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Is it safe to buy Chinese equipment?

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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

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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?

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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.

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How should I package my product?

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

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

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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?

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

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Do any suppliers rent bottle filling machines?

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

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What are some key rules/regulations around starting up a dairy farm?

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What if I'm looking for a system that needs upgrading?

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Should I own or rent/lease a farm?

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How should I store my milk?

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Should I sell directly to consumers?

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What are the most important things to know about rearing cattle?

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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

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What will should be the food source for my herd?

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What kind of breeding plan should I have?

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What type of milking system do I need?

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Should I produce end products other than milk?

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Should I produce organic milk?

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What are the most important things to know about milking cattle?

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

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

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

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What is a Dairy Co-op?

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What are the benefits of a Dairy Co-op?

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What should I expect to spend on capital equipment for my dairy farm?

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What is a counter pressure filler?

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What kind of startup funding do I need for my dairy?

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How many cows should I have?

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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?

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

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Can I have any other animals?

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

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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?

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

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

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How does a net weight filler work?

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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

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How can I find used equipment?

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What is an HTST pasteurizer?

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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?

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

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

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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

3
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At what volume production does it make sense to get a case packer?

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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?

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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?

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

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

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

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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?

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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?

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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

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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?

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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?

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

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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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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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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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What's the difference between inline and rotary filling?

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

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

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

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Should I be concerned about the viscosity of my product?

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

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

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

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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

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Is it safe to buy a used filling machine?

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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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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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What is the advantage of a monobloc?

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

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What is the Margin Protection Program?

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What geographies are best for processing milk?

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Do I need a license to operate a farm? Any other regulatory requirements?

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What types of cows should I use?

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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 I get consistent carbonation bottle conditioned kombucha?

how do I get consistent carbonation bottle conditioned kombucha?

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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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