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Re: Single Tier Semi-Automated, Lowell Brewing
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2011, 01:35:56 PM »
I went to the local beer distributor and said "Hey, I need some kegs..." He said OK, and charged me the deposit.....$30 each. Let me pick the nicest ones out of the pile too. Don't think these guys were more than a year old, if not younger.....  8)
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Re: Single Tier Semi-Automated, Lowell Brewing
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2011, 05:54:30 PM »
Aren't the kegs property of the brewery? Don't they cost the brewery $100 or more? This isn't passing the sniff test...
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Re: Single Tier Semi-Automated, Lowell Brewing
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2011, 09:08:40 PM »
Aren't the kegs property of the brewery? Don't they cost the brewery $100 or more? This isn't passing the sniff test...
Yeah, try $150 for new one.
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Re: Single Tier Semi-Automated, Lowell Brewing
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2011, 11:18:41 PM »
Yeah, oscar can be forgiven for ignorance but the beer distributor knows better.  They aren't allowed to sell them to you.
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Re: Single Tier Semi-Automated, Lowell Brewing
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2011, 11:29:12 PM »
I went to the local beer distributor and said "Hey, I need some kegs..." He said OK, and charged me the deposit.....$30 each. Let me pick the nicest ones out of the pile too. Don't think these guys were more than a year old, if not younger.....  8)

Dude. Seriously? I want three but only if it's totally legit.  ;)

All I know about "commercial kegs" is that in the last four years very few have said anything positive about misappropriated kegs. :(
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Re: Single Tier Semi-Automated, Lowell Brewing
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2011, 09:02:30 AM »
Yeah, oscar can be forgiven for ignorance but the beer distributor knows better.  They aren't allowed to sell them to you.

My thoughts also.
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Re: Single Tier Semi-Automated, Lowell Brewing
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2011, 02:59:58 PM »
Meanwhile back at the ranch...

Did I read the blog right? Wirelessly controlling the brewery from inside the house? WOW that is one
upgrade that never crossed my mind. Nice rig!
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Re: Single Tier Semi-Automated, Lowell Brewing
« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2011, 06:20:07 PM »
Meanwhile back at the ranch...

Did I read the blog right? Wirelessly controlling the brewery from inside the house? WOW that is one
upgrade that never crossed my mind. Nice rig!

Hey, rabid-dingo! That's right, I put a small wireless bridge in the box with the control system and I can monitor temps and processes from inside of the house. It helps when it is colder than a witch's outside! I also like having the enclosure waterproof and everything inside of it as well. Thanks for the thumbs up!
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Re: Single Tier Semi-Automated, Lowell Brewing
« Reply #23 on: February 21, 2011, 06:31:23 PM »
Meanwhile back at the ranch...

Did I read the blog right? Wirelessly controlling the brewery from inside the house? WOW that is one
upgrade that never crossed my mind. Nice rig!

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Re: Single Tier Semi-Automated, Lowell Brewing
« Reply #24 on: February 21, 2011, 06:39:23 PM »
Meanwhile back at the ranch...

Did I read the blog right? Wirelessly controlling the brewery from inside the house? WOW that is one
upgrade that never crossed my mind. Nice rig!

Hey, rabid-dingo! That's right, I put a small wireless bridge in the box with the control system and I can monitor temps and processes from inside of the house. It helps when it is colder than a witch's outside! I also like having the enclosure waterproof and everything inside of it as well. Thanks for the thumbs up!


This is a great idea. I like the idea of remote control in any design. I use a remote wireless thermometer on my smoker. It even has an alarm to let me know when the BBQ is done. Anything to make it easier is fine by me.
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Re: Single Tier Semi-Automated, Lowell Brewing
« Reply #25 on: February 21, 2011, 06:43:11 PM »
You can do it via iPhone.
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Re: Single Tier Semi-Automated, Lowell Brewing
« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2011, 07:59:12 AM »
You can do it via iPhone.

That is a really cool feature to use with the BCS control...but unfortunately, I don't have one of those confangled smart phones! There is actually an app for the BCS control system I think. Some day, maybe.
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Re: Single Tier Semi-Automated, Lowell Brewing
« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2011, 11:32:27 AM »
I went to the local beer distributor and said "Hey, I need some kegs..." He said OK, and charged me the deposit.....$30 each. Let me pick the nicest ones out of the pile too. Don't think these guys were more than a year old, if not younger.....  8)

I can overlook this only if you picked the BMC owned kegs....
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Re: Single Tier Semi-Automated, Lowell Brewing
« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2011, 06:15:14 AM »
I went to the local beer distributor and said "Hey, I need some kegs..." He said OK, and charged me the deposit.....$30 each. Let me pick the nicest ones out of the pile too. Don't think these guys were more than a year old, if not younger.....  8)

I can overlook this only if you picked the BMC owned kegs....

Yes, I "liberated" two from the evil empire...... 8) Wasn't 100% sure at the time, but he didn't even hesitate, so I said what the heck.
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