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  1. SPC can be applied to the whole brewery and it...

    SPC can be applied to the whole brewery and it should be. To everyone that says its just an art, and thats the end of it, I hope you never have issues with any equipment or ingredients.

    The...
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    I would say that you should nix the rotating...

    I would say that you should nix the rotating racking arm. Dangerous to be moving it when hot wort is involved, but the big reason is that any intrusion towards the center of the kettle will cause...
  3. According to the BA, there are tariffs that would...

    According to the BA, there are tariffs that would effect the brewing industry in consideration. These would be on kegs, tap handles, centrifuges, pressure reducing valves, etc. Tanks are not on the...
  4. Thread: Bad Galaxy

    by jebzter
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    Galaxy can have some grassy notes. Cheese isn't...

    Galaxy can have some grassy notes. Cheese isn't good though, sounds oxidized. This would also explain the lower AA, its very possible the hops are old, or improperly repackaged. As it was said,...
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    Yeast nutrient and oxygen, the two things you...

    Yeast nutrient and oxygen, the two things you must have if you are repitching yeast. We use 001, the same as 1056 for all purposes, we harvest at 33f and get great performance thru 10 generations. ...
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    You wont find any at a regular plumbing supply...

    You wont find any at a regular plumbing supply house or improvement store. It will be something special ordered from a manufacturers rep.
    Durapipe, GF, IPEX are a few that are out there.
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    I do believe that you need the address of where...

    I do believe that you need the address of where the can was made on the label. Check out the TTB label requirements, CA follows the same requirements for their labeling standards. While label...
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    You would need to insulate your floor, so you...

    You would need to insulate your floor, so you would have to build a new floor in the cold room that sits on the concrete. The other option is to remove the drywall and replace with something that...
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    Not to mention that you will need much higher...

    Not to mention that you will need much higher pressures to get to the desired carbonation levels. An example using our carb temps here at the brewery:
    100% CO2 @ 33F Beer temperature=11psi is the...
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    Larger breweries will not clean the kettle with...

    Larger breweries will not clean the kettle with anything more than a water rinse for all of their batches in a week. They are crazy dirty at that point, but it proves the point. No need to do a...
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    Proper rinsing should be plenty to remove the...

    Proper rinsing should be plenty to remove the acid remaining. Remember you can't get rid of caustic completely, you will from time to time need to open the tanks out, ventilate them with air and...
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    Its clear that you have glycol flow still. My...

    Its clear that you have glycol flow still. My first thoughts would be that the valve is not closing all the way. Assuming it is properly plumbed, that is your only potential source of leakage. One...
  13. Ponndorf pumps have very large openings, usually...

    Ponndorf pumps have very large openings, usually rectangular. Progressive cavity pumps can have larger openings as well, but you have to buy the right size. When you say they all have small...
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    I think he meant to prime the pump, not to purge...

    I think he meant to prime the pump, not to purge everything of oxygen.
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    Put a tee on the outlet, with a valve on one...

    Put a tee on the outlet, with a valve on one side. Open the valve until the pump is primed.
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    Short answer is B.

    Short answer is B.
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    What does the COA about the malt say? I would...

    What does the COA about the malt say? I would suspect you will see some differences between the two bases. This would be where I would check for the problem, might need to adjust your mash regime...
  18. Sounds like your TxV is not properly sized for...

    Sounds like your TxV is not properly sized for the load or you do not have enough refrigerant. If your suction side pressure is too low, it means you are not getting enough expanded refrigerant thru...
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    From my experience, getting to 4.4 pH after...

    From my experience, getting to 4.4 pH after ferment and dry hop requires a lot of acid. We do a sour IPA and we have to kettle sour it first down into the threes.
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    PAA is going to be your friend. It works...

    PAA is going to be your friend. It works amazingly well, and is not difficult to handle. You should wear gloves and a face shield, but that is standard for any chemicals. It will not leave tastes...
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    Just a quick question, which may lead you to...

    Just a quick question, which may lead you to think about this a little differently.

    How do you know what your water is before you treat it with acids/salts?

    If you do not use RO or do testing...
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    Do you mean sanitizing? You don't passivate...

    Do you mean sanitizing? You don't passivate stainless with KMS. You need a strong acid blend like nitric and phosphoric to do that job. For passivation, KMS in water with an appropriate acid dose...
  23. Thread: long pipelines

    by jebzter
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    boiled water will have less oxygen in it,...

    boiled water will have less oxygen in it, however, it would be advisable to have specifically made DA water. If you have a steam boiler, I believe there are some inexpensive ways to do this. Water...
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    Amber colored beers, being typically sweeter or...

    Amber colored beers, being typically sweeter or having some of the caramel character can augment the perception of diacetyl. Another thing to look at is your nutrient levels. Do you use a yeast...
  25. They really are not difficult to wire, but...

    They really are not difficult to wire, but without knowing what controller you are using, there's no way someone can give you a wiring diagram, other than what was previously given. The Temp probe...
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