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Is it safe to buy Chinese equipment?

20
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11
votes

I'm worried that getting clear growlers will let the light in and make my beer skunky. Am I being ridiculous, or are amber growlers more protective of the growler contents?

20
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7
votes

I want some drink coasters for my brewpub which stand out from the crowd. Any creative ideas that are different than the run-of-the-mill circular and rectangular coasters?

17
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323
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10
votes

European-made vs. American-made equipment?

There is a lot of discussion between Chinese-made and American-made equipment. What about machines and equipment made in Italy or Germany versus ones

17
answers
203
views
10
votes

Do manual and semi-auto bottle-fillers gauge a liquid's volume automatically? Can I set my filler to fill only 750 ml of wine and have it gauge that amount without me having to eye-ball the level?

21
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views
5
votes

How many 64 oz growlers make up 1 pallet?

And how many cases of growlers constitute a pallet?

19
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6
votes

How much does custom imprinting on glassware cost?

I'm looking to purchase customized beer glasses and growlers. What additional cost is there for blanks vs. a 1-color imprint vs. a 2-color imprint?

20
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views
3
votes

What's the preferred image file type for suppliers, when sending custom artwork for growlers and other customized products?

Also, at what size should we format the image file so that it is most compatible with suppliers' artwork-processing systems?

17
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194
views
2
votes

What are good ways to get the name of a new brewpub out there? What merchandise works the best?

11
answers
279
views
7
votes

What's the best entry level beer bottle filling machine out there?

Looking for a legit machine, not a Beer Gun or a MoreBeer counter pressure filler.

11
answers
303
views
6
votes

Is it safe to buy used equipment?

11
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87
views
6
votes

Are there suppliers that sell both the label applicator/machine and the labels themselves?

7
answers
142
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9
votes

Does an electric heating system for a brewhouse require its own special power grid?

4
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24
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11
votes

How should I package my product?

7
answers
369
views
7
votes

What are gravity vs. overflow vs. pump liquid fillers?

8
answers
122
views
6
votes

How do I decide what size vat / batch pasteurizer I need?

12
answers
116
views
1
votes

I want beer glasses with my restaurant logo on them. What is the smallest size order I can make?

8
answers
140
views
4
votes

Can I put beer in PET bottles?

10
answers
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views
2
votes

I own a beer filling station, and customers return their growlers to me. Is it safe for me to re-use the growlers (after sanitizing of course)

4
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8
votes

Do most batch/vat pasteurizers also have the capability to also be a mixer? Also, are most pasteurizers powered electrically? And finally, do most pasteurizers also include their own water cool-down system?

12
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60
views
0
votes

What is the typical turnaround time for growlers?

Can you give me an estimate if I need them w/ a 1-color imprint?

6
answers
123
views
6
votes

Do any keg suppliers actually manufacture their kegs in the USA?

2
answers
24
views
10
votes

Should I pasteurize on-site or use a dairy processing plant?

6
answers
86
views
5
votes

Do any suppliers rent bottle filling machines?

My business is interested in renting a bottle filler for a couple months.

7
answers
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views
3
votes

Are there benefits of using fliptops vs screwcaps on growlers?

4
answers
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6
votes

What type of equipment do I need to begin a commercial Kombucha company?

I would like to start a Kombucha brewing company here in Hawaii. Please give me advice on what equipment I need to begin a commercial business. Thank

2
answers
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views
8
votes

What is the difference between manual, semi-automatic, and automatic keg washers?

I'm looking for a keg machine where I can just press a button and not worry about manually switching over to each cleaning method (compressed air, rin

1
answers
21
views
9
votes

What are the most important things to know about pasteurizing milk?

6
answers
75
views
3
votes

What is a counter pressure filler?

6
answers
119
views
3
votes

What are the advantages of stainless steel growlers compared to regular glass growlers?

4
answers
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views
5
votes

When filling kegs from the brite tank, what pressure should the keg be?

Should there be foam?

6
answers
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views
3
votes

What is the difference between a $150 barrel and a $750 one?

Is there a significant benefit to using more or less expensive barrels?

6
answers
192
views
2
votes

Is it risky to buy Chinese manufactured standard 12oz amber beer bottles?

I've heard horror stories about buying glass packaging from China. I want to know if it is safe.

6
answers
52
views
1
votes

In terms of bottles-per-hour, what's a rule of thumb for the max BPH that I could handle using a manual powered labeler?

3
answers
27
views
5
votes

I have a product to be pasteurized with a shelf life of at least 9 months and need an ultra-pasteurizer to accomplish that. Can an HTST pasteurizer, which takes slightly longer to pasteurize and cool the product, still allow the product to have a 9-month shelf life?

5
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views
3
votes

I'm planning on distributing the beer I brew here in California to other states using growlers. Is it first legal to distribute beer in growlers, and will I also run into legal restrictions on interstate growler distribution?

5
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views
3
votes

Do the pasteurizer equipment suppliers on Kinnek meet 3-A sanitary standards?

4
answers
168
views
3
votes

When it comes to bottling beer, what is double pre-evacuation?

6
answers
147
views
1
votes

Where can I get plastic or PET growlers?

6
answers
72
views
1
votes

What is the difference between etching and imprinting on growlers? Is there a big cost difference?

7
answers
120
views
0
votes

Hi all, I'm in the early stages of planning a craft brewery. When purchasing a fully automated bottling line, will the seller usually help with the setup, installation, and post-installation testing of the system?

4
answers
120
views
3
votes

Can foil labels be handled using typical labeling systems?

7
answers
53
views
0
votes

What percentage glycol / water solution do brewmasters usually operate at? Trying to protect from freeze up to 1 degree Fahrenheit.

4
answers
22
views
3
votes

What's the major difference between short tube and long-tube bottle filling systems?

