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  1. Ive seen it go in a few days at some places. ...

    Ive seen it go in a few days at some places. Capping on foam is not a cure all for cans, it helps certainly. The biggest factor is the time from full to lidding. Every second counts when it comes...
  2. In canning, you get what you pay for. In some...

    In canning, you get what you pay for. In some cases you pay a lot for a finicky machine that has trouble maintaining the lowest oxygen levels. This is usually due to environmental issues. The...
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    Your waste will be higher due to foaming issues. ...

    Your waste will be higher due to foaming issues. You need to have a way to keep your kegs as cold as your brites, or you will have a mess. Generally speaking, it is not advised to fill from kegs.
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    caustic has never had any difficulties for me. ...

    caustic has never had any difficulties for me. Needs to be hot though.
  5. Thread: Energy Dry Hop

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    Its probably nothing particularly special. Just...

    Its probably nothing particularly special. Just marketing fluff.
  6. I wouldn't recommend a pressure washer, if...

    I wouldn't recommend a pressure washer, if something got plugged up on the drain you could easily over-pressure and burst the keg. Plus, pressure washers are more about high pressure and not volume,...
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    I think your line size is your problem. 15' of...

    I think your line size is your problem. 15' of line, that depending on what kind it is will loose .5 to .65 psi per foot of pressure from friction losses. Thats 7.5 psi or more drop during filling....
  8. Thread: Keg Tracking

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    Pretty sure he means tracking his assets as they...

    Pretty sure he means tracking his assets as they are at places they have delivered to, not freight or packages being shipped with a third party carrier like FedEx, UPS, etc.
  9. Yea, its all cold break. Regarding the...

    Yea, its all cold break.

    Regarding the lingering bitterness, its probably not due to what is carrying over from the kettle. I suspect you have yeast in suspension still that give you the intense...
  10. You only whirlpool if there is a post boil hop...

    You only whirlpool if there is a post boil hop addition? You should always whirlpool.
    Second, put a prescreen ahead of your chiller to catch any big particles.

    Are you having haze issues once the...
  11. Do you have rakes? Turn them on and take them...

    Do you have rakes? Turn them on and take them all the way down to the false bottom. That should help you de-water things. Otherwise, its going to be a mess when you open up the mash tun door.
  12. Thread: Keg Tracking

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    We use KegID, it has worked well for us. Very...

    We use KegID, it has worked well for us. Very simple, works on a phone or tablet to scan the barcodes on the kegs, plus a web interface. Been using them for 4 years now I think, maybe almost 5...
  13. Thread: Hoppy sour ale

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    We have a sour IPA that we do, it just takes a...

    We have a sour IPA that we do, it just takes a lot of hops as a dry hop, and a good lacto ferment that has some fruity character to it. But it is still subtle.
  14. Thread: Hoppy sour ale

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    The lower pH is effecting your hop oil...

    The lower pH is effecting your hop oil extraction. Think of it this way, you are making your water more polar by acidifying it, therefore the oils in the hops are way less likely to be dissolved in...
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    Why not do a sour mash or sour in the kettle...

    Why not do a sour mash or sour in the kettle prior to pitching brett after boil? Ive always been a fan of beers that have been acidified through natural means vs artificial. Flavor wise, I can...
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    I would replace your coils, if they are truly...

    I would replace your coils, if they are truly stainless (304 or 316) they shouldnt have corroded with PAA like that. Plus, if you were able to remove the corrosion with nitric and phosphoric acids,...
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    Probably a short in a winding, motors dont just...

    Probably a short in a winding, motors dont just run within spec and stop suddenly. Its also possible that your VFD or breakers are failing. Good idea to reach out to NSI, but probably just as good...
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    Brewer and Cellarman

    We are a growing production brewery in the East Bay looking to fill an opening for an assistant brewer. The ideal candidate preferably has 1-5 years experience in the brewing industry on the...
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    The search function should return a lot of...

    The search function should return a lot of results for multi-day multi-turn brews. Topic has been covered quite extensively. Search Multiple day fermentor fill
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    If you need any further help, you can always have...

    If you need any further help, you can always have them give my sewer guy a call. He is very knowledgeable about brewery and winery waste, and very practical. We only have semi-annual monitoring...
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    I suspect most plants run a similar process for...

    I suspect most plants run a similar process for their digestors, but I dont work at one, so I cant say for certain. You should ask your municipality the standards they require. How large is your...
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    I would recommend that you call the other brewery...

    I would recommend that you call the other brewery and make a gentleman's agreement on this. Having been on the other end of this same situation, I would have been much happier having someone asking...
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    In order to do the BOD5 you need to have a seed...

    In order to do the BOD5 you need to have a seed from the sewer treatment plant so that you can check how it digests things. Without their seed, you have no idea what BOD would be. In any case, you...
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    You dont want a moving company, you want riggers....

    You dont want a moving company, you want riggers. They have the trucks, the forklifts and all the equipment to move heavy things from place to place.
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    That is an inadequate setup for canning. You...

    That is an inadequate setup for canning. You will be plagued by oxidation issues until you get something that can protect the beer. If you think about it, a bottle has a tiny opening for which...
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