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Going Pro / Re: Draft magazine article.
« on: January 27, 2014, 05:35:51 PM »
Thank you guys.

Equipment and Software / Re: How do steam fired kettles work ?
« on: January 26, 2014, 02:28:19 PM »
I know about high pressure steam (4 bars) mostly from Europe and low pressure steam (below 15 psi) mostly in US.

I just got a quote for 15 BBL brewhouse and just a boiler without installation was quite expensive.

Going Pro / Re: Draft magazine article.
« on: January 26, 2014, 02:17:43 PM »
Thank you guys.
You are more then welcome to hang around.
It is about 9 hour drive from Grand Rapids.
If you stop by I will give you a care pack.
I might even can some beer just for you of the once we do not have labels for.

It defenettly feels good to get positive review.

Going Pro / Draft magazine article.
« on: January 25, 2014, 04:58:15 PM »
My beer was featured in Draft Magazine.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Can-bottle
« on: January 22, 2014, 07:55:07 PM »
Well I think the Alumitech bottle for homebrew is a ways off still. After some effort I found a bottling canning plant maker who sweet talked Ball into sending me a sample. I got 12 of them, all of which had holes poked in the bottom to make them unusable. So, too options. Reuse store bough or order about 11 pallets of them at 39 cents per can.

Neither works for me. Think I'll stick with kegging and occasionally bottling
Hole on the bottom is a defenettly right way to present the product to potential buyer.
I do not deal with Balls. I go thru Crown.
$.39 per bottle looks quite expensive to my opinion.
They would most likely want as you would buy one skid of lids for it too.

Equipment and Software / Re: Brew Kettle cleaning question
« on: January 22, 2014, 07:38:46 PM »
I run PBW through my whole system (partial clean in place set up) after every brew. Every 10 brews, I run Acid #5 to keep all of the stainless nice and shiny and my hard SS plumbing free of build up.
Where do you source the Acid 5?
Foxx Equipment sells them by gallon.
Wholesale only thou.

Mid count malt supply also sells them.
Because it is hazardous material it needs to be shipped by freight.

It is not too expensive to my recollection.

Equipment and Software / Re: Chilling plastic conical fermenter
« on: January 20, 2014, 08:55:08 PM »
Is your fermenter insulated?

I run insulated plastic fermenters with SS coil inside (like yours) and glycol chiller set to 28F.
I can not go lower then 42F.

The Pub / Re: Here is a little performance by Mike Bardallis
« on: January 15, 2014, 04:40:17 PM »
That was great.

The only one puzzling thought I have is: what AA stands for in this situation?

Sorry Leos, AA= Ann Arbor MI.

I thought it was Alcoholic Anonymous at first.

The Pub / Re: Here is a little performance by Mike Bardallis
« on: January 15, 2014, 04:00:56 PM »
That was great.

The only one puzzling thought I have is: what AA stands for in this situation?

The Pub / Re: PC wifi wiped out
« on: January 12, 2014, 04:17:19 PM »
All right guys.You made me do it.
Did someone said Linux?

The Pub / Re: PC wifi wiped out
« on: January 11, 2014, 10:09:04 PM »
And BTW I'm surfing the forum from my Mac, at home, that's been around for almost 10 years and while it's slow, doesn't have any problems. The HP laptop I have is barely a year old and all but one of the USB ports is fried and I've already had to have the HD replaced. That's an HP problem, not a windows problems. But I swear I'll never buy another HP computer again if I decide to stay with Windows.

OTOH, I'm using a 4 year old HP laptop that has never had a problem.  Which of us is the anomaly?  BTW, my laptop before this was a \Toshiba and the one after this likely will be.  Still, not a single problem with this one.
Give man a break. He brew a good beer.

Going Pro / Re: Commercial
« on: January 08, 2014, 03:20:14 PM »
Yeah, I was there last night and no one would let me in! ;)
Smarty paints.

Going Pro / Re: Commercial
« on: January 07, 2014, 06:10:15 PM »
Thank you guys.
Everybody is invited to visit.
If you want to meet, let me know.

I think we should rerun it in mid to end of January.

Going Pro / Re: Commercial
« on: January 06, 2014, 04:15:13 PM »
Nice! That's some fast talkin'. I just posted it on my facebook timeline. Expect my cousins soon.
Thank you theoman.

Going Pro / Re: Looking for some feedback
« on: January 04, 2014, 02:00:03 PM »
We will see if I can do this from phone

I now use glycol but when I started I had the same size of tank with water in walking cooler as size of fermenter.

When I said taproom I did not mean food. Just serve your beer.
Taproom Is a blood line for a lot if small breweries.

And your customers want to visit you.
It does indeed work!  Someone else mentioned brewpub.  i try to respond to people individually since there are so many different things to respond too.  Does US Plastic sell the coil as well or is it just a piece of SS coil you bought and fitted it in.  I would love to have a taproom, but its all going to depend on location when i get premises.  Are those the standard inductor conicals or the tamco versions?
I got SS tubing out of NY. For 100 gal I used 50 feet and for 350 gal I used 100 feet. Fittings are from McMaster.

I have my element hex nut welded to the BK.
starsan is fine for hand sanitizing.
Saniclean is fine when pump Is involved.

I do not have a good caustic solution.
I use acid cleaner 5 and star line for brites and it looks good.
I tried PBW and hd caustic in BK with mixed results.

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