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    Did your water change when switching from your...

    Did your water change when switching from your pilot system? Chlorine can give a pretty unforgettable medicinal/band-aid flavor that can sometimes be described as astringent bitterness.
    If all 3...
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    Centrifuge for pretty low volumes

    I've noticed that there are more and more centrifuges being designed for low volumes. Has anyone committed to one (or looked into) anything for volumes as low as 10-30bbl? I'm curious if the quality...
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    My guess is it has a 10" tri-clamp opening, and...

    My guess is it has a 10" tri-clamp opening, and you have the option to purchase a stack extension that connects tri-clamp to vent. This would give you the option to use a reducer if you don't need...
  4. Thread: Biocloud

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    Bumping this up as we also are considering...

    Bumping this up as we also are considering biocloud.
    OP, did you give it a go?
    Dalen
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    What is your water treatment process? It's...

    What is your water treatment process? It's springtime in Canada and a lot of cities up here add more chlorine to account with runoff.
    Chlorine/chloromine can give that bandaid-water flavor, and if...
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    No idea if this would work, but have you seen...

    No idea if this would work, but have you seen those poo-pourri things? It's like a scented liquid you put in the toilet water before you dump somewhere public, and it is supposed to make it not...
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    Is the id 1.5 ad well? Sent from my iPhone...

    Is the id 1.5 ad well?


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    https://www.rackers.org/calcs.shtml Sent...

    https://www.rackers.org/calcs.shtml


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    Brewery in the basement

    We are considering moving to a new location, and the location can't get any better and the building has tons of character. One surprise, which I didn't even know until I went for a walk through, is...
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    Try setting pressure in serving tank to same as...

    Try setting pressure in serving tank to same as uni. Hook up line connecting both cip arms so pressure is equal in both. Pump from uni to bbt. As beer leaves uni pressure will balance through the...
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    The racks are designed to be lifted with forks,...

    The racks are designed to be lifted with forks, so you could look for a pallet stacker that could handle that weight. You would need more than a 35" or whatever aisle, probably minimum 60 or more to...
  12. Thread: Tanks sizing

    by dmartin
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    Economy of scale and packaging methods aside,...

    Economy of scale and packaging methods aside, there would be a few cost efficient things you could consider that could speed up brew days.
    First, I would look into on demand hot water heaters,...
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    Micro malt plants

    I'm not sure about anyone else, but lately we have been getting a lot of emails/calls about people considering opening malt plants/companies checking interest in micro (1000kg or so) malting plants. ...
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    I googled ampak Edmonton, the number is the first...

    I googled ampak Edmonton, the number is the first thing that shows up. As for legislation, I would look more into market. Alberta is exploding with new breweries right now, but from what I hear...
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    We get bottles (650ml) from ampak in Edmonton....

    We get bottles (650ml) from ampak in Edmonton. Most of our glassware comes from zenan, but I know Edmonton had a few options. We use cmg for malt, bsg for dry yeast. There are plenty of bc based hop...
  16. Thread: hop hash

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    I think it is slightly different from lupulin...

    I think it is slightly different from lupulin powder, but I could be wrong. My understanding is lupulin powder is milled differently, using a method that leaves most of the vegetal matter behind and...
  17. Thread: hop hash

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    hop hash

    Anyone out there care to share their experience with hop hash? Looking to try it out, and from what i an tell its best to use as a whirlpool or dryhop addition, but i am hearing conflicting ideas...
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    We use a corny keg. Add biofine, purge a few...

    We use a corny keg. Add biofine, purge a few times with c02, hook up to racking arm, and fill corny with beer. Then push beer back into uni with c02. We repeat again to ensure a good mix (7bbl...
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    My science may not be up to par, but ID of tubing...

    My science may not be up to par, but ID of tubing shouldn't make a difference with c02 coming out of solution if you are counter pressure filling. It should only affect speed of filling.


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    We double and triple batch into 7bbl and 10bbl...

    We double and triple batch into 7bbl and 10bbl fermenters
    The first triple batch was hell, but it doesn't seem all that bad doing a triple batch of a ~1.050 beer now. I feel like we are...
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    Cask with sugar cane

    We are considering doing a cask or three of our Belgian golden strong with sugar can additions.
    Has anyone played around much with sugar cane before?
    What kind of sugar content are you getting...
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    Growler fills and the rest gets distributed to...

    Growler fills and the rest gets distributed to local bars/restaurants. We just started bottling bombers and are looking to do about 40% total volume in bombers. It was a one man operation for the...
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    We are a 3bbl brew length with 34bbl of fermentor...

    We are a 3bbl brew length with 34bbl of fermentor space (soon to be 44bbl).
    Our plan was to get a smaller system that we could pay cash for (all in with bottling line under 200k cad).
    We...
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    Optimizing Shipping is great, but we only do 2...

    Optimizing Shipping is great, but we only do 2 pallet orders (3bbl brew length with lots of double and triple batches).
    We found while it's nice to save a few bucks on shipping it was cheaper for...
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    We incorporated from the start. In order to do so...

    We incorporated from the start. In order to do so we needed to name president, Vice President, and secretary at the very least for the paperwork.
    It seems like titles (call them what you want) and...
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