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  1. Thread: Jockey Box Advice

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    I have dealt with a few Jockey's over the years....

    I have dealt with a few Jockey's over the years. Can for sure say that coil is the way to go, tight as possible. Just about any cooler can be converted to a jockey if you want to put in the time to...
  2. If you are doing a proper CIP, then you are...

    If you are doing a proper CIP, then you are sealing your FV and running the last 15 minutes or so closed off from any potential contaminants. I use 30bbl and 60bbl ferms in the brewhouse and we have...
  3. Thread: Dry hop timing??

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    We typically wait for it to hit terminal (4-5...

    We typically wait for it to hit terminal (4-5 days at 68, bump to 70 for the last 3 days or so), drop to 60f and dry hop for 4 days. Cap and add a few lbs of head space pressure, crash and drop out...
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    I can tell you that when I homebrew with these...

    I can tell you that when I homebrew with these herbs (which I do a lot in the spring and summer) that I add on average 2oz of fresh herb per half barrel and always added to secondary along with dry...
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    My team has been building out a tiered system for...

    My team has been building out a tiered system for loyalty programs, due to health dept. prohibiting "outside" glassware to be used on premise (i.e. storing mugs for a mug club) which eliminates a...
  6. Recirc with warm water through the glycol lines...

    Recirc with warm water through the glycol lines works well as stated. If it is not an option, I have used a very small space heater sitting in the manway and pointed at the door. Brought temp up much...
  7. Thread: Beer Spilage

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    Also don't forget stuff like; Employee theft...

    Also don't forget stuff like;
    Employee theft
    Shift Beers
    Managers and Bar knowing the difference between a void and a comp
    Getting all tasters rang into the POS

    Average keg has roughly 1980oz...
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    Also, we have in the past made our NE style IPA...

    Also, we have in the past made our NE style IPA by dry hopping at 1.015 using #001 for 4 days at temp, then crashed to 36 and held for 2 days before dumping trub and yeast from cone. Led to basically...
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    We have a unitank I use constantly. Love the...

    We have a unitank I use constantly. Love the all-in-one idea. When carbing, we crash to 36f, we pressurize the headspace in the tank to about 13psi (tank rated to 15psi). We then slightly crack the...
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    I would recommend renting a machine from say...

    I would recommend renting a machine from say Autochor or Ecolab, both do a decent job. Buying a machine is nice, until it breaks down (it will) or needs new chems (which is does) or any of the other...
  11. Thread: Guest Taps

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    Just offering advice, 1/2 barrels offer a better...

    Just offering advice, 1/2 barrels offer a better price per oz for your profit margin vs. a 1/6. Guest taps can for sure bolster your line up and keep butts in seats, I would recommend against selling...
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    Although you shouldn't be pitching until your FV...

    Although you shouldn't be pitching until your FV is full.
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    Howdy, I brew on a 2bl system, really micro....

    Howdy,

    I brew on a 2bl system, really micro. Always remember the difference between clean and sanitized. I say fill your boil kettle, bring it up to like 120-140, toss in measured caustic, use...
  14. Thread: Taproom List?

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    Glycol and pump, keeps beer cool in trunk lines,...

    Glycol and pump, keeps beer cool in trunk lines, unless serving directly from brite tanks or kegs and a cold box under your tap towers. The list is rather long actually, but if you are looking for...
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    Most homebrew shops (if not, Morebeer.com has...

    Most homebrew shops (if not, Morebeer.com has them) have oak chips already made. Take 'em home, boil them, soak them in your favorite spirit for about a week, add to beer in secondary!
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    Whirlpool vessel is your best bet.

    Whirlpool vessel is your best bet.
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