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  1. Hey Brian. Here are some considerations.... I...

    Hey Brian. Here are some considerations....

    I have no idea what a "very large chiller" is in terms of cooling capacity, and your cooling loads will vary depending on what beers you are doing (for...
  2. It can be done, but I don't recommend it. ...

    It can be done, but I don't recommend it.

    There are a lot of other ways to structure distilling with brewing, and I've been lucky enough to be part of setting a few of those up.

    PM me, and...
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    Dave, Having worked as a brewer in Japan, let...

    Dave,

    Having worked as a brewer in Japan, let me say that there is very little good brewing equipment MADE there, unless it's made by the brewery itself. I don't mean valves and stuff (Nippon...
  4. Thread: canners

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    Sounds unpleasant. What is the lift capacity? A...

    Sounds unpleasant. What is the lift capacity? A pallet of 90 flats of canned beer weighs 1804 lbs (including the pallet, trays, and 6 packers) plus the weight of the pallet jack and the personnel.
    ...
  5. How many bottles are you talking? There are...

    How many bottles are you talking?

    There are some good manual and semi-automatic labelers I've used, and I know a couple good label suppliers printing in BC and AB. Send me a PM, and I'll do what...
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    How big is "relatively small?" And how many...

    How big is "relatively small?"

    And how many accounts do you forsee outside of your own taproom? Self distribution or third party?

    One thing a lot of breweries miss until they're well into it...
  7. Thread: Keg Volumes

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    Agree that fobbing is important, but there should...

    Agree that fobbing is important, but there should be no air if your kegs have been properly purged after cleaning.

    Typically, I have found that actual keg volumes are within +/- 2.5% of total...
  8. Thread: Tank leaking?

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    Is it a new tank? Call the manufacturer and make...

    Is it a new tank? Call the manufacturer and make it their problem.

    Used tank? Finding glycol leaks is a pain. One thing I've noticed is that the insulation tends to load up with glycol downhill...
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    Distilling Forum?

    Hey Admin, more and more posts concerning distilleries and distilling are popping up. How about a "Distillation" area? Most of the forums elsewhere on the internet aren't as professional as this one,...
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    If they use a standard drum lid and ring, don't...

    If they use a standard drum lid and ring, don't pressurize them! Some guys at the last brewery I was at tried it with a neoprene seal, and the ring was bolted all the way down...lid launched into the...
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    It's not hard... It won't be taxpaid for you,...

    It's not hard...

    It won't be taxpaid for you, since the distillery will be paying excise on it when it leaves their bonded area. The distillery purchases it from you as their distillation...
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    Nice rig :-)

    Nice rig :-)
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    You can throttle either side, but it will make...

    You can throttle either side, but it will make the impeller wear faster. VFD is the best way to modulate pump speed on an impeller.

    When you slow the output side, the flexible part of the...
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    I've seen this done with some simple paperwork....

    I've seen this done with some simple paperwork. The method was to add the owner of the receiving brewery to the ownership of the manufacturing brewery. The deal was done by trading 100 shares of...
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    A ball pallet has 20 layers of 389 cans for 7780...

    A ball pallet has 20 layers of 389 cans for 7780 12 oz. cans per pallet. Typical truck packs 26 pallets for 202280 cans per truckload. Typically there will be a pallet or so of overrun...which is...
  16. Thread: 4 pack carrier

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    I used to get good service and reasonable prices...

    I used to get good service and reasonable prices from Wynalda, and they aren't far from you. Just let it be known to a packaging rep that you are looking for carriers, and the vultures will descend!
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    IME most breweries, especially smaller ones, made...

    IME most breweries, especially smaller ones, made and sold in the USA today have mash tuns that are woefully undersized...and way undersized for high grav beers...unless you use additional refined...
  18. WG, PM me if you need brewery drawings or design.

    WG, PM me if you need brewery drawings or design.
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    What model is your CIMEC? I've worked on them in...

    What model is your CIMEC? I've worked on them in the past, and I think I might have a photocopy of a manual somewhere...
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    IME, PEX is less maintenance than copper. One of...

    IME, PEX is less maintenance than copper. One of the things about pex is that the fittings are smaller diameter than the pipe, which means every fitting is a restriction. You can tell a good plumber...
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    You can stick it outside with the chiller as long...

    You can stick it outside with the chiller as long as it's well insulated. If it's big enough, insulation isn't that big of a problem, either. Just make sure it can't rain in it :-)
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    Give Orchestrated Beer a miss. Way to big, way...

    Give Orchestrated Beer a miss. Way to big, way too comprehensive, way too much labor involved in keeping up with it. Way way WAY too expensive. Unless you're 50 000 bbls plus, and can dedicate one or...
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    Just imagine how well that business would do with...

    Just imagine how well that business would do with GREAT customer service. I wonder if their vendors get the same treatment?
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    If you're going to do that, make sure of a few...

    If you're going to do that, make sure of a few things...

    1. Don't ship LTL, FTL only for non-reefer.
    2. Check, double-check, triple check your dock time and that the truck will be there...delayed...
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    After you swapped controllers, did you check the...

    After you swapped controllers, did you check the thermistor/thermocouple probe for calibration? I received a lot of 12 identical probes, once, and just one read about 6 deg out at the low part of the...
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