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Tim Davis

Tim Davis

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What kind of world do you want to live in?

Posted by Tim Davis on Mar 27, 2020 10:01:35 AM

We're here

We are extremely proud of the brewery, winery and distillery industry and the impact we all have to the world. 

Tanktemp is committed to supporting the brewery and winery industry. We are staying open to make sure you can stay open.

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How the Safest Possible Appointment Can Happen

Posted by Tim Davis on Mar 19, 2020 3:41:27 PM

Times are changing fast and we are all operating in a different mode than just a week ago. 

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What I Wish I’d Known Before Starting a Brewery, Winery or Distillery

Posted by Tim Davis on Mar 19, 2020 3:35:13 PM

I chat with countless breweries, wineries and distilleries to see how the coronavirus is affecting them, and what we can do to help. I started working on this piece before the virus rocked the industry, and now is a great time to discuss it. This is by no means complete, but what is in this industry? So read, comment and reflect on. This article will grow, so check from time to time to see what else I’ve added.

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We are all in this together. How can we help?

Posted by Tim Davis on Mar 17, 2020 4:38:40 PM


The current events are impacting everyone. People first is always a good policy. The brewery, winery, and distillery communities have always banded together through fire, storms, good times, and hard times. As we always do, we will find a way to overcome the current events together. We are all in this together, and for 48 years we have been your partner and advocate as you navigate all your challenges, so if you need something, ask, we are here. 

All across the country, cities and states are ordering breweries, distilleries, and wineries to close to the public due to Coronavirus cases; though in some places you will be allowed to produce carryout and delivery orders. More states are likely to institute similar orders this week.

How are you coping with this? What are your contingency plans and how can the community support you? We are doing, and will do, everything we can to support you all. Post ideas and suggestions on our social media pages.  

Obviously on-premise sales are down, however off-premise sales are way up. 

We are on the phones all day. every day with as many of you as we can be and this is what we are hearing. This article is mirroring most of the conversations we are having with you all. 

Covid-19: How is it affecting the beer industry? 

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Go beyond the tasting. Share the dream.

Posted by Tim Davis on Feb 20, 2020 1:30:00 AM

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We love ideas of what you want to see from us. Tell us here…

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Topics: Newsletter

single-phase vs. three-phase power

Posted by Tim Davis on Feb 14, 2020 12:52:00 PM
Three-phase vs single-phase which do you want and why?

It all comes down to Amps, how many do you have, how many do you need and how many can you save? 

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Topics: Planning, Electricity

What cooling is and how it works

Posted by Tim Davis on Feb 10, 2020 4:45:00 PM

At Tanktemp we believe that if you want something to work right, then you need to understand how it works.  

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Topics: Chilling


Posted by Tim Davis on Feb 5, 2020 1:25:04 PM


Let us show you where the time goes:

Let’s break down your year into hours and show why it is so hard to get things done. We are hearing from everyone. Where does our time go?

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Topics: Service, Newsletter

Everything you ever wanted to know about glycol plumbing

Posted by Tim Davis on Jan 29, 2020 5:05:51 PM

How you install your chiller is just as important as the chiller itself.  The layout and design of a system can make all the difference. We have been installing systems since 1972. 

Always plan for expansion, don't plumb yourself into a corner, make sure you can add to the system and make repairs if needed. 

Glycol plumbing is what is called “process plumbing”. It goes from the chiller and back to the chiller. Generally it is not hooked to city water and you definitely don’t want it hooked to the drainage system. Glycol is not cheap. 

Most of all, plan your layout and size everything to work for today and tomorrow.  Tanktemp offers design and engineering services as well as full installation and maintenance. 

Here is what everyone else won’t tell you. 

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Topics: Planning, Plumbing

After Harvest Checklist

Posted by Tim Davis on Jan 9, 2020 9:04:00 AM

By May or June of next year, too much time has passed to remember all the details of the prior year’s harvest. From an operational standpoint, June is generally too late to be starting the process of preparing for harvest. The goals of building this checklist is to help prepare and be a bit more strategic. With over a decade of combined service experience in our shop, 48 of it in one guy, we have seen it all. 

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Topics: Planning, Winery