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    Distance between false bottom and rakes

    This distance is 1 inch at the moment.
    I am planning to increase it to be able to drag grain shovel beneath rakes for easier grain out. Also, few brewers told me that greater distance should form ...
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    They don't operate in EU but I have local...

    They don't operate in EU but I have local supplier for pneumatic fittings.

    I am thinking to put quick connects on secondary regulator, braided hoses and tank inlets, and also on keg filler head,...
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    Beer flows from sight glass to CIP arm. This...

    Beer flows from sight glass to CIP arm.
    This happened when I closed CIP arm valve (for releasing CO2 from head space), until then beer slowly raised in sight glass.



    This way it is easier to...
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    Beer flows into CIP arm

    I have strange problem when transferring from FV to BBT: as BBT has sigh glass connected to CIP arm, beer crosses from sparge arm to CIP arm and fills it.
    This is pretty PITA since when I connect...
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    Thank you all for your kind replies. At the end...

    Thank you all for your kind replies.
    At the end I decided to stay with polyurethane pipe that I already installed. PEX-AL-PEX is solid solution, but IMO amount of O2 that could pass trough PU pipe...
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    Pipelines for CO2 distribution

    I am looking to remove CO2 tank to new place for easier replacement.
    There are 3x10bbl + 2x20bbl in future expansion and 10 head bottle filler to feed. Total distance is 40ft for FVs/BBTs and 60ft...
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    Keg purging is the key imo, as if pump is up to...

    Keg purging is the key imo, as if pump is up to the task it will fill it faster than drain is able to empty it.
    While building semi automatic washer I use CIP to clean kegs with compressed air for...
  8. Thread: Noisy solenoid

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    @Starcat There is no gauge on return line so I'm...

    @Starcat
    There is no gauge on return line so I'm not sure what is pressure. I'd like to know what is causing the noise, and to prevent eventually damage of the solenoid.

    @Richard
    I have no...
  9. Thread: Noisy solenoid

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    I'm in EU and currency is 400v 3 phase, solenoid...

    I'm in EU and currency is 400v 3 phase, solenoid is 24v dc.
    My electrician guy already wired same brewhouse installation so I doubt it is not wired correctly, but mistakes can happen.

    Strange...
  10. Thread: Noisy solenoid

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    Noisy solenoid

    All solenoids are making strange noise when opened.
    If I reduce pressure it'll lower a bit but I'm sure they shouldn't act like this.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/BtQEhUQpLNNojnyy9

    Glycol is 33%...
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    My brew with DH Saaz didn't gave biterness, as...

    My brew with DH Saaz didn't gave biterness, as it has that herbal nose from Noble hop.
    I don't think perception can be simplify with numbers as IBU either.

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    Neat idea. Do you rinse PAA before use? I...

    Neat idea.
    Do you rinse PAA before use?

    I have DIN fittings so it's not that simple to connect ends, I would have to have nipple coupling.

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    Thanks, so you think other no rinse sanitizer as...

    Thanks,
    so you think other no rinse sanitizer as Saniclean or Starsan is not up to the task?
    3 times a week is pretty frequent, I had something less frequently in mind.

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    EPDM hoses sanitizing and storing

    How do you sanitize and store your EPDM hoses?
    Do you use same hoses for production and CIP (so they clean and sanitize as you CIP)?

    I have an idea to get SS bath for storing hoses in sanitize...
  15. Thread: collapsed hose

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    I know there are manufacturers but I though to...

    I know there are manufacturers but I though to DIY.. if its possible.
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    Can you please share more information about hose...

    Can you please share more information about hose couplings and hydraulic swage?
    I have couple of braided hoses that needs to be flanged for keg washer and due to strong and aggressive working regime...
  17. You could recirculate it with pump, from drain to...

    You could recirculate it with pump, from drain to racking arm pointing up.
    In this phase, after chilling eventual sucking air in pump shouldn't be a problem.
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    Anyone see a problem in using same pump in...

    Anyone see a problem in using same pump in brewhouse and keg washing?

    It is open impeller mobile pump with VFD (1.5 kW, 5 m3/h, 24m) that is used for mashing in, sparging and transfer BK-HX-FV....
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    Thanks for sharing this. I am looking at...

    Thanks for sharing this.

    I am looking at picture in 1st post and I cannot figure how keg is connected with 2 in's and out's on keg coupling.
    Or those are 2 keg couplings for washing 2 kegs at the...
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    That was my thought too. What are diameters of...

    That was my thought too.
    What are diameters of inlet/outlet on sankey kegs?
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    If pump outlet diameter is 25mm, then CIP tube...

    If pump outlet diameter is 25mm, then CIP tube for all tanks should also be 25mm?
    Otherwise, it doesn't make sense for me.. or I'm missing something here.

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    I am buying rotameter and I am wondering what...

    I am buying rotameter and I am wondering what max/min scale it needs to have?
    What is average co2 flow when carbonating?
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    I believe that logic behind this is to let yeast...

    I believe that logic behind this is to let yeast to ferment maltose and maltotriose first, and then to work on simple sugars like glucose that have been converted by Amylo.
    This sound like more...
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    WP inlet is 15 towards the side of kettle, on...

    WP inlet is 15 towards the side of kettle, on 1/3 of tank height.
    As far as I know, inlet should me horizontal (neither downward or upward).
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    You can wrap it with ceramic wool, and probably...

    You can wrap it with ceramic wool, and probably get another line of defense with baffle mounted to protect it from direct flame.
    Depending on style, scorching may not be huge issue since it will add...
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