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    What yeast are you using? Pax. Liam

    What yeast are you using?

    Pax.

    Liam
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    All malt colour is varying shades of red....

    All malt colour is varying shades of red. De-bittered Black Malt or Roasted Barley can often be a good fit giving massive red colour in small quantity. Good luck.

    Pax.

    Liam
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    We have installed sump/digesters with overhead...

    We have installed sump/digesters with overhead discharge to join existing plumbing in one such situation here. Proper plumbing/venting of drains is required in all such situations. It is not ideal,...
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    Correct. You can vent to the rear of the unit,...

    Correct. You can vent to the rear of the unit, not the filler bowl/reservoir via the fob/overflow tubes.

    Good luck.

    Pax.

    Liam
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    There is a vent on the 'bowl' (reservoir of beer...

    There is a vent on the 'bowl' (reservoir of beer in machine) bowl is pressurized with CO2. Pressure of incoming beer slightly exceeds bowl pressure. Fill valves are three-way, typically one would...
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    Check this out. We used one for years. Works...

    Check this out. We used one for years. Works well. Simple operation. Blast shield is important too.

    https://www.probrewer.com/classified-ad/manual-4-head-counter-pressure-filler-bottling-unit/
    ...
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    The purple gear is the bee's knees... ...

    The purple gear is the bee's knees...

    https://www.beveragecraft.com/beer-line-cleaner-5l-1-3gal-beverage-system-cleaner-pipeline-fourteen-2-in-1-color-verification/

    Pax.

    Liam
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    Take a look at analysis below and assumptions. If...

    Take a look at analysis below and assumptions. If your incoming water is significantly colder, your HLT will need much more heat input. I would not do a 7 bbl with less than 10 bHP. Ensure your steam...
  9. Much safer with a blast shield. The occasional...

    Much safer with a blast shield. The occasional bottle will explode. Not cool. We used one like this for years. If operated reasonably, it yields a high quality fill. Simple and pretty rapid too.
    ...
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    Many ways to do this. Basically start with a...

    Many ways to do this.

    Basically start with a beer/stout about 1.3-1.5 vol CO2 and then nitrogenate to saturation.

    That can happen a number of ways: a custom nitrogenation plant (basically...
  11. We are fortunate that our tanks are all rated to...

    We are fortunate that our tanks are all rated to 2 bar.

    We 'spund' our fermentors to 2 bar (allow the fermentation to finish while building CO2 head pressure in the tank). This achieves about 2.5...
  12. Consider this: Chloride Stress Corrosion...

    Consider this: Chloride Stress Corrosion Cracking.

    http://www.ssina.com/corrosion/stress-corrosion-cracking.html

    As little as 10ppm can cause failure. I would remove skin and insulation around...
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    Thanks Dick. What approx. ratio of yeast to...

    Thanks Dick.

    What approx. ratio of yeast to sulfuric acid? A gallon of yeast with a 1/4 pint of sulfuric? Would Sulfamic work too replacing the Sulfuric, I wonder? The breakdown products thereof...
  14. Been wearing these for six months. TImberland...

    Been wearing these for six months. TImberland Pro. Good chemical resistance. Water proof. Exceptionally comfortable for a work boot. (I have hiked in them). Light (composite toe and shank)....
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    300 ppm Peracetic (or in combo with H2O2 - like...

    300 ppm Peracetic (or in combo with H2O2 - like p3-oxonia or Bioxy) in cold water. 5 min soak. Drain, do not rinse. Toss into tank. Measure accurately.

    Works every time for any nasties but only if...
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    This: 'The general specifications that cover...

    This: 'The general specifications that cover stainless steel kegs are ASTM A-967, ASTM A-380,
    ASTM B-912, ASTM D5276-92, ASTM D4003-92, ASTM D4577, ASTM D642, ASTM 117, ASTM
    D880-92, ASTM D3332-92,...
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    https://www.fosters.com/article/20121021/GJNEWS_01...

    https://www.fosters.com/article/20121021/GJNEWS_01/121029899
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    Alfa laval has a neat piece of kit as does...

    Alfa laval has a neat piece of kit as does Centec. Production of de-alcoholized beer is difficult. The process is susceptible to oxidation of substrate, unwanted removal of essential beer flavours...
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    With high percentage oat beers: 1/ mash and...

    With high percentage oat beers:

    1/ mash and wort pH - pay close attention. Adjust accordingly. I find they run high. if not adjusted appropriately, will lead to an 'oily' hop expression poor hot...
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    This shit is the bee's knees. Idiot proof....

    This shit is the bee's knees. Idiot proof. http://www.thonhauser.net/en-us/products/dispensing-hygiene/tm-desana-max-ic/

    Fall back is chlorinated caustic (KOH) like Diversey's (or whatever they...
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    If you need a shit ton on the cheap, can receive...

    If you need a shit ton on the cheap, can receive it now, ready to rock etc...

    Try these folk...nice peeps.

    https://juicedeals.com/

    Pax.

    Liam
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    What is the carbonation level of your beer? Does...

    What is the carbonation level of your beer? Does your filler allow you to snift? To the bowl/filler head? To atmoshpere? A combination of both? You need to extend that step. The bowl pressure on...
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    Difficult now that it is in keg. ...

    Difficult now that it is in keg.

    Disks/creamers come in multiple sizes in Europe. Can't seem to find any other than .25 or .3 mm here. I would recommend a .5mm orifice plate even temporarily if...
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    10% roasted barley 10% flaked (oats, wheat,...

    10% roasted barley
    10% flaked (oats, wheat, barley)
    80% pale

    The most basic, simple, reliable, dry irish Stout recipe. I typically add a little carastan to the mix.

    I don't really like...
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    I beg to differ. If you have an employee who is a...

    I beg to differ. If you have an employee who is a thief within your walls, you can call the police and have them arrested and charged with theft, if you wish. It may take some time for the charge to...
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