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    Hose and barb size for harvesting yeast

    My dump valve is 1.5", I am currently using a 1.5" hose barb to a plastic tube into a corny.
    Does anyone use a 1" hose barb with 1" silicone tubing or is that too small? It would make things way...
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    I spoke to Wyeast today. They suggested I crash...

    I spoke to Wyeast today. They suggested I crash colder than what I was doing and try to do it in the low 40's. Make sure im dropping the trub twice.
    I don't have any lab equipment here. So she gave...
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    Interesting, we are going to start light distro...

    Interesting, we are going to start light distro for this style and will brew it 1-2x per week. I also use it as my house yeast for most styles other than Lagers and Belgians.
    With this method are...
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    Had a feeling it was that! The tanks only have a...

    Had a feeling it was that! The tanks only have a small 1.5 port up top for the PRV.
    I wonder If I keep a bunch of 1-2 bbl pitches on hand from wyeast to pitch in conjunction with what I cone...
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    Yeast / Haze with London ale III

    I am having issues when re-using yeast not getting the proper haze for a Hazy/NE style beers. 1st time use/straight from Wyeast the beer remains cloudy almost indefinitely in the serving tanks and/or...
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    Parts for Newlands/NSI

    Since Newlands/NSI went under, any suggestions on where to get gaskets, fittings, etc?
    At the moment I am looking for a pressure relief valve. The top of the tanks are DIN fittings, not TC. I have...
  7. figured I'd update. Spoke to the manufacturer....

    figured I'd update. Spoke to the manufacturer. Took a while for back and forth correspondences as they are in China. But got it up and running and things seem to work well. The issue seemed to be not...
  8. Chinese Keg washer help - model JKM-WM30 Keg Washer

    Hi,
    Wondering if anyone has used a washer from JKM Machinery. It was bought a few years ago and the previous brewers never looked into getting it up and running. So im trying to. It doesn't seem to...
  9. Thanks for all the help and suggestions. I do...

    Thanks for all the help and suggestions. I do have a few T setups like that has been suggested but figured that manifold piece was just an easier/cheaper option. Didn't realize it was unsanitary....
  10. Looking for the name of this part (picture attached)

    I need a few of these. Can anyone help me with what it is called? I attached it to my serving tanks to put head pressure on the beer for serving or pushing beer out of the fermenter.
    Sorry the...
  11. Beer pouring foamy when serving tanks get low

    We have a long run from the serving tank to taps. Beer pumps are used to push the beer.
    Im not very knowledgeable about draft lines and balancing them so am looking for help to fix this.
    The beer...
  12. Thread: Soda bottling

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    Soda bottling

    couple questions on bottling soda.

    1. Can you bottle soda from a beer gun or is the carb level/foam too much? I'd like to start doing a Hibiscus Lime soda as a non alcoholic option in the tap...
  13. Thread: Glycol loop

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    thanks everyone, we put the ball valve in where...

    thanks everyone, we put the ball valve in where the "ball valve ??" is and nixed the top row like in the pic and things seem to be flowing nicely. we have all 3 tanks currently fermenting and things...
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    bottling in a hot climate

    Hey Guys,
    Just getting everyones opinion on packaging (mainly running a small scale bottling line) in a hot tropical climate.
    We currently do not have a brite and either keg and force carb or...
  15. Thread: Glycol loop

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    I cut out the top completely. It helped but didnt...

    I cut out the top completely. It helped but didnt flow much at all thru the solenoid/drops. Then I put a ball valve right before the return, which forces the liquid to go thru the solenoids when...
  16. Thread: Glycol loop

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    Yea i'm not sure why the top line was in the...

    Yea i'm not sure why the top line was in the diagram. It was months ago when we ordered everything and had this drawn up. When building it last week we almost nixed bc it seemed so uneccesary. We'll...
  17. Thread: Glycol loop

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    Glycol loop

    I set up my glycol run and am having issues with the flow. mainly the drop to each tank. The glycol is just running around the loop and not cooling the tanks. There is also one area where the glycol...
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    it looks like they just released a 4 head filler....

    it looks like they just released a 4 head filler. And Xpressfill has a youtube video of it filling a can - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDUUAros5m4
    The video is an open fill but it does say on...
  19. Thread: DO Levels

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    Thats what I was thinking. it seems most can...

    Thats what I was thinking. it seems most can lines are open fill. An entry level bottling system would most likely be superior for DO pickup and shelf stability. Plus it looks like you are able to do...
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    Thinking about distilling

    I have a microbrewery and am considering doing some small scale distilling. I know almost nothing about the process am just starting to research it.
    Are there any sites with good information. What...
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    Nice! I have some quotes but nothing set, I'll...

    Nice! I have some quotes but nothing set, I'll send you a PM after the holidays. Cheers!
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    Thanks! I'll have to check out iPhoneCAD, any...

    Thanks!
    I'll have to check out iPhoneCAD, any other softwares I could download to mess around with that?
    There is a bathroom in the corner where you have the CLT and then a door to the outside...
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    Not 100% but he thinks 14-15ft high ceiling....

    Not 100% but he thinks 14-15ft high ceiling. Gonna get that soon.
    Front wall - 22.5 meters / 73.81 ft
    length - 11.94 meters / 39.17 ft
    Back wall - 11.5 meters / 37.72 ft

    The shape of the...
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    square footage and brewery size

    I am working with an investor that has a new upgraded space for my brewery. We are currently a 3bbl brewery in about 1250 sq ft. The space he has is 2130 sq ft with a large outdoor area for a beer...
  25. Thread: DO Levels

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    DO Levels

    In terms of DO levels, product stability and overall quality. Would an entry level bottling system be better than an entry level canning system? Something in the 15k range. ex: HDP(or equivalent) vs....
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