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Re: Filtering levels and methods
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2012, 09:42:26 AM »
as long as you have Uni-tanks (conicals that can be pressurized to carbonation levels) you don't really need bright tanks.

As far as dosage goes, I use about 40 ml/bbl. My uni tanks are 7 bbls my bright is 10 bbls and my small brights are 50 gallons per piece.

I have stopped fining my IPA and IIPA. I just let them sit a litttle longer and I think the beer has much better aroma left a little hazy.
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Re: Filtering levels and methods
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2012, 10:02:19 AM »
as long as you have Uni-tanks (conicals that can be pressurized to carbonation levels) you don't really need bright tanks.

As far as dosage goes, I use about 40 ml/bbl. My uni tanks are 7 bbls my bright is 10 bbls and my small brights are 50 gallons per piece.

I have stopped fining my IPA and IIPA. I just let them sit a litttle longer and I think the beer has much better aroma left a little hazy.

I will want to move things out of my fermenters to serve just to keep turnaround on the fermentation tanks minimal.  So essentially I could choose between kegging my beers and serving from there or transferring to a bright tank and carbonating and serving from those>
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Re: Filtering levels and methods
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2012, 12:11:40 PM »
So essentially I could choose between kegging my beers and serving from there or transferring to a bright tank and carbonating and serving from those>

Only if your fermenters can be pressurized to carbonation levels (15 psi). And, realistically, only if your fermenters have carb stones. Otherwise it'll take too long to be practical.
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Re: Filtering levels and methods
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2012, 05:28:34 PM »
Question...are bright tanks necessary? If I cold crashed and biofined the primary tank then kegged from there, would that be acceptable as well?
Bright tanks are VERY helpful.
Yes but when you are production brewery you have time limitations.

My plan is to eventually open a brewpub and I am costing as much as I can. I plan to do 3 BBL batches and only serve from the pub, no back door distribution.  On another note, can you server directly from the bright tanks as opposed to kegging?
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