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

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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

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

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

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

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

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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)?

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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?

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

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

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

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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?

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

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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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What are the advantages of a conical fermenter?

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Why is oak fermentation not so popular these days?

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

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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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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 best way to go about doing tank management?

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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 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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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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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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