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    Copper finishes

    I have to replace a couple of nipples on one of our washdown hose bibs today, so decided to do a little experiment.

    I made up the nipples from copper with soldered fitting. I then washed them in...
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    Buy used locally. We have two we sourced this...

    Buy used locally. We have two we sourced this way, and one was free for hauling it off.

    As for building your own, it can be done--we have one huge cooler we built, but it won't necessarily be any...
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    I should add that the reason I prefer a...

    I should add that the reason I prefer a preservative wax to a clear-coat is that a clear-coat will fail in places, looking really ratty and requiring stripping the entire clear-coat off to refinish,...
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    I've been shopping and these things ain't cheap!...

    I've been shopping and these things ain't cheap!

    Measured our nominal 10" vent pipe and it is 10 5/8" OD, which is larger than 10" nom. stovepipe, which is a bit of a problem. I can probably buy...
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    Stainless Steel Vent Cap?

    We're looking for an SS cap for our kettle vent, preferably of the turbine style. What have you all used? Vent is 10" dia.
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    What style of bottler is it? Is it a...

    What style of bottler is it? Is it a counter-pressure filler? If so, the no-fills can usually be attributed to the bottle seals, which, unfortunately, are most likely proprietary.

    For the "fill...
  7. If it is beer stone, an acid wash should remove...

    If it is beer stone, an acid wash should remove it. Take a sample and put it in some phos acid or even vinegar. If it fizzes, it's beer stone.
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    A good preservative wax will do wonders. My...

    A good preservative wax will do wonders. My favorite is Renaissance wax. It ain't cheap, but it goes a long way.

    My go-to polish is Mother's Mag and Aluminum Wheel polish. Find it in the...
  9. Thread: Carolina Reaper

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    If you know the heat rating in Scoville units,...

    If you know the heat rating in Scoville units, you can use that to compute how much dried pepper by weight would be enough: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scoville_scale

    As for fresh peppers, the...
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    Seeing as how this is not a custom-produced item,...

    Seeing as how this is not a custom-produced item, but an off-the-shelf item, why can they not simply list a price? I find this frustrating when trying to shop for common equipment.

    For a piece of...
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    Thanks. I'm mulling over the rail lift idea. I...

    Thanks.

    I'm mulling over the rail lift idea. I already have the chain hoist, so that's half the cost, and I can fabricate any steel parts I need. Problem is, I'd have to have two rails mounted at...
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    Affordable manual keg lifter/stacker?

    Is there such a thing?

    We want to stack our 1/2bbl kegs in the cooler to make more space, but don't want to injure any employees in the process. The very few manual keg lifters I've found on the...
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    Your best option is to replace the stop-cock...

    Your best option is to replace the stop-cock style sampling valves with the new bonnet-style ones from Perlick. The stop-cock has too much potential to introduce bugs into your fermenter, and will...
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    Remember that you need to keep the entire beer...

    Remember that you need to keep the entire beer lines cold, including the shanks of the faucets. If this is coming directly from a walk-in cooler, you need a "shadow box" with cold air circulating...
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    It's easy enough to purge that small amount of...

    It's easy enough to purge that small amount of air. Just leave the TC clamp between the valves loose, open one valve, tighten clamp when clean fluid flows.
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    It's also worth noting that you can use an AC...

    It's also worth noting that you can use an AC solenoid in a DC circuit, but not visa-versa.

    Our Asco Red Hats can be converted with a rebuild kit. You need to be sure you are using an AC rebuild...
  17. Thread: Leaky CO2

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    We use John-Guest style push fittings, but not...

    We use John-Guest style push fittings, but not that brand. I think most of ours are Norgren brand. With polyethylene tubing, these provide a positive seal and retention, and make it easy to swap out...
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    Here's the parts diagram, and I think contact...

    Here's the parts diagram, and I think contact info:

    Shoot. I can't post it. Must be too large.

    PM me your E-mail and I'll send you the PDF.

    BTW: Did you check all electrical connections to...
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    Your best option is concrete curbs, either...

    Your best option is concrete curbs, either finished with tile or epoxy paint, at least a foot tall. This will cover most of your direct spray area during washdown.
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    What is that part? Which machine is it for?

    What is that part? Which machine is it for?
  21. Thread: Leaky CO2

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    The tidier your set-up the easier it is to see...

    The tidier your set-up the easier it is to see when something is out of place. I've worked on a draught system that was such a tangled mess that a CO2 line was left disconnected for a week without...
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    We bought ours through Nether Ind. They don't...

    We bought ours through Nether Ind. They don't seem to be rebuildable, either. The butterfly valve is rebuildable, but not the cylinder. Butterfly valve seats are $35 each, so as they wear out, I'll...
  23. We use and have for years been using the regular...

    We use and have for years been using the regular vinyl beer line--3/8" ID X 3/4" OD from our kegs to our beer pumps. Never been a problem and it's much more flexible and easier to keep neat.
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    Check your manual. If the crowner is an Arol...

    Check your manual. If the crowner is an Arol crowner, I can maybe help you. It took me a lot of trial-and error to get ours working relatively well, but it's still the main cause of shut-downs. The...
  25. Just a Howdy from Timm at Terminal Gravity! ...

    Just a Howdy from Timm at Terminal Gravity!

    Appreciate your good work, both here, on the factory floor and in the field!
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