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    Don't do it!

    If you're going to replace solenoids with something more robust, then I suggest air-operated angle seat valves. Good ones are around $100 or so. They are bulletproof and highly reliable. A few...
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    Stick with plan A

    That device looks like far more trouble than it's worth. Putting gas on a cold keg for a week would be far superior, IMO. How are you going to "9) serve beer"? Through the stone? That's a...
  3. Something else...

    2 hours mashing is extreme. I use 20% boiled rice and a 20 minute saccharification rest. That is plenty! Attenuation is down to 1.65P for a very dry beer. You do not require gelatinization of...
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    You get what you pay for.

    Going cheap is most often not in your long-term best interests. I would not spend my money there unless I was looking over their shoulders 100% of the time. And that's not worth my time; nor what...
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    They won't make a custom door....

    Your door is very likely mass produced by a large door manufacturer. Just need to find the distributor for that manufacturer. Don't know who BRD used, but many companies used Zorzini.
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    Look around...

    First: single walled brite tank? So basically a cooler-housed serving tank? Most manufacturers do not make their own doors. Doors are usually purchased from other suppliers. Check out companies...
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    I'd go for it.

    The boiler may be marginally adequate, but you need to know what pressure the steam is delivered and then the jacket size of the kettle. Can't easily put a low pressure boiler on a jacket made for...
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    Archon Industries

    Whether DIN or SMS gaskets & fittings, you can find either here. Plus lots of other goodies that you might need. Maybe even butterfly valve seals (which may be shot). BTW, your HX gaskets may be...
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    Monarch 1110

    Proven on tens of thousands of can bottoms. Buy the best before stickers at U-line or anywhere else.
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    Produce?

    I mean it's just water and flavor, eh? So mix and done. Not sure I understand what you're after. It's far easier to produce than beer. Brite tank would be a good choice. Obviously you need a...
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    3/4 hp is plenty

    Sprayballs don't work better with more power. 3/4 is fine. 2 is gross overkill. There is no real voltage advantage, but 3 phase motors are generally a tad more efficient than single phase. Not...
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    Couple of issues...

    First is that cheap wine bottles have propensity to explode, sending shards of glass everywhere. Be very careful that you do not manufacture bombs. Second is that carbonating water to a high level...
  13. From what I know, you need to use type K...

    From what I know, you need to use type K thermocouple wire the ENTIRE length of run. And there should be NO splices in the run. Even the terminal block connections inside an electrical box must be...
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    Every situation is unique...

    You will have to figure this out for your exact recipe, filling apparatus, etc. There are no general guidelines. I've tried carbonating water with very poor results as water does not hold CO2 like...
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    Hockey stick...

    I've not seen any need for foil; we gently cut the plastic wrap around the layer of cans we wish to remove and then slide the top half-pallet onto a waiting empty pallet. Peel away the plastic wrap...
  16. Chlorine Dioxide

    I use chlorine dioxide whenever I can. Measure the concentration from the sanitize cycle and adjust the concentrated chlorine dioxide concentration accordingly. If you don't keg every day, then...
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    You should try it.

    Sounds right. Try your method knowing what you know now. Only way for you to know for sure is to try it. You may require a bit of tweaking, but only experience will tell you.
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    United Bottles?

    Have you reached out to United? I buy bottles from them frequently. Can recommend them.
  19. Seems like a lot of power for a small brewery...

    You sure you have the air requirements right? That's a massive amount of air for a small brewery. Especially if you don't use both packaging options at the same time.
  20. Thread: Leaky CO2

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    Eliminate hose clamps and hose barbs...

    I now use only push fittings with proper tubing for CO2 and air lines. Properly seated, these are much more secure than hose barbs & clamps. Much easier to disconnect too, if the need arises.
  21. Thread: Leaky CO2

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    Go programmatic...

    Develop a best practice for your CO2 system and buy quality components. There's some good reference materials out there for design of gas distribution systems. And some good information out there...
  22. Iodophor?

    Iodophor will leave a slight metallic taste when used without rinse. Even at recommended dosing.
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    Beer nut has NO internal threads as a rubber gasket seals the joint. The threads you see just hold the assembly together. There are no more threads on a beer nut in the wort/beer than the wing nut...
  24. Couple different techniques...

    It really depends on length of time between the batches. I'm more used to brewing on top of one batch the next day--as in 24 hours later. In that situation, I will always pitch the first batch as...
  25. No pipe threads!

    Suggest that you never use pipe threads in a beer or wort application. They can never be sanitized properly without major effort. Like disassembly, cleaning, steam and reassembly. For which they...
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