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    How do you maintain your sourdough starter?

    Mine stays in the fridge. Pull it out the day before i want to make bread. Feed it with enough flower/water so it stays in runny pancake batter consistency. Make my bread, and put the remainder of the starter back in the fridge.
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    50amp GFCI Spa panel safe at well below 50amps?

    Fantastic! Thanks for all the help.
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    50amp GFCI Spa panel safe at well below 50amps?

    Planning my electric build and just curious if there i any safety issue using the 50amp GFCI breaker from the spa panel on something i may only be pulling ~25 or 30 amps out of. I imagine most the time i'll be using 1 element at a time, but would like the expandability in the future but...
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    Brinkmann Electric Gourmet Smoker

    I have one and love it. You can't really adjust the temp which is a major negative, but mine seems to stay steady around 230 depending on how cold it is out which is just fine for me when smoking port butts all day. I love how i don't have to do anything but add wood every now and then.
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    Who's smoking meat this weekend?

    How's the skin turn out on your wings? Every time i do chicken wings the skin is like a big piece of rubber.
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    Summit hop experiences?

    I think it's crop variations. 3 years ago Summit was a Tangerine bomb and amazing. the 2010 crop (or atleast what i got) had an zero citrus and all onion. So i haven't tried any since.
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    Test to better understand rye flavor - Pale Ale comparison

    A good way to really "find" that rye taste is to do a more straight forward grain bill. Maybe a standard American Rye Ale. 5 lbs. 2-Row 5 lbs. Rye Malt ~30 ibu's Make a American Wheat for comparison if you want, just substitute wheat for the rye.
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    Smoked Pork Loin

    Delicious! Smoked it till 165 and let it rest an hour or so. The family loved it, and i have a good bit left over that makes really good sandwiches!
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    Smoked Pork Loin

    Welp, i'm going for it. Bought a whole loin this afternoon and put a paptrika, brown sugar, kosher salt rub on it. Will smoke it tomorrow afternoon along with some chicken wings. Thanks for the help everyone. Cheers.
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    Smoked Pork Loin

    Does the standard pork loin have the fat cap still on or does you normal grocery chain store trim the fat?
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    Smoked Pork Loin

    The in-laws loved the past couple turkeys i have smoked for family get-togethers and are requesting a cut of pork that is best served sliced. Naturally a pork loin came to mind. Do they smoke well? I'm worried about the lack of fat and it becoming dry. Any other recommendations? Rubs...
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    Sourdough - Struggling Baker

    Hear is my recipe i got from another site, that is absolutely fantastic. It's not based on weights measurements, so it may not be quite as precise as most bakers like. 1 Cup starter 3 cups water 6 cups bread flour 2 tsp salt Combine starter, 2 cups of water, and salt into large bowl and stir...
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    Makeshift Hop Drying

    Do you have screens on your windows? If so, just take one off for a couple days while the hops dry. Thats why i'll be doing in a week or so.
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    Grapefruit Pale Ale

    I have added grapefruit zest to a IPA before. I believe it was 4 grapefruits worth, added at flame out. It smelled absolutely amazing during the primary, however once kegged and drinking it really wasn't noticeable unfortunately.
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    Half Barrel Sankey

    Sandpaper and some elbow grease will smooth out the cut edge.