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    Seems a bit expensive for a plastic NEMA 4...

    Seems a bit expensive for a plastic NEMA 4 enclosure. I am fairly certain that they would not charge you much more to flip one of these over to three phase. It’s not a huge changeover.
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    A better answer than the 55 gallon drum might be...

    A better answer than the 55 gallon drum might be one or two marine coolers. Bulkhead those and they’re already insulated about as good as you could diy. A couple 150qt coolers would easily beat a 55...
  3. This is great information, but the article itself...

    This is great information, but the article itself mentions that austenitic steel immersed in chlorides are not often an issue until 60*C or greater temperatures are reached. I avoid all chlorine...
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    I have seen something similar done with a 275...

    I have seen something similar done with a 275 gallon IBC pallet tote and a home-made insulation job. Outlet was retrofitted to feed a 1.5HP CIP pump (replacement) and that pump actually cycled the...
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    Id recommend you crush the rye first as it is...

    Id recommend you crush the rye first as it is usually much smaller kernel size. You'll need a fairly tight gap. Then you can then open up the gap for the barley afterward to prevent over-crushing the...
  6. Seen this exact thing happen before. More than...

    Seen this exact thing happen before. More than once. Agree with the other comments. As far as potential issues I have seen manifest....

    Weight. Depending on the size of the tank and how much beer...
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    My last quote from Wattco was to retrofit an...

    My last quote from Wattco was to retrofit an improperly contracted control panel. The panel was brand new and never used, but was missing a simple PID that was needed for our application. They...
  8. None of those processes are considered...

    None of those processes are considered "conditioning". Conditioning only refers to the maturation of the green beer in general. The filtration, forced carbonation, and pasteurization would all take...
  9. Correct, but most productions do not, which is...

    Correct, but most productions do not, which is why the word Usually is in italics.
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    Leave your location if you need to. There are...

    Leave your location if you need to. There are lots of opportunities available if you are willing to relocate. Brewing School is great for those who can afford it (both in time and money). It is not...
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    BTW - I have used the Visco and the TX, but not...

    BTW - I have used the Visco and the TX, but not the GB.

    I brewed a 40% American wheat the other week with no hulls, and no enzymes. A full 120 min runoff, but great efficiency and not a big deal...
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    Basically all three are different concoctions of...

    Basically all three are different concoctions of enzymes meant to do very similar things. They are all intended to thin the mash and allow improved lautering. They are all derived from the...
  13. 01 - Gasses are continually produced throughout...

    01 - Gasses are continually produced throughout fermentation and a percentage of the gasses will be dissolved into the wort/beer at any given time. The basic principle is that there are three phases...
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    While I would never group pumps and electricity...

    While I would never group pumps and electricity together since they are technology centuries apart, obviously brewing has been taking place longer than the advent of both of these, and neither is...
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    The concerns have to do with noxious gasses...

    The concerns have to do with noxious gasses primarily. The fact your open air burner will fill a room with carbon monoxide is the issue. You will need to put the burner in a fire box most likely. You...
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    Kolsch uses a distinct yeast, making different...

    Kolsch uses a distinct yeast, making different than an “average ale”. If it was fermented with US-05, wlp001, 1056, or bry-97 then I would agree totally. Also lagering an ale is fairly unique to...
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    15psi in a glycol loop is not enough information...

    15psi in a glycol loop is not enough information to help. Good luck.
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    BH yield signifies a collected quantity and BH...

    BH yield signifies a collected quantity and BH efficiency is a percentage, (what you have actually collected vs the maximum potential). Yield is required to determine efficiency. BH efficiency...
  19. Of course there are downsides to doing it this...

    Of course there are downsides to doing it this way. Otherwise no one would need a BBT.

    I have successfully canned directly from FVs many times in the past, but it is never a preferred way to...
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    Most loops I have encountered already in place...

    Most loops I have encountered already in place tend to have only one wye strainer in the output side of the glycol unit, just post chiller. This is usually sufficient for 99% of operations since it...
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    Your math is wrong. The OP is correct. 12.6*P...

    Your math is wrong. The OP is correct. 12.6*P down to 5.5*P is 56% apparent attenuation. Not sure where you get 75% and 92% from.

    Jebzster has the right info. I would add to rouse your yeast a...
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    My understanding is that an SCR would be ideal as...

    My understanding is that an SCR would be ideal as far as finite control, energy use, and contractor life but this would not be common from what I have seen in the cabinets. UL cabinets I have seen...
  23. I prefer PAA myself, but would like to politely...

    I prefer PAA myself, but would like to politely ask why you personally opt for the chlorine dioxide? I believe that PAA is considered a more "effective" or "powerful" oxidizer, and its efficacy is...
  24. The trade name of your specific products will...

    The trade name of your specific products will vary by supplier. Most commonly you will find liquid caustic to be comprised of 45%-ish NaOH and a number of other surfactants and chelators added to...
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    I think you are looking for a document titled...

    I think you are looking for a document titled Wort Boiling Today - Boiling Systems with Low Thermal Stress in Combination with Volatile Stripping by Ronnie Willaert and Gino Baron

    Basically it...
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