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  1. 18+ years of experience Brewing, looking for long term employment

    Over 18 years ago I started in this industry first volunteering at a brewery then later hired on to clean kegs and scrub the floors. I eventually worked my way up the ladder and was promoted to head...
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    Yes, inject from the bottom. Biofine requires...

    Yes, inject from the bottom. Biofine requires lots of mixing and dropping it from the top won’t allow much mixing. Foaming will be limited because you will only drop the pressure a pound or two. Good...
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    I like the off the wall idea, you will “beat up...

    I like the off the wall idea, you will “beat up the beer doing decarb”. Let’s face it you have a tough choice doing this. But, here is another thought. I also do the same with the T and inject it in,...
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    Here Here. For the zahm. Went to a brewery that...

    Here Here. For the zahm. Went to a brewery that had the Foxx tester it’s cheaply made, and you simply let “some” beer out till the gauge reads 0. Seems to me one would want to remove the same...
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    The McMaster Carr is the ones we use and we put 1...

    The McMaster Carr is the ones we use and we put 1 in front of each electric valve, not a problem since
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    A few words as to the system at our Brewery. We...

    A few words as to the system at our Brewery. We have the 2 stage wort chiller and one large glycol tank to cool down the fermentors,wort chiller and brite tanks. It all works quite well yes, when we...
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    Don, I hope you have a good water treatment in...

    Don, I hope you have a good water treatment in place seems that you have to add quite a bit of fresh water instead of reusing that condensate water. maybe I just dont quite follow what you are doing
  8. sure is alot of companies w tanks to sell

    Wasn't but a few years ago it was a long wait to get brewing equipment now there is a bunch of it out there. I wonder if there will be less at CBC this year?
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    where is your grain mill at? When I switched...

    where is your grain mill at? When I switched breweries I was amazed at all the amount of dust on the tanks. we spent a day cleaning everything the closed the door to the mill room and 90% of the dust...
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    I have to agree with Timm, while a glycol chiller...

    I have to agree with Timm, while a glycol chiller would be great it can get a bit pricey, I had good luck with a cold air system. Contact Micromatic they have helped me in the past
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    One washer design lowers the pressure of the...

    One washer design lowers the pressure of the caustic so it runs up the spear and down the outside of the spear but, for the most part the caustic splashes around inside the keg
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    Also keep your kegs as low as possible say around...

    Also keep your kegs as low as possible say around 24" above the ground the less one has to lift kegs the better for ones back
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    I would ask your grain supplier I would think...

    I would ask your grain supplier I would think they would be the experts on that. I do know grain is very susceptible to absorbing odors from there environment so its important to keep them in a odor...
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    If you buy your own dont forget to factor in lost...

    If you buy your own dont forget to factor in lost and stolen kegs, figures seem to suggest 1-3%. It really adds up. Also another factor especially if you use a distributor is the waiting time on...
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    No whippin' here lol, is it only your canned...

    No whippin' here lol, is it only your canned beer, perhaps what you could do is set some aside in a small keg and see if the flavor appears if so its something in the brewery if not I would take a...
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    I just had another thought adressing the steam...

    I just had another thought adressing the steam from the stack of the kettle. A long time ago I worked at a brewery that took that steam and ran it into a cooling chamber that had just tap water...
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    Not sure where NOX comes out of a brewery from...

    Not sure where NOX comes out of a brewery from but yes there will be some CO2 but since this is heavier than air it will go down and not up. Is this zoned light manufacturing or are there other...
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    I think you answered your own question "we are...

    I think you answered your own question "we are not restaurant folk". I have worked at both that do and do not provide food and IMHO I dont care how good your beer is if you cant provide a good food...
  19. Beautiful area up there.

    Beautiful area up there.
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    I am currently running 12 tanks 15, 30, 60 bbl...

    I am currently running 12 tanks 15, 30, 60 bbl tanks and we had a "designed" system for us and it was a mess full of 90's and it zig zaged all over the place a real mess. I called my chiller supplier...
  21. The time washing kegs can be pretty variable...

    The time washing kegs can be pretty variable depending on the reserve of air and CO2 that the machine has available. I followed the thread that is above and my time is 1:57 per keg on the short...
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    The local farm that takes our grain does not want...

    The local farm that takes our grain does not want that yeast in because they worry about bloat on there animals. I did dump it in the grain bin several years ago at another brewery and the farmer...
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    Longest I had was about 25' and we ran a...

    Longest I had was about 25' and we ran a diaphragm pump to move the beer. I was involved in a long thread on here about moving beer pump vs CO2 pressure. I use CO2 pressure with very good results but...
  24. Dick, I can respond to the Acid first issue, I am...

    Dick, I can respond to the Acid first issue, I am betting you been in the industry long much like myself it always used to be caustic,rinse,acid then leave it on till dry then rinse. Newer thought is...
  25. Curious, why no rinse going from acid to caustic?

    Curious, why no rinse going from acid to caustic?
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