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    When I was actively consulting, my rate was...

    When I was actively consulting, my rate was $60/hour with a two hour minimum. Albeit, this was mostly remote consulting. On-site consulting, I billed $95/hour (travel time, gas).
    I will stress the...
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    I soak mine in isopropyl alcohol and never touch...

    I soak mine in isopropyl alcohol and never touch the stone surface with my hands. It truly makes a difference in performance.

    Prost,
    Dave
  3. I store all my stainless steel fittings, clamps,...

    I store all my stainless steel fittings, clamps, and gaskets in buckets of diluted StarSan. Easy peasy lemon squeezie.

    Prost!
    Dave
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    Howdy Ulmus, My tap room set up is just about as...

    Howdy Ulmus,
    My tap room set up is just about as you described. I have been pushing with all CO2 for 18+ years just fine. If I had any beers that were such slow movers as to get over carbonated on...
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    Hi Desert Brewer, Don’t neglect your state and...

    Hi Desert Brewer,
    Don’t neglect your state and federal paperwork for any move or change of premises. Governmental disapproval will delay you longer than almost any other logistic hurdle. Planning...
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    Howdy Mad Scientist, You could carbonate each...

    Howdy Mad Scientist,
    You could carbonate each keg in the cold room using a sanke coupler and a CO2 source. I used to do this with root beer kegs in series: gas down into the keg spear, tubing...
  7. We hired a local concrete contractor to pour and...

    We hired a local concrete contractor to pour and slope the floor. I seem to remember the “mix” was thicker than a normal pour to hold the gradual slope. We purchased a trench drain system from NRS...
  8. Hi Gringo, Completely possible. I had a sloped...

    Hi Gringo,
    Completely possible. I had a sloped floor with a 20’ trench drain poured on an existing flat slab. Works great!

    Prost!
    Dave
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    Hi Trent, Check you recirc pump seal health. If...

    Hi Trent,
    Check you recirc pump seal health. If the seal is needing to be replaced it could be whipping ambient air into the whirlpool causing the floaters.

    Prost!
    Dave
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    Hi Beardown, It has been my experience the feds...

    Hi Beardown,
    It has been my experience the feds want a COLA for every beer you produce and sell, in every size container: cans, bottles, kegs, etc. It used to be if you were using “no-traditional...
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    What they said: increase tank pressure (13-16psi,...

    What they said: increase tank pressure (13-16psi, at least), pressurize your kegs to match tank pressure, and slow down the fill rate. Having a little foam waste is normal as the keg reaches full.
    ...
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    Thanks Don!

    Thanks Don!
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    Sourcing pump seal kit

    Howdy all,
    I am searching for a seal kit for a TriClamp pump, serial number 227555-01. This is my brewhouse main transfer pump, handling hot/cold liquor and wort transfers.
    Anyone have supplier...
  14. When taking a triclamp off of a hose connected to...

    When taking a triclamp off of a hose connected to the bottom valve of a full, pressurized brite, make damn sure the triclamp you are loosening and removing is on the “hose side” of the valve and not...
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    I’ve been using a Q-see system for years. It has...

    I’ve been using a Q-see system for years. It has caught multiple incidents involving dishonest employees, public incidents, as well as a break in. It is worth it. Especially in an alcohol-producing,...
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    Thanks Thomas.

    Thanks Thomas.
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    Replacement air controlled valves

    Howdy all,
    Any real world suggestions to replace failing air actuators for ball valves on a 10bbl Bohemian Brewery Monobloc? The originals are Andigra brand, model "94".
    63872

    Prost!
    Dave
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    First off, definitely check to see if tip-pooling...

    First off, definitely check to see if tip-pooling is legal in your state. If not, than every server's tips belong just to him/her. Secondly, fire the stealing bozo and have a staff-wide meeting JUST...
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    Hi Mike, If this is an option for you, why not...

    Hi Mike,
    If this is an option for you, why not switch to PBW from Five Star chems? It works just fine in a CO2 environment and won't do the nasty things to your skin that caustic can.
    My two cents....
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    Hi Jon, Perhaps give McMaster-Carr a look. I got...

    Hi Jon,
    Perhaps give McMaster-Carr a look. I got some very nice plastic sight glasses for my brite tanks from them.
    Good luck.
    https://www.mcmaster.com/#sight-glass-tubing/=1d9lwjx
    Prost!
    Dave
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    Hi TonBrew, How cold are you able to get this...

    Hi TonBrew,
    How cold are you able to get this tank and how long prior to filtration do you hold it there?
    Do you have a sight glass on port coming out of your FV so you can see the "natural"...
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    I would start with a conversation with your local...

    I would start with a conversation with your local or state mechanical inspector. Some areas require the boiler to be in its own room with walls rated for a high burn time. Also, in its own room, you...
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    Spruce tips still available! Celebrate the fall...

    Spruce tips still available!
    Celebrate the fall with a unique spruce ale in your tasting room.
    Contact me info at glacierbrewing dot com
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    Our bookkeeper shopped around and settled on...

    Our bookkeeper shopped around and settled on Vantiv. I'm not sure what transaction rates are off the top of my head.

    Prost!
    Dave
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    Howdy Jonathan, I've been really happy with...

    Howdy Jonathan,
    I've been really happy with TouchBistro. Very robust, intuitive, and flexible. Not only is it my front end POS, but it also tracks which products in which packaging are moving faster...
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