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  1. Howdy, Well, starting with some of the simplest:...

    Howdy,
    Well, starting with some of the simplest: is that keg getting gas to build pressure to pour? Check the regulator, check the keg/keg coupler seal. After that, swap line parts with another...
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    Keg Deposits to distributors

    Okay ProBrewer brain trust,
    How have other breweries handled it when you have kegs out to distributors (deposits paid) and your brewery ownership changes hands?
    Considering the old business goes on...
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    Hi Jay, I definitely wish we would have put in a...

    Hi Jay,
    I definitely wish we would have put in a floor drain. We did, though, build the door and doorway large enough to move full pallets in and out which is a terrific labor saver. I would also...
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    Careless Johnny, Pretty real with adjustment for...

    Careless Johnny,
    Pretty real with adjustment for inflation. My current rate is $90/hour.
    Prost!
    Dave
  5. Howdy blhelm610, Yes, cash out the tips at the...

    Howdy blhelm610,
    Yes, cash out the tips at the end of each shift. It will establish good practice for when you do have employees. What you do with those tips (reinvest them into the biz, start a...
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    Hi jwhitehead787, Rates do seem to be all over...

    Hi jwhitehead787,
    Rates do seem to be all over the map. When I would consult, my rate was $55-$85/hour, two hour minimum depending on complexity, duration, and distance from me. I found it to be...
  7. Paul, The TTB is saying your design doesn’t have...

    Paul,
    The TTB is saying your design doesn’t have any beer names or beer specs on it.
    It looks like you are planning to hand write in the beer names, abv, etc on the labels at the time the crowler ...
  8. We utilize XMradio for Business. Our monthly fee...

    We utilize XMradio for Business. Our monthly fee to them covers the copyright management companies.

    This issue does seem to draw deep emotions, however keep in mind when you have a cover band...
  9. General field Troubleshooting How to find and...

    General field Troubleshooting
    How to find and safely fix water leaks
    Care and feeding with boiler chemicals (O2 scavengers, etc)
    Prepare your boiler for external and internal required inspections:...
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    Brewfist, Our staff’s tips are paid from the...

    Brewfist,
    Our staff’s tips are paid from the till. Our POS, TouchBistro, tracks credit card tips and generates an end of day report showing how much in tips should be paid out as well as how much...
  11. Thread: propane

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    Hi BeerBred, I have been running on propane...

    Hi BeerBred,
    I have been running on propane since 2002. My boiler was converted from NG. Running it on propane is, of course, completely doable. Make damn sure your make-up air is sized for your...
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    I use several heavy-grade plastic drums (about 50...

    I use several heavy-grade plastic drums (about 50 gal cap) I scavenged from our local car wash. They were used to transport car wash soap. I just cut off the tops with a Sawz-All and load them onto a...
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    Howdy, I brew my sodas up in the kettle, five to...

    Howdy,
    I brew my sodas up in the kettle, five to ten bbls at a time. Run through the heat exchanger and carb in the brite tank with a stone. Flavoring is added post-heat exchanger and pre-carb. Make...
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    JR, I have an industrial, wall mounted, ducted,...

    JR,
    I have an industrial, wall mounted, ducted, ventilation fan (similar to this: https://www.mcmaster.com/ventilation-fans). This fan sucks out the dust-laden air from the room and deposits it...
  15. JR, I visually inspect my spray balls every...

    JR,
    I visually inspect my spray balls every cleaning session. Very easy for me as I have top manways. Almost never do I find anything but if I do it is an easy removal and cleaning. Using screened...
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    Hi Crooked Arrow, When we were building out, our...

    Hi Crooked Arrow,
    When we were building out, our local/state governments required us to mill in an “explosion-proof” room: external light switch, sealed light housing, industrial external venting...
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    Hi Steve, Your friend could buy my brewery and...

    Hi Steve,
    Your friend could buy my brewery and move it down there! (https://www.eralambroscommercial.com/listings/detail.php?lid=128803883&chome=1&) 😁

    Prost!
    Dave
  18. I do think the consumer cares. Perhaps not the...

    I do think the consumer cares. Perhaps not the macro-beer consumer so much.
    I make craft sodas as well as beers and promoting the ingredients (“made with real brown and white cane sugars, no...
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    Why, oh why, would the owner want to intentially...

    Why, oh why, would the owner want to intentially use an existing beer name and open up the business to legal hassles? Isn’t the business challenging enough?
    Years ago, I was making a smoked ale just...
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    Hi Richard, I would suggest using Cholaca...

    Hi Richard,
    I would suggest using Cholaca (https://cholaca.com) in a milk stout. This stuff gives a great chocolate flavor. I’ve added it to a stout, post fermentation. My customers loved it.
    ...
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    Hi Brad, I have had success with barcodes I...

    Hi Brad,
    I have had success with barcodes I purchased from buyabarcode.com. I have them on seven of my products and they are in use in bars, restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations. I would check...
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    When I was actively consulting, my rate was...

    When I was actively consulting, my rate was $60/hour with a two hour minimum. Albeit, this was mostly remote consulting. On-site consulting, I billed $95/hour (travel time, gas).
    I will stress the...
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    I soak mine in isopropyl alcohol and never touch...

    I soak mine in isopropyl alcohol and never touch the stone surface with my hands. It truly makes a difference in performance.

    Prost,
    Dave
  24. I store all my stainless steel fittings, clamps,...

    I store all my stainless steel fittings, clamps, and gaskets in buckets of diluted StarSan. Easy peasy lemon squeezie.

    Prost!
    Dave
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    Howdy Ulmus, My tap room set up is just about as...

    Howdy Ulmus,
    My tap room set up is just about as you described. I have been pushing with all CO2 for 18+ years just fine. If I had any beers that were such slow movers as to get over carbonated on...
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