6
answers
29
views
1
votes

Has anyone ever seen 64oz growlers without handles? Is this pretty non-standard?

5
answers
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views
2
votes

What would it cost to lease a brewhouse rather than buy the equipment?

5
answers
122
views
2
votes

Who in USA manufactures tanks in USA or Canada? Who in USA supplies equipment not made in China?

4
answers
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3
votes

Just bought new fermenters and debating the installation and service, what's a fair price to pay?

I got quoted roughly $700 per day AND on top of that they're asking me to pay for the technician's accommodations and meals and airfare. Is that stand

7
answers
43
views
0
votes

What are some fun, out of the ordinary promotional items for an independent brewery?

1
answers
132
views
5
votes

What are the advantages and disadvantages of steam vs. direct fire vs. electric?

4
answers
168
views
2
votes

What's the difference between a turnkey system vs. a monoblock machine?

5
answers
120
views
1
votes

How does a net weight filler work?

5
answers
38
views
1
votes

Is there a limit to the number of colors possible on a growler logo imprint? I have a (beautiful) logo which contains about 7 or 8 colors, not sure how much I'd need to doctor it to make it possible to imprint.

1
answers
38
views
5
votes

Do laws in Pennsylvania prohibit serving beer from brite tanks?

I am opening a brewpub in Philadelphia. Will I be able to serve beer straight from a brite tank? Or will I have to keg the beer first?

3
answers
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views
3
votes

In which states is it legal to refill a growler at the site where it is brewed? In which states is it legal to refill growlers at bars, taprooms, and breweries?

4
answers
59
views
2
votes

What is the minimum capacity recommended to have a full brewing filtration setup with all four clarification stages?

I've heard that for smaller brewpubs, one can simply use sheet filters for the entire filtration process, but for larger setups you'd want primary, tr

4
answers
36
views
2
votes

What are the most popular varieties of hops in use by US breweries?

I've heard of Cascade and Centennial being popular.

4
answers
44
views
2
votes

Is a lenticular filter worth the investment over plate filters?

3
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27
views
2
votes

Can anyone help me with assembling a bottle filling unit?

I'm located out of St. Petersburg, FL and need help putting together my new bottle filler, capper, and heat reduction unit. Any help or direction woul

5
answers
31
views
1
votes

Will any brewhouse suppliers consider shipping to Mexico?

4
answers
24
views
2
votes

What suppliers have 22 oz amber plastic / PET beer bottles?

They've been very difficult to come by!

4
answers
44
views
1
votes

How can I find used equipment?

3
answers
40
views
2
votes

What is an HTST pasteurizer?

4
answers
77
views
1
votes

What are different sizes and shapes of growlers?

I hear a lot of people are starting to use growlers for their beer. I want to try it out myself. Are they expensive?

4
answers
41
views
1
votes

Can I store my beer in "antique green" colored bottles?

We are concerned that long term storage in anything other than Amber glass could result in unwanted flavor changes in beer. Please let me know!

4
answers
78
views
1
votes

How do I make sure my stainless steel tanks don't rust?

I just bought 2 x 30bbl tanks and I want to make sure I treat them properly.

5
answers
51
views
0
votes

I need to place labels on both glass and cardboard containers. Would I need to get two separate machines for this, or could this be done using the same system? I'm roughly thinking of handling about 1000 containers per hour each for the glass and cardboard containers.

3
answers
128
views
2
votes

How important is it to have a location/site for your brewery picked out before talking to equipment suppliers?

4
answers
168
views
1
votes

What are the advantages of using a keg management company vs buying your own kegs?

5
answers
72
views
0
votes

I'm thinking of buying glass growlers for bottling coldbrew coffee for my cafe. Are there special coffee growlers, or can I just get the same ones sold for bottling beer?

6
answers
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views
-1
votes

For my microbrewery system, what type of glycol is most recommended for my chiller?

4
answers
46
views
1
votes

I see a lot of filling systems listed as 'automated'. Sorry for my ignorance, but exactly how automated is 'automated'? How many people would be needed to man a shift for bottling about 600 cases of beer (each shift) using an automatic filler?

5
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53
views
0
votes

Which growler suppliers source their glass in the USA?

I'm wary of Chinese glass being of poor quality.

4
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31
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1
votes

I'm in the beginning phase of researching how to bottle my own cold brewed coffee for my cafe in Hawaii on a relatively small scale to start. Can anyone offer advice or resources on everything from how to bottle, shelf life, food safety, and labeling vs. silk screen?

3
answers
27
views
2
votes

Are PET plastic beer bottles a viable alternative to glass bottles?

We want our product to be different and stand out, but we'd like to get some opinions on the pros/cons.

5
answers
60
views
0
votes

What are the major differences between a wine keg and a typical stainless steel beer keg?

3
answers
12
views
2
votes

Is there a benefit to using specialized glasses for serving beer?

4
answers
33
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1
votes

Advice on types of seals for growlers

We are opening a brewpub in Saskatchewan, Canada. Our provincial authority requires that we use a seal to show that the growler has not been opened b

4
answers
22
views
1
votes

What's the most popular growler size?

5
answers
14
views
0
votes

Does it cost extra to get my glasses imprinted?

4
answers
22
views
1
votes

For an entry level machine (small business), is rotary or inline a better choice?

4
answers
39
views
1
votes

Do government warning labels come standard on growlers, or do we have to request for those specifically and perhaps pay extra for the inclusion of such labels?

Would there be a charge for additional labels and disclaimers that a specific state might require for growlers?

5
answers
21
views
0
votes

Why are both the size and shape of my label important to consider?

2
answers
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views
2
votes

What advice would you give a startup brewery?

3
answers
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views
1
votes

For a nanobrewery (1 to 3 BBL system), what are the economics of selling beer retail vs. wholesale?

I have heard that selling beer wholesale at the nano-level is not profitable given small batch sizes and the man hours required. Is that true?

