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    Thanks Backslope, we had pretty good results in...

    Thanks Backslope, we had pretty good results in the kettle, so hopefully itíll do the trick in FV too.
    Cheers
    Mike.


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    Antifoam options, pros & cons...

    I looked for previous posts, but didnít find too many recent ones, or anything really comparing whatís available.
    We got a sample of Patcote 376K from Hydrite (also sold through Birko) & in brew...
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    Mash Temp Variation

    I canít speak for Anthony but the plant Iíve been talking about is 10bbl, with 2 steam jackets - bottom & side...though for stated reasons, Iíve recently been only using the side jacket.


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    The plant has a separate wort grant to limit the...

    The plant has a separate wort grant to limit the pressure, but IME too much mixing &/or too long vorlaufing can cause stuck or slow wort run-off.


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    As long as itís a wet enough mash & the rakes are...

    As long as itís a wet enough mash & the rakes are moving fast enough, ours does just about work in achieving temp steps.
    Itís a PITA & in my view not at all the right tool for the job, but it does...
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    Mash Temp Variation

    After we found huge temp variations, I started to use the vorlauf (as suggested above) but found the mash plates were getting blinded, adding to our troubles? So weíve stopped that & indeed stopped...
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    We have been having similar problems with our MLT...

    We have been having similar problems with our MLT (Iím with Dick on this - mashing & lautering should be done in separate vessels).
    Iím curious to know who built your kit & if itís the same people...
  8. I worked at one place that had shallow stainless...

    I worked at one place that had shallow stainless trays, like a lasagna tin, with a smaller perforated tray inside, so you could lift all the small parts in one go & replace the sani. Pretty simple,...
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    Thanks folks, much appreciated. Thereís a beer...

    Thanks folks, much appreciated. Thereís a beer here, if you find yourself in the KC-ish area[emoji4]


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    Biofine use after carbonation?

    Hi folks
    I'm aiming for reasonably clear beer in keg, without using animal-based fining or months of settling, so Biofine Clear seems a good possible option.
    I'm also hoping to use spunding to help...
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    Well that told me!🤣 My gut reaction is the same,...

    Well that told me!🤣
    My gut reaction is the same, but I was curious to know why exactly. Some experienced brewers Iíve talked to have said they canít really see a problem with it, but itís not...
  12. Not sure theyíre classed as ďpastorsĒ but the...

    Not sure theyíre classed as ďpastorsĒ but the Trappist monks at St Josephís Abbey, Spencer MA set up a brewery
    https://spencerbrewery.com
    & in SE England an Anglican vicar, Godfrey Broster set up a...
  13. Thanks. Interesting stuff - I'm pretty sure...

    Thanks. Interesting stuff - I'm pretty sure *some* of the mash/lauter grain piping at my last place (30bbl Specific Mech) was only 1.5", but I might be wrong.

    But given that the combined MT/LT has...
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    Water softener for brewing liquor.

    Hi folks,
    Quick question - I'm coming on board quite late to an almost ready to open new brewery (10bbl 3-vessel ABE kit - please see my other recent post about trying to decoct or cereal cook on...
  15. ABE 10bbl Advice (cereal cooking, decoction etc).

    Weíre expecting our 10bbl auto-control ABE brewhouse in the next few days.
    I approached them with a few questions, including if the 3-vessel set-up (combined MT/LT; BK & WP) was able to do...
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    I might be wrong but Iíd put a few bucks on a bet...

    I might be wrong but Iíd put a few bucks on a bet that you used a Czech Moravek CO2 plant in Scotland. Not sure if they have a US distributor. Google might know.


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    Anton Paar DMA 35 - Petrol

    Weíve been looking at a few Anton Paar DNA 35s on EBay & used lab equipment websites.
    Found one that looks in good condition, for a decent-ish price (c.$1300), but itís the Ex Petrol model. I think...
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