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    Wow, thanks so much for that link. I hadn't read...

    Wow, thanks so much for that link. I hadn't read that post. A keg in line fixed my counter pressure error!


    I'm still having cap drop problems though... One chute consistently drops two caps. I...
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    Counter pressure error, cap drop problems

    Hey guys, I've been repurposing a really old machine (1999) and it's driving me crazy.

    We're almost there, but there are a couple of small things that are keeping me from being able to run a full...
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    Advice on inspecting used Meheen

    Hey guys, my importation agent has actually found a loophole for getting used packaging equipment through customs into Colombia.

    I may be headed to the US to inspect a 15 year old Meheen within...
  4. Timm, your point is well taken. I definitely want...

    Timm, your point is well taken. I definitely want to be sure that I can actually maintain the machine we buy.

    The difficulty is that it's illegal to import used equipment into Colombia. I have to...
  5. Thanks Phil Thanks Dick, probably won't...

    Thanks Phil




    Thanks Dick, probably won't buy anything from China after what I'm hearing from other people, but if something changes I'll post an update
  6. Anyone have experience with Chinese bottling lines?

    Hey guys, I'm thinking about ordering some additional fermenters from Gavin (shoutout to Sungood) because the quality is just so much higher than anything I can get here in Colombia.

    If I'm going...
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    Thanks so much for the writeup, Jeff. I'll take...

    Thanks so much for the writeup, Jeff. I'll take all of this into consideration. We have, in fact, had issues getting and maintaining set point. But, they could be solved by redoing the insulation on...
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    Sorry, the unit that we have is for air...

    Sorry, the unit that we have is for air conditioning?

    This reinforces my decision to sue the guy who built the system.
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    Thanks for your perspective Timm. That's good...

    Thanks for your perspective Timm. That's good information to have that the repairability factor didn't do anything for you guys.
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    Thanks! Should have searched haha

    Thanks! Should have searched haha
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    Chiller compressor the right kind?

    Hey guys, I'm afraid we got ripped off on our glycol chiller.

    We've got a 8 hp Copeland scroll compressor (ZR94KC-TF5-450), a reserve tank that's got a capacity of around 1000 liters, plus around...
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    Haven't gotten back on that project in a while....

    Haven't gotten back on that project in a while. I've been using our CIP cart with a couple of manifolds and lines to and from each keg coupler for the time being. I plan on finishing it once the dust...
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    I'd also love to hear an update

    I'd also love to hear an update
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    Fermenter geometry and flavor changes

    What sort of flavor changes have you guys noticed from scaling up fermenter size? For example, from 20 BBL to 30 BBL
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    Are you implying that you heat your HLT daily? I...

    Are you implying that you heat your HLT daily? I feel like installing a UV light on a timer would be more efficient if you're going to stop production for more than a few days
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    Modifying bottling line for beer

    Hey guys, my brewery has been given access to a bottling line owned by an associate who packages pre-mix cocktails and sparkling wine.

    The machine was custom built for him by a competent engineer...
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    Those look fantastic, thanks!

    Those look fantastic, thanks!
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    Faucets similar to Ventmatic?

    Hey guys, after reading every thread I can find, it sounds like Perlick faucets have lots of issues with leaking.

    I'd like to find something similar to the quality of the Ventmatic faucets that...
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    4 Head Semi-auto DIY Keg Washer

    Anyone followed this design build? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eluSzdn8zlY

    It looks like a pretty impressive machine, but the drawings supplied are difficult to read.

    If anyone's built...
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    Fruit beer megathread

    I feel like it could be beneficial to everyone if we consolidate fruit beer knowledge into one thread. It's one of the trickiest topics in brewing, from unpredictable fermentations to filtering...
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    Do you guys usually add at flameout or secondary?

    Do you guys usually add at flameout or secondary?
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    We've been making a beer with this puree on our...

    We've been making a beer with this puree on our pilot system and have had issues with clarity and shelf stability. What have you guys done about these issues?

    We haven't filtered this beer as our...
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    Replacing keg gaskets

    Have any of you replaced gaskets on European A-type kegs? I've got a few of them that are leaking.
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    That looks fantastic Timm. Thanks for sharing!

    That looks fantastic Timm. Thanks for sharing!
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    Keeping couplers clean and organized

    Our walk-in is a little bit of a disaster right now. I want to create a system where my couplers aren't sitting on the floor before being connected to fresh kegs.

    How does everyone manage their...
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