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    Hi chungyfied, To expand on some of the ideas...

    Hi chungyfied,
    To expand on some of the ideas already said, it is best to move your fully fermented beer into a secodary vessel for dosing priming sugar. One that has a sight level (like a brite...
  2. We use Scott laboratories DV-10 (S. Bayanus) for...

    We use Scott laboratories DV-10 (S. Bayanus) for our bottle conditioning. It's a real work horse and a very neutral strain as long as you prime with dextrose monohydrate. It can create a vinous...
  3. Thread: Leaky CO2

    by Richard Pivo
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    You can install a low flow meter inline after the...

    You can install a low flow meter inline after the primary reg to check when you have zero usage. Like when you're about to leave for the night and aren't pouring or carbing. This will at least let...
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    Hey Don. Just a friendly heads up, bulk co2 tanks...

    Hey Don. Just a friendly heads up, bulk co2 tanks should never be kept in a confined space. If there happens to be a leak or if a PRV pops due to excessive pressure that room can become a serious...
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    Use one of these on both sides of the wall....

    Use one of these on both sides of the wall. https://www.gwkent.com/stainless-steel-pipe-hanger.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI1N_Prv364wIVDtvACh1XHgKyEAQYByABEgJeNPD_BwE
    You may need to install some sort of...
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    Scissor lift from harbor freight. Could mod it...

    Scissor lift from harbor freight. Could mod it with a platform on top.
    https://www.harborfreight.com/6000-lb-capacity-scissor-lift-91315.html
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    Bag filters work great for removing large volumes...

    Bag filters work great for removing large volumes of particulates like fruit and hops. They are not for clarification. I think the smallest micron bag I have seen is only a 2 micron. Which is way to...
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    found some....

    found some.
    https://www.beveragefactory.com/draftbeer/faucets/stainless-steel-shanks/bf-hu-sss6n.html
  9. I've never had good luck with it so we don't even...

    I've never had good luck with it so we don't even try any more. The low ph kettle sour is a pretty stressful environment for the yeast. When re pitching we have experienced long lag times, poor...
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    I guess I was concerned about co2 brake out when...

    I guess I was concerned about co2 brake out when going from a 3/16" choker to a 1/4" shank. But it is only 6 inches of shank. Is it really not that important? I've read many times about improper...
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    stainless shank with 3/16 bore

    having a bit of a hard time with the google machine finding 6" long stainless shanks with a 3/16" bore. I can find plenty of 1/4" bore SS shanks, and plenty of plated brass ones with 3/16". Any one...
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    I have that easy labeler. I think it works just...

    I have that easy labeler. I think it works just fine except for the hand crank feature. I don't even use the crank. If you thread the label backing like the race labeler jr. Where you just pull on it...
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    I sometimes make one off kegs of a lemon basil...

    I sometimes make one off kegs of a lemon basil lager in old Hoff Stevens kegs. I use about 1.5 tighty packed cups of chopped fresh basil and the zest of 5 lemons in a hop sock in each 1/2bbl keg and...
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    What temperature is the beer in the brite at? The...

    What temperature is the beer in the brite at? The colder the better. And what vol. Of co2? Sounds to me like it might be warming up in the line on the way to the canner causing co2 brake out. Maybe...
  15. You could try recirculating the beer inside the...

    You could try recirculating the beer inside the unitank with a vfd pump. Connect the pump inlet hose to the bottom drain port and the pump outbound to the racking arm that is pointed up. Add your...
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    in line flow control

    anyone using one of these doohickeys in place of a choker line on a long draw draft system? Im pondering a future build out an am wondering if these would be a viable option.

    Thanks!
  17. Have you considered using a refractometer to...

    Have you considered using a refractometer to measure gravity in brix and just converting to plato? That way you would only need a few drops of clear wort.
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    I have recommended this...

    I have recommended this machine in other threads and I'll recommend it again.

    I've used one for years now for bottle conditioning and have never had any issues with over oxidation. They are...
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    Hard to tell from the short video but it sounds...

    Hard to tell from the short video but it sounds like a lot of air in the jackets and piping to me. Installing a air bleeder valve at the highest points will solve the issue if that is indeed the...
  20. Hey David. What size system are you on? And what...

    Hey David. What size system are you on? And what type of packaging line do you use? Even 2 days to empty a brite seems like a ridiculous amount of time to spend packaging. Perhaps you should look...
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    Sulfur volatilizes quite easily with co2...

    Sulfur volatilizes quite easily with co2 scrubbing. And depending on batch size shouldn't take that long at all. It is important to thoroughly "flush" the head space after scrubbing with clean/ non...
  22. I have several lightly used camels for sale. Sold...

    I have several lightly used camels for sale. Sold in lots of 12. $3000 per pallet O.B.O.
    Buyer responsible for LTL shipping. We will help load.
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    Unless you plan on having a fork lift at both...

    Unless you plan on having a fork lift at both locations for loading and unloading it might be easier in the long run to use kegs.
  24. Plow in a MLT

    The very first brewery I worked at was a 12 bbl system and we did a lot of step mashing, and used a lot of specialty grains. We had a steam jacketed MLT and a BKW. The MLT had a mixer/ plow combo...
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    I just thought of one more thing. What temp were...

    I just thought of one more thing. What temp were you storing your lacto at prior to pitching? Lacto should always be stored at room temperature and brought up closer to kettle temps just prior to...
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