4
answers
120
views
0
votes

What's the difference between a volumetric filling machine and a liquid level filling machine?

4
answers
147
views
0
votes

I am thinking of setting up a microbrewery. Is it recommended to sign a multi-year contract with a hops provider or farm?

3
answers
35
views
1
votes

Are growlers usually only available in clear or amber color?

4
answers
72
views
0
votes

How many 22oz beer bottles are usually packed in a pallet?

2
answers
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2
votes

For growler refills, what is the ratio of refill customers and customers buying new growler jugs?

If I expect to fill 200 growlers a week, how many will buy new growlers and how many will bring growlers back in to refill?

4
answers
120
views
0
votes

Bottling or canning beer?

We are currently exploring going beyond kegging beer and serving from brite tanks - what are the advantages and disadvantages of canning and bottling

4
answers
54
views
0
votes

Anyone have any thoughts on using copper vs ABS for glycol piping?

3
answers
21
views
1
votes

Are there significant benefits to using cross-flow filtration for wine?

3
answers
20
views
1
votes

At what volume production does it make sense to get a case packer?

4
answers
36
views
0
votes

My labor costs are around $30/hr - when should I think about investing in an automatic labeling machine?

1
answers
29
views
3
votes

What are the most affordable manual canning machine options for my business?

I need a manually operated canning machine for powdered milk that seals one can at a time because I only have two workers, which includes me and at re

3
answers
24
views
1
votes

What financing terms are generally available from brewhouse equipment vendors?

4
answers
44
views
0
votes

Do I have to saran wrap the top of growlers before patrons leave the bar in Eugene, Oregon?

I own two bars in Eugene, Oregon and am considering installing a filling station. I heard a rumor that county law requires businesses to saran wrap th

4
answers
144
views
0
votes

Do you have to use a Bright tank or can you go straight to kegs?

4
answers
31
views
0
votes

What are the pros and cons of different types of draft systems? What kind of cooler do I need?

I own a natural foods meat market that does a lot of craft beers. We are looking to install a 3 or 4 tap draft beer system to complement this.

4
answers
28
views
0
votes

What is the top wine dispensing machine?

What is the top wine dispensing machine?

4
answers
24
views
0
votes

Is there a way to use a glycol chiller to cool our space?

4
answers
21
views
0
votes

It seems like with most glycol chillers, the glycol doesn't have to be chilled below 32?. Why not just use water as the coolant instead?

2
answers
49
views
1
votes

What are the advantages and disadvantages of plastic v. stainless steel fermenters?

3
answers
168
views
0
votes

Is there a major difference with using pellets vs whole hops in the brewing process? For larger scale brewing operations, is one suggested over the other?

3
answers
63
views
0
votes

Are grolsch style growlers popular in the US among consumers? I am thinking of purchasing growlers for my brewpub and I'm trying to decide between grolsch style and the standard screwcap style.

3
answers
168
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0
votes

I'm trying to plan out a system I'll need to use to applesauce at a commercial scale. Any recommendations on a pasteurization system or type of pasteurization tech to use?

3
answers
192
views
0
votes

For automated can labeling, are there other systems out there besides the Krones Canmatic Labeler? It seems this is by far the most popular one being used.

2
answers
75
views
1
votes

I'm sorry, this may seem like a naive question. But what are the manway hatches used for on fermentation tanks?

3
answers
147
views
0
votes

64oz and 2 liters are pretty similar in terms of volume. Is there a reason why some growler suppliers offer both sizes?

2
answers
45
views
1
votes

What are the best methods to fill growlers for maximum freshness?

Are there special techniques or equipment needed to make sure that beer lasts longer 2-3 days after a fill?

2
answers
64
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1
votes

My brewmaster friends have told me that hops usage doesn't scale linearly. If I currently have a 1 bbl system and want to scale to a 7 bbl system, how much more hops would I need to use?

2
answers
74
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1
votes

I'm trying to setup a 20 barrel brewing operation, with a bottling operation. Based on my own business plan and from speaking with friends, I figure I'm gonna need about $500K to get things started. Can anyone help me with a sanity check on this?

3
answers
18
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0
votes

I'm trying to filter about 1200 Liters of wine per hour. I'm trying to pick a filtration system and tech that would work best. Thoughts?

3
answers
15
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0
votes

I'm thinking of bottling my kombucha in amber glass growlers. Has anyone heard of this being done before? I wanna make sure I'm not doing something totally out of the ordinary here.

3
answers
25
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0
votes

Is it pretty common to incorporate a thermal print engine into a wine bottle labeling setup for printing UPC bar codes?

3
answers
28
views
0
votes

At what production levels does it make sense to move from a manual labeling machine to an automatic machine?

2
answers
51
views
1
votes

What is to be done with the trub layer that accumulates at the bottom of the fermentation tanks?

3
answers
25
views
0
votes

For growlers, are there extra fees at the border if a Canadian customer purchases from a US supplier?

2
answers
34
views
1
votes

What is an economical way to bottle 750ml bottles from a brite tank?

Looking for about 10-20 bpm, counter pressure filler. Cap finish.

2
answers
8
views
1
votes

What's the most accurate way to measure the viscosity of the liquid I need to fill?

1
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15
views
2
votes

How easy is it to clean juice bottle fillers?

How often should they be cleaned? Are Are there special cleaners or solvents that I'll need to purchase?

3
answers
12
views
0
votes

Are the amber PET growlers lined on the inside?

2
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9
views
1
votes

Is an amber growler worth it over a clear growler for a small craft brewery?

3
answers
19
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0
votes

I homebrew, and I want to conveniently transport my beer to parties -- is a bottle carrier a good option?

1
answers
13
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2
votes

What's the advantage to a floating lid on a fermenter as opposed to a closed lid?

