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    Do

    agree that it has more to do with the fine tuning your process during the run than the machine. Getting proper foam based on CO2 volumes, tank pressure etc. is key.
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    Microcanner

    Mr. McBrew, which brewery to you work for?

    We have a Microcanner at Honky Tonk in Nashville. It's pretty solid.
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    Thanks!

    Thank you! Brian Gaylor
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    labeler for cans

    Looking for the same recommendations.

    I just got a quote from Packleader for an Elf 50 thats $10,000.

    Wondering if anyone has adapted a bottle labeler to do the same function on cans.
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    need to replace Burned up heating element

    Our brewery uses an electric heating element for the hot liquor tank.

    We've burned up two of the Mcmaster Carr stainless steel units...about $280 / each. I don't know if it's salts, acids or what...
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    need to replace Burned up heating elements

    Our brewery uses electric heating element for the hot liquor tank.

    We've burned up two of the Mcmaster Carr stainless steel units...about $280 / each. I don't know if it's salts, acids or what...
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    Primera 360

    We bought a used primera 360 for about $900. Seems to have slowed down now from when we bought it. it's too slow for us now. Would like to upgrade it. Also wondering if there's something out ther...
  8. Yeast multiple

    [QUOTE=JDN;223572]I routinely prop up 6bbl pitches to 60bbls in my 5bbl FVs. Brew into a 5bbl pilot tank with a scaled down version of the 30bbl production recipe. 24 hours later cell count is...
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    Bearings

    I have one of these MCS also. You should consider replacing all the bearings before you get started. My bearings were all shot, but the problems didn't really show up until we started seaming cans.
  10. Propagating from Yeast Lab Pitch

    Thanks for your response.

    Our tank has a 6" TC opening on the top so my plan is to pour the 4 liters in through that opening. We'll try the flame method you showed in your photos.

    Also now...
  11. Propagating from Yeast Lab Pitch industry standard

    Yeast,

    Fabulous post!

    We are a smallish brewery with fairly large fermentation tanks so we want to grow up our pitches that we buy locally. We do not have a lab nor time available to...
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    liquid cacao

    we tried nibs and didn't get a lot of flavor. then we got a liquid cacao product that was pretty awesome.

    it's just water and nib powder in solution.

    good luck
  13. Thread: DO Levels

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    rinsing cans

    We just bought a new canning line. We set it to rinse with filtered water only.

    The last time we used the manual machine, we did not rinse at all. We set up a test with a few cans to see if...
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    harvesting yeast from lager tanks

    We have two 30- 40 bbl. lager tanks and I have successfully harvested yeast a few times. Though we don't do it on a regular basis.

    We have a size huge stainless steel "Hoe" that has a curved...
  15. 3 bbl propagation for 30-40 bbl. brews

    CSBC,

    I'm looking for an answer to a similar question. I would like to know if you have success using 3 bbl. pitches and propagating them in your 20 bbl. FVs.
    We typically waste a lot of yeast...
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    Whirlpool hops

    How much are you putting in the hot side? for NEIPA specifically, I've seen recommendations from almost zero in the boil to 1.5# / bbl. in whirlpool only.
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    Lube

    we use a food grade CIP lube on the gaskets that spin between the racking arm and the tank. We use BUNA gaskets too. The lube is just what the doctor ordered.

    Also, they make a BUNA gasket with...
  18. Thread: DO Levels

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    Manual canning line

    I've been running a Cask manual line for a few months now. Just realizing how bad sanitizing the cans has been for product life. Probably changing to water or foregoing the rinse entirely until we...
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    Rinse system

    Phillip,

    I'm also looking at buying a new Microcanner. What is your opinion of the flip rinse on the 202? Any opinion on how a twist rinse feed mechanism may be better or worse? Also wondering...
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    Pressure sensitive labels

    We are using pressure sensitive labels applied after filling. Cans are still wet. Lots of small breweries do this. I can send you contacts for our label supplier in St. Louis if you need one. We...
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    Bio-fine and Potassium Sorbate

    My BSG sales rep. recommended using Bio-fine to drop the yeast out. We typically don't use it. He said 60 ppm which seems low compared to the Kerry recommendations and brewery posts on this website....
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    Concentrate vs. Puree

    Thanks for all the responses. Im leaning toward adding the juice to fermenter this time. Seems like the least amount of new equipment or added unknowns for me.

    Junkyard, we've been using juice...
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    Fruit juice concentrate causing refermentation

    We make a Berliner Weisse and add fruit juice concentrate to the Brite tank before racking beer on top.

    We Sold and Served several batches of this beer on draft. Now we are canning it and I'm...
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    Tripack in Ohio for blanks

    Tripack in Ohio for blanks
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    PH results from Omega starter

    I pitched another 5 gals. starter after preparing with 1 liter Omega lacto blend then added it to our wort.

    I probably didn't get the optimum results because the wort temp was about 80* to start....
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