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    Forgot we've got the CarboQC too, but I don't...

    Forgot we've got the CarboQC too, but I don't really know anything about t, never had to use it yet. It lives in the bottleshop QA lab.
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    We've got 2 5000s with alcolyzers and they're...

    We've got 2 5000s with alcolyzers and they're great. The color function is merely a suggestion but other than that, worth every penny. Get the autosampler. Most guys recommend aginst it, but in...
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    We've got a nitro dropper on our can line for...

    We've got a nitro dropper on our can line for non-carb stuff. I wish PA laws allowed us to distill.
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    We've got a nitro dropper on our can line for...

    We've got a nitro dropper on our can line for non-carb stuff. I wish PA laws allowed us to distill.
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    Nick is right on. Get some sort of mechanical...

    Nick is right on. Get some sort of mechanical skill you can bring to the table. Electrical / PLC (especially PLC) and HVAC top the list. And I'm not talking about reading "120v for dummies"...
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    Ah, that's the rub. Mine never shut down.

    Ah, that's the rub. Mine never shut down.
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    Got a model #? As much as I like my VJs I'm...

    Got a model #? As much as I like my VJs I'm still pulling the heads about once per shift for a cleaning, and wastewater isn't thrilled about all that makeup fluid going down the drain.
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    Videojets are reliable if kept scrupulously...

    Videojets are reliable if kept scrupulously clean.

    DO NOT consider anything from Domino. Garbage from the factory, garbage immediately after the factory rep comes to fix them. We actually put...
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    Bump 10 char

    Bump 10 char
  10. We get organic invert from Sweetners Plus...maybe...

    We get organic invert from Sweetners Plus...maybe they have organic dex too.
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    Sweetners Plus
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    I find it hard to believe since I made it sound...

    I find it hard to believe since I made it sound so tempting, but this position is still open, along with several others. We are restructuring our brewhouse leadership - submit a resume and let us...
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    QA/lab tech needed

    The Lion Brewery in Wilkes-Barre, PA is seeking one person to serve as a QA technician and general supervisor.

    Make no mistake, this is a very demanding position with a great deal of...
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    You ought to look into what they did with the old...

    You ought to look into what they did with the old Stegmaier brewery in Wilkes-Barre. It was destined for the wrecking ball but a group of local brewery historians got it saved and restored into a...
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    The best success we've had is kraeusening with...

    The best success we've had is kraeusening with either a similar beer or a neutral one at the rate mentioned above.
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    We will pitch in the first batch and aerate both....

    We will pitch in the first batch and aerate both. Don't forget the yeast need to mulitply to reach an appropriate density with the addition of the second wort, and in order to reproduce to that...
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    Excellent idea - checking incoming CO2 and the...

    Excellent idea - checking incoming CO2 and the zwickels.

    Tanks after purge but pre-beer were in the 4000 ppb range - still very high.
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    Thanks Guys (pun intended)! Here's an example...

    Thanks Guys (pun intended)!

    Here's an example of what we came up with following beer Friday morning through primary filtration (these are 1950s vertical-leaf DE filters BTW, yes with an open...
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    Getting the air out

    Hi all,
    What are those of you with bigger tanks doing to reduce air pickup throughout your filtration and bottling process? I've run our O2 meter at multiple ppoints throughout the process and it...
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    Our mash tun is live steam injection. Don't fear...

    Our mash tun is live steam injection. Don't fear the steam.
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    It's a fairly complicated calculation based on...

    It's a fairly complicated calculation based on barrels of heavy (it's brewed high gravity) and current BUs. We target 14 BUs finished. You can find the calculation on the B&H website. Me, I just...
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    OK, you guys are going to kill me. But...for...

    OK, you guys are going to kill me.

    But...for our "macro" lager with a high percentage of sugar adjunct we add Barth & Haas Hexahop during primary filtration, solely for head retention.

    Maybe...
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    Laughing Dog, I've got a really big brewery and...

    Laughing Dog,
    I've got a really big brewery and really old too, so I don't expect to be much help to most of the guys here. However, my cellarman removes the porthole at the top of the tank, dumps...
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    We use Microstar but I see a lot of their kegs...

    We use Microstar but I see a lot of their kegs come through with large "X"s stamped over the old brewery names - maybe there is someone out there who provides this service? Microstar is big enough...
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    We follow pretty much the same procedure. We...

    We follow pretty much the same procedure. We used to dry hop cold (cool) in ruh and never had decent hop aroma. Then we had to push a beer (an IPA) for packaging and we just said, scre wit, dump...
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