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    grain handling

    You might want to look at FarmboyAG.com. Many affordable options. We ordered one for our 15bbl setup, had it at our loading door 4 days later. Fairly easy 2 person setup with only a couple of...
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    Yes, but....

    We just received a two headed keg washer 2 weeks ago. I am very satisfied with it, for the price. Since it costs about half of every single other quote we received. Sure a red hat would be nice, but...
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    I hear you, I would love to be able to use it....

    I hear you, I would love to be able to use it. Their warehouse is in the next town over and I could pike it up. But I have used the Ultra-Niter and Puma X products in my keg washer and have found hop...
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    Actually I didn't speak to Dana, never responded...

    Actually I didn't speak to Dana, never responded to my emails or phone message, their distributor was even worse. One other thing regarding chlorine, we use a fair amount of English ale yeast, and...
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    I use 2 oz per gallon at about 160F even ran CPI...

    I use 2 oz per gallon at about 160F even ran CPI for a bit over 30 minutes. Needless to say I was shocked as well. I will be going with Loeffler products. I wished it did work because the Birko...
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    I took your advice and got in some bru-r-eze,...

    I took your advice and got in some bru-r-eze, what a mistake. Didn't even clean anywhere as good as PBW and I was disappointed. Used it to CIP our fermentors, ran hot water rinse first, then the...
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    Generally only a few tank less brands can handle...

    Generally only a few tank less brands can handle heating even mildly hot (100F) water. This was a big issue when I was working with integrating solar hw with my tank less heater. Currently we have a...
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    Going to be using the same chemicals, what cycle...

    Going to be using the same chemicals, what cycle times are you using in your setup.

    Thanks,
    Geoff
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    What you don't trust me? I said it would be...

    What you don't trust me? I said it would be perfect. I am not used to being questioned, Doc.

    Actually we haven't had any contact issues, replied to my voicemail within 10 minutes.
  10. Thread: Keg Washer

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    I will go one step further. If your pump wont...

    I will go one step further.

    If your pump wont at least run a CIP ball there is not a chance that it will clean a keg properly. There is no way your getting usable pressure with that, a 1 hp pump...
  11. Right off the bat I would loose the grain mill...

    Right off the bat I would loose the grain mill and related equipment. In this size setup much easier to buy the grain milled. Less headaches and we never have grain around for any period of time.
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    I recently brought a pail of PAA in to try out....

    I recently brought a pail of PAA in to try out. Hadn't done enough research on handling so I wasn't aware of handling issues other than using care. I did get some on my skin with no reaction but the...
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    I switched from PBW to Bru-R-Ez and had to go...

    I switched from PBW to Bru-R-Ez and had to go back to PBW. My tanks were visually dirty after my normal CIP routine with the Birko product. I don't think PBW is strong enough so I switched, but there...
  14. A couple of observations, one very particular to...

    A couple of observations, one very particular to PBW, two the initial gas purge and the need for two pumps.

    1) PBW works best hot, above 140F - how do you keep it hot

    2) The gas purge cycle is...
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    Well we have given up on Birko chemicals since...

    Well we have given up on Birko chemicals since the local distributor is about as helpful as an apple genius. Ironically we have a mix of plastic and stainless, it's the stainless that was causing...
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    Thanks for the suggestions however, we have...

    Thanks for the suggestions however, we have checked with the city water department and nothing has been changed, we use Bru-R-Ez and its not chlorine based. As to cleaning, we do strip everything...
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    Strange Wyeast 1318 issue.

    Have been brewing one specific IPA using Wyeast 1318 for about a year. The most recent batch was 20bbl and it was perfect. Suddenly the last 2 batches have developed an extreme phenolic smell and...
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    additional pics

    Here is a close-up, this one is actually bolted to a table along with the capper. Needs at least one operator and a capper.

    Geoff

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    WONF Fruit Extract flavorings

    I am looking on some info on the use of a WONF fruit extract in a new beer. My question is, I was given 2 5 gal pails of Natural Strawberry WONF to use. However upon looking at the containers they...
  20. I can't speak for Wisconsin, but here in NH we...

    I can't speak for Wisconsin, but here in NH we didn't have a UL listing on the burner on our first 3bbl system and it was cheaper to replace with a UL listed electric kettle than go through the...
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    Bottler Update

    I also use PVC put took a different route. I don't use Morebeer fillers as they just wear out too fast. I also mount my heads in a PVC block that is mounted on a SS shaft and spring loaded to stay in...
  22. We turn over our bottles quickly, however we have...

    We turn over our bottles quickly, however we have not had a returns and have some bottles left that have been in the bottles for several months. As to the bottler is actually a hybrid of all that I...
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    How many bbls will be bottled during each run?

    I am not familiar with the GW Kent filler, but what I saw in the video would make me question the pro's of this device. At least for that price. Most...
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    I am having the same issue with adding an...

    I am having the same issue with adding an additional head to my keg washer. As I see it with the flow of liquids you need some sort of balancing valve or flow restrictor on each of the feed lines to...
  25. Well we give our grain away to a local farmer and...

    Well we give our grain away to a local farmer and occasionally we get some sausage in exchange. That being said the disposal savings your farmer has saved you should be considered. Also, the spent...
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