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    Keg drainage issue

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  3. Thread: Spear Removal

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    See PM

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  5. Thread: Keg parts

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    Please see my PM

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  6. Respirator

    http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/NORTH-BY-HONEYWELL-Dual-Cartridge-Half-Mask-3A182?Pid=search

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    safety first

    I've served on the seminar selection committee for the Brewers Association for many years. Every year the question comes up "do we need a safety seminar this year at CBC". Every year the answer is a...
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    flame sensor

    It is also a possibility that the flame rod has picked up a little corrosion or soot that's throwing off the reading. It's amazing how little it can take. You can try cleaning off the flame rod with...
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    fermentation room

    I think there is at least some level of worry about micro-contamination. A bigger worry would be the likelihood of elevated amounts of moisture in that area
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    vent pipe

    Hopefully there is also a vent pipe? CIP balls get clogged up with kreusen pretty quickly and are not reliable vents during fermentation.
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    Iopdaphor

    Hutch,

    I went back to iodaphor for my buckets. Star-San really eats up the rubber and causes it to swell. I don't keep particular track of exactly how long our gaskets last and sometimes one or...
  12. Thread: dry hop rates

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    counterpressure

    As long as you counterpressure fill your kegs, this should not be a problem. It has never been an issue for us. Just counterpressure fill and fill slowly.
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    conditions?

    How are you storing them when not in use. We had that problme in spades a few yours ago when we tried switching from iodophor to Star-San in our perts buckets.
  14. Thread: Frangible discs

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    costly

    Yes they will, and if they are the style I'm familiar with, they cost a fortune, and require a long lead time, especially in small quantities. You might find it worth considering some modification to...
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    IMPORTANT!!! about pressure testing

    Make sure you hydro test it first, don't used gas. Fill up the tank to at or near the top and then use gas (unless you have a water line with a good pressure regulator) to bring it up to working...
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    split lines

    Agreed, been doing it for years on much longer lines that that with no significant issues.
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    Steam traps

    What kind of steam traps do you have. The most current and effective style is supposed to be the float and thermostatic type traps. They use a thermostat, very similar to the thermostat in the engine...
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    erosion doser

    1. Do these types of filters have any common blowby issues?
    Not that I'm aware of
    2. Are the flow rates good enough to filter 50 barrels in a few hours?
    That will depend more on the size of the...
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    dry hop

    Thanks Lance, we like it. We have about a 50 gallon stainless tank on wheels that we have fitted with strainer baskets on the inlet and outlet. We fill it with hop flowers, purge with CO2 and fill...
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    spent grain weight

    We were weighing ours at a feed lot for a while and it was generally in the range of 125-130% of the original malt weight.
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    level sensor

    Check the parts store at JVNW web site. They have a pretty nice unit there
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    Grizzly dust collector

    We use a shop dust collector from Grizzly http://www.grizzly.com/products/2-HP-Dust-Collector-with-2-5-Micron-Bag-and-New-Impeller/G1029Z2. It's what a lot of people use for dust collection in wood...
  23. Thread: Bottle source??

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    bottle suppliers

    Gamer Packaging 612-788-4444 12/22 oz sourced from Anchor

    64 oz growlers, Grandstand Sportswear & Glassware 785-843-8888
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    thread tape

    If you check McMaster-Carr they have some really heavy mil-spec thread tape that is really good stuff, especially on sharp stainless threads. That might help.

    If, as Jim suggested, you have...
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    kettle cleaning

    For starters, 2.5 oz/gallon isn't a crapload of caustic. Most commercial caustics seem to run in the ballpark of 40-50% NaOH in the concentrate so you're probably getting less than a 1% solution at...
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