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    I think you’re in the ball park at $1000 per...

    I think you’re in the ball park at $1000 per barrel profit. Now figure out how much your tap room costs will be and determine how much beer you need to sell in order to cover those costs. If it...
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    TTB isn’t too concerned with the CO2. Mainly the...

    TTB isn’t too concerned with the CO2. Mainly the alcohol and subsequent taxes associated. I would call and email your TTB contact and ask. That being said, we had one amendment to our floor plan...
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    Our fermenters are little (4bbl) but we have a 3...

    Our fermenters are little (4bbl) but we have a 3 or 4” port on top and a cap that has a ring welded to the inside. Tie it off with appropriate length nylon line, sanitized of course.
    We add our...
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    We “sanitize” our nibs in vodka at about 1oz per...

    We “sanitize” our nibs in vodka at about 1oz per lb. Bag them and secure so the bag doesn’t sink to the bottom. The sanitation process helps extract the flavor and aroma


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    One of my expectation for a head brewer is recipe...

    One of my expectation for a head brewer is recipe development. That's part of the job. If they scale up their favorite home brew recipe and it's good then we'll brew it. In my mind that recipe is now...
  6. Something to consider when sourcing equipment

    Service after the sale. We just discovered a small weld defect inside one of our sample valves. The FV it came off of has been in use about a year. I sent a picture to the vendor and they are sent a...
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    Rinse until clear, wash 2.5 minutes plus 30...

    Rinse until clear, wash 2.5 minutes plus 30 seconds at lower pump speed to clean spear. 1 minute rinse plus 30 seconds for spear. 1.5 minutes sani plus 30 seconds

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    Have you looked at brewing science institute? Or...

    Have you looked at brewing science institute? Or dry yeast?


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    We have 2 people on for two hours overlap on...

    We have 2 people on for two hours overlap on Friday and Saturday night. Covers the peak time

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    We will be right around 250 bbl thus year Sent...

    We will be right around 250 bbl thus year

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    We have half the seats and half the population in...

    We have half the seats and half the population in a good market plus the only brewery in town (but a couple good craft bars)
    Peak sales in beer: $18-20k/month. Slow months $12-14k. 1 tap room...
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    We use Nitric/Phosphoric acid with Birko X-Puma...

    We use Nitric/Phosphoric acid with Birko X-Puma non caustic detergent. Doing this for 3 years with no issues.
    We just switched from PAA to a non foaming Acid anionic sanitizer from CH2O that...
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    We have pitched both ways (re hydrated and direct...

    We have pitched both ways (re hydrated and direct pitch. No noticeable difference for us.


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    We buy 500g bricks. Spray brick to sanitize. Cut...

    We buy 500g bricks. Spray brick to sanitize. Cut open and weigh out into a sanitized dish. Vacuum seal unused portion and freeze.


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    We pitch 250g (OG 1.060 or less) 300g for 1.060...

    We pitch 250g (OG 1.060 or less) 300g for 1.060 to 70 for a 4bbl batch.


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  17. We weigh our kegs as described above. We figured...

    We weigh our kegs as described above. We figured out pretty quick that our GW Kent Keg filler over fills the kegs so we stopped weighing each one and only weigh the final keg if it's a partial fill....
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    Phoenix area brewery recommendations

    Headed to the Valley of the Sun for a little R&R. Might as well do a little market research while I'm at it. Any suggestions are appreciated.

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    We sell empty 64oz jugs 10 to 1 over 32oz We...

    We sell empty 64oz jugs 10 to 1 over 32oz
    We fill 64oz jugs 5 to 1 over 32oz
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    Don't tell the TTB you are brewing on your...

    Don't tell the TTB you are brewing on your equipment in your facilities before getting your notice. That's a no no.


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  21. I noticed you have 8lbs for a gallon. I would say...

    I noticed you have 8lbs for a gallon. I would say beer is closer to 8.4. A few hundred pounds here and there might change your total load calculations


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    From post boil volume to keg we lose 20-25% for...

    From post boil volume to keg we lose 20-25% for our IPA.
  23. Contact the guys at Prochiller. They will help...

    Contact the guys at Prochiller. They will help you calculate for current and future loads. Very helpful and no pressure on the sales side.
  24. Contact the guys at Prochiller. They will help...

    Contact the guys at Prochiller. They will help you calculate for current and future loads. Very helpful and no pressure on the sales side.
  25. Oh. We did it for free because they take good...

    Oh. We did it for free because they take good care of us.

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