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    I like aquatherm a lot but we don't use it for...

    I like aquatherm a lot but we don't use it for glycol. I've talked to a lot of other brewery people who've been sold on the fact that aquatherm doesn't need insulation (presumably because it's...
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    our dust bags clogged too easily and then we'd...

    our dust bags clogged too easily and then we'd start blowing dust out the top of the silo's PRV or whatever equivalent is up there. We rigged up a giant blow off bucket like you might use on a...
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    probably silly question, but how big is the tank...

    probably silly question, but how big is the tank and how much beer is in it? 9 times out of 10 when the brewers come to me and say "tank x isn't chilling properly" they don't have enough beer in it...
  4. Thread: Fermenter PID?

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    I'm not sure what your setup is but I can't think...

    I'm not sure what your setup is but I can't think of a scenario (maybe something very small?) where you'd do it that way. The process pump on your chiller should essentially run all the time,...
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    I am fully in the camp that you don't skimp on a...

    I am fully in the camp that you don't skimp on a chiller, and you don't want to err on the side of undersizing to save a few bucks.

    That being said, in my experience with Pro (I love them and...
  6. Thread: WP Pump Horror

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    that Tee right in front of the pump inlet and...

    that Tee right in front of the pump inlet and that concentric reducer opening up from 1.5 to 2" right as you enter the pump are bad news for sure, as others have mentioned. I'd address that and...
  7. Thank you. The notion of it's high affinity for...

    Thank you. The notion of it's high affinity for mixing has come up before, good to hear some more support for that idea. I've talked to several "experts" with fan companies and co2 monitoring...
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    we swapped out our original insulated copper for...

    we swapped out our original insulated copper for cool fit about 4 years ago and did the whole install ourselves. GF sent a rep out to train us, and we've never looked back. We've sinced moved the...
  9. Roof Mounted Exhaust Fans for venting whole brewery space incl. CO2

    We are looking to add "whole-space" roof mounted exhaust fans in our two cellars for a number of reasons. Getting hot air out in summer, getting steam out when we're cooking lines or putting hot...
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    we use these guys for a lot of stuff, ampco pumps...

    we use these guys for a lot of stuff, ampco pumps and parts among them:

    http://www.omdean.com/
  11. we also label cold wet bottles right off the...

    we also label cold wet bottles right off the meheen bottler right onto the meheen labeler conveyor. i think this is as much a function of the type of label and label supplier as it is the label...
  12. our newest tanks have internally manifolded...

    our newest tanks have internally manifolded glycol piping, so each tank just has single supply port and a single return port at the top of the tank. Short hose from header to tank and the glycol is...
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    we use Cool Fit throughout and all drops to tanks...

    we use Cool Fit throughout and all drops to tanks are 32mm size which is roughly 1". We use these on up to 80bbl tanks with excellent cooling capabilities. It's actually closer to 1 1/4" but GF...
  14. just to echo what others have said, do not skimp...

    just to echo what others have said, do not skimp on your chiller. You do not want to have it go down with tanks full of beer and then find out there's no support and repair/parts etc are hard to come...
  15. We graduated from a 2 head HDP counter pressure...

    We graduated from a 2 head HDP counter pressure filler that we had to crown manually to a 4 head Meheen with integrated labeler about 18 months ago. We don't run the Meheen to death, we'll do...
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    We have 2 meheens and didn't think too much about...

    We have 2 meheens and didn't think too much about the crowning bang until we got the 2nd one, because we noticed a very different sound (much louder) on the second machine, even though they were...
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    Cut the scotch brite to slightly larger than the...

    Cut the scotch brite to slightly larger than the width of the chute, so it gets in tight against the sides on it's own - as you mentioned there's not much room to manipulate it. We also removed the...
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    We had a similar issue shortly after we got our...

    We had a similar issue shortly after we got our machine. I called up meheen and their solution was so simple I figured there was no way it could be right. Like you I assumed pins were timed wrong or...
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    most bottling/canning/kegging line manufacturers...

    most bottling/canning/kegging line manufacturers will steer you away from the oil-less type of compressor, they're usually not considered "industrial". We use 2 meheen bottlers and the minimum...
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    beyond the metal quality, the usual concern is if...

    beyond the metal quality, the usual concern is if they're pressure rated or not. Dairy and Pharma stuff is very often high quality, but without pressure rating you're limited as to what you can do in...
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    Still not sure the best way to sani caps, we just...

    Still not sure the best way to sani caps, we just try to store them in sealed containers when not in use and keep them as clean as possible - we've had no issues this way. However, I can personally...
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    We've been using one for about 6 months on 2 40...

    We've been using one for about 6 months on 2 40 bbl brite tanks. So far very happy with it. I'm not sure if there's any upper limit on tank size, but they say tanks larger than 50bbls may take longer...
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