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    Acetic Smell in fermenter

    Hey all,

    Interesting development. We have 3 yr old plastic fermenters (please don't pull me into that discussion, not my choice) and during the initial rinse out I've noticed there is a distinct...
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    Yeah, absolutely, I agree with all of that. Not...

    Yeah, absolutely, I agree with all of that. Not my preferred material to be working with, but not my call. I used to work in a couple facilities that open fermented, and have produced clean ales as...
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    Perhaps I already know the answer...

    Toying with an idea. We have 3 year old plastic fermenters, not ideal I know. I've performed ATP tests on any potential areas that would be more likely to harbor organisms, and post-CIP we are...
  4. Thread: Ekos

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    Ive worked with Ekos in a few facilities, and...

    Ive worked with Ekos in a few facilities, and quite honestly, I'd rather do things manually, or use beersmith to supplement inventory tracking. Ekos is a good idea in theory, but its so easy for the...
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    Something to keep in mind is that fruit flavor is...

    Something to keep in mind is that fruit flavor is going to change depending on when you add it in the process. Boil or knock out additions, mid fermentation additions, and secondary additions will...
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    I remember reading at one point that throwing dry...

    I remember reading at one point that throwing dry yeast directly in wort can kill up to half your cell count. In places I've worked we would mix 1 gallon of spring water to 1 500g brick in a...
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    If you're chilling in the brite tank it will all...

    If you're chilling in the brite tank it will all settle out. There is frequently spent yeast that drops out of solution to the bottom, just blow of the bottom of the tank to clear everything before...
  8. Can I ask how many bbls/yr you're producing? If...

    Can I ask how many bbls/yr you're producing? If you're producing less than 2,000 I would say just ride it out and try to sell off as much as you can to other breweries. Under 2,000, I would say...
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    Cleaning Heat Exchanger

    Hey All,

    I'm currently working at a brewery using a 61 plate single stage Thermaline heat exchanger. It's the first place I've worked where they need to break down the plates after every brew to...
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    Hot Side Pump Seizing

    Hey All,

    We have a Thomsen centrifugal pump that we use for hot a cold side. After boil, we'll hook our pump to the kettle, then to the heat ex. After knock out, if we shut the pump off, it will...
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    I know this is an old thread but I just started...

    I know this is an old thread but I just started working in a brewery with plastic fermenters and wanted to add another point for anyone who still searches this thread. We had an issue where when...
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    I usually allow fermentation to end, after...

    I usually allow fermentation to end, after d-rest, I crash to 55F, blow off the yeast, and dry hop up to 7 days. Throughout that time I'll hook some CO2 up to the bottom and bump the hops with 10...
  13. Experienced Brewer available for consulting or hire

    Hello Probrewer community!

    Iím a brewer with 10 years brewing experience, 6 years in the industry. If you're looking for ways to save money, make production processes more efficient, or improve...
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