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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,...
  3. 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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    I think you'd want to scrub the gas coming off a...

    I think you'd want to scrub the gas coming off a fermenter to remove sulphur compounds and other undesirable volatiles before using it for anything. A lot of big brewers do this, but I'm not sure at...
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    I've never heard of anyone doing this, and can't...

    I've never heard of anyone doing this, and can't think of a good reason to shut off the bottom jacket, and a lot of reasons not to shut it off - yeast autolysis being the main one. Stratification is...
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    Jeff, You might try bumping your carb levels...

    Jeff,

    You might try bumping your carb levels up just a little. 2.4-2.5 isn't that much more, and the foaming will knock some out and let you cap on foam.
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    Jay, You do need a DO meter, and it's...

    Jay,

    You do need a DO meter, and it's something you will use daily in multiple locations once you have it, as part of your QC.

    When we got one, I thought that our procedures were pretty good...
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    Your best bet is to use 3/8" hose from the keg...

    Your best bet is to use 3/8" hose from the keg coupler up to the wall shank, and finish there with 3/16" ID hose to add the right amount of restriction. 3/8" ID hose has very little restriction -...
  11. Anthony, We do not use deaerated water for...

    Anthony,

    We do not use deaerated water for rinsing our bottles. We run a 24 head COMAC, and have found that by adjusting the speed, bowl level, and bowl pressure, we can get the bottles capping...
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    Those MAC valves are prone to sticking. If you...

    Those MAC valves are prone to sticking. If you follow the air line from the cylinder back to the MAC valve, that is the one that is sticking. You might try disassembling the valve, cleaning it out,...
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    CO2 is fine up to about 12 psi of restriction. ...

    CO2 is fine up to about 12 psi of restriction. Applying more than that will overcarbonate your kegs over time. You manage the restriction by the type of beer hose and the length. There is a ton of...
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    TGTimm, I would imagine the 35 gallon drum,...

    TGTimm,

    I would imagine the 35 gallon drum, with the addition of an anti-foam like Fermcap, would keep the foam down and let you vent the CO2 outside.
  15. The problem is that as you get closer to the cold...

    The problem is that as you get closer to the cold side temperature, the rate of heat exchange goes down fast. Plus, if you are using a cold liquor tank, you end up using all your cold liquor and not...
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    COLAs are no longer required for intrastate...

    COLAs are no longer required for intrastate sales. You still have to follow the requirements for a label, like the government warning and such. If it crosses state lines, a COLA is required by the...
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    The price difference is not that bad - our labels...

    The price difference is not that bad - our labels are around 2.2 cents each. Cut & stack used to be around 1 cent. We had an old Krones Rotina and messing with the glue every day was a nightmare. ...
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    Have you checked out pressure sensitive labels? ...

    Have you checked out pressure sensitive labels? You can get a new unit for ~$15,000. With the right substrate glue, and preferably labeling before filling, you can forget about cold-glue labellers.
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    I would think you have probably over-compressed...

    I would think you have probably over-compressed the gaskets. There is usually a minimum and maximum spec on the total width of the heat exchanger from backplate to backplate. If you are narrower...
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    I used to have a couple of Thomsens. If I...

    I used to have a couple of Thomsens. If I recall, you had to have about a credit card's width of clearance between the impeller and the back plate. If the impeller is too close to the backplate, it...
  21. Also, if you have a way to program a controlled...

    Also, if you have a way to program a controlled ramp-down of your temperature setpoint to the final temperature, you can spread out the cooling loads on your glycol system.
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    If there isn't a mechanical problem, it sounds...

    If there isn't a mechanical problem, it sounds like the conductivity of your boiler water is too high. That can make the level in the sightglass/ level control assembly bob up and down.

    Call a...
  23. Take the nitro tap spout and the little sparkler...

    Take the nitro tap spout and the little sparkler disk out each night, and soak them in a pint of water. If you leave them in place, the sparkler disk will get gummed up with dried beer and not work...
  24. Thread: Glycol Loop Help

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    B. You want to follow the first-in, last-out...

    B. You want to follow the first-in, last-out principle as much as you can, to keep from short-circuiting your loops.
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    Also, I know Newlands Systems can source them. ...

    Also, I know Newlands Systems can source them. We have similar ones on our NSI brewhouse and we've been able to get replacements through Newlands.
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