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    You aren't running enough beer out if you're...

    You aren't running enough beer out if you're getting isopropanol in your samples. You can't expect a representative sample if you aren't flushing 5-10 sec worth of beer through before sampling....
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    What strain are you using? Also, are you doing...

    What strain are you using? Also, are you doing forced ferments to cross-reference your final gravities?
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    It's entirely plausible that the additional...

    It's entirely plausible that the additional stress causes the yeast to produce more esters, but most of our 1318 beers are whirlpool- and dry-hop heavy. Truth be told, the only difference we've seen...
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    We propagate in an actual propagator.

    We propagate in an actual propagator.
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    It is less than ideal, but I've found that even...

    It is less than ideal, but I've found that even with this regimen we're not dumping that much yeast with our hops. We usually don't push the yeast beyond 4 or 5 generations before re-propagating,...
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    Contrary to conventional wisdom, we've never had...

    Contrary to conventional wisdom, we've never had issues with either microflora or flavor when re-pitching hoppy yeast.

    That said, we usually drop the hops out of the bottom before harvesting....
  7. Your sprayballs are 1 inch tri-clamp, yeah? What...

    Your sprayballs are 1 inch tri-clamp, yeah? What do you use for your transfer hoses, from brewhouse to fermenting vessel or FV to bright tank? If you're using a chugger, how long are your knock out...
  8. Diacetyl reduction is both time and temperature...

    Diacetyl reduction is both time and temperature dependent, often times extending well into the stationary phase. But I would be concerned about diacetyl reduction at temperatures any lower than...
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    +1 on the Hygiena ATP luminometers. A lot of...

    +1 on the Hygiena ATP luminometers. A lot of their swabs are cross-compatible between types of swabs and types of meters. Affordable and gets the job done.
  10. That Sabco one looks awfully nice, but not sure...

    That Sabco one looks awfully nice, but not sure how I feel about using a sanke coupler. I've used both the Kent and the DBT models, which are basically identical and most certainly work well,...
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    The frost on the tank is normal and usually only...

    The frost on the tank is normal and usually only occurs during periods of prolonged use.

    As for the gauge reading zero: my guess would be that you're pulling too quickly and the vaporization of...
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    You're definitely going to want some check...

    You're definitely going to want some check valves. Most carb stones have 'em built in, but I like my quick-disconnects to have check valves as well.
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    I've heard of folks just keeping their brinks...

    I've heard of folks just keeping their brinks buttoned up and bleeding down pressure after pitching, and I've also heard horror stories of valves failing and letting yeast rocket into the cosmos, so...
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    Cask is your best bet, provided the time and...

    Cask is your best bet, provided the time and price works for you. Bill Rose knows those seamers front to back.
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    I can't agree more with this. We are brewers...

    I can't agree more with this. We are brewers and/or business owners, not graphic designers. Hire for you weaknesses and invest in your branding. Be professional. You'll thank yourself years from now.
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    I usually lift it above my grist case with the...

    I usually lift it above my grist case with the door open and the bag on its side, cut it around the circumference of the bag, and then make a latitudinal cut from the center toward one end and POP!...
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    My understanding of one-way, disposable (key)...

    My understanding of one-way, disposable (key) kegs is that, hence CAMRA approval, you can fine and condition your beer in the key kegs all the same as casks. I vaguely remember a solid write-up by...
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    This, especially for British varieties. However,...

    This, especially for British varieties. However, I've found that American varieties really don't like this method and tend to leave behind acetaldehyde.
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    Are they just spitting beer through the valve...

    Are they just spitting beer through the valve when full? Just out of curiosity, to what v/v do you carbonate and what is your head pressure?
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    I've also used a tri-clamp to break any vortex.
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    We use the twist-rinse cage that Ska makes for...

    We use the twist-rinse cage that Ska makes for their depal. on our ACS. Works well and I'm pretty sure they make a 16oz version. Not sure if it could be fitted to the SAMS, but it might be worth...
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    Does your checkvalve have a small stainless ring...

    Does your checkvalve have a small stainless ring around the base of it to secure it to the barb? I have 4 GW Kent carb stones and, while the first operated fine with the stainless ring on, the...
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    My understanding (I haven't actually pulled apart...

    My understanding (I haven't actually pulled apart a filler assembly in quite some time) is that the filler valves are fail-close. That is, the coil excites the little bullet-shaped piston to open the...
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    Do you have an older SAMS whose proximity...

    Do you have an older SAMS whose proximity switches use the three-prong split connection or are your line's sensors hardwired into the panel? We found on our SAMS, whose sensors were the former...
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    This. +1 for vinyl hose blowoff We're pretty...

    This. +1 for vinyl hose blowoff

    We're pretty much in the same spot as everyone else who have used these GW FOBs. We've had a new set of couplers (with purportedly newly-designed shutoff valves,...
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