Will I need bigger capacities for tanks with floating lids (i.e., require a 20-BBL floating-lid tank with 15-BBLs of cider inside)?

3
answers
15
views
0
votes

Do any brewhouse suppliers on Kinnek have potential to build electric systems for 220V?

3
answers
24
views
0
votes

Can a bottle paper labeling machine be converted or used to label plastic labels on bottles or is a completely separate bottle labeling machine needed?

3
answers
50
views
0
votes

What's the largest size of fermenter I can store in a cold room?

I hear anything bigger than a 3-bbl tank isn't ideal for cold room-storage because of uneven coldness distribution. Is that accurate?

2
answers
43
views
1
votes

Brewhouse Palletization

Is it possible to have a brewhouse palletized on a single skid to make installation easier? What is the typical price increase for brewhouse palletizi

2
answers
22
views
1
votes

Would price breaks occur at the same quantities for kegs if I were to lease them versus own them?

Are per-unit leasing options cheaper by the pallet as they are with owning kegs?

3
answers
17
views
0
votes

With new French Oak barrels running over a thousand dollars each, how does one go about finding good quality used barrels?

3
answers
15
views
0
votes

How much distillate can I get from a 100 L wheat/barley wash?

Where can I find info regarding approximately how much distillate one can get from a specific volume of wash? e.g. 100 liters of wheat/barley wash wi

3
answers
21
views
0
votes

What's the best size chiller for a growing brewery and/or a brewery with plans for expansion?

3
answers
15
views
0
votes

We recently upgraded to a Meheen 4-head filler, and would like to know what other brewers out there have done to set up automatic labeling with this particular system. Previously, we were bottling using a single-head filler, hand-labeling with pressure sensitive labels, which was all we needed at the time. Now that we have this new system tho, we'd like to know what our labeling options are to create a more streamlined system.

2
answers
9
views
1
votes

What's the best way to clean (CIP) a mash-lauter tun containing a spray ball without getting stray grain particles everywhere - and/or stuck inside the spray ball itself?

3
answers
21
views
0
votes

Unfortunately, our printer designed a label for our bottles that makes it difficult to figure out what type of labeler we need to purchase to apply them. Just to give you an idea of the current layout of these labels: the bottom (or "bikini") part wraps almost all the way around the bottle, while the top label (so essentially, the main one) only covers the front part of the bottle. Any ideas/recommendations for a labeler that would correctly align these labels each time, despite their unique design?

3
answers
15
views
0
votes

Why do the corks keep popping out of my bottles? What am I doing wrong?!

2
answers
105
views
0
votes

What is a ROPP capper?

2
answers
75
views
0
votes

Do you rinse or sanitize or both before bottling?

We are bottling some beer off of our 7bbl brewhouse and 15bbl fermenters. We are wondering what you recommend doing to prep the bottles. Do you rins

2
answers
192
views
0
votes

Are carboys used for different things than growlers, or are they just larger versions of growlers?

3
answers
23
views
-1
votes

For pasteurizing milk, is it recommended to use HTST, ESL, or UHT pasteurization? I've heard different things from different people. Is the type of equipment and financial cost comparable?

2
answers
120
views
0
votes

Does anyone know anything about UV pasteurization? Apparently it was developed from research out of Cornell, but there's not much documentation out there. All I've heard is that it is it can be more cost-effective vs traditional methods.

2
answers
147
views
0
votes

I'm working on a business plan for a medium-sized organic soda factory. Is there special consideration to be made for bottling equipment for carbonated beverages?

2
answers
45
views
0
votes

I need to add tamper-evident bands to my bottles. Would this require a separate system altogether, or could I incorporate something into my existing labeler?

2
answers
105
views
0
votes

Trying to evaluate advantages and disadvantages of cold glue labeling system vs hot melt system. Any thoughts?

2
answers
105
views
0
votes

Anyone have any experience with mobile bottling services?

1
answers
105
views
1
votes

Why is type 304 stainless steel commonly used for brewhouse components?

1
answers
120
views
1
votes

What are some of the best options out there for financing a brewing system?

2
answers
120
views
0
votes

I'm looking to expand my brewery and buy a new system. What are the best options to get rid of my existing system?

2
answers
105
views
0
votes

What's the difference between a brite tank and a mash tun?

2
answers
105
views
0
votes

For bottle fillers, what's the difference between a semi-automatic and automatic line?

We are negotiating new distribution in 5 states so we need to expand from a manual gravity filler to something with more capacity. What are the econom

2
answers
120
views
0
votes

Making chocolate stout with actual chocolate?

I currently use coffee beans but would like to use real chocolate (or cocoa extract or powder) - what would work best?

2
answers
72
views
0
votes

Contract manufacturing vs. in-house?

I'm working on starting a premium vodka brand with organic flavors - what are the economics between contract manufacturing or starting to distill the

2
answers
36
views
0
votes

What exactly does it mean for a FV to be jacketed? Is having a jacketed fermenter a necessity for commercial brewing?

2
answers
14
views
0
votes

For beer filling on a commercial scale, is it highly recommended to use a double pre-evacuation filling setup? Are there major downsides to not using double pre-evac?

2
answers
15
views
0
votes

A lot of my more experienced brewmaster friends have told me that using tunnel pasteurization is considerably more expensive than using flash pasteurization. Given the extra costs, what are the big benefits of using the tunnel method?

2
answers
37
views
0
votes

I need my fermentation tanks to handle about 15 psi operating pressure. Is that pretty standard in the industry, or is it something I'll need to specifically mention to suppliers when trying to get quotes?

2
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For any of you more experienced brewmasters out there, any suggestions on how much floor space I would need for a 15 BBL production brewery, with canning and bottling lines?

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What is the most common thing to do with hot liquor from the heat exchanger? Is it best to send to the floor (in a dump) or to a Hot Liquor Tank?

