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    Something to learn from...

    I know everyone is super cautious with their cleaning regiment on fermenters in order to prevent imploded tanks, but here is a word of caution that you donít need chemicals to get the same reaction. ...
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    Something to learn from...

    I know everyone is super cautious with their cleaning regiment on fermenters in order to prevent imploded tanks, but here is a word of caution that you donít need chemicals to get the same reaction. ...
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    I would for sure look for off site storage then...

    I would for sure look for off site storage then for grain at the very least. We typically did 2-3 pallets of grain a month, so having 12 pallets of grain in storage will for sure be in the way

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    Sorry, just saw you were kegging Monday. I would...

    Sorry, just saw you were kegging Monday. I would give it a few months in vodka to fully extract, but you could do it now for a batch down the road


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    You could try making a tincture in vodka, put...

    You could try making a tincture in vodka, put maybe 12 beans cut down the middle into a 750ml bottle and wait a few months. We make our own vanilla at home that way, 1 bean per bottle and a couple...
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    We ran a 3bbl in a little under 1500sqft. ...

    We ran a 3bbl in a little under 1500sqft. Brewhouse, 1-3bbl fv, 3-7bbl fv and 2-10bblfv with the glycol chiller inside. We had a little space for grain storage, a bathroom and a small growler fill...
  7. Thread: Bigger stout

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    Thanks for all the input. I assumed as much. I...

    Thanks for all the input. I assumed as much. I had heard a podcast or something about some big beers (20% plus) and the method was to aerate and add fermentables daily until you reached your target....
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    Bigger stout

    We are working on a recipe for a higher gravity American imp stout. Starting gravity 1.10 (23.5p) and hoping it finishes below 1.020 (5p). We have had good success brewing 10+abv beers (I know, if it...
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    ISO 3bbl kettle

    Anyone out there looking to get rid of a 3bbl kettle? Looking to use it as a whirlpool kettle, so wanting something with a tangential inlet, conical bottom. Email me, info @ grainbinbeer . Com

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    If your getting yeast sent to Canada, maybe check...

    If your getting yeast sent to Canada, maybe check out escarpment.
    In all honesty, we have done one order through them, and it was shipped today (ordered last week, asked for them to ship today and...
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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...
  14. 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...
  22. Thread: Tanks sizing

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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...
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