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  1. Thread: Rice

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    "I am a craft brewer....who uses rice!"

    If you have a cereal cooker you can cook (gelatinize) the rice and then add it to the mash. For broken rice you can call a rice grower/mill in your area...usually they are interested in selling...
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    IDD Miniking compressed air requirement?

    Any one know what size air compressor I will need to run a IDD miniking keg washer/racker? Is oiless rotary screw required or does a piston type with oil coalescers/ filters do the job?
  3. Thread: tobacco

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    food for thought

    0.5-1.0 mg/kg nicotine can be a lethal dosage for adult humans. It is impossible to overdose via smoking tobacoo. (thanks wikipedia) Ingesting it is another mater.

    Not to mention I hightly...
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    Biofine clear (silicic acid) ?

    does anyone use this stuff? Could you let me know your opinions on it?
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    build your own unitank?

    I have a local welder/fabricator who is interested in building a 30bbl unitank fermentor for me. Has anyone ever done anything like this? Good idea? bad idea? What kind of certifications does the...
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    more fun with lager yeast

    and I thought I was alone on this one. I have seen very similar results with lager yeast. Re-pitching seems to bring this about.

    So I was thinking..could these be accumulated respiratory...
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    bad draft lines

    I have had a few bad experiences with plastic taint and draft lines. After multiple washes with every conceivable brewery cleaner, hot water soaks, lots of cussing etc, but the taint still came...
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    FOR SALE: Acme/Katema Glycol Chiller

    FOR SALE: Acme/Katema Glycol Chiller

    5hp Carlyle Compressor
    3-phase, 460 volts, comes with transformer
    Water-cooled condenser
    15 gallon stainless steel glycol reservoir


    $2,500 obo
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    water heaters in series?

    I am considering hooking two or more 50gallon run of the mill water heaters in series. Anyone ever done this or is it a bad idea?

    Joe
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    Mash efficiency/ batch consitency

    We have been increasing our mash efficiency (higher volume yield to boiler same OG).

    What implications would this have on batch consitency? Besides hop utilization changes are there any other...
  11. Thread: Chlorine Dioxide

    by JoeV
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    concentration vs. kill

    So far this is what I have come to understand with oxine.
    Yeast washing at 20-30ppm kills bacteria leaves yeast un-harmed, we get viability of over 95% with methylene blue counting. We even store...
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    similar experience

    We have had similar experience with our plate and frame. Only slight improvement after filtering. First we would use pall k900 and then down to k300. We discovered from microscopic examination of...
  13. Thread: cryogenic CO2

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    re: tank distance

    5/8" ID tubing and 60' away.
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    quat approval?

    we use quat when washing glassware as a terminal no rinse sanitizer. They sell the product for this use so I am surprised it is not approved? Any thoughts?
  15. Thread: cryogenic CO2

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    cryogenic CO2

    We just installed a bulk liquid CO2 tank. The problem is that the delivery flow rate seems to be way less than with the high pressure cylinders. For example when pressurizing kegs after washing it...
  16. Thread: Mystery pumps...

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    Mystery pumps...

    I have a few mystery centrifugal pumps that need seals. The only thing they say on them are FLOWMAX. The closest thing I can find is out of australia, fallsdel machinery. Anyone have any...
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    line restriction?

    I usually fill from a sankey keg and just bleed pressure from the corny prv slowly. It just occured to me though that if you could use a line with the right restriction to give you enough pressure...
  18. Thread: Ale and Sushi

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    shameless self promotion

    Trade Route Brewing Co. Ginger Pale Ale and sushi.... need I say more? Seriously though ginger does go great with sushi and a few other folks are making ginger beers out there. Lagers are also a...
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    Chain store problems

    We had to change all of our third party UPC codes and get our own prefix, when our local grocery stores (local chains) would not accept the third party ones. My advice from experience is do it right...
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    waste not...

    want not. Just check around plenty of people use iodophor, like dairies etc. You could always use it for sanitizing glassware.
  21. Thread: Chlorine Dioxide

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    Oxine wash

    I have heard between 20 and 40 ppm. The ammount to use would depend on how much yeast you are washing and how concentrated your Oxine stock is. Your chemical vendor should be able to help you out...
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    Un-skunkable hops

    I have heard of un-skunkable hops/hop extract. I can't remember how they do it but they are somehow chemically modified so they are not effected by UV light.
    I second the good housekeeping and a...
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    cost benefit?

    Germicidal UV bulbs are not cheap and they need to be rather close to the surface being treated. Like any sanitizer they will not work if the surface is not clean.
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    plate and frame filtering

    I have also had sporadic results with plate and frame filtering. The only thing I can think of doing is to do yeast cell counts on the beer before filtering and then if filtering goes well use that...
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    berliner weisse mit schuss?

    How bout some greed woodruff syrup? Maybe the same approach is warrented here. Rather than dying a whole batch that may or may not sell after st pats just add food color to the pints at the bar as...
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