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  1. Crowler sales

    After many years of both growlers and package sales out of our tap room we added a crowler a few months ago and to our surprise it did not impact either growler sales or package in any noticeable...
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    chiller pipe

    I have used different materials including copper and SCH 40 pvc, The one in our brewpub is a SCH 40 PVC simple loop system with 6 drops and a balancing valve at the end of the loop. Worked fine for...
  3. Gotcha, that all makes sense now, our 5bbl system...

    Gotcha, that all makes sense now, our 5bbl system on the 5hp low pressure has 3/4 inch inlets and outlets the steam lines after the headers are 2 inch inlet and 3/4 outlet but we have a condensate...
  4. I read your other post regarding pipe size and...

    I read your other post regarding pipe size and this post complicates the other significantly. First your boiler is rated at 10hp which is a BTU output number. Think of it as energy per hour that...
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    05 pitch rate

    05 is a versatile yeast. I've been using it for many years. The quality is consistent. Here is a link to their page, gives you a range for pitch rate. In my experience 1 brick will work fine for your...
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    Update

    Well I wanted to update this thread since I had success once but not so much this time. I arrived at the airport and went to check the keg. They tagged it after calling TSA and they said to send it...
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    We use a Rinnai RL94i we brew 3-5bbl size batches...

    We use a Rinnai RL94i we brew 3-5bbl size batches with no HLT, we had an HLT but never used it so I removed it. Works great no problems or complaints, the flow rate depends on the temperature rise...
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    Plate filter

    This could be a good solution, you can have two sets of pads one more loose and then a tighter filtration to get the clarity you are looking for. We use a lager yeast that doesn't floc very well...
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    I agree completely, I wasn't trying to say you...

    I agree completely, I wasn't trying to say you should go to war, quite the opposite actually. Just that we had a very friendly relationship with one church and very contentious one with the other...
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    church proximity issues

    Well having opened 2 breweries that both required some degree of zoning exception, including in one case a rezoning, and both being in close proximity to churches I feel I can offer a little advice. ...
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    Flex-Drain pipe

    I am sure there is something out there that is purpose built, but I went to Home Depot and bought a section Flex-Drain pipe, cut to desired length, clamped it on with a stainless hose clamp. Easy to...
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    I second the above. You could seriously damage...

    I second the above. You could seriously damage your equipment by running water at those temps. You should have a glycol mixture that has a freezepoint 20F BELOW your setpoint. If you freeze the...
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    Double batch on our system is 11-12 hours. We...

    Double batch on our system is 11-12 hours. We don't have an HLT just tankless. The biggest issue slowing things down is cooling at knockout and getting wort to the boil after you are done running...
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    500g is grossly under pitched. The pitch rate...

    500g is grossly under pitched. The pitch rate for that yeast at that temperature for that gravity should be 100g/hl of wort. 1050g would be an appropriate pitch rate. We generally see 1048 to 1025...
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    plastic kegs

    Hey there, I have some experience with new and used plastic kegs. Please email me and I am happy to try to help. First thing I need to know is what manufacturer and generation kegs they are as the...
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    remove other brands

    i don't think you are being overly concerned here. There is a potential legal issue with your kegs having another brewers name on them. The TTB could see this as misbranding. Imagine you take a...
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    Mother Carton Source

    Hi All,
    Have searched posts and come up empty. Does anyone have a source for six pack long neck mother cartons? I am looking for blank ones on the east coast preferably to keep shipping low....
  18. Thread: Walk-in Pricing

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    Honestly this can be all over the map. A lot...

    Honestly this can be all over the map. A lot depends on how you want it installed. If you want the condensing unit outside the building versus on top of the cooler and in the building you will have...
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    Yes, sanitizing kegs is necessary. Usually...

    Yes, sanitizing kegs is necessary. Usually single tank keg washers like the one we have from Premier Stainless have either a dedicated peristaltic pump that doses sani from the container it comes...
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    You can't possibly be serious! More regulation...

    You can't possibly be serious! More regulation for god forbid music! Come on get real. I hope I am just not picking up on your humor.
  21. We simply fill a keg with a pre mixed sani...

    We simply fill a keg with a pre mixed sani solution. Hook the keg outlet to the sani inlet on the washer and co2 pressure on the keg. guaranteed correct sani mixture. The only downside is that you...
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    Type J and K are thermocouples not RTD. There is...

    Type J and K are thermocouples not RTD. There is no ground connection on RTD. 2 wires go to one side of the sensor and 1 to the other. That is a little confusing, of course were assuming the cut...
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    Rtd

    Yeah quite possibly so. PT100 is an RTD type probe. I have bought them from Automationdirect.com and they aren't very expensive, since you don't have the manual you might want to order a probe and...
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    Rtd?

    Hi there,
    first are you certain that it is a thermocouple and not an RTD probe? The reason I ask is that a thermocouple measures temperature using two wire leads of dissimilar metals, thus it has...
  25. I know this doesn't answer your question...

    I know this doesn't answer your question completely but if all you are changing is the contents I don't believe you need to re submit. Net contents change is on the allowable list.
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