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    Packaging and Quality Lead- Williamsburg, VA

    The Virginia Beer Company is an award winning and growing production brewery and taproom located in Williamsburg, VA. We currently distribute from Virginia Beach to Richmond with expansions to...
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    One last bump to the top. Still accepting resumes...

    One last bump to the top. Still accepting resumes and interviews are starting.
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    Still accepting resumes and looking for the right...

    Still accepting resumes and looking for the right fit to join our team.
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    Brewer/Cellar Position- Virginia Beer Company

    The Virginia Beer Company is a production brewery and taproom in Williamsburg, VA with a current distribution footprint from Virginia Beach to Richmond.

    We have two brewhouses- a 30bbl and a...
  5. Hey Scott, I'm usually around 10million...

    Hey Scott,

    I'm usually around 10million cells/ml after 24 hours of the 6bbl prop batch and well passed the growth phase- usually about 2.5-3*P gravity drop on the prop batch at pitching. I aerate...
  6. Thread: GF CoolFit Install

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    Installation is easy enough. You'll be fine. ...

    Installation is easy enough. You'll be fine.

    Do make sure you double/triple/quadruple check the parts list they quote you. I ended up being shorted by about 1/3 of the header pipe that I needed,...
  7. I routinely prop up 6bbl pitches to 60bbls in my...

    I routinely prop up 6bbl pitches to 60bbls in my 5bbl FVs. Brew into a 5bbl pilot tank with a scaled down version of the 30bbl production recipe. 24 hours later cell count is sufficient for 60bbls....
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    Looks like my process is pretty close to what you...

    Looks like my process is pretty close to what you guys are doing.

    I'll definitely try alcohol+flame on the can tops instead of just the flame as I've been doing. Hopefully that helps.

    Thanks...
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    Canned Beer Micro Sampling Technique Questions

    I've had a couple issues now with false positives in the lab for canned beer (using a mobile canner).

    On occasion one of multiple samples from a can will show growth (BBT samples are clean and...
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    Well, that sure is intentionally misleading! My...

    Well, that sure is intentionally misleading! My sales rep never made that clear in all of my email correspondence with them about my interest in a dry fuller's strain.
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    I tried it and had very similar results. Fast...

    I tried it and had very similar results. Fast start to fermentation and then quit around 60% apparent attenuation. I regularly see 80% with liquid Fuller's cultures when I mash at lower temperatures...
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    I use it routinely in my brewery and treat it...

    I use it routinely in my brewery and treat it like any other hearty sacc strain (saisons, belgians, etc). Typical CIP routine of 150F caustic for 45 minutes at 2%, ambient acid for 30 minutes at 1%...
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    PiKA FastOrange Media Experiences?

    http://pika-weihenstephan.de/en/products/fastorange-media

    Anybody using this new media for LAB and Brett testing? Any problems you've encountered? Can you see the color change with infection with...
  14. Bump. Still accepting resumes for brewer/cellar...

    Bump. Still accepting resumes for brewer/cellar position!
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    I've got a 30bbl brewhouse and 5bbl pilot...

    I've got a 30bbl brewhouse and 5bbl pilot brewhouse from DME with full cellar, liquor tanks and CIP skid from DME. They were awesome to work with throughout the design phase and the continued...
  16. Brewer/Cellar Person- Virginia Beer Co- Williamsburg, VA

    The Virginia Beer Co is a new production brewery and taproom in Williamsburg, VA. We have two brewhouses (30bbl production and 5bbl pilot) and over 6,000 bbls of cellar capacity. The 30bbl (w/ 60 bbl...
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    I just installed a 1500 gallon tank on our trench...

    I just installed a 1500 gallon tank on our trench drain sewer lines (outside the building)- mostly to keep solids out of the wastewater to keep the local authority happy, but also as a neutralization...
  18. Invisible Sentinel- brewPAL, brewDEK- Anyone using it?

    Anybody out here using this system in their lab?
    http://invisiblesentinel.com/veriflow-brewpal-for-pediococcus-and-lactobacillus/

    I got some references from Invisible Sentinel, but looking for...
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    Thanks folks. This is quite helpful.

    Thanks folks. This is quite helpful.
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    Thanks, but the clamps aren't my issue. I'm...

    Thanks, but the clamps aren't my issue. I'm trying to find PEX Elbows, T's, PEX-NPT adapters, etc in 1.25" or 1.5".

    I know some guys are running all PEX glycol loops and I assume those headers...
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    1.25-1.5" PEX Fittings?

    Anybody got a good source for 1.25 or 1.5" PEX fittings?

    New Cold Liqour Tank has 1.5" jacket inlets and needs at least 1.25" glycol drops to get the necessary flowrate- I've searched high and...
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    Where are you seeing stainless trenches for $120...

    Where are you seeing stainless trenches for $120 per foot? Zurn has their stainless at $359!

    Anybody used Fiber Reinforced Polymer/Vinylester trenches?
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    I used to work in a regional craft brewery- the...

    I used to work in a regional craft brewery- the larger brewhouse had VFDs on both the wort pump and cold liquor pumps that would respond to both temperature and flow-rate setpoints. It was definitely...
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    That's an excellent solution. Thanks!

    That's an excellent solution. Thanks!
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    You could also do a combination of bottle...

    You could also do a combination of bottle conditioning and BBT carbing. Carbonate in tank to 2.70 or however high you feel you can get away with with your filler and then dose sugar and fresh yeast...
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