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    Update on one of our own going pro. Man Skirt!

    Woah, hello necro thread! We're still alive and kicking over here. Just put in a 15bbl Apex fermenter, in fact. Check out our Instagram and Facebook pages for all the latest fun! Also added a new Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzt5hQYx5ac -Joe
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    Update on one of our own going pro. Man Skirt!

    Hah! Just for the record, that guy in the skirt is not me. That's my bar man, Danny. I look a little more like this in a skirt: Uh...wait, not that skirt. How about this one? With Danny, for comparison purposes. And of course, filthy and wet in the brewhouse.
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    Update on one of our own going pro. Man Skirt!

    Not at all. I generally buy enough ingredients for my next planned 3-4 batches of beer (about 2000-2400lbs of grain at a time). I do try to keep extra of ingredients for my 3 flagship beers on hand at all time, just in case I want to do an impromptu brewday some time. Yes, I had a...
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    Update on one of our own going pro. Man Skirt!

    I went with a 7bbl system. After a great deal of spreadsheeting, research, and talking with other brewers, I decided that was the minimum size at which I could be reasonably profitable without brewing every day. I currently brew once a week and am profitable. If I add a second brite tank, I...
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    keg liquid lines in between brews

    In my experience it's more than just discoloration. The haze is actually a slimy layer on the hose that can be rinsed off. I don't know what it is, but I don't want it in my beer.
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    Update on one of our own going pro. Man Skirt!

    Really good question, Mike. When I make a new beer, here are the steps I need to go through: Go to the TTB's website and register the brand name and keg collar image with the federal government. Go to the NJ ABC's website and register the brand with the state. Give them $23. If I want to...
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    Update on one of our own going pro. Man Skirt!

    Thanks Yoop! You know I always loved having you in my livestreams. I'm working on a way to do that with my brewdays now, but it's hard enough to get my ass up in the morning to spend 9 hours toiling. Unrelated, I just moved my 8.2% IIPA to the brite tank and drank a glass of the beer that was...
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    Update on one of our own going pro. Man Skirt!

    Hey thanks! I buy 500g bricks of yeast from Safale. I use US-05 for my blonde and porter, and S-04 for my bitters. I just used WB-06 for the hefeweizen and weizenbock, S-23 for the rauchbier, and W-34/70 for my Pfefferbock, a bock with black peppercorns.
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    Update on one of our own going pro. Man Skirt!

    I'm often there in the evenings moving beer from one place to another or cleaning up from the brewday before. Feel free to shoot me an email some time and I'll let you know if I'm around. Nothing formal. However I spent most of my teenage years helping run my dad's small business and owned my...
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    Update on one of our own going pro. Man Skirt!

    Greetings, brewers! It's been almost 8 months since Man Skirt Brewing officially opened its doors to the public. We are a 7bbl, all-electric brewery. The equipment was bought from Stout Tanks and Kettles, and all of the electronic controls and pumps and stuff came from Brewmation. You can...
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    Brewmation's 7bbl advanced control panel

    Hi guys! Sorry I lost track of this thread. The pumps all came as part of the turnkey kit from Stout Kettles. They are part of the electronics and controls package part of the kit, which is supplied by Brewmation. Incidentally, the brewery is up and running now. I've done 6 batches on the...
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    One more guy going pro - Man Skirt Brewing

    It is nice to have an image of exactly what's going to happen when you start a pump and whatnot. Mostly it's just helpful to be able to control everything from one spot. I just have to make sure all the right valves are open at the right times, plus make sure the centrifugal pumps are primed...
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    One more guy going pro - Man Skirt Brewing

    Well, it's only been what, 4 months? FINALLY got the brewhouse in place and hooked up. Made a video for y'all because I thought you'd like to see how everything works. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBvG_grLhTI
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    Brewmation's 7bbl advanced control panel

    Got several more huge boxes in today. The heating elements are INSANE. 15kW: I was driving the little pump cart all over the brewery. I was surprised to see it has a VFD--I'm not used to a variable speed pump. This is the glycol control panel. It attaches to the main panel with a...
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    Brewmation's 7bbl advanced control panel

    Thought y'all would like to see this bad boy. 200 amps at 208 volts, three phase. It's a monster. I have no idea how my electrician is going to get it on the wall, but that's why I'm paying him, right? :)
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    One more guy going pro - Man Skirt Brewing

    Thanks everyone! The equipment came from Stout tanks. It just showed up on Friday!
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    One more guy going pro - Man Skirt Brewing

    Thanks! I love new stalkers :) If you're interested, I'm doing a Reddit AMA right now. Come in and ask questions!
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    One more guy going pro - Man Skirt Brewing

    Wow, 8 months ago? Holy hell. Got an update for y'all! The word of the day is: delays. I went through 7 electricians before I found two to get me quotes to compare. Like guys would show up for the estimate then just never send it to me. WTF, people? My architect did a half-ass job, then...
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    Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Peppercorn-rye Bock

    I've brewed this a few more times since making this post, and every time it's one of the best beers I've ever made. I definitely want to make this a staple at the brewery!
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    Mildew/mold on dried hops

    A friend of mine grew and dried these Williamettes in his dehydrator. Unfortunately, I didn't freeze them as quickly as I should have. They still smell fine, and it looks like only the ones on the outside are furry. Are they salvageable? Also, does this mean they weren't dry enough...
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