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  1. We are expanding and building a new brewery. We...

    We are expanding and building a new brewery. We are a 5bbl brewery with 5- 10bbl ferms and a 10bbl Brite.

    My thought is to put the brew system across from fermenter with central alley with as...
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    I can attest to Sungood. I'd skip...

    I can attest to Sungood.

    I'd skip electronics, pumps, pressure gauges.

    Valves are OK.

    Tanks are great.

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    Lot of factors there.... Abv? High benefits...

    Lot of factors there....

    Abv? High benefits from time.
    How many taps? 4 taps or 20 taps?
    How many kegs? Are you going to run out?
    Did you hit breakeven on COG versus sales?
    Have you...
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    We power wash after the brew then soak the...

    We power wash after the brew then soak the elements in acid in a special PVC tube we made until the next brew. Powerwash again before use.

    If something gets caked on- we'll use a scrubby. It...
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    We have an oktober seamer. Very manual compared...

    We have an oktober seamer. Very manual compared to the others. We broke an arm off one of the two seamers head assemblies at the thread. With heavy use the rod for the arm is a little too thin...
  6. We have something similar from Sungood. It's a...

    We have something similar from Sungood. It's a 15 gallon uninsulated tank with a filter on the bottom and a heavy ass lid with about a dozen clamps.

    There is three 1/4" ports on top. We use one...
  7. We're building a new brewery with a well and...

    We're building a new brewery with a well and septic.

    Our well's static water level is higher than allowed to NOT treat the water for public consumption (versus a residential well).

    The water...
  8. I had a terrible experience with Keg Logistics. ...

    I had a terrible experience with Keg Logistics.

    They bought out the company I had a lease agreement and from that point forward everything was FUBAR.

    It was so frustrating, I ended up getting a...
  9. Have a sanitary welder weld on tri-clover...

    Have a sanitary welder weld on tri-clover fittings so you can remove and clean the probes every brew.

    Avoid threads at all cost especially in the fermenter.

    Single shell is very easy but a...
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    My complaint with Beersmith is in calculating...

    My complaint with Beersmith is in calculating Brewhouse Efficiency.

    You have mash conversion efficiency, pre-boil efficiency, post boil efficiency and finally total Brewhouse Efficiency (final...
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    We have a 5bbl with an offset flat hinged top...

    We have a 5bbl with an offset flat hinged top with a 4" port with sprayball. We don't use it much in the mash-. Mainly boil kettle where gunk gets caked on.

    We manually mash in.

    I had a 3bbl...
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    On our 3bbl we used a stainless hop basket that...

    On our 3bbl we used a stainless hop basket that hung off the inside of the boil kettle off the electric elements.

    We used it because the tank could not whirlpool, not because we we're worried...
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    Amen. No matter how well we check, everyone...

    Amen. No matter how well we check, everyone complains of leaking.

    We remove compression fittings and used a Barb to stainless coil with hose and clamps but still leaks under pressure.

    What...
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    I would also argue the tipping point on Electric...

    I would also argue the tipping point on Electric versus gas/steam would be in the 7bbl range. It just becomes impractical. 30kw would probably do just fine for 7bbl at 100amp 3phase power.

    Other...
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    I have a 5bbl electric system with 30kw heating...

    I have a 5bbl electric system with 30kw heating elements and it's overkill but 15kw is not enough to quickly get to a boil. I have a 6kw heating element on the mash tun RIMS setup with a jacketed...
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    We've tried early/late in the boil a bunch and...

    We've tried early/late in the boil a bunch and don't see any difference. There's no aromatics in lactose to burn off.

    I've tried making a syrup, chilling, and pitching in secondary without a...
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    We brewed a Strawberry IPA once with Lactose and...

    We brewed a Strawberry IPA once with Lactose and real strawberries.

    My notes suggest avoid bittering hops to allow residual sweetness to carry through. Build some body with wheat and mash at a...
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    Questions about sungood tank

    Hey-

    I'm looking at upgrading from my 3bbl electric to a 5bbl Sungood Boil Kettle and Mash Tun with electric. I bought 5-10bbl fermenters and a 10bbl brite from them and everything is working as...
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    I used RV water line antifreeze Sent from my...

    I used RV water line antifreeze


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    After 2 years of use-I never had that problem. ...

    After 2 years of use-I never had that problem.


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    Too many variables to say. Overhead, financing...

    Too many variables to say.

    Overhead, financing costs, buildout costs, quality, marketing, etc....

    I will tell you the beer business has a high capital investment and it seems every upgrade in...
  23. Tanks sold! Sent from my iPhone using...

    Tanks sold!


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  24. Thanks everyone- the tank is sold. Sent from...

    Thanks everyone- the tank is sold.


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  25. Thanks- Deposit received today! Units are...

    Thanks- Deposit received today! Units are pending sale and shipping!


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