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    This sounds like the best option for this...

    This sounds like the best option for this situation. I've found a few options on google for less that $10.
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    24V Temperature Controller?

    I need help finding a temperature controller. We purchased a 24V solenoid valve from GW Kent, and a 24V Johnson controller from them as well. Turns out, the solenoid valve is 24VDC and the...
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    Thanks Dirk, I'll reach out next week. One...

    Thanks Dirk, I'll reach out next week. One problem is that the line is a combination of stainless and aluminum, so caustic is a problem.
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    Canning line CIP?

    We are running a high sugar content beverage through our canning line and our normal CIP procedure isn't getting things clean enough. The manufacturer didn't seem to have any real suggestions and...
  5. Thread: New Lab Set-up

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    check out this book...

    check out this book. Does a great job of outlining a lot of the different things to look for, but also describes which ones are appropriate for small breweries and which ones aren't worth it until...
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    The header is inulated...ish. Definitely could...

    The header is inulated...ish. Definitely could use improvement. I'm certain this is where the heat gain is from. Thank you for the replies
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    Glycol loop acceptable heat gain?

    What would be considered an acceptable heat gain in your glycol loop. In the glycol reservoir we are at 25-26F. By the time the header reaches the fermenters, the temp is up to 33-34F. Like so...
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    Yes I agree you get what you pay for. But you...

    Yes I agree you get what you pay for. But you haven't described a feature that our system couldn't do.
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    SaaS POS?

    This topic seems to pop up every few months, and I'm surprised that every time subscription-based POS software gets so much attention. For us to use TouchBistro, we'd be looking at $250 a month? ...
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    http://egrandstand.com/growler-caps.html
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    What I suggest is building the customer bar top...

    What I suggest is building the customer bar top as you prefer - we built ours with a 14" overhand on the customer side and 10" overhanging the bar side sitting on the 2x4 framed bar - without any...
  12. We use a 10hp glycol chiller from Whaley to chill...

    We use a 10hp glycol chiller from Whaley to chill our still in addition to cooling 3 fermenters (6bbl to 30 bbl) and the system keeps up with room to spare. Knocking out is a different story, wished...
  13. Thread: Hard Seltzer

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    Every week, when I make vodka base, we make...

    Every week, when I make vodka base, we make something close to that. In fact, we've joked that we should bottle it and call it Craft Zima. Any neutral cider or champagne yeast would work. We...
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    Cleaning without CIP ball

    We just picked up a used 30 bbl Letina fermenter for a song. The tank doesn't have a CIP arm/ball like our others. I was curious if anyone had some suggestions on the proper way to clean these....
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    Race Labeler

    We are using the Race Label (http://www.racelabel.com/). I can't say enough about Mark the owner or his products. The machines are all metal parts (anodized aluminum cases, steel rollers) and Mark...
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    Exemptions for size are only for broadcast radio...

    Exemptions for size are only for broadcast radio & tv. Live music isn't covered by the exemption, nor is an MP3 player.
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    either or both

    So stupid question - do you end up needing to get rights from both BMI and ASCAP? We've been getting calls from ASCAP and after some research came to the same conclusion - just pay the fee. But I...
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    T-fitting, one side to pressure gauge and the...

    T-fitting, one side to pressure gauge and the other to tubing that runs vertically upwards as high as your ceiling will allow. 138 inches(11.5 feet) of water column = 5 psi. Kinda hard to verify...
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