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How feasible is it to upgrade bottle filling machinery? I'm currently thinking of getting a 600 BPM beer filling machine. Once my brewery gains traction, would it be easy to upgrade my system to a bigger and faster system using some of the components of the existing system?

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Direct-fire heating methods usually require fire-suppression systems under state law (in this case, it's Texas). Do electric systems still require fire-suppression?

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What are grain mills used for in a brewery context?

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Does anyone know what type of pasteurization almond milk would require?

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I’m a small brewery interested in employing a social media strategy. What are some ways I could use this to grow my operation throughout my region?

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I’m considering adding citrus flavors to some of my brews. Any recommendations on how to obtain fresh zest?

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Looking for insight into opening 7bbl microbrewery.

Hi, I'm brand new here but am starting to get serious about opening a 7bbl microbrewery. I would like to have a 7bbl brewing capacity with 2 7bbl fer

2
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I want to open a drinking water business in our small town, how do I start, and what kind of bottling machines I can use?

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Is it possible to make cans in the shape of a bottle with a twisted cap?

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Are the caps usually included in the price of the growlers when purchasing screwcap growlers?

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Is it common for artwork / logos to be printed on the caps of bottles?

I'm referring to Boston Rounds and glass growlers. Would that be cost prohibitive?

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Is there an option to put a metal screw-cap on an amber PET growler?

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What are the rules and regulations for refilling beer bottles?

I know there are certain regulations about the types of bottles you can use and can't use.

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What are the advantages of an amber growler vs. a transparent growler for my beer?

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If I'm importing growlers into Canada from the U.S., what is the import duty?

Would it be different for stainless steel vs glass growlers?

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Does a simple screw cap for a growler make it okay to carry it in a car or do I need to use something more elaborate?

Under New York State law (and other states), alcoholic beverages must be sealed in order to be transported in private vehicles to avoid "open containe

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When does it make sense to invest in a palletizer?

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For returnable goods, do I need separate palletizer and depalletizers?

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If I want to avoid skunk beer, will green bottles do the trick?

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Is a screwcap better for keeping beer or a flip-top?

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Is etching viable for my growlers? I heard that it's expensive.

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What price should I expect for purchasing 32oz growlers in bulk?

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How much gas in either cu. ft. or gallons per hour to brew a batch using a 7 BBL system?

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Does pre-milled grain keep a lot worse than unmilled grain?

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Used Brewhouse Installation and Training

If I were to buy a used brewhouse from a Kinnek supplier, would they still offer installation and/or product training services for it?

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Are there any growler suppliers in Europe or in the USA where shipping is affordable to the UK?

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For my small kitchen, I've been recommended boilerless steamers over boiler-based steamers. Was this recommendation correct?

For my small kitchen, I've been recommended boilerless steamers over boiler-based steamers. Was this recommendation correct?

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Hoses for XPRESS FILL XF2500?

I PURCHASED THE XPRESS FILL XF2500. What hoses do I neeed: How do I attach them to the machine: What attachments do I need to attach hoses. Where

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1
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What are the benefits of full-boiling?

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UniTank vs BBT

I am struggling with the decision to have more Unitanks or to have 1 or 2 BBT in addition. I am looking at starting with all Ales and am going to do

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Pasteurizing with Ingredients

can i add my ingredients into a vat pasteurizer (milk, cream, eggs, tea,) and pasteurizer it, or can i only pasteurize milk and than cook it again wit

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Can a glycol chiller be set up indoors?

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What are the two different types of glycol, and which of the two should be used for a glycol chiller?

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What does a Y strainer do?

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Is it okay to use automotive or RV antifreeze in chillers?

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We've been using CO2 to transfer our beer (through a 20" long hose) from the fermenter into the bright at our 2bbl brewhouse. This seems to take a bit longer than necessary and uses up a considerable amount of CO2 in the process. What's the way to move beer between vessels?

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Most breweries have a mix of the 2 principle keg sizes: 1/2 BBL & 1/6 BBL. Given our brewery's goals for expansion, specifically the type/number of businesses we ultimately want to be in, what's the appropriate mix of 1/2 & 1/6 BBL(s) for us to purchase?

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What are other brewers' experience of using kegs vs. serving (or "brite") tanks in order to satisfy your taproom/brewpub's sales demands?

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Does anyone know of a labeler that can be used for "sqround" bottles (square bottles with tapered edges and a round facade)? Does this type of labeler even exist??

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How do you apply labels to oval-shaped bottles?

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Back in January, I broke down a few of my corny kegs and noticed a good deal of build-up inside of the dip tube. I'm afraid that might be why my lines pour a bit foamy despite the fact that the system seems to be fairly well-balanced. My process for cleaning my kegs is, generally, always the same: once I've run empty on beer, I'll depressurize the keg, take off the lid, rinse it out, fill it about halfway with water and add a half scoop of OxiClean before soaking it. Afterwards, I put the lid back on before turning the keg upside down and allowing it to soak again. Add another thorough rinse-out before I dump about a gallon of Star San into the keg. Finally, I'll pressurize it and let the keg sit until filling it up again one last time. If the o-rings aren't damaged, I keep them on, and I never do anything with the posts. My question is this: how often should I be completely breaking-down my corny kegs?

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What's in a beer glass? Can different shapes/types of glassware impact the way a beer tastes?

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Is plastic brewing equipment okay to use?

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What type of fermentation tank should I get if I'm planning on increasing my batch size?

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What's the difference between a Roller Mill and a Hammer Mill?

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How small is too small for a start up brew pub?

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What's the difference between inline and rotary filling?

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I don't hear of many brewmasters opting for indirect fire for their brewing systems. Why is that?

1
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For a brewing operation in Hawaii, what is the most cost effective way of bringing beer bottles here? Is shipping cost-prohibitive to ship from the mainland?

