Plaato Pro will also measure temperature.

  • Use a T-connector

3. Mount to Fermenter

To mount your device into your fermenter, you need to ensure that the tines are positioned correctly, so sedimentation and bubbles can freely pass through.

To do this, make sure that you align the built-in spirit level, so the bubble lays in the middle. Fasten and secure your Plaato Pro into your fermenter

4. Turn on your Plaato Pro

With your Plaato Pro fastened into your fermenter, you can power it on.

Unscrew the lid and toggle the power button to 'on' wait for the Led lights to turn on.

Voila! You have now mounted your Plaato pro into your fermenter 👏 👏 👏

Before you head to your Plaato Pro App to customise your settings and start your batch, we recommend that you go through the Plaato Pro Safety Considerations👇🏼

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