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    Are you still accepting applications?

    Are you still accepting applications?
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    Off gassing beer

    I have this beer that is that is off gassing for some time now and the gravity really isn't changing. It is a neipa that started at 19.5p. It fermented down to 4.8p and stop bubbling. I added hops...
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    Crown packaging is great. They have tons of...

    Crown packaging is great. They have tons of options of bottles and case packs. They ship them out right away so I don't have to worry about stock on site as much. Price point is pretty good. I...
  4. Thread: Brewery Hose

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    I'm not sure about purple snake but plicord...

    I'm not sure about purple snake but plicord extremeflex is both flexible and lightweight. I go to foster mechanical out of st louis area.
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    I've had this happen to an fv and our kettle. ...

    I've had this happen to an fv and our kettle. Ours could drain after we removed some caulking though. Biggest issue we had was the insulation became useless.
  6. We used well water the first few years we opened...

    We used well water the first few years we opened only because the city didn't process any water. If you plan on using well water you are going to need a ton of equipment to process it(RO system,...
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    We have the same issue with our seepex brand...

    We have the same issue with our seepex brand progressive cavity pump. We do about about 15,000bbl and year and sure enough right before the year is up the stator starts getting real slow. Our...
  8. Thread: Band-It Tools

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    Band-it's work great for larger OD tubes. One...

    Band-it's work great for larger OD tubes. One thing that should be mentioned is that barbed ends aren't always the most clean. When you move the hose you can slightly open up the area between the...
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    If you are going to to quite a few brews in your...

    If you are going to to quite a few brews in your kettle you are going to want to do acid cycle first. This is only true for the kettle. The protein build up is just too much and it greatly reduces...
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    You don't need to cip the brew house every day. ...

    You don't need to cip the brew house every day. You might find that you get to a boil faster when it is a little dirty. We clean the kettle and whirlpool every 10 brews but that is just 2 days for...
  11. Thread: Sea Salt

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    Yeast really don't handle sodium well. I'm not...

    Yeast really don't handle sodium well. I'm not sure the ppm that is tolerable but your going to get some stress notes at a fairly small amount. Also make sure you pull a good amount of yeast off...
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    Spent Grain Pump

    Has anyone use roper pump company's spent grain pump. They had a display at the cbc that looked like it worked pretty slick. I'm mostly looking for something better than my current seepex pump that...
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    Use CIP caustic solutions. 20 min recirculate and...

    Use CIP caustic solutions. 20 min recirculate and it will be spotless. It would also be a good idea to get a nitric/phosphoric blend to prevent any mineral build up.
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    The best way to to purchase a bright tank and use...

    The best way to to purchase a bright tank and use a carbonation stone. I'm sure you could try and use a cellar stream but those systems aren't meant to handle constant flow. They are more like 25oz...
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    We have 2 breweries with the cellar in the...

    We have 2 breweries with the cellar in the basement. Our FV's are on the main floor though. CO2 is really the only issue. Make sure you have proper ventilation with CO2 monitor and an alarm...
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    Generally all repair and calibration in smaller...

    Generally all repair and calibration in smaller breweries is done by brewers. It should be mentioned that there really isn't a lot of calibration that needs to be done in a brewery outside of what...
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    I second that the taprite is very junky. There...

    I second that the taprite is very junky. There are multiple points of failure but the big ones are the plastic body and the pressure gauge.
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    We have several brewpubs 1. This really isn't...

    We have several brewpubs

    1. This really isn't a good question. A better one might be "How many barrels do you sell a year?" We sell 300 to 700bbl a year depending on the location. You could...
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    I we use the same method as stackbrewer for the most part. Our acid is a nitric/phosphoric blend because it is much cheaper. I've also found it works the same. When cleaning your kettle you are...
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    How does a co-op brewery differ from a regular...

    How does a co-op brewery differ from a regular brewery/brew pub?
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    A quick google search: ...

    A quick google search:

    http://ir.ptir.org/artykuly/en/148/IR%28148%29_3527_en.pdf
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    I would soak them on rum. Your not going to be...

    I would soak them on rum. Your not going to be adding enough booze to bum up the abv so I wouldn't really worry about it.
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    Calories and carbs can be calculated but it would...

    Calories and carbs can be calculated but it would be more of an estimate. You use your total sugar content to calculate your carbs. Then add the carb calories to the calories do to alcohol. So it...
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    We had a rep stop by one time with some info...

    We had a rep stop by one time with some info about it. They were selling a O3 generator that diffuses into water and meant to replace ppa. The machine costs about 10K. They eat of electricity like...
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    Do you run a hose to your hlt or is it hard...

    Do you run a hose to your hlt or is it hard piped? You really shouldn't be getting buildup like that. I would look at maybe trying some different chemicals or changing your cleaning regiment. Chem...
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