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Re: getting 30 bbls on line
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2012, 06:38:28 PM »
Gotta post a picture of me and my handsome self, of course. :D


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« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2012, 07:51:55 PM »
What a beautiful sight!
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Re: getting 30 bbls on line
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2012, 08:36:29 PM »
What a beautiful sight!

The tanks, at any rate. :P
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Re: getting 30 bbls on line
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2012, 12:09:36 AM »
Gotta post a picture of me and my handsome self, of course. :D


Oh, well that puts it in perspective.  So the tanks are what, 8 feet tall? ;D
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Re: getting 30 bbls on line
« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2012, 08:40:44 AM »
I believe I recall seeing pictures of your operation early on with homebrew conicals in upright freezers. You've definitely come a long way. Very nice upgrades.
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Re: getting 30 bbls on line
« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2012, 09:05:20 AM »
Oh, well that puts it in perspective.  So the tanks are what, 8 feet tall? ;D

Yeah. Yer clever.  ::) ;)

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« Reply #21 on: December 01, 2012, 09:06:09 AM »
I believe I recall seeing pictures of your operation early on with homebrew conicals in upright freezers. You've definitely come a long way. Very nice upgrades.

Yep. 42 gallon blichman conicals. Definitely was crazy.

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« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2012, 08:00:15 PM »
Looking good.

I am glad you had a great experience with GW Kent. I bought quite a few things from them and I am happy too.

I heard that their Micro line is a mixed bag. Made in China.
Regular stuff is made in Taiwan.
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« Reply #23 on: December 01, 2012, 09:01:44 PM »
Congrats!

It'll make for a more profitable business.
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« Reply #24 on: December 02, 2012, 07:10:18 AM »
Congrats!

It'll make for a more profitable business.

It better or I will be out of business!!! Amazing how expensive this stuff is. You about spend as much or more on cooperage than you do on tanks!

We are actually looking into leasing kegs now. The company we are going to go through works through the distributor so if the keg comes up missing it is the distributors fault. Course, it costs around $1400 per month minimum. F'ing racket!!!

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« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2012, 08:30:24 AM »
Best of luck to you Keith!

What kind of kegs do you use? What do they cost?
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« Reply #26 on: December 02, 2012, 10:32:26 AM »
We have some plastic kegs and some used stainless sankes. Gonna probably sell off all the plastic kegs when we start leasing.

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« Reply #27 on: December 02, 2012, 05:59:51 PM »
We have some plastic kegs and some used stainless sankes. Gonna probably sell off all the plastic kegs when we start leasing.
I heard about the tragedy from the plastic keg exploding and killing a brewer this year. Really scary. Makes you rethink the whole plastic keg idea.
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Re: getting 30 bbls on line
« Reply #28 on: December 02, 2012, 06:14:46 PM »
We have some plastic kegs and some used stainless sankes. Gonna probably sell off all the plastic kegs when we start leasing.
I heard about the tragedy from the plastic keg exploding and killing a brewer this year. Really scary. Makes you rethink the whole plastic keg idea.

I know a couple of local breweries that use them without issue.  From what I understand of the explosion, it was really more of a brewery safety issue than an issue with the keg.  Someone attempted to clean one using an unregulated air compressor, so it was pressurized WAY above the maximum pressure that those are rated for.  Someone could argue that a steel keg would have held anyway, but it still could have easily been avoided by regulating the compressor to something within spec when cleaning.  I think I heard something about the brewery in question having a competition to see who could clean the most kegs in a time period, which likely led to someone scrapping safety to be faster.  Just a terrible tragedy.

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« Reply #29 on: December 02, 2012, 06:57:51 PM »
The plastic keg company sent out a notification recently not to run your compressor over 40 psi. I have heard of a few breweries with exploding plastic keg issues. The one in question is the only death though.

I don't like the plastic kegs much. Lots of little problems with them, I won't go into all of them. Looking forward to moving away from them entirely.