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    Man... don't do this. Number, type of tank if...

    Man... don't do this. Number, type of tank if you've go more than one type (e.g., brites it would be difficult to use as fermenters), capacity if you've got more than one size. "BT-15-01 is empty,...
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    You're putting the cart before the horse, here ...

    You're putting the cart before the horse, here get the system you want, and once you've got that figured out, then worry about the wiring to run it. I had to have a new 220 outlet installed a...
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    Possibly-silly question, but, are you using any...

    Possibly-silly question, but, are you using any finings to help that yeast flocculate? Beer clears differently on the commercial scale for the rather ridiculous reason that, in a much larger tank,...
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    As a recovering techie, some of these new,...

    As a recovering techie, some of these new, big-investment breweries look eerily familiar. They're going to have a hard time making money grinding away at brewing good beer year after year because...
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    Ya know, every time I see somebody else post...

    Ya know, every time I see somebody else post "hey, do this DIY duct-tape-and-bailing-wire kludge, it worked great!" I kinda shake my head, so, take the following with a 10BBL batch's water treatment...
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    As a fellow cask ale brewer, I can tell you,...

    As a fellow cask ale brewer, I can tell you, you'll find plenty of things to do with CO2 between bottling runs, if this is a concern. Those firkins fill a lot faster with a gentle nudge of a couple...
  7. Think you'd also do well to keep in mind that...

    Think you'd also do well to keep in mind that enzymes can't make more of themselves; destroying and/or rinsing out 99.9% of the enzyme will be good enough. It's not like working with brett/bacteria,...
  8. I work at a British-style joint, everything's...

    I work at a British-style joint, everything's done with top-cropped English ale yeast, I'll tell you what works for us.

    For scooping, we use a big stainless mesh sieve, like, a foot in diameter ...
  9. Place I work has a washer without a sani cycle,...

    Place I work has a washer without a sani cycle, we do something we call "the daisy chain" to sanitize kegs after we wash them. We'll take the first two kegs off the line, fill the first one all the...
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    Do they hold pressure at all? You could keep...

    Do they hold pressure at all? You could keep using the pump, and just trickle CO2 into the other port with your regulator set for, like, 1 PSI. Heck, if you're using a blowoff bucket, you're probably...
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    One thing you need to consider is that alcohol is...

    One thing you need to consider is that alcohol is also a carbohydrate: ethanol has two carbons, six hydrogens, and one lonely oxygen. Mashing cool will get more of the sugars fermented, but the human...
  12. Have you been in touch with your member of the...

    Have you been in touch with your member of the Board of Supervisors/Alderman/whatever they call the body of folks elected to represent just your part of town? Heck, I don't know if San Antonio even...
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    Genuinely curious and not just trolling what...

    Genuinely curious and not just trolling what can you do with a VFD that you can't do just as well by throttling with a valve at the pump's outlet?
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    I work on a system not unlike yours, 8 barrels,...

    I work on a system not unlike yours, 8 barrels, gravity from MLT to grant, then pump to recirc or kettle. We basically do what dick murton suggests, with good results. We run into the grant slowly...
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    I second the "restrict flows with ball valves"...

    I second the "restrict flows with ball valves" solution this is the setup we've got where I work. I wasn't sure the first time they showed me the system, but it's easier than you might think,...
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    The money quote is "as little as possible"...

    The money quote is "as little as possible" without the pump cavitating (pulling in air through a whirlpool). What that amount winds up being will vary from system to system, based on shape/size of...
  17. As a guy who spent two years at a meadery where...

    As a guy who spent two years at a meadery where production shared space with the tasting room, your production area looks a little small. Now, that whole left side of the tasting room looks pretty...
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    This is something I've wondered, too my gut...

    This is something I've wondered, too my gut instinct is that the flexibility the kegs offer is worth the labor, but, you're looking at a lot of labor.

    Place I work now, we do about the volume...
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    I worked at a meadery for a couple years, we used...

    I worked at a meadery for a couple years, we used flexible impeller pumps exclusively (borrowed our techniques more from winemaking than beermaking), they're beefy but they're also finicky.

    On the...
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    That, or Cornelius kegs with hatches in the top....

    That, or Cornelius kegs with hatches in the top. Should be able to get a handful, plus fittings to hook them up to your draft system, for well within your $1,000 budget.

    With a widge, you can...
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    I second the suggestion of beer engine + sparkler...

    I second the suggestion of beer engine + sparkler I work at a brewery that specializes in British-style ales, we go through casks about as fast as kegs, serving with beer engines and sparklers....
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    I'd wait until that beer is carbed before you...

    I'd wait until that beer is carbed before you make a final judgement. Part of what you're experiencing is that aroma doesn't come out of a cold beer as readily as a warm one (why do you think...
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    At my last gig, we had a stainless steel pegboard...

    At my last gig, we had a stainless steel pegboard over the sink looked kinda like this, only with gaskets, clamps, valves, etc. instead of surgical equipment. If you've got the wall space for it,...
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    Have you looked into an external gas-fired...

    Have you looked into an external gas-fired calandria? All the benefits of brewing with gas, without having to worry about your kettle being able to take direct flame. I've never priced one out, so, I...
  25. Re question 3/4 - avoid dedicated tanks (BBT's...

    Re question 3/4 - avoid dedicated tanks (BBT's you can't ferment in, a lager FV you can't do ales in in a pinch) if you can afford to! It sounds like you want to operate at pretty darn near full...
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