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  1. Fruit affecting fermentation performance

    Hey all,

    We've been making a raspberry wheat for years, but recently changed our process. We used to add fruit to cold, finished beer and loved the flavor, but that was a recipe for disaster in...
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    Bump

    Just a bump to see if this is making it into the feed.
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    Montana Sales Rep

    Montana brewery seeks sales rep for retail, distribution, on/off premise account maintenance, promotional events, and brewfests.

    Full time, company car provided.

    Salary DOE.

    Email resumes to...
  4. Thread: Idophor

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    Environmental concerns

    I'd like to add that IO has significant negative impacts on macroinvertebrate life if discharged into waterways, even at small volumes. I believe this is why it's banned in the EU.

    Our town has an...
  5. Foxx

    Foxx carries a nice selection.

    https://foxxequipment.com/t/shutoffs-beer-switch
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    Exal Corp in Ohio supplies these. They are...

    Exal Corp in Ohio supplies these. They are expensive, but a nice solid package.
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    OFP raspberry puree changes

    Hey all,

    Our last batch of aseptic raz puree from OFP is very light, very tart, and not very raspberry.

    Has anyone else noticed a dramatic change in flavor and appearance? Lot 180403
  8. Jetter fobber

    We made a DIY fobber for just a couple hundred dollars.

    Plumb cold water to a small heating element (we used one intended for biodiesel manufacturing) and connect that via a short length of...
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    Haze issues

    Our AL Brew 80 does not remove haze if the beer hasn't been cold crashed long enough. The weight of the haze forming complexes isn't high enough to be affected by the centripetal force.

    If we...
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    Nephelometer

    Hey all,

    I'm looking for an inline turbidity meter to use in filtration and packaging, primarily hefe.

    The MT quote got me a little depressed.

    Can anyone recommend an inexpensive meter or...
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    Get it. Good mill, good price. We've put about...

    Get it. Good mill, good price. We've put about 5,000 barrels through ours with a single v-belt replacement.
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    I was hoping someone else would take this, but...

    I was hoping someone else would take this, but I'll throw a little in here. Please correct me where needed.

    It seems to me that lenticular is a type or family of filter, like plate and frame or...
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    Our Brew80 from AlfaLaval handles particles up to...

    Our Brew80 from AlfaLaval handles particles up to 1mm. Some brewers are even using them on the hot side to improve kettle yield. Should handle your dry hops fine, as long as it's just pellets.
    ...
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    Clarifying fruit beer

    Hi all,

    We make a simple raspberry wheat beer (1.040 OG, 5 IBU, 10 lb/bbl raspberry puree) and offer it on draught only. We add aseptic raspberry puree to crashed beer, let it sit for 24-48 hours...
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    Love it.

    We have a Cellarstream2 and it's a dream to use. Flat or CO2 kegs go on, perfect single-pour nitro comes out. You can adjust your gas mix and membrane pressure to dial in exactly how much head you...
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    We got some silicone sheet from Grainger and cut...

    We got some silicone sheet from Grainger and cut gaskets ourselves. Approx. 1000 bbls per set before they start to break down.
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    Leadership

    I think there are a couple points worth addressing.

    First: A fish rots from the head, but it also leads with it. Much of the motivation for a non-owner comes from the feeling they are working hard...
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    We use a pretty powdery kolsch yeast for our hefe...

    We use a pretty powdery kolsch yeast for our hefe and harvest from the cone for up to fifteen generations with good success. We generally harvest after crash, dump trub fairly aggressively and get a...
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    Simple pilot systems?

    Hey you nano folks out there:

    We are looking at installing a 2-3 bbl pilot system in our main production brewery and I'm looking for recommendations.

    I don't want or need an automated,...
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    Pall Lenticular problems

    Hi all,

    We've been using a Pall Supradisc2 4x16 with k700 modules for a year with great success. 50 barrel batches.

    We centrifuge, then send beer to the filter. Goes in a little hazy, comes out...
  21. Flow control

    I know you said you're tired of the tube in faucet method, but we love our Perlick flow control faucets.

    Standard fill time for standard beers in pints, plus the ability to throttle flow for...
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    We add puree to crashed beer. For that reason, we...

    We add puree to crashed beer. For that reason, we only offer our Raspberry wheat in kegs, so as to avoid refermentation in the bottles. We are about to run a batch through our centrifuge to see if...
  23. For sure?

    We have multiple bends of varying directions (left, right, up, AND down) in 100 feet of chore-time. We ran the auger through the pipe and left it limp, then stretched according to the manufacturer's...
  24. Check out Meheen. Their fillers have the option...

    Check out Meheen. Their fillers have the option to do either pre evac or purge and counter pressure. Pretty economical machines.
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    I love our Cellarstream 2. Perfect pour and...

    I love our Cellarstream 2. Perfect pour and couldn't be easier to use.
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