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I was reading that for a small producer like myself, Micro-Flash Pasteurization might be an affordable option for me. Anyone have any experience with these type of MFP systems, or know about them?

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I'm planning on producing about 10k hectoliters of beer per year. Any recommendations on brewhouse capacity?

1
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Generally how long does it take for brewhouse equipment to ship if you're importing from Asia vs buying domestic?

1
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Is it difficult to expand capacity of a commercial brewing system? Would it be pretty modular, or would I have to purchase an entirely new system?

1
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Anyone have thoughts on screwcap vs crown cap for beer bottles? Which one is more popular these days? Does one have any big advantage over the other?

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For an operation of 2000 BPH, would you recommend a rotary bottle washer or a linear washer?

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At my brewing site, I have some 100 BBL fermenters with a 6 ft clearance between the top of the ceiling and the top of the fermenters. Any suggestions on the best way of getting the fermenters upright?

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I'd like to make pumpkin ale - any recipe suggestions?

Since pumpkin spice lattes are so popular nowadays, I'm thinking about jumping on the bandwagon. Should I put actual pumpkin into the mash or use some

1
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Does every fermentation vessel come with CIP setup? Or do I need to purchase a separate sprayball for clean-in-place functionality?

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Is there a big difference in the features needed in a vessel used for fermentation as opposed to one used for lagering?

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0
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Are there disadvantages to using liquid yeast over dry yeast for a medium-sized brewery?

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Are top-fermenting and bottom-fermenting yeasts perfect substitutes for each other, or are they each better suited to different situations?

1
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21
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Why are some SS tanks sloped-bottom and some conical? Any practical differences?

1
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I'm seriously considering upgrading my champagne corking system from manual to a more automated setup. What's the minimum recommended bottling capacity that makes sense for a semi-automatic champagne corker?

1
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votes

Are double-elbow exhaust vents usually pretty standard on mash lauter tuns?

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0
votes

Could someone please explain the importance of the neck freezer when bottling champagne?

1
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16
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Is a mash tun used in the distillation process the same as the one used in brewing beer?

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0
votes

Is there a big difference in the price and complexity between regular HTD (heat transfer decorating) and FSHTD (flat-sided heat transfer decorating) labeling machines?

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What are the best aluminum can manufacturers besides Ball?

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My partner and I really want to produce gluten-free beers in the near future. Will we need entirely new equipment or can we use what we have now?

1
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10
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What is the difference between 4 and 4X NEMA enclosures? Is there anything specific to brewing that makes them important?

1
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votes

How can I prevent stress corrosion cracking (SCC) at my nanobrewery?

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I'm developing a milk liqueur and I need to decide between HTST and vat pasteurization. What effect would the lower temperature of vat pasteurization have on the shelf life of my product?

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I'm looking into 40 oz beer bottles. How much do they weigh and how many are normally in a pallet?

1
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21
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Please let me know of reliable USA /CDN distributors of stainless tanks that actually manufacture their tanks in North America!

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Is it typical to wait at least a week to get tank quotes? Am I expecting prices too soon?

1
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For growlers, are the caps usually made of metal or plastic?

1
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Are there semi-auto machines which can handle both bottle corking and crowning?

1
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0
votes

What is the lowest BPM rating for a Borelli Tecna bottle washing line?

1
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About how many barrels per month of beer does a nano brewery generally produce, vs a microbrewery and a large scale brewery?

1
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Is stainless steel worth the investment for brewing?

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For making red wine, what kind of fermenter is recommended?

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votes

Do gravity fillers make good wine fillers for a relatively small winery?

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Should I go for a bench bottle capper or a wing bottle capper? Small brewery here.

1
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votes

Are there any advantages to all grain brewing?

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For a beginner home brewer, should I invest in a stainless steel or aluminum brew kettle?

1
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votes

How long should it take for all my brewery equipment to be delivered and installed?

1
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For filling soda bottles, is a liquid level filler a good choice?

1
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votes

Should I be concerned about the viscosity of my product?

1
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Gas or electric heating for my brewery? Cost is not much of an issue.

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Will a 10 bbl system fit in a shipping container or would it need to be completely broken down and reassembled?

1
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0
votes

What are the natural gas requirements for a direct fire heated 10 bbl brewhouse?

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Do bottle-filler machines that can handle multiple products include self-cleaning systems?

1
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21
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Do wine bottle filling machines come w/ filtration systems or have the capacity to have a filtration system added later?

1
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Can a bottle filling machine fill both glass and plastic bottles?

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Carbonating in oversized brite tanks

I'm looking to scale up my kombucha production and move from carbonating in kegs to carbonating in brite tanks. If my batches are usually around 3bbl,

1
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I manufacture ceramic growlers and would like to know what % of growlers that sell are ceramic?

1
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24
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0
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Do flash pasteurizers for milk come with cream separators, too? Do they also come with glycol-cooled trim-coolers?

I am looking for a flash pasteurizer for dairy for the process of making various cheeses. I was curious if it was necessary to source the cream separa

1
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0
votes

Is it safe to buy a used filling machine?

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Is it safe to purchase used wine/whiskey barrels, and what are the risks?

1
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21
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0
votes

How do i take the impeller off my pump to replace it?

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I'm looking for 40oz crown top bottles ... anybody know where to get them?

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0
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If oxidation isn't an issue, is it possible to avoid purchasing a counter-pressure bottle filler?

What type of filler would work for a product that needs light carbonation (coming from BBT) pushed with Co2?

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How many 12 ounce glasses can you get from a keg?

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0
votes

Is brewers yeast and the brewers yeast from the health food stores the same?

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0
votes

What are the benefits of an electric brewing system over a gas system?

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votes

Should I spend extra on stainless steel brewing pots?

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What are the advantages of a conical fermenter?

