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    Alternative valve from McMaster-Carr

    This valve is only $62 for a 3/4" that is adjustable 0-50 psi, less expensive than the 1" npt non adjustable 30 psi as the other one listed in this thread. This one is probably better suited. 3/4"...
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    Conical fermenters deserve Spunding valves

    https://discussions.probrewer.com/showthread.php?63571-carbonating-with-no-carb-stone-spunding-plus-temp-amp-head-pressure
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  3. Manual keg filler with fob

    Read these threads.

    The consensus seems to generally be that the GW Kent Fob Fillers are pretty reliable and simple. I use a TC manifold with 8 of these to rack kegs off of a 60 bbl bright tank. ...
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    Put a large face pressure gauge before the pass...

    Put a large face pressure gauge before the pass through valve so you can dial in the adjustment.

    Also, put in isolation ball valves before and after the bypass assembly for emergency shutdown or...
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    Use high quality hydrailic QD valves. Probably...

    Use high quality hydrailic QD valves. Probably find them easily at McMaster Carr
  6. Thread: Brewery Cat

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    Just make sure that there is a hidey space for...

    Just make sure that there is a hidey space for the cat to be safe in when too many people begin to get annoying or when the forklift is in operation.
    They will get territorial and do their jobs well.
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    Could use a CIP cart with heated reservoir.

    Could use a CIP cart with heated reservoir.
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    We would need to know much more about the...

    We would need to know much more about the equipment and your setup in order to offer suggestions.

    Volume? Type of tank? Jacketed? Temperature of beer? Pressure rating? Ports on tank?

    Why not...
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    $15 is only the vent valve, assembles tube with...

    $15 is only the vent valve, assembles tube with ball, and beer nut barb fitting.
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    You have plenty of hp. Why no side jackets on...

    You have plenty of hp.

    Why no side jackets on the kettle?

    Need more surface area. On any system, you should be boiling by the time the kettle is full.
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    Whoudln't this work? ...

    Whoudln't this work?

    https://www.gwkent.com/pico-carbonator.html


    Pico Carbonator 7/8" x 5" Stone with TC 1.5"

    Catalog #85-59
    $109.00
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    The check valves weren't necessary as there...

    The check valves weren't necessary as there shouldn't be any back flow. They may put some strain on the system, but I don't know. The return line should never really have any pressure on it as it...
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    solenoid before the inlet. On recent builds,...

    solenoid before the inlet.

    On recent builds, I put them high up on the tanks rather than lower directly at the inlet. Just make sure you can get easy access to the solenoid valves and isolation...
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    Go over to the other thread ...

    Go over to the other thread

    http://discussions.probrewer.com/showthread.php?74359-Anyone-out-there-use-gw-kent-temp-controllers-Wiring-question-please-help
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    continued.

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  16. Use normally closed solenoids with a ball valve...

    Use normally closed solenoids with a ball valve on both sides of the solenoid valve to isolate them for cleaning or to throttle back the flow if necessary.

    On the end of the loop, do not use a...
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    Not to directly weigh in on the costs and returns...

    Not to directly weigh in on the costs and returns here, but here are my practical opinions.

    1) If you have a 10 bbl system, then brew 10 bbl batches. Half brews will lower your grist utilization,...
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    In through the lower jacket glycol INLET, and out...

    In through the lower jacket glycol INLET, and out through the topmost jacket OUTLET. For small tanks with multiple jackets, it is alright to go into the cone lower inlet first, out of the cone...
  19. From AutomationDirect.com SQM08D RELAY SOCKET,...

    From AutomationDirect.com

    SQM08D RELAY SOCKET, FOR QM2 SERIES CUBE RELAYS WITH SQUARE BASE 3.25

    QM2N1-D24 CUBE RELAY, 24VDC COIL, 2PDT, 5A, LED INDICATOR 4.75

    PSB24-060-P POWER...
  20. It is really simple. 1. You need a power...

    It is really simple.

    1. You need a power supply. The one in the pic will run 2 tanks. This one is from AutomationDirect 110vac - 24vdc I will post me parts list soon
    2. 24vdc relay.
    3....
  21. I was able to to a pretty good caramelization...

    I was able to to a pretty good caramelization fake decoction by pumping my first wort to kettle, heating it up to boil, then pumping back into the mash before starting vorlauf. You could heat the...
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  23. Is it the round ones that hang off of your...

    Is it the round ones that hang off of your fermenter with a hook?

    If so, you will need a power supply, relay, water proof junction box and a few other items.
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    % Utilization is not the same scale as %...

    % Utilization is not the same scale as % Efficiency. It is a measurement of the equipment and practices of the brewer versus the measurement of the grist.

    I'm out.

    If you want that extra 2P...
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    I am not sure where the conversation switched to...

    I am not sure where the conversation switched to "first wort beer" without sparging. That is another topic best saved for discussion about historic brewing techniques and old beer styles.

    I...
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