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  1. Parti-Time outside sales, Portland, Oregon

    The Oregon Mead & Cider Co. has an immediate opening for a part-time hourly outside salesperson. Come join our fast growing company and be a part of our team.
    Check us out on Facebook, Instagram...
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    Instant Kegs

    Anyone ever use https://www.instantkegs.com/ ?
    Clearly Chinese made. Their website says "D system" spears (well, it would make sense if they are selling America). But it DOES NOT say they are...
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    An update and a confession of surrender

    So, only 1 reply when I started this thread in April. Here's my update. First, the factory is responsive and tries to help.

    I've given up on this machine. My latest experience is typical. I needed...
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    Luch, thanks! I was worried about Paulaner, or...

    Luch, thanks! I was worried about Paulaner, or Blue Point or whomever thinking I have stolen kegs that belonged to them. I wasn't focused on the mis-branding aspect at all.

    End of the day - the...
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    Am I too concerned about this?

    I bought some used kegs from Brewery. They arrived. The majority are spray painted with the name of Brewery but also embossed with other breweries' names. This post isn't about shaming or naming so...
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    AB InBev / SAB Miller merger

    Days ago the US Department of Justice's anti-trust division approved the proposed merger between the two largest beer suppliers in the world.

    Given the past conduct, tactics and expressed...
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    It can be worth it, if you have experience

    So, I bought all but 1 of our tanks from a factory in Dalian, China. I was comfortable doing it because I worked with a US consultant who has a long standing relationship with this one factory. He...
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    Hdp dfc2

    Anyone have experience operating one of these? A friend owns it and doesn't need it yet. He just bought it. I offered to calibrate it and write bottling programs for his products when he's ready in...
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    While not a perfect solution to your pressure...

    While not a perfect solution to your pressure issue, we installed a valve at the end of our line which connects supply and return. That way, we can partially open it to prevent the pump from ever...
  10. Sparkling Meadery Seeking Distribution in Chicago, California, and Michigan

    We are a family-owned meadery in Portland, Oregon called Stung Fermented. We craft a line of 6.25%, dry, sparkling meads that retail in the $9-10 range (for 22-oz. bottles).

    We are currently...
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    Taplister exists.

    Taplister exists.
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    Thanks nohandslance

    We can't afford CCB in PA this year. I get the inference as to this expo and I appreciate the insight. Thanks!
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    Craft Beverage Expo

    I'm looking at going to this event in May of this year in Oakland, CA. I can't find much about it on line. How does the seminar / educational side stack up to the CBC? Basically, if I'm not there...
  14. New Tactic by Inbev to limit craft's market penetration

    I saw this article" http://m.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2015/12/big-beer-wants-take-away-your-craft-beer

    In summary it reports that, to get around the 3 tier system, AB Inbev is offering $$...
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    I have a friend here in Portland, OR who is an...

    I have a friend here in Portland, OR who is an electrical engineer specializing in PLC controls for breweries. He programmed the brew deck controls for my neighbor which sound vastly more complicated...
  16. Just another voice. We chose to self-distribute...

    Just another voice. We chose to self-distribute at the start for a variety of reasons. We were quite happy that it quickly became a LARGE part of our day to keep up with accounts, so we hired a...
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    I know of a source of a bunch of these used in...

    I know of a source of a bunch of these used in the Portland, OR area but be aware - they are not Sankey tapped, they are golden gate.

    if that's interesting email me for details....
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    Packaging in cans

    So, we've noticed that many mid and premium craft beers are distributing some or all of their packaged product in cans these days. Cans are no longer the sole province of low alcohol macro stuff.
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    Found the mold source in the other cooler. Was a...

    Found the mold source in the other cooler. Was a one-time issue. WHEW
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    Thanks

    Thanks guys. We'll assume that storage for a time will lead to some need to clean shells and will be more vigilant about cleaning and drying shells before putting them in cold storage.

    We do...
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    Pubkegs and... mold

    So, we are using 1/6bbl plastic Pubkegs with 1-use recyclable plastic bladders for now.

    recently, we moved kegs of product from cold room #1 (under our control) to a friend's for short term...
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    So, we hired them to design our logo, our roll...

    So, we hired them to design our logo, our roll out label design, our website, our collateral swag and our labels for our higher end product which launches in Q1 2017 (takes 18 months to make). We...
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    A non-optimal suggestion

    So, if all else fails - you could stick an extension on one of the valved fittings on your tank with another carb stone in it, open the valve and carb into that stone. Very much not ideal given that...
  24. Also, Chris White's book "Yeast" is a must have.

    Also, Chris White's book "Yeast" is a must have.
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    Distributing in other States

    So, I've got a lead on the rules for distributing our product in one neighboring State but finding this information is not easy. Does anyone know of a website or source that collects this information...
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