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    Does your can machine have the right tooling for...

    Does your can machine have the right tooling for CDL? It is a different set up than LOE.
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    One of the drawbacks of this type of kettle. If...

    One of the drawbacks of this type of kettle. If you look into the research that was done on whirlpool tank design and operation, you will find that the best results are from tanks with no...
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    You're still on the yeast until just before you...

    You're still on the yeast until just before you dry hop. You will not get any oxygen pickup, they will soak that up faster than it could even think of getting in thru a vinyl hose. Never been a...
  4. Don't want to ruffle too many feathers, however...

    Don't want to ruffle too many feathers, however this is a cop-out. If you're going to build, market, and sell equipment like this, you better damn well know everything there is to know about the...
  5. Thread: Canned Coffee

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    You will not likely be able to do this in the way...

    You will not likely be able to do this in the way you described. You will likely need a nitrogen doser to drop some liquid nitrogen into the can before the lid is placed and seamed.
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    DO NOT CAP A BEER YOURE GOING TO DRY HOP. You...

    DO NOT CAP A BEER YOURE GOING TO DRY HOP. You want to do this to beer that is a still as possible. I like to flow come co2 thru the CIP arm while the top is open just to create some positive...
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    Nalco 1072 and Biofine Clear are the same...

    Nalco 1072 and Biofine Clear are the same product. My understanding is that Nalco is the largest producer of the colloidal silica and that kerry purchases from them and repackages.
    On another note,...
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    If you want extremely long carb times and...

    If you want extremely long carb times and inconsistent results, then $400 is probably expensive.
    Moving those corney adapters around from keg to keg and then reinserting the extractor assembly is...
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    While there have been a few breweries that have...

    While there have been a few breweries that have done ok on malt extract, it really isn't a great way to make great beer. You'll make ok beer. That said, the volume of water you use is only going to...
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    If you're going to more beer it, id get the...

    If you're going to more beer it, id get the blichmann quick carb. Keep your kegs at the right temp, set your pressure, turn it on. Should recirc just fine. You can easily adapt a sankey connector...
  11. Thread: Grist analysis

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    Too much raking, you should turn them off, once...

    Too much raking, you should turn them off, once your mashed an and not turn them back on until your graining out. You need some entrained air, raking will knock all that out, your bed will compact...
  12. Smaller systems on electric can work. Heres the...

    Smaller systems on electric can work. Heres the drawbacks you will see though:
    1. Utilities bills higher, electricity is substantially more expensive than natural gas
    2. cost of installation: if...
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    This is a standard form in each state, probably...

    This is a standard form in each state, probably named and numbered something different everywhere. The reason you are not going to pay sales tax on anything from them is because you use it to make...
  14. Generally speaking multi day filling of tanks...

    Generally speaking multi day filling of tanks goes something like this:
    Day 1: knockout first batch with oxygen, pitch yeast for 100% of the batch.
    Day 2: knockout second batch with oxygen if doing...
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    I dont know why people dont ship or request a pre...

    I dont know why people dont ship or request a pre screen for their HX. Nothing larger than 1/16" should ever get into it. It will save you hours on having to tear the damn thing apart to clean out...
  16. Assuming that you have a properly balanced draft...

    Assuming that you have a properly balanced draft system, you will not have any problems. Just make sure that either your cold room is the same temperature as your kegerator, or the pressure used in...
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    Everything unfermentable has said is spot on. I...

    Everything unfermentable has said is spot on. I will say though, some machines without tunnels or without a way of keeping the brewery atmosphere from breezing by open cans is the #1 reason for...
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    You would kept the oxygen going post knock out...

    You would kept the oxygen going post knock out for a period of hours, then cut it off. The DME may be contributing as well. Malt extracts generally are not 100% fermentable, so it may be...
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    grain bill? and did you do a forced ferment on...

    grain bill? and did you do a forced ferment on it? you will never know exactly how low you can get without a forced ferment, and if you have a high percentage of caramel, crystal or dextrine...
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    If your dose is too high, you will probably get...

    If your dose is too high, you will probably get what is called "fluffy bottoms". It will never really settle out compactly. Your dose, 1L in 5 bbl is 200mL/bbl. That is double the dose I use on...
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    I dont have any direct experience with that...

    I dont have any direct experience with that machine, I would suspect that your DO levels will be pretty variable. Filler heads look nice, but there's a ton of potential for oxygen pickup between...
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    why not use iso alcohol? relatively inexpensive,...

    why not use iso alcohol? relatively inexpensive, evaporates quickly, and its pretty much the standard for sterile sampling. Also, depending on your state alcohol laws, it may actually be a crime...
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    First question, what infected your porter to get...

    First question, what infected your porter to get the pH that low? If you have ruled out infection, the next thing you need to look at is what is the current mineral profile? You will need to add a...
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    That does help, would not run the pumps at full...

    That does help, would not run the pumps at full tilt though, 3600 rpm has some pretty high shear forces and is not great for the yeast.
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    This is the poor mans "nitro", there are a number...

    This is the poor mans "nitro", there are a number of systems available to nitrogenate your beer. Most are inline while you're filling the keg, some are inline while you are serving. The other way...
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