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    We have a 7bbl direct fired brewhouse with 4 7bbl...

    We have a 7bbl direct fired brewhouse with 4 7bbl and 2 15bbl FVs in 425sf. Our walk-in is about 192sf and has 6 7bbl serving tanks and kegs feeding the brewpub's 8 taps. We have about 23 bbl in...
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    We usually fill the well with sani before...

    We usually fill the well with sani before capping. Have never seen anything growing by doing this.
  3. Just some feedback on your pricing. As a dry...

    Just some feedback on your pricing. As a dry yeast manufacturer, your prices are 2x to 3x that of fermentis dry yeast. I have used many fermentis yeast as one-offs, because I could not justify the...
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    I'll second this. The Rubbermaid "Brute" cans...

    I'll second this. The Rubbermaid "Brute" cans are what we use.
  5. OT -- hey Joel, why do you rinse forward after...

    OT -- hey Joel, why do you rinse forward after the backward caustic? I have seen a few random mentions of this on the PB site but not an explanation as to why. My SOP has been forward and then...
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    This is our house lager yeast. I pitch it ~ 51...

    This is our house lager yeast. I pitch it ~ 51 and let it go in the low 50's until it gets to about 4p. I then let it free rise to ~60 and once it is ~that and sits at terminal for ~3 days, I...
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    Well I'm with all y'all on this with the...

    Well I'm with all y'all on this with the exception of the Brut. I just made one after drinking a grand total of maybe 3 or 4 ever -- most that I didn't care for. I just wanted to try one and really...
  8. Great feedback. Good point about the g vs. ml...

    Great feedback. Good point about the g vs. ml and the density. I'll weigh it out and go with the g/hl per the manufacturer. Thanks!
  9. Great, thanks. How do you add it? In the FV...

    Great, thanks. How do you add it? In the FV before transfer?
  10. brewing a Brut IPA with Amlyo 300...dosage?

    Iím getting ready to brew a Brut IPA using Amlyo 300 and am a little confused about the dosage. For those of you adding on the cold side to the FV pre-ferment, what is your effective dosage?
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    Our SOP is to pull about 7 gallons of wort into...

    Our SOP is to pull about 7 gallons of wort into our brink (at the temps specified on the fermentis instructions) at the beginning of KO. We then open the brink and sprinkle the yeast on top. We...
  12. Thanks for the good advice. My refrigeration guy...

    Thanks for the good advice. My refrigeration guy did check the site glass for any bubbles and there were none. He also suggested putting shut off valves before the gauges. Definitively going to do...
  13. Update -- I got hold of my refrigeration guy and...

    Update -- I got hold of my refrigeration guy and he capped it and yes, no more coolant being lost and not much was lost. it is working again and I'll get a new gauge to replace the busted one.

    Dave
  14. prorefrigeration chillstar pressure gauge blew out

    My glycol chiller just blew out the pressure gauge glass and started smoking thru the gauge. I have a call in to ProRefrigeration but they didn't have anyone available so I had to leave a message. ...
  15. Ideally it would be set at carb chart psi +...

    Ideally it would be set at carb chart psi + wetting pressure of stone + elevation adjustment + static pressure adjustment. That said, in my case, I basically turn up the gas thru the rotometer until...
  16. I'll second this. Since I switched to this...

    I'll second this. Since I switched to this technique I have not had any problems with under/over carbonation. It really does work well.
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    Just stumbled on this while doing research for...

    Just stumbled on this while doing research for brewing a saison. The above quote from the BJCP (2008) is NOT for a saison, it is actually for a witbier.
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    Depends on the water profile. IN my case, for my...

    Depends on the water profile. IN my case, for my stouts/porters, I add calcium sulfate/chloride AND baking soda. The calcium is mainly because I have so little in my soft water (7ppm) and my...
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    I replaced the stock taps on our 10 tap manifold...

    I replaced the stock taps on our 10 tap manifold as soon as I bought it and replaced with them perlick. They work flawlessly. I did briefly experiment with the flow control perlick for growler...
  20. I have a 3-head filling station I built and have...

    I have a 3-head filling station I built and have all three with gauges. I hardly look at them. In the end, the adjustment on fill for the relief valve is based on getting just the right fill speed...
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    Not sure. I had other problems. I used to...

    Not sure. I had other problems. I used to course of a mesh on the hop bag and got so much hop particulate that it continually clogged up my tap. I will try it again though and post results when I...
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    I might as well pipe in again. I agree with the...

    I might as well pipe in again. I agree with the above regarding Dana at Birko. Always answers in a timely fashion. Always. Has always provided me the information/advice I need. And I too have...
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    I have a NEIPA that is as good as any beer on the...

    I have a NEIPA that is as good as any beer on the market and I really believe with the right marketing and distribution this beer could make the owner A LOT LOT LOT of money.

    Lots of good...
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    Yeah that Birko's version does not work and 5...

    Yeah that Birko's version does not work and 5 Star's does seems odd. I used to use PBW but switched to Bru-R-Ez and use it on my FVs. They sparkle every time. I use Cell-R-Master on beer lines and...
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    Cask gravity dispense tap clogged?

    I have vented my first pin for dispense and even after letting it sit on stillage for a few hours, when I open the tap, I get a quick burst of CO2, a tiny bit of beer, and then it slows to a dribble....
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