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  1. Thanks for the good advice. My refrigeration guy...

    Thanks for the good advice. My refrigeration guy did check the site glass for any bubbles and there were none. He also suggested putting shut off valves before the gauges. Definitively going to do...
  2. Update -- I got hold of my refrigeration guy and...

    Update -- I got hold of my refrigeration guy and he capped it and yes, no more coolant being lost and not much was lost. it is working again and I'll get a new gauge to replace the busted one.

    Dave
  3. prorefrigeration chillstar pressure gauge blew out

    My glycol chiller just blew out the pressure gauge glass and started smoking thru the gauge. I have a call in to ProRefrigeration but they didn't have anyone available so I had to leave a message. ...
  4. Ideally it would be set at carb chart psi +...

    Ideally it would be set at carb chart psi + wetting pressure of stone + elevation adjustment + static pressure adjustment. That said, in my case, I basically turn up the gas thru the rotometer until...
  5. I'll second this. Since I switched to this...

    I'll second this. Since I switched to this technique I have not had any problems with under/over carbonation. It really does work well.
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    Just stumbled on this while doing research for...

    Just stumbled on this while doing research for brewing a saison. The above quote from the BJCP (2008) is NOT for a saison, it is actually for a witbier.
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    Depends on the water profile. IN my case, for my...

    Depends on the water profile. IN my case, for my stouts/porters, I add calcium sulfate/chloride AND baking soda. The calcium is mainly because I have so little in my soft water (7ppm) and my...
  8. Thread: New taps

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    I replaced the stock taps on our 10 tap manifold...

    I replaced the stock taps on our 10 tap manifold as soon as I bought it and replaced with them perlick. They work flawlessly. I did briefly experiment with the flow control perlick for growler...
  9. I have a 3-head filling station I built and have...

    I have a 3-head filling station I built and have all three with gauges. I hardly look at them. In the end, the adjustment on fill for the relief valve is based on getting just the right fill speed...
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    Not sure. I had other problems. I used to...

    Not sure. I had other problems. I used to course of a mesh on the hop bag and got so much hop particulate that it continually clogged up my tap. I will try it again though and post results when I...
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    I might as well pipe in again. I agree with the...

    I might as well pipe in again. I agree with the above regarding Dana at Birko. Always answers in a timely fashion. Always. Has always provided me the information/advice I need. And I too have...
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    I have a NEIPA that is as good as any beer on the...

    I have a NEIPA that is as good as any beer on the market and I really believe with the right marketing and distribution this beer could make the owner A LOT LOT LOT of money.

    Lots of good...
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    Yeah that Birko's version does not work and 5...

    Yeah that Birko's version does not work and 5 Star's does seems odd. I used to use PBW but switched to Bru-R-Ez and use it on my FVs. They sparkle every time. I use Cell-R-Master on beer lines and...
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    Cask gravity dispense tap clogged?

    I have vented my first pin for dispense and even after letting it sit on stillage for a few hours, when I open the tap, I get a quick burst of CO2, a tiny bit of beer, and then it slows to a dribble....
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    I use this as well. It is pretty easy to use. I...

    I use this as well. It is pretty easy to use. I easily turn out 25 cases in an hour when I get in a groove. Music doesn't hurt. Not bad for a small investment. Easy setup, break down, and...
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    Beersmith calculates the WP IBUs depending on how...

    Beersmith calculates the WP IBUs depending on how long the WP+rest are. In my case a 5 minute WP followed by a 20 minute rest = 25 minutes. I don't have a calculation for the time after KO starts...
  17. Thread: Dry Yeast

    by barleyfreak
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    The yeasts that are supposed to be flavorful are...

    The yeasts that are supposed to be flavorful are kind of disappointing.

    I agree on this. Have used the Fermentis WB06 for hefes and just can't coax much (if any banana) out of it, no matter the...
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    We use Autochlor. Machine is sized right for us...

    We use Autochlor. Machine is sized right for us and has made keeping up with demand on busy Fri/Sat nights much easier. They service the machine and any problems they are on-call to come out and...
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    Thanks for the feedback. I went ahead and added...

    Thanks for the feedback. I went ahead and added the finings with some dextrose and bunged it. Will find out next week how it worked out.
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    I may be wrong here, but I seem to remember...

    I may be wrong here, but I seem to remember reading that the Promash dude (that's the technical title) was no longer supporting/upgrading his product. I am not certain whether he ever had a...
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    Nice! That's a +1 for coolness factor. Have a...

    Nice! That's a +1 for coolness factor. Have a picture? I switched to the brink/slurry method a while ago and prefer it for results, but definitely not for its complexity...
  22. Thanks. I had not actually thought of how I was...

    Thanks. I had not actually thought of how I was going to number them.
  23. Thanks for the responses. I know nothing is writ...

    Thanks for the responses. I know nothing is writ in stone on how to run maintenance of this sort. Just trying to be ahead of the curve. I have ordered a number of epdm and silicone seats. Will...
  24. When to replace butterfly valve seats?

    I have been in operation for 3+ years now and 90% of my BF valves are Inoxpa that came with (or were purchased later) the system from Premier Stainless. I have not seen any of them leak, but many of...
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    Thanks for the details! So you would remove the...

    Thanks for the details! So you would remove the shive, add finings, and then reinsert another shive?
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