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  1. IT seems to be working properly in regards to...

    IT seems to be working properly in regards to cutting on at the correct point. I see the indicator light for "solenoid on" even after the temperature reads my original set point, so I believe the...
  2. Temp Controllers Cooling to below Set Point

    I have a wall panel with Love TS2 controllers for my tank jackets, and some standalone Johnson A421 ABG-02 controllers. Every time during fermentation, they will kick on at 1F above my setpoint like...
  3. American Brewers Guild is a great program.

    American Brewers Guild is a great program.
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    When to join beer sites/apps

    Brewery in planning,

    How long before you were up and running did you claim or create your brewery on sites like Beer Advocate or Untappd? Is it better to wait until right before you open, or do it...
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    Thanks Linus!

    Thanks Linus!
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    How to dismantle GW Kent PRV?

    Hi folks, newb question:

    Wondering if anyone knows how to dismantle this type of PRV:
    http://www.gwkent.com/vacuum-pressure-relief-valve.html



    Thanks
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    Experience on different floor products?

    Hi folks,

    I've been looking at choices for sealing floors. I'm interested to know what people's experience has been with different cement urethane products, particularly Stonhard, Silka, and...
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    Gatamo

    I'm not asserting that you don't know what you're talking about, as all beers were at one point cooled with coolships but in the context of mixed fermentations, coolships can be used to innoculate...
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    "They say barrel souring and spontaneous...

    "They say barrel souring and spontaneous fermentation has its origin in the french speaking part of Europe, Belgium to be more precise. Allegedly it was the result of bad or no sanitation and the...
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    Probably a bit late but you could try and raise...

    Probably a bit late but you could try and raise the temperature of the beer, maybe by introducing finished beer that has not been crashed.

    How much aroma do you percieve you are getting at...
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    Thanks Chesterbrew!

    Thanks Chesterbrew!
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    TTB: Brewpub vs Tavern?

    We're opening up what I consider a brewpub in the eyes of the TTB (though not in the eyes of our state's abc) as we are producing beer and have a taproom in the same building with the two divided by...
  13. Used Barrels will definitely be optimal for...

    Used Barrels will definitely be optimal for aging/ performing a secondary mixed fermentation. They would be cheaper than any stainless vessel of comparable size. Barrels being porous provide very...
  14. Any sours with Lactobacillus, Pediococcus, or...

    Any sours with Lactobacillus, Pediococcus, or "wild" yeast like Brettanomyces still active (ie not kettle soured to kill of the souring bacteria) can contaminate porous equipment like rubber gaskets...
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    No personal experience with them but I would...

    No personal experience with them but I would think you would pick up a significant oak flavor quickly with the first couple beers in them. Less than a new wine barrel since you have less surface to...
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    Dismantling Glycol System

    Hi All,

    I'm moving a small brewery that is currently in operation. Are there any issues to worry about when dismantling the glycol system, i.e. Do I flush out the glycol in the tank jackets, do I...
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    This is basically what I do. I chill the growler...

    This is basically what I do. I chill the growler after sanitizing, dump out the rest and have a hose with a stopper to plug the growler lightly. maintaining a similar pressure in the growler by...
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    I don't believe it will break down any more than...

    I don't believe it will break down any more than other high attenuating sach strains. I haven't used this strain much but this page is a good reference.
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    ABC Issues?

    Does your state allow you to own/operate a retail and manufacturing licence simultaneously? Just asking, in Virginia where we are, you would have to also have at least a small pilot system in the pub...
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    Moving a Used Brewery

    We purchased a 3bbl brewery with 3bbl conicals and brights and some 7bbl conicals. We're trying to figure out the best way to move it to our location in the fall, does anyone have any good tips or...
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    Some Progress

    So I got some specs from the brewer we're buying an older Stout 3bbl from. In case this helps anyone in the future, he told me their system has:

    Boil-off-rate: ~8%
    Efficiency: 79-85%
    Absorption...
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    Any luck/ experience?

    Hey guys,

    Resurrecting this thread. I'm trying to do the exact same thing for a 3bbl Stout system, figuring out the specs for Beersmith. Have you had any luck figuring that out now that you've...
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    Yeah I've asked multiple times about breweries...

    Yeah I've asked multiple times about breweries using their equipment in our area to check out and they tell me they'll shoot me a list. I still haven't gotten one though...

    They did tell me their...
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    Reviews of Deutsche Beverage Technology?

    Hi,

    We're looking at Deutsche (Charlotte, NC) for building a 7-10bbl brewery. We've had lots of contact with them and they have been really helpful so far, I'm hoping this of course translates to...
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    Thanks everyone, I know it was too general of a...

    Thanks everyone, I know it was too general of a question, but this feedback definitely gives me a better perspective to figure this out.
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