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    Ooo glowing endorsements all around 😂! Yeah...

    Ooo glowing endorsements all around 😂! Yeah “gunked up” mos def steers me away. And Timm makes a good point about whether its signal cam penetrate a double wall.
    Would be nice if someone came up...
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    Tilt Hydrometer

    Anybody using this doohickey (or something similar)?
    https://tilthydrometer.com/
    Would you recommend it?
  3. Brewer’s Permit & State License Renewal

    Probably a stupid question but does our federal Brewers Permit or our state (Wisconsin) license need to be renewed periodically? I’ve been running under the assumption we’ll get some type of...
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    Good advice - Thanks MikeyB! I just ordered a JB...

    Good advice - Thanks MikeyB! I just ordered a JB and will check the compression fittings as soon as it arrives. Am guessing if they're the rubber kind it won't be hard to change them out for some...
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    :) I literally LOL'd at this! Thanks for the...

    :) I literally LOL'd at this!

    Thanks for the input Timm! We are in a very frigid climate (Northern Wisconsin) and in fact our first festival is going to literally take place on a frozen lake. So...
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    Thanks for the input! In shopping around I'm...

    Thanks for the input!
    In shopping around I'm seeing jockey boxes with widely varying coil lengths (50', 70', 120'...) - is there a minimum we should go with?
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    Jockey Box Advice

    We have been invited to our first festival and will be needing to acquire a remote serving system. Just wondering if anybody has any good practical advice regarding jockey boxes (brands to seek or...
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    Thanks for the input everyone! I brewed yesterday...

    Thanks for the input everyone! I brewed yesterday and left them soaking overnight so I’m going to give the flossing idea a try today.
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    Cool! Thanks for the feedback!

    Cool! Thanks for the feedback!
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    Dirty, Rotten, Filthy, Stinkin' Kegs!

    We opened our taproom about 2-1/2 weeks ago and as we've emptied kegs I've been storing them in our (very tiny and crowded) cooler until I get enough dirty ones to Warrant (see what I did there)...
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    Ours are the foldback kind - like these: ...

    Ours are the foldback kind - like these:
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    Our first few batches had somewhat wonky carb...

    Our first few batches had somewhat wonky carb levels as we learned the system. So we're having to mess with the individual line pressures for decent pours right now. We've pretty much got a handle on...
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    Tips on cleaning heating elements

    Anybody have any good tips/tricks for cleaning brew-kettle heating elements (without CIP)? I've soaked them overnight in PBW or even just clear water and they usually clean up pretty easily with a...
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    Draft System Maintenance - Close valves?

    Our tap room just opened and we are currently running a Wed. - Sat. schedule (closed Sun, Mon, Tue).
    I'm wondering if we should be closing valves on our tap system when we're closed for several days...
  15. Oops - sorry - I meant to include the link in my...

    Oops - sorry - I meant to include the link in my previous post. Here it is:

    https://conical-fermenter.com/Electric-Brewing-Percent-Setting-Worksheet.html
  16. Thanks Mike! I totally spaced the wattage factor....

    Thanks Mike! I totally spaced the wattage factor. For the record, we're running 22 KW (4 * 5500).
    I put the same question to Tyler at Stout Tanks and he was kind enough to send me a link with an...
  17. Electric Nanos - what percentage rate are you boiling at?

    Just curious as to what kind of boil rate people are using on small systems (especially if you happen to be running a 3-bbl system which is what we have). We're running at 60% and don't seem to be...
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    Hmm - that's a thought. Lord knows I've done a...

    Hmm - that's a thought. Lord knows I've done a lot of DIY stuff around here already. I will look into it.
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    Cool! How long does it take to cold-crash a batch...

    Cool! How long does it take to cold-crash a batch with this guy?
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    Tiny/Nano Glycol Chiller recommendations?

    We're a brand new brewery running a 3 bbl system with 2 FV's and 1 BT. Currently we're using one of those small glycol chillers designed for tap-lines and it's pretty obvious we're going to need to...
  21. Excellent! Thanks for the input everybody!

    Excellent! Thanks for the input everybody!
  22. One thing I’m not clear on with this method -...

    One thing I’m not clear on with this method - what pressure should I set the the regulator that goes through the rotometer into the stone?
  23. Thanks Don! I've actually was just reading some...

    Thanks Don! I've actually was just reading some of his and the more the merrier!
  24. Ha! I literally LOL'd at "pour yourself a warm...

    Ha! I literally LOL'd at "pour yourself a warm flat beer" :-)

    Yup - I'm using the volume charts that are available all over the interwebs - and I'm primarily using this document as a primer:
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  25. I do not and I will give that a shot but I can...

    I do not and I will give that a shot but I can definitely say that it wasn't nearly as foamy earlier in the day yesterday.

    So basically just a length of tubing to reach to the bottom of the glass?
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