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I'm getting started with brewing and am looking into hops. Are pellet hops a good choice?

1
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0
votes

How is using a specialty grain different than using a base malt?

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Why is oak fermentation not so popular these days?

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votes

Do you have any used brewery equipment for sale?

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I’m considering making a fruity beer. Any help?

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What are the typical code requirements for venting 300,000 Btu and 400,000 Btu burners?

What are the typical code requirements for venting 300,000 Btu and 400,000 Btu burners? We are looking at two Midco Int'l burners, one EC300 and one R

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Presentation not an issue. Need a nice beverage carrier that can also serve.

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0
votes

What do I need if I’m filling carbonated drinks?

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At what point do I have to move up from semi-automatic to automatic?

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votes

What is the advantage of a monobloc?

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0
votes

Should I choose a rotary filler or a linear filler?

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Are filling machines suitable for different categories of beverages, like juice and soda?

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0
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What hygiene standard do I need my machine to meet for bottling juice?

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We have small batches of home-brewed beer and are looking for tips on bottle capping.

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0
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At what point should I step up from a semi-automatic capping machine to an automatic capping machine?

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How many times can I re-use my oak casks for winemaking?

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Does a stainless steel cask work as well as an oak cask?

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Should I purchase American oak or French oak?

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How do I add an oak or rye flavor to my stout?

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How do I add coffee flavor to my stout?

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When do I add in cacao nibs and/or cocoa powder to flavor my stout?

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When should fruit flavoring extract be added to my beer?

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Do I need an airlocked fermenter for winemaking?

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I’m a beginner winemaker. Is a plastic fermentation tank ok?

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Are fermentation tanks much cheaper if I buy from an Asian supplier?

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Do customers expect oak fermentation tanks, or can I go ahead and purchase stainless steel tanks?

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What’s a sample valve? I see it being offered as a customization for some tanks.

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Conical or flat bottom tanks?

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What should I use to separate the wort from malt?

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What sort of ingredient yields should I be expecting?

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Is it worth recovering beer trapped in the yeast cake?

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When should I do a single infusion mash as opposed to a step infusion mash?

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How long is okay to store mill grain?

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How long can I store brewer’s yeast?

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What are the energy costs associated with running glycol chillers?

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Where can I find more information about the electrical requirements for a glycol chiller?

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What is glycol?

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What temperature should a glycol chiller be set to?

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What is the best ratio for glycol and water mixtures?

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How much glycol should be in the chiller while it’s running?

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Is there a certain type of piping material I should be using for my glycol chiller?

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What's a VFD?

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I want to increase my brewing capacity and was looking to buy a third fermentor. Someone suggested a bright tank instead. Should I?

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I'm considering purchasing a bright tank, and I'm curious to know why brewers use brites instead of fermenters? What's the temperature difference between the fermenter vs. a bright tank?

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How many fermenters and bright tanks would I need to have a 7BBL set up?

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What's the appropriate hose size and/or head pressure to use when transferring from a bright tank to a keg? Is one size more prone to creating foam than others?

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What's the best way to go about doing tank management?

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I’m opening a 15BBL brewpub and all my bright tanks are labeled and listed as tax tanks with the TTB. Nevertheless, we have a small system that will be used to test batches and this one is not registered. In other words, it will never reach the listed tax determination tanks. What should I do?

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We have a 30BBL bright tank that is positioned in a corner. What’s a good brush to use for reaching hard to get places?

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I have a 3BBL system, which I'm thinking about carbing. Would carbonating stone in the bright tank be the best way to go?

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What is the process for dealing with an empty bright tank? Can it be exposed to oxygen?

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Should I keep my bright tank completely sealed and do a water wash, acid wash and peracetic acid wash in-between refills? I plan on doing a complete breakdown after 5-10 refills, just FYI.

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I read somewhere that kegs should be carbonated slowly, for a few days and in low temperatures. How can brewpubs do it? If they produce about 50 kegs a week, isn't this a logistical nightmare?!

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On the topic of carbonation, how do commercial breweries accomplish this? Do they wait for days for a batch to become carbonated? Seems like an awfully long time to wait for a beer to carb up...

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On average, what's the general timeframe for carbing a batch of beer if using both a carb stone and brite tank?

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Do any small breweries out there have experience with using oversized bright tanks to carbonate batches? I'm in the process of arranging a 3-5BBL brewery and plan on brewing both single and double sized batches. Would using a 10BBL bright tank for a 5BBL batch run the risk of losing beer quality and/or aromas?

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How do you calculate the pressure in a bright tank when using a carb stone?

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There are crystalline sediment deposits on the line to the bright tank. Where do they come from and how do stop the deposits from forming?

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What does the fermentation process look like in some of the larger, commercial breweries? What type of equipment do they use?

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I'm about to purchase a bright tank and I'm curious to know - does the maximum pressure of the bright determine the amount of time it will take for the beer inside to carbonate?

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How many bright tanks does a typical micro-brewery have? What sort of capacity does that amount of brights usually allow for?

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What should I know about purchasing a bright tank? I want to make sure I'm covering all of my bases so that I don't miss anything critical!

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I'm having trouble getting my beer properly carbonated in the bright tank in less than 6-7 days. I've heard other brewers are able to carb their batches in just one day - some in merely a few hours! What seems to be the problem here? Why does my carbonation process appear to be taking forever??

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How do I calculate the right amount of space needed for my brewery? How many square feet should my facility be?

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For the last 5 years, I've been using a CIP re-circulation system, which has tanks equipped with 15psi pressure valve(s) and re-circulation under 10psi. After filling the FV (fermentation vessel) with the correct amount of hot water and caustic solution, I'd run the CIP for 15-20 minutes with all the vents closed. Does this lack of ventilation during the process put the tanks in jeopardy of exploding and/or imploding?

