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    How did you "do the math" without knowing your...

    How did you "do the math" without knowing your delivery pressure?

    Your choker line dia.s and lengths are to reduce the equalization pressure of the beer, plus the pressure needed to get it to the...
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    Sounds good. To make transfers easier, it...

    Sounds good.

    To make transfers easier, it would be better to blow the keg down all the way or most of the way, then pressurize to just above the pressure in your bright tank/uni. If te pressure in...
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    Sounds to me like you're trying to use a tavern...

    Sounds to me like you're trying to use a tavern head coupler for filling kegs. You should be using a keg filler/washer coupler instead. The easiest way to tell te difference is that the tavern...
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    I've never seen anything like that in many...

    I've never seen anything like that in many hundreds of kegs cleaned and inspected. All of our kegs are Micromatic, which might have something to do with it. Our kegs are retired due to damage--bent...
  5. Well, it's been about three months since we last...

    Well, it's been about three months since we last replaced the top seals of the centrifuge.

    Guess what?

    64753

    Yep. Another one. The brewers were rinsing the centrifuge in prep for a transfer...
  6. We're in NE Oregon. Take-out only for the pub. We...

    We're in NE Oregon. Take-out only for the pub. We can fill growlers. Pub and kitchen are running on a skeleton crew.

    We're hoping that package sales will keep the brewery hopping. No kegs for a...
  7. Thread: Glycol Loop

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    You have your system set us as first-in, last-out...

    You have your system set us as first-in, last-out already. I think. Doubt it matters for your system anyhow.

    The bypass regulator goes between the delivery line and return line where you now have...
  8. Thread: DIY a cip keg

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    Have fun with that! The steel of a keg...

    Have fun with that!

    The steel of a keg side/top is very thin. It's much easier to blow through than to get a halfway decent weld. I'd look to finding someone with a proper argon and TIG set-up and...
  9. I hadn't noticed that, but then, I never did the...

    I hadn't noticed that, but then, I never did the comparison. I'm more worried about CIP and foaming issues.

    It's amazing how fast the chrome plating on the brass fittings goes.
  10. A quick note: We've gone with all SS tavern...

    A quick note: We've gone with all SS tavern heads, too, as the kind of corrosion shown in Linus' picture will occur from line-cleaning chemicals, leaving a rough, hard-to sanitize surface exposed to...
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    We use the Goodyear hose for wash-down and CIP...

    We use the Goodyear hose for wash-down and CIP water only. All wort/product transfer hoses are brewery/winery rated hoses we get from CPE--a sponsor here--and have them terminated with...
  12. Been there, done that. Tim: The cleaning...

    Been there, done that.

    Tim: The cleaning couplers, in addition to not having PRVs, are about twice the ID of a tavern head. Most automated keg washers will see the extra back-pressure as a fault.
  13. Thread: Mystery Valves

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    Send one of the old valve seats to...

    Send one of the old valve seats to Brewerygaskets.com. If they can be found, those folks will find them. Good prices, too.
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    Yeah, what Linus says. The solenoid valve should...

    Yeah, what Linus says. The solenoid valve should be located right behind the evaporator, so the wiring is right there and easy to get to. As Linus point out, compressors run on cycles, and it's not a...
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    Each of our trunks splits into two lines...

    Each of our trunks splits into two lines immediately after the pump. We've never had any problems running this way for 8 years.
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    This is pretty much normal for a defrost timer....

    This is pretty much normal for a defrost timer. While you would normally use a double-pole switch for 208, it works if you just interrupt either leg. As shown in the wiring diagram.

    I just use the...
  17. That makes no sense. OP is in Georgia, USA. All...

    That makes no sense. OP is in Georgia, USA. All taxes and sales are figured in gallons or brewer's barrels. Most of our containers are in fluid ounces. Why add confusion?
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    Yeah, that'll do it! I know how it is. I just...

    Yeah, that'll do it!

    I know how it is. I just replaced the water control unit on a Rinnai C199 water heater. Plugged it in, turned on the water and.... nothing. I was about to start tearing back...
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    We have three chiller units all feeding into/out...

    We have three chiller units all feeding into/out of the same 300 gal. glycol back. The setpoints of the three units are staged, so the primary is set to 24F, the next to 26F and the back-up at 28F...
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    Brewery Gaskets.com has some softer gaskets that...

    Brewery Gaskets.com has some softer gaskets that do a great job on hard-to-seal manways. Check them out.
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    Our HLT runs at 183-188F. No problems in over a...

    Our HLT runs at 183-188F. No problems in over a year of using these hoses. One nice thing is that they don't have the steel wire in the casing, which tends to break out and become a hazard as the...
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    Yeah, I can see Tas being a problem. We're...

    Yeah, I can see Tas being a problem.

    We're really liking this stuff from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00Q5IN9BI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Goodyear wash-down...
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    I'd recommend getting the tool(s) from MicroMatic...

    I'd recommend getting the tool(s) from MicroMatic themselves. If you're using quality Sanke kegs, MicroMatic makes the valves. Be sure you also get a couple of the safety ring knives.

    As an...
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    No way. Just ain't happening, unless someone has...

    No way. Just ain't happening, unless someone has sabotaged them. Even then, as mentioned, any leak between the propellant and product would be very obvious--horrible foaming at the very least.

    If...
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    Very good advice there! For a non-fire-rated...

    Very good advice there!

    For a non-fire-rated wall, I use a hole saw big enough to allow the insulated pipe to pass through with some slop, then seal with spray foam.
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