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    WB is the place. I pick up bottles every week....

    WB is the place. I pick up bottles every week. You can buy 1 case if that is all you need. Take your truck and fill it up. Say Hi to Big Mike on the dock from Tim
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    just put a beernut fitting on your racking arm...

    just put a beernut fitting on your racking arm and the correspondin fittin on the end of your beergun. that' what we do and you can bottle from the tank. we also bottle out of kegs and straight from...
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    I have a 4 bbl Fermenter and have been happy with...

    I have a 4 bbl Fermenter and have been happy with it.
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    we bought some from PBST that have been fine but...

    we bought some from PBST that have been fine but timing is always an issue. We have since bought from C&C out of De Pere and have been very happy. The price is about the same but much better service.
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    C&C kegs out of DePere, WI.

    C&C kegs out of DePere, WI.
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    I ferment, dry hop, carb, crash and keg from a 4...

    I ferment, dry hop, carb, crash and keg from a 4 bbl uni-tank. Turn around every 2 weeks.
  7. The question should be "Why would you want to...

    The question should be "Why would you want to go?" 8 hours is far too long for a beer fest assuming it is set up like most festivals where you pay a flat fee and drink all you care and usually more...
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    Actually a smaller system would be more work...

    Actually a smaller system would be more work because it takes more or less the same time to do a 1/2bbl batch as it does a 8 bbl batch. So if you're operating right now and brewing on the pilot...
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    why do they need a new coupler? isn't there...

    why do they need a new coupler? isn't there already one existing for that line? I have supplied short handled couplers to accounts because we use 1/6 kegs and a standard coupler handle hits the edge...
  10. Depends on packaging: 22 oz bottles have a...

    Depends on packaging:

    22 oz bottles have a much higher margin than 12's so for us its wholesale kegs< wholesale 22's. We do no retail sales and will do about 250 bbls this year and that supports...
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    We use Innovative Label solutions. We buy closer...

    We use Innovative Label solutions. We buy closer to 1000 at a time. they are pressure sensitive and on a roll. we hand apply our labels and do around 100 cases a month so hand labeling is pretty...
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    Tap handle parts

    So I am pretty sick of waiting for the tap handle company that we are working with to get back to us - I think we've been working on new handles for almost a year - and we are considering making our...
  13. I don't think the yearly inspectiosn are a big...

    I don't think the yearly inspectiosn are a big deal. in my former life I was responsible for such things and the inspector would pop the relief valve and if it worked he would give you the ok.
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    Here in Wisconsin our guild also has reinforced...

    Here in Wisconsin our guild also has reinforced the wholesale payment for beer at brew fests. For us we say - no dough, no go.

    As far as the value of the fests, we have tons of them here - I am...
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    try changing the coupler. I was having similar...

    try changing the coupler. I was having similar problems but it mainly was with the PBST kegs. the coupler handle had developed some slop and wasn't depressing all the way. I suspect I will have to...
  16. could be pressure is too low going into the keg...

    could be pressure is too low going into the keg so you are getting out-gassing in the line.
  17. Thread: Keg Advise

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    We had great experiences with C&C.

    We had great experiences with C&C.
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    we have a variety if kegs all 1/6. some are...

    we have a variety if kegs all 1/6. some are Chinese imports some are german imports. The Schaefer kegs we are very happy with the Chinese less so. we are having issues with the valves. we last...
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    don't go cheap! kegs are a long term investment...

    don't go cheap! kegs are a long term investment and you'll need to be able to pull spears annually at least to check your cleaning process. you'll need good spears and valves that will last and...
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    First make exceptional beer that stands out from...

    First make exceptional beer that stands out from other comparables. Next go to the best place - keg and/or bottle and take some bottled samples. I generally call ahead and ask who is the person who...
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    I use 2.2 billion per gallon per degree plato....

    I use 2.2 billion per gallon per degree plato. Been doing that for a couple of hundred batches and it works well. I do not rehydrate just dump on cooled wort.
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    You don't have to wait until your kettle is full...

    You don't have to wait until your kettle is full to start the burners. start your burners on low as soon as you have a couple gallons in your kettle and monitor the temp of the wort. this will at...
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    you can try but I doubt you'll get paid and...

    you can try but I doubt you'll get paid and you'll look petty IMHO. How much co2 are you going through? It can't cost more than a couple of bucks.

    BTW we don't do any fest sunless we get paid. The...
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    Trey you raise appoint that is near and dear to...

    Trey you raise appoint that is near and dear to my heart. With the beers we make yeast is the cheapest ingredient. We make big beers with lots of hops in most. the way I look at it is dry yeast is...
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    OK. I'm an idiot. The dairy inspectors understand...

    OK. I'm an idiot. The dairy inspectors understand dairy but not beer. I know a couple of other guys in rural areas who have had issues with their state guys because of a dairy background. I use...
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