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    Looking at the video, the foam seems pretty...

    Looking at the video, the foam seems pretty consistent, BUT, I would be VERY concerned about oxygen pickup in beer since he is putting the ends on without undercover gassing / bubble breakers / inert...
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    If you are only brewing 3 - 5 US brls, then...

    If you are only brewing 3 - 5 US brls, then hydrostatic pressure is irrelevant unless you want to deliberately ferment under pressure to help suppress esters. In which case I would ferment a degree...
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    Funny you should ask that. A virtually identical...

    Funny you should ask that. A virtually identical question was raised on the brewery engineering forum on LinkedIn. So, hopefully, John Cluett, who wrote these responses, will not mind me copying...
  4. I second the use of a refractometer. Brix and...

    I second the use of a refractometer. Brix and plato are so close that for runoff purposes from the mash you might not even have to bother consulting one of the conversion charts until perhaps you...
  5. So the Murphys tablets are recommended at 1...

    So the Murphys tablets are recommended at 1 tablet (1.75 grams) per 1400 litres which gives an SO2 content of 0.785ppm

    BSG tablets - 0.5 gram gives 30 ppm in 3.78 litres

    So if my brain isn't...
  6. If you want more details on solid wastes, try...

    If you want more details on solid wastes, try this link

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/jib.229
  7. I worked at one brewery where we replaced the old...

    I worked at one brewery where we replaced the old hopbacks, which were actually being used as not very effective whirlpools with new properly designed whirlpools. As we couldn't add the hops back to...
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    I don't know if you ca get this stuff easily, but...

    I don't know if you ca get this stuff easily, but try Zetolite 63. This is coper and zinc containing

    In the UK, it is sold by Murphy & Sons. I really don't know if you can get it in the states,...
  9. Of course your campden tablets may be a different...

    Of course your campden tablets may be a different size to the following - so you could adjust.

    Checked with Murphy & Sons - 1.75 grams per tablet with approx. 60% effective SO2 content. One...
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    The sulphury stench is infection growing on...

    The sulphury stench is infection growing on residual organic material left in the PHE. Simple as that. It needs cleaning properly. Start off back rinsing and then cleaning at 150%, or possibly...
  11. You don't say what you brew volume is, so simply...

    You don't say what you brew volume is, so simply stating half a campden tablet per tank isn't a lot of use. But it does sound low. Unfortunately how much you need to add does of course depend on...
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    Try only running the rakes during mashing in and...

    Try only running the rakes during mashing in and perhaps for a minute or so after all the malt is in. If you grist is right, you should then see the mash rise a few inches in the following couple of...
  13. According to one calculator I have, you can only...

    According to one calculator I have, you can only dissolve about 15 ppm oxygen at these gravities if you use both pure oxygen and have a constant atmosphere of pure oxygen (though to be fair, this...
  14. Most beers in can tend to be around 2.5 vol/vol...

    Most beers in can tend to be around 2.5 vol/vol (5.0 grams / litre). At much higher CO2 content, you risk having unpourable beer. If packaged at low CO2 levels, there is a greater risk of poor /...
  15. I have only ever charged a fixed rate. However,...

    I have only ever charged a fixed rate. However, I think it depends on what other involvement you will be having / want to have with this brewery. If you are going to be working long term with them...
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    You could simply drain out thoroughly, but you...

    You could simply drain out thoroughly, but you should then be flooding the hoses and any associated pipework with oxygen free material - CO2 or nitrogen gas purge, or towns water just about...
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    Depending on the yeast strain, the beer may be...

    Depending on the yeast strain, the beer may be very sulphury, in which case the beer itself may not be considered drinkable. Some lager yeasts don't produce much H2S if fermentation temperature is...
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    Personally, I would worry in the slightest about...

    Personally, I would worry in the slightest about height to diameter ratios in a micro brewery. If starting from scratch I assume you are talking about something like a 10 UK brl brewery (16.5 hl). ...
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    Probably absolutely fine. If I remember...

    Probably absolutely fine. If I remember correctly, some of the PAA sanitisers also include the active ingredient in these as well as PAA (I am happy to be corrected, but know they include (or used...
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    How do you sanitize and store your EPDM hoses? ...

    How do you sanitize and store your EPDM hoses?
    Do you use same hoses for production and CIP (so they clean and sanitize as you CIP)? Yes - this is the best way of cleaning the production hoses, as...
  21. But if you are going to use this same system for...

    But if you are going to use this same system for sparging, you need the hot water temperature a bit hotter - probably around 82C to allow sufficient difference in temperature to be able to control...
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    Thanks. Look forward to more info. Calandria in...

    Thanks. Look forward to more info. Calandria in the HLT??
  23. Is what true? I am not clear what you are...

    Is what true?

    I am not clear what you are asking to be clarified
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    A friend / ex colleague of mine rates these in...

    A friend / ex colleague of mine rates these in small, say 15 to 20 hl breweries. Not sure what the maximum size is he has used them in, but they save a lot of faffing about taking samples, degassing...
  25. Just make sure the compressed air is oil free. ...

    Just make sure the compressed air is oil free. At least using bought in food grade compressed air you can be sure it is sterile in bottle and oil free. Saves potential pump maintenance etc as well.
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