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    Bucketty Brewery :-)

    Cheers Dan, If you're keen to find out more we'd love to have you for a brew day. http://buckettys.com.au/brewery-experience/
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    SHould I buy a 100L Pilot Brewery From China?

    Cheers for that info. I've done quite a bit of reading and speaking to other brewers, but nobody seems to ferment under pressure. I would have thought it would speed up the process since the beer could be racked off straight from the fermenter instead of having to spend an extra day in the...
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    SHould I buy a 100L Pilot Brewery From China?

    Cheers Lionman, yeah I've got a spunding valve, but had it set quite a bit higher. So are you fermenting at 1bar the entire time? Or just at the tail end?
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    2018 NSW State Comp

    Does anyone know how I'd get in touch with Barry Cranston, Craig Dubar or Brett McKenna? Looks like they dominated a lot of the awards. I'm going to be hiring a brewer soonish, so it'd be good to have a chat and maybe a play with our pilot system.
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    SHould I buy a 100L Pilot Brewery From China?

    Absolutely, we're going to need to call in some environmental consultants to come up with a solution. From what I understand it's all very doable, just depends on how much waste water you need to process and how much it'll cost. That part of the process is still 3 or so months away.
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    SHould I buy a 100L Pilot Brewery From China?

    Yeah I've thought about it, but I figure it's not great for the environment because the waste water isn't treated and just runs into the grass at the back (for now).
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    SHould I buy a 100L Pilot Brewery From China?

    We've now been using the equipment for 3 months and churned out quite a few brews from it with mixed results. I think you get what you pay for with this stuff. It works and does the job, but we've had to fix quite a few things in the process. I've updated our blog with all the trials and...
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    SHould I buy a 100L Pilot Brewery From China?

    I'm pleased to confirm we've just tapped our first beer from the new equipment. And it tastes bloody delicious! I've blogged about on our site here: http://buckettys.com.au/cracking-first-brew/ Thanks for the support guys. It's been a journey :)
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    SHould I buy a 100L Pilot Brewery From China?

    We wheeled the equipment into our newly renovated shed this weekend! I didn't get the warm fuzzy feeling I expected when we cracked open the shipping crate... You can read the full story on my blog: http://buckettys.com.au/the-brewing-equipments-here/
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    SHould I buy a 100L Pilot Brewery From China?

    Haha yeah. I'm bloody lucky he's helped me out. It would have cost me another $1k to get a truck with a crane to lift it off otherwise. Now all it'll cost me is a lifetime's supply of beer!
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    SHould I buy a 100L Pilot Brewery From China?

    Thanks Simon, your post prompted me to update this thread. I received the equipment a couple of weeks ago and am heading up to the property this weekend to spark it up! Unfortunately, despite my best efforts, I still got completely f&#cked by the shipping agent. It ended up costing me about...
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    SHould I buy a 100L Pilot Brewery From China?

    Hey guys, I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for all your input. Since I started this thread I've Spoken to several customs agents and to import it the costs are: 10% GST $185 Customs transaction fee $600 Port charges $550 Delivery from Sydney port to the property approx 90mins drive...
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    SHould I buy a 100L Pilot Brewery From China?

    Good point on the weight of the basket, but rigging up a winch won't be hard. I've got a decent sized shed to kit it out properly. Noted on the 2 or 3 vessel options as well... that strangely hadn't occurred to me. Originally I was looking at a 50L facility, but the cost to increase to 100L...
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    SHould I buy a 100L Pilot Brewery From China?

    I think it's essentially the cost of labour. As I've been pipe dreaming about this, I received some quotes from US and Canadian manufacturers DME and Newlands. For a 2,000ltr facility, it was between $500k and $750k USD... A similar set up from China is costs circa $150k
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