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    best accounting software for breweries

    Hi everyone. I have a 5 year old brewery with two off-site taprooms/pubs, both with kitchens. We used quickbooks for the first 2 years, then switched to a restaurant-based accounting system (RSI)...
  2. thanks gitchegumee. we're on the same page. using...

    thanks gitchegumee. we're on the same page. using a rotometer will give us consistent flow rates but the exact volumes of CO2 requires zahm tests to dial in. I'm mostly looking to a flow meter to...
  3. What flow rate range are you using, and for what...

    What flow rate range are you using, and for what size tanks?
  4. using a CO2 flow meter for more consistent carbonation

    I have been thinking about adding a flow meter inline between the carb stones on my tanks and the CO2 line, mostly for the purpose of having a more consistent flow rate of CO2 and having a better...
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    Best source for plastic pallet wrap?

    We’ve been buying rolls of pallet wrap from Uline for a while. The quality is good but the shipping prices are ridiculously high. Found some better pricing on Amazon Prime but the quality is lacking....
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    grassy hop flavors and pH?

    I've been picking up grassy flavors in some of our dry hopped beers lately, and I'm beginning to wonder if it has more to do with beer pH and not the hops themselves. FYI - our typical contact time...
  7. does adding crowlers (in addition to growlers) increase overall to-go sales?

    We do a pretty steady amount of growler sales in our taprooms. We're considering adding crowlers for some of their obvious benefits (take to the beach, recyclability, "cool factor", etc). We are...
  8. Hiring Assistant Brewer - Alibi Ale Works - North Lake Tahoe

    Alibi Ale Works in Incline Village, Nevada (beautiful North Lake Tahoe) is currently hiring for an Assistant Brewer position. The ideal candidate has at least 2-3 years of commercial brewing...
  9. Thomas Parachou. 530-570-7603 Highly recommended...

    Thomas Parachou. 530-570-7603
    Highly recommended


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    diacetyl reduction in kettle sours

    We've been having some issues with diacetyl reduction in recent kettle sours. We have been CIPing our kettle thoroughly, purging with an obscene amount of CO2 while cooling the wort, and we get very...
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    GABF entry: nitro vs CO2 beer

    We are entering one of our beers in the Coffee Beer category at GABF this year. We are packaged that beer in bottles last month and are packaging it in NITRO cans today. So I have options on the...
  13. Adding whole coffee beans vs ground coffee beans to tank

    We have typically added coarse-ground coffee post fermentation to the unitank or brite with good results. My coffee supplier just delivered a huge amount of coffee beans UNGROUND and I am considering...
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    Biofine works best when it is well mixed. So...

    Biofine works best when it is well mixed. So either add inline when transferring to the brite, or spin the tank using your pump (out the bottom, back in the through the racking arm pointing up). We...
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    Thanks Jeff. We are using it in our lab to...

    Thanks Jeff. We are using it in our lab to produce sterile media for basic brewery micro work. I think I'm going to go for a pressure cooker like the one you have (with a pressure gauge) and buy an...
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    autoclave vs pressure cooker for lab

    We have an old autoclave that was given to us when we began our lab program about a year ago. I think it is about to die and I need to replace it, but can't afford a new autoclave right now. I am...
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    Dr Matt Bachman has a paper out there on terminal...

    Dr Matt Bachman has a paper out there on terminal acid shock in bottle conditioning. And good tips on conditioning/adjusting your bottling yeast for higher alcohol and/or lower pH beers. I heard a...
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    I have a good bottle conditioning spreadsheet...

    I have a good bottle conditioning spreadsheet created by John Mallet. Email me at kevin@alibi.beer and I will pass it along. Ultimately you should do small scale trials to dial in your priming rates...
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    Lacto storage tips

    Looking for tips on storing lacto between kettle sour brews. I have harvested sour wort off the kettle before bringing it up to a boil a few times but have had inconsistent results when repitching....
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    Good point. We would maintain the bulk tank at...

    Good point. We would maintain the bulk tank at 80-100 psi.


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  21. Nitrogen Bulk Tank Sizing and Sterile Filtration

    We are having a 40CFM nitrogen generator installed soon and the company is recommending a 60gal bulk tank. This seems small to us, and we're wondering what size bulk tanks other breweries are using...
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    Nitrogen bulk tank sizing and specs

    We are having a 40CFM nitrogen generator installed soon and the company is recommending a 60gal bulk tank. This seems small to us, and we're wondering what size bulk tanks other breweries are using...
  23. ozonated water as cleaning and holding solution

    We are testing out an ozone-water generator and I am curious if anyone has used O3 as a holding solution for barrels. I'm only talking about 3-4 weeks before we refill the barrels, but I'm curious...
  24. options for small quantities of pressure-sensitive labels

    I'm wondering if anyone can recommend label suppliers for doing really small quantities of pressure-sensitive labels for small batch one-off beers? Maybe as low as 1000 labels at a time. Most...
  25. Looking for 1 CBC welcome reception ticket

    I am looking for 1 ticket to the cbc welcome reception. It would be very much appreciated. Cheers, Kevin


    Kevin Drake
    Alibi Ale Works
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