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Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-17-2014, 02:49 PM
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Posted By MuddyCreek
Last night I put all the connectors, valves,...

Last night I put all the connectors, valves, thermoprobes etc. on the big tanks and took stock of what I need to do to finish them up. After that I ordered the remaining parts to do that. I have 5...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-16-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 34,006
Posted By MuddyCreek
We talked to the Food and Beverage department...

We talked to the Food and Beverage department contact to get clarification on what precisely is needed for our commercial application to make Root Beer, Lemonade and Ginger Beer.

The State is...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-15-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 214
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Posted By MuddyCreek
Well, the kegs came back empty so I suppose...

Well, the kegs came back empty so I suppose that's a good sign.

Next weekend we have our second festival in a row. We'll be rolling out a couple more kegs and should have a much larger audience...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-12-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 214
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Posted By MuddyCreek
Exciting weekend coming up! This is our first...

Exciting weekend coming up! This is our first festival. This afternoon I'll be delivering 3 kegs of beer for Butte's "Original Festival". It's a musical festival at the Original headframe uptown...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-11-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 34,006
Posted By MuddyCreek
Ok, Time to get serious. The transfer hose...

Ok, Time to get serious.

The transfer hose arrived yesterday. That gives us 100' of 1.5" ID transfer hose to soft-plumb our tanks. I need the finishing connectors to plug the holes we don't want...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-09-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 34,006
Posted By MuddyCreek
More of the business management side... ...

More of the business management side...

Remember early in the thread where somebody mentioned that we should plan for double the money and double the time?

We are just now requesting a second...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-09-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 34,006
Posted By MuddyCreek
Bronco, we have had some problems and we...

Bronco, we have had some problems and we continually have to work at it to overcome. That's where our PhD has come in handy. Todd has really been a help to us in process management.

Yesterday...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-08-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 34,006
Posted By MuddyCreek
There are two series. However I am still a...

There are two series.

However I am still a little low. I need to have some trouble shooting done.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-08-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 34,006
Posted By MuddyCreek
You're right Bronco, except that when I'm...

You're right Bronco, except that when I'm transferring to the BK, I only ultimately need about a 35 or 40 degree rise and I've got elements and gas-fired heat helping me as well.

The water coming...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-08-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 34,006
Posted By MuddyCreek
Well, I ran the tankless this weekend on our...

Well, I ran the tankless this weekend on our pilot system. It was not without flaws.

It ran our water up to about 120 or 130 but never got much above that. I needed it to get up to 166 for my...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-05-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 34,006
Posted By MuddyCreek
Well, you may have noticed that I've been holding...

Well, you may have noticed that I've been holding back a bit on our control system. We have just installed a major component of our brewhaus liquor and wort control system and I guess it's time to...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-04-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,103
Posted By MuddyCreek
Yes, and as mentioned earlier, cool your mash a...

Yes, and as mentioned earlier, cool your mash a bit. going above 150 will bring out more of that malt flavor. Dropping it to 150 or even a tad lower will kick up the fermentable sugars and bring...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-03-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 34,006
Posted By MuddyCreek
Let's see if these come across properly... I...

Let's see if these come across properly...

I tried to upload the pdf file but that didn't work so I did a bit of crappy conversion in Gimp to throw together some .jpg files. Here you have our...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-28-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 34,006
Posted By MuddyCreek
Control panel wise, it's different in that you'd...

Control panel wise, it's different in that you'd want more thermoprobes or more accurate temperature readings in your mash. I have three ports, for example in my mash tun so I can read temps at...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-27-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 34,006
Posted By MuddyCreek
Well, no bobeer. A 10bbl isn't just the same as...

Well, no bobeer. A 10bbl isn't just the same as a 1bbl system. I'm not pretending that. There are a ton of things to take into consideration. You have to deal with getting your grains mashed in...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-27-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 34,006
Posted By MuddyCreek
Well, crap! Just talked to the sprinkler...

Well, crap!

Just talked to the sprinkler installation guy. It seems the fellow who put in our stub for the fire-line may not have done everything to code as he needed to and we'll have to have...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-27-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 34,006
Posted By MuddyCreek
So in other news, We are filling out the...

So in other news,

We are filling out the Food and Health department forms so we can legally make Root Beer, Lemonade and Ginger Beer. Ironically this is a 20 page application which is kind of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-27-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 34,006
Posted By MuddyCreek
bobeer, I have brewed on 5 gallon, 10...

bobeer,

I have brewed on 5 gallon, 10 gallon, keggle and now 1bbl systems personally and I have had the opportunity to peer over the shoulder while a brewer went through the entire process on a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-26-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 34,006
Posted By MuddyCreek
From what I've found the hops don't scale the...

From what I've found the hops don't scale the same at all. Malt you can do pretty well in efficiency. Not in ratios, but in efficiency. Once you figure out what your system efficiency is doing -...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-26-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 34,006
Posted By MuddyCreek
Well, we have just about all the kegs we need in...

Well, we have just about all the kegs we need in the cooler for our next two festivals. I'll be transferring to cold-crash tonight and that should just about put us in position to wrap it up. This...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-25-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 34,006
Posted By MuddyCreek
So, I just finished a couple pilot batches of...

So, I just finished a couple pilot batches of Skinny Cow I.P.A. I had to do two batches because my efficiency is crap. In fact I've struggled with efficiency throughout with the pilot system and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-21-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 34,006
Posted By MuddyCreek
Sorry about that guys! There's a couple ways...

Sorry about that guys!

There's a couple ways to do Gluten Free (as I'm rapidly learning.) The truth is I am NOT a GF pro and I have to work on a couple of recipes, get them right over the next...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-21-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 34,006
Posted By MuddyCreek
And today's fun brewing thing of the day... ...

And today's fun brewing thing of the day...

Paperwork!

You probably thought that you would MAKE BEER if you started a brewery. You thought you'd brew up awesome porters, stouts I.P.A.s and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-19-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 34,006
Posted By MuddyCreek
Alright, business aspects... business aspects... ...

Alright, business aspects... business aspects...

**** you didn't think about 101

Of course this applies to my stuff in Montana, so some of it won't apply for everyone.

Footprint

Floor...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-18-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 34,006
Posted By MuddyCreek
And now, the business side... We went with...

And now, the business side...

We went with Country Malt Group for our malting needs. It was really very easy to set up an account with them. Basically you need your Federal Tax Id and a pulse. ...
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