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    First question, what infected your porter to get...

    First question, what infected your porter to get the pH that low? If you have ruled out infection, the next thing you need to look at is what is the current mineral profile? You will need to add a...
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    That does help, would not run the pumps at full...

    That does help, would not run the pumps at full tilt though, 3600 rpm has some pretty high shear forces and is not great for the yeast.
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    This is the poor mans "nitro", there are a number...

    This is the poor mans "nitro", there are a number of systems available to nitrogenate your beer. Most are inline while you're filling the keg, some are inline while you are serving. The other way...
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    Adding dextrose to get to your target abv is...

    Adding dextrose to get to your target abv is still going to leave you with a really sweet beer. Your best bet is to krausen it with some really active fermenting wort, after you have warmed it up a...
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    You will have to vent your combustion gasses and...

    You will have to vent your combustion gasses and the steam from your kettle. They make condensers for the steam, so generally, you only need to have a flue for the combustion gas since you can use a...
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    The other think to realize too, is flow is...

    The other think to realize too, is flow is pressure sensitive. The smaller the pipe the more pressure drop to get the needed flow, or the less flow to get the needed pressure. Easiest way to make...
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    It can be pretty variable, mostly depends on the...

    It can be pretty variable, mostly depends on the cost of chemicals and how long kegs sit before being cleaned. Sometimes it might take 10 minutes per keg if its a completely manual setup or kegs sit...
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    Its very dependent on your county health...

    Its very dependent on your county health department. I would say that in general, the TTB would not sign off on a brewery that was outdoors. You would need it to be at least having a roof overhead...
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    Most fire sprinklers have a specific set temp, IE...

    Most fire sprinklers have a specific set temp, IE 100F, 150F, 225F, ..., all the way to 625F. They are color coded either on the glass bulb or paint on the sprinkler body. Hop up there and take a...
  10. You are 100% correct, there's lots of ways to get...

    You are 100% correct, there's lots of ways to get things done. Given that this is a business, and businesses need to be efficient with how they spend their money, the least amount of time to produce...
  11. if it takes 10+ hours to turn 1 batch from start...

    if it takes 10+ hours to turn 1 batch from start to finish, youre doing it wrong. Take a look at your processes and find out where your choke points are. We turn 2 in 10 hours, and thats pretty...
  12. room for growth. didnt do any math on the loads...

    room for growth. didnt do any math on the loads since it was already discussed, but if you have to make electrical upgrades, why not give yourself some room to grow. it sounds like you have 2...
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    Theres a couple of ways. First, if its easy to...

    Theres a couple of ways. First, if its easy to do, you can disconnect the tank from the glycol system and run warm water through the jackets to bring it up. When I say warm, keep it at 100 or less...
  14. 200A is probably the largest you can go on the...

    200A is probably the largest you can go on the current load center. Would have to upgrade to go above that. If its a simple drop from the power pole, take as much as you can get. Figure your...
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    Most suppliers can get them, they are just...

    Most suppliers can get them, they are just printed with all black from factory. Finding someone who will sell you less than a truckload will be the trick. Look for the repackers that buy in bulk...
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    It is available on your TTB permits online...

    It is available on your TTB permits online account. The one thing to remember, if you make an account with an email that is different than the contact email used on the forms, they will make a new...
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    Usually load ours up to 800# each, not much we...

    Usually load ours up to 800# each, not much we can do to stop fermentation, even on the low fill ones that are say 400#. They all ferment, all the time.
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    Problem #1: you have someone else mill your...

    Problem #1: you have someone else mill your grain. I dont want to knock our suppliers, they do a good job of having the things we need. They are not brewers, and they do not know anything about...
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    At those ratios, You could proably do just fine...

    At those ratios, You could proably do just fine with no hulls. Ive run to 45% oats, wheat or rye flakes and no drop in run off speed. Above that, I just use 50# of rice hulls per 10 bbl batch. You...
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    You have a stuck mash. Probably need to make...

    You have a stuck mash. Probably need to make adjustments to your mill to dial in the correct grind. Get a set of sieve pans and start opening up the gap .001"-.005" at a time to test between...
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    Water does a funny thing around these...

    Water does a funny thing around these temperatures. You would think that normal convection would mean that the warmer liquid is on top, colder on the bottom, but the water starts to do different...
  22. Ive seen it go in a few days at some places. ...

    Ive seen it go in a few days at some places. Capping on foam is not a cure all for cans, it helps certainly. The biggest factor is the time from full to lidding. Every second counts when it comes...
  23. In canning, you get what you pay for. In some...

    In canning, you get what you pay for. In some cases you pay a lot for a finicky machine that has trouble maintaining the lowest oxygen levels. This is usually due to environmental issues. The...
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    Your waste will be higher due to foaming issues. ...

    Your waste will be higher due to foaming issues. You need to have a way to keep your kegs as cold as your brites, or you will have a mess. Generally speaking, it is not advised to fill from kegs.
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    caustic has never had any difficulties for me. ...

    caustic has never had any difficulties for me. Needs to be hot though.
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