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John

Hops

SW Colorado hops for sale!

Howdy all, A crazy farmer decided to start up a hop farm near my shop.  That's not too unusual, another farmer around the corner from me is growing 10 acres of legal hemp for the fiber and CBD market.  Love…
John
July 2, 2018
CBC

Craft Brewers Conference in Nashville

Howdy folks, Just letting you all know that I will be at the CBC in Nashville next week.  I am not a presenter this year and no booth, just wandering around talking to people, learning, and meeting with my clients…
John
April 24, 2018
OdorGeneral readingPipingPumpsSeptic

What’s that smell?

As most of you know, brewery wastewater stinks.  The short story is there are nutrients in wastewater, but usually insufficient oxygen to allow aerobic bacteria to grow.  So a different type of bacteria thrives, called sulfate reducing bacteria.  These bacteria…
John
April 2, 2018
ChemicalsPipingTanks

Passivation in a brewery

Passivation is an important part of CIP, sanitation, and efficiency in your brewery.  At the end of the day, you wind up with a thin layer of chromium oxide on the surface of your vessels, which strengthens the steel, makes…
John
June 2, 2016
CapacityMechanicalTreatment

Brewery wastewater reuse

More and more around the world, you are hearing of various wastewater reuse schemes.  It's happening more often than you think in more ways than you'd imagine.  Admittedly I am not a wastewater reuse expert, but what follows is a…
John
May 11, 2016