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I'm in the process of constructing my first 8.5 bbl brewery system, and have already run into the issue of my state's Health Department questioning me about how I plan on ensuring my brewery wastewater remains within the required pH range of 5.5 & 10. I'm currently using a double-tank CIP system with acid sanitizer in one tank, and a caustic cleaning solution in the other. Once this cleaning process is complete, what's the best way to ensure my sewer effluents are in the required pH range? I'd like to avoid installing a sump pump and/or purchasing a high-cost automatic pH adjuster, if possible.

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How does one go about designing a septic system for a smaller-scale brewery? Is it possible to run say, a 10bbl brewery with a sewage system to accommodate all the brewery's wastewater? If so, are holding tanks necessary?

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I'm currently setting up a brewery and have been sorting through the equipment that was purchased for this brew pub before I came on-board. In doing so, I've only identified a single-vessel CIP system (with 80L tank & skid-mounted pump) for cleaning, rather than a double-vessel CIP system, which is what I've always used (one for acid rinsing & one for caustic cleaning solutions). To my knowledge, caustic solutions are more beneficial at 70?. That being said, what's most optimal for this type of setup? Is using a cold caustic solution acceptable and, if so, should I increase both the time and concentration of the caustic for this process? Alternatively, should I purchase an additional tank equipped with temperature control (including a heating element) for caustic use only?

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What are the advantages (if any) to cleaning under pressure vs. not?

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The brewery I work at recently purchased a centrifuge, and since no one here seems to have any experience operating this type of system, my question is this: What is the proper CIP procedure with a centrifuge?

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We recently purchased a Premier 2-head manual keg washer for our brewery, which has a water flow rate of around 7 GPM (gallons per minute). I'm planning on using a diluted solution with a 5% PAA sanitizer to set-up a venturi-based system for the washer and would ideally like to avoid employing a reduction nipple. Since I've never assembled one of these dosing systems before, how do these venutri-style dosers work exactly? What's the best way to go about setting one up for a 2-Head Premier manual washer?

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I'm about to purchase a new Premier Stainless Systems 2-station keg washer and would like to know how the washer can be drained? Does it need to have a permanent connection or can I drain the washer into the floor drain and wheel it out of the way when not in use?

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I'm currently in the market for a single-head, automatic keg washer that's not BYO (I already have one of those). I have the budget for a new washer. At 20 kegs/week (with anticipated growth to do more), does anyone have any advice/recommendations?

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For manually cleaning kegs, what's the best method to use without wasting too much time and CO2? I'm currently purging with CO2 for a certain period before filling during my manual clean(s). I think I might be purging too much and/or for too long tho - any thoughts?

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After running a bunch of my "clean" kegs through our semi-auto Premier keg washer, I opened one up only to discover a bunch of build-up on the upper-part of the spear. Opened a few more and discovered the same thing in all of them. What's creating this gunk and how do I get rid of it?!

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We're currently in the process of installing our new keg washer and heard there are two ways to clean the kegs with this machine: using steam or caustic. What's the difference between the two?

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I'm currently in the process of planning a 30-seat brewpub with a 3.5 bbl system that includes 4 serving tanks and 3 fermenters. Trying to decide between purchasing glycol-cooled serving tanks vs. building-out a refrigerated room to store the serving tanks. Most likely I'll need a cold area for storing a few kegs and bottles anyway? What are the pros/cons of each option and how do the costs - both upfront and for routine maintenance - compare in each situation?

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We're currently trying to decide between an in-line rotary labeler or pre-printed bottles. The printed bottles are pretty neat plus we could use our glass blower to make custom glasses from the enameled bottles. The in-line labeler, which we'd most likely use with pressure-sensitive labels, obviously allows for much more flexibility though. How do these two options compare cost-wise? What are the pros and cons of both the labeler vs. the printed bottles?

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For those of you using stainless-steel keg washers, what are some of the reasons you decided to purchase the semi-automatic version over the manual one? I'm currently trying to justify the extra cost of the semi-auto washer, and could definitely use some help....

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Since fermenters are so expensive, we're considering using plastic conicals instead to get our small start-up brewery off the ground. What are the pros and cons of using plastic conicals?

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Can milk really damage a beer glass' utility? How?

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Has anyone out there ever built their own counter-pressure bottle filler? If so, how easy/difficult is it to construct one?

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How do I build my own automatic beer bottling system at home? Is it even possible to do so??

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I'm planning on bottling several 12 oz. beer bottles from every home-brewed batch I keg, and I'm trying to decide between buying a beer gun or a counter-pressure filler to use for this process. Which works better and/or is easier to operate?

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Do I need a beer gun to flush the air out of bottles I'm filling straight from the keg, or is that slightly unnecessary?

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Any good tips to streamline/speed-up the bottling process for a 5 gallon batch?

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Are there any tools that make it easier to bottle a brew?

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Can the filling machine I'm planning on purchasing be used with my existing packaging equipment?

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How do flat-bottom tanks compare to those with conical bottoms?

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I’m confused about the relationship between wine and oxygen. When can oxygen be good for wine, and when can it be bad?

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What's the best type of wine fermenter to use?

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How often can I reuse my yeast?

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What is wild yeast? I hear it can ruin my production yeast.

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How do I test for contamination?

yeast contamination thanks

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How should I store my malt as a small craft brewery?

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2000bbl/year production here. Should I use a silo for malt?

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how do I get consistent carbonation bottle conditioned kombucha?

how do I get consistent carbonation bottle conditioned kombucha?

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We distill on the grain. What are others using to strain out the spent grain after a run?

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Is there a big difference between the type of pasteurization system that a juice/cider production facility would need to use as compared to a dairy operation?

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Is there a difference between an amber Belgian growler and an amber German growler?

From what I understand, Belgian and German growlers are both 2-liter, metal-handled, ornately-designed flip-topped growlers, but is there a fundamenta

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