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    Muddy, Water treatment may be part of it, but...

    Muddy,

    Water treatment may be part of it, but you could have a other issues you don't know about.

    The boiler water level should be maintained by the boiler feed pump, or condensate return pump...
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    Steam line sizing is done so that you minimize...

    Steam line sizing is done so that you minimize the pressure loss in the line from the boiler to your point user(s). Your engineer was probably looking at the pressure loss, and resulting energy loss,...
  3. Make sure that the pressure rating on your...

    Make sure that the pressure rating on your equipment aligns with the pressure rating of your boiler. Meaning, your boiler can put out 125 psig, so make sure that your kettle jacket pressure rating is...
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    You'll need some help. I'm in STL, so I would say...

    You'll need some help. I'm in STL, so I would say call Murphy Company. They have brewery experience and are very professional. I've set vessels before and the biggest risk is snapping off nozzles or...
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    I could help you with sizing, but I would need to...

    I could help you with sizing, but I would need to know more about the vessels and the pressure/temp requirements.

    Remember that even with the small saturated steam boilers, you have to plan for...
  6. Thread: Boiler Help

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    +1 on the steam traps, if they are not...

    +1 on the steam traps, if they are not functioning correctly, you will build up condensate in the system and lose efficiency.

    As for the rest, what code are you referring too? I deal with most...
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    Did they make these vessels to a certain code or...

    Did they make these vessels to a certain code or standard? It should be stamped if they did and fully hydrotested with certification paperwork.

    To echo what the others have said, those welds...
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    This seems like a service that is needed more and...

    This seems like a service that is needed more and more these days. There are breweries that want to expand, but do not have the capital or real estate to get it done.

    +1 on the need for the...
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    are you wanting to calculate the amount of water...

    are you wanting to calculate the amount of water the grain is absorbing compared to the water needed for your mash?

    That would really depend on the grain and how it was malted. You could run some...
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    1. Crap, see my math error. I converted oz/hr to...

    1. Crap, see my math error. I converted oz/hr to p/d, but then multiplied by 1g/128 oz, which does not work. Good catch! :)

    2. Turnover, not a business owner and I have not had to review these...
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    I think the question you are asking is "how many...

    I think the question you are asking is "how many seats will a single serving tank supply?".

    DISCLAIMER: NOT A CURRENT PRO BREWER NOR BUSINESS OWNER

    I think what you need to look at is what the...
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    As a side to this discussion, how often to...

    As a side to this discussion, how often to breweries (craft and micro, not BMC) need engineers? I cannot imagine it would be a full time job at say a Schlafly or a Stone brewery as most equipment...
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    A center drain would be best. A corner drain...

    A center drain would be best.

    A corner drain would be different, you could slop the floor to the drain and recess the drain in a small 2'x2' basin to catch EVERYTHING and then put grating over...
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    Could you contract brew? Not sure how much space...

    Could you contract brew? Not sure how much space you have though.
  15. Thread: Busted!

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    So there are only 3 bars in Philly and they are...

    So there are only 3 bars in Philly and they are owned by the same people?

    No other bars in Philly served these "illegal" beers? Sounds like the AB Dist was getting upset his sales margin went...
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    Is this the part wearing?...

    Is this the part wearing?
    http://i.b5z.net/i/u/2008708/i/val2.jpg

    The standard is silicone, should be okay, maybe the concentrations are too high? I'm not a chemist, so I am guessing here.
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    eh....

    The Rye IPA (the e in Rye is a play on the I) isn't bad, it lacks aroma and hop flavor that i'd expect from just about every IPA though. Maybe swithc out the hops for some Centennial and maybe...
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