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  1. Yeah, I agree on all stainless for your draft...

    Yeah, I agree on all stainless for your draft system. Just for kicks, try your favorite IPA or pale ale first through a stainless coupler and faucet, and then through one with exposed brass parts. ...
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    Get the hot and neutral to power the timer. Then...

    Get the hot and neutral to power the timer. Then run the hot wire to the solenoid through the normally closed contacts on the timer. When the timer actuates, it will open the contacts, preventing...
  3. keg cleaning couplers are different than regular couplers

    We recently had a problem with our MiniKing keg cleaner not completing its cycles, and I found that one of our cellarman had noticed the keg coupler leaking, and had swapped it out with a spare keg...
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    Run your system with water first and the chiller...

    Run your system with water first and the chiller compressor OFF. If you designed your system right, all the air will make its way to the air eliminator valves you have plumbed at the highest point,...
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    I had one of those on our old walk-in cooler, but...

    I had one of those on our old walk-in cooler, but it was wired to break the circuit to the solenoid valve. The solenoid valve is usually controlled by the thermostat. When it opens, liquid...
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    I think there are probably two different good...

    I think there are probably two different good options.

    1. Use the 24 ton as your main unit, with its process pump feeding your glycol header. Then have the older smaller unit just pulling glycol...
  7. Well, actually - water, and therefore beer, gets...

    Well, actually - water, and therefore beer, gets less dense below about 4 deg C. Science and all. So the colder beer will actually rise to the top as it stratifies.
  8. I seem to have the minority opinion on this...

    I seem to have the minority opinion on this issue, but I have always plumbed our tanks with the glycol going into the cone jacket first, then in series with the side jacket, and if the tank has a...
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    Melissa, It's been a while since I ran a...

    Melissa,

    It's been a while since I ran a Meheen, thankfully, but I have vivid memories of stuff like that. Like Dave said, make sure you replace all the silicone hoses at the same time. Even...
  10. Thread: Enough bhp?

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    High pressure boilers usually have more...

    High pressure boilers usually have more regulations. Here in TN we would have to have a licensed boiler operator on shift at all times, and he or she would have to check the boilers every 30 minutes...
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    For a combi kettle/whirlpool, you just need a...

    For a combi kettle/whirlpool, you just need a pump. The pump should be rated for boiling wort. You pull out of the bottom level of the kettle, and pump back into the kettle at a tangent, about 1/2...
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    Well, you have eliminated the two easiest and...

    Well, you have eliminated the two easiest and best ways to cool wort in the kettle - either recirculating through the HX back into the kettle, or diluting with cold liquor. But maybe you could make...
  13. Thread: TN or GA

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    Both are difficult but getting better. In...

    Both are difficult but getting better.

    In TN, you will deal more with your local county or municipal beer board. While you do need to have a license from the state, and pay excise and possibly...
  14. Has anyone had a chance to try this yeast?

    Has anyone had a chance to try this yeast?
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    Watch out putting a floor drain inside your keg...

    Watch out putting a floor drain inside your keg cooler. I had a plumbing inspector require a backflow preventer on a floor drain in our cooler, because it was a "food-storage unit" and we couldn't...
  16. Tom, It probably depends on the type of...

    Tom,

    It probably depends on the type of insulation. We had the exact same thing happen. We ended up having to cut the cladding off the outside to get to the weld to fix it. The insulation was a...
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    Yeah, I like Burkert valves on our keg washer. ...

    Yeah, I like Burkert valves on our keg washer. We have a bunch of these air canister actuators that mount on top of a standard butterfly valve stem, like a Tassalini or Defonix valve. The canister...
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    pneumatic valve actuators

    I'm looking for a good single-action, spring-return air valve actuator for our butterfly valves. The ones that originally came with our Newlands brewhouse can't be repaired once they start leaking...
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    Not to be negative - but you should go with...

    Not to be negative - but you should go with hydraulic-pressed fittings on hoses that you use for CIP. A banded hose will fail someday, with the hose popping off the barbed fitting under pressure,...
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    I believe that the need for a pressure vessel to...

    I believe that the need for a pressure vessel to be ASME rated is when it is 120 gallons or larger. Not sure of the exact volume, but kegs are smaller than whatever it is.
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    Hmm. Several things pulling too many amps all of...

    Hmm. Several things pulling too many amps all of a sudden? Sounds like a low voltage condition, or losing one leg of a three-phase system. Has your electrician checked the voltage to that panel?
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    NO KIDDING! When did it become cool to go to...

    NO KIDDING! When did it become cool to go to someone else's brewery and put your stickers all over everything? I come in on a Sunday and there are brewery stickers all over my forklift, front door,...
  23. Thread: Glycol plc box

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    Automation Direct is a good source for PID...

    Automation Direct is a good source for PID controllers. https://www.automationdirect.com/adc/home/home?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0tGB5ZXN4AIVhR9pCh0psglkEAAYASAAEgJQB_D_BwE#bodycontentppc
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    https://discussions.probrewer.com/showthread.php?4...

    https://discussions.probrewer.com/showthread.php?44318-Our-millroom-dust-collector&highlight=grain+dust+collector

    Build you one of these. It will keep the dust down and save your sinuses.
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    DME / Newlands auction

    https://www.bidspotter.com/en-us/auction-catalogues/infinity-asset-solutions

    Sad. I guess trying to find a buyer as a going concern didn't work out. I've had a brewhouse and tanks from both DME...
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