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    Electric brewery, power cord getting hot, melted on leg. leg

    New plug and new receptical installed. Brewing using all three elements. Main power cord was not even warm to the touch
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    Electric brewery, power cord getting hot, melted on leg. leg

    Would I also see this on my AMPs on my panel. I have 3 elements total, can run any combination of 2 at a time. They all read the exact same amps when they are running 100%.
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    Electric brewery, power cord getting hot, melted on leg. leg

    I bought a new receptacle and new end plug - 50 amp again. The receptacle was packed with Mud Dabber mud.. Both hots had heat damage on the plug end. So when I brew again, I will watch the temp on the cord to see if it happens again.
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    Electric brewery, power cord getting hot, melted on leg. leg

    I have 50amp GFCI breaker I made the extension cord from pliable 6gauge wire. Everything is rated correct and has been fine for 5 years.
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    Electric brewery, power cord getting hot, melted on leg. leg

    Wires to the receptacle are good. Receptical is melted. I tipped receptical over and bunch of dust came out. Wonder if a bug made a nest in it.
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    Electric brewery, power cord getting hot, melted on leg. leg

    So I just ran it for 10min. The plug is getting hot. The prongs are hot and the receptacle is hot. The rest of the cord is not hot. I opened the plug, 1 leg is brown/hot. Maybe the receptacle? I can't clean it?
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    Electric brewery, power cord getting hot, melted on leg. leg

    System has been running for 5 years no issues. With 1 element one, pulls 24amps Other element pulls 24amps With both on and pump running 48.5amps Notice my power cord hot. End of plug a bit melted. Outside receptacle warm My breaker and panel are not even warm. Any thoughts on what to look for.
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    How can I tell if my SSR is going out? And what is a "good" one.

    I ended up swapping the contactor and repairing the wire. Brewed twice this weekend no issues. Looks like the contactor failed, not the SSR
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    How can I tell if my SSR is going out? And what is a "good" one.

    Not sure why this went sideways to talking about a relays?? Anyway, all parts replaced on my #1 circuit, going to brew this weekend.
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    509hops - anyone use them? Did a big NEIPA and got no aroma/flavor

    10oz whirlpool 6oz + 6oz dry hop schedule I opened the 1lb bag of Galaxy from them. Shouldn't it smell like awesome hops??? Barely has any smell when I open the bag.
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    509hops - anyone use them? Did a big NEIPA and got no aroma/flavor

    I have been brewing for some time. Bought some 2019 509Hops at the end of 2020. They were all sealed and I stored them in the freezer when I got them. 12gal batch of NEIPA dry hop schedule was 6oz and 6oz (Citra/Mosiac/Ekunaut) I got nothing for flavor/aroma. Just opened the 1lb bag of...
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    Spike Conical- observations and best practices

    I have had mine like this since day one. 2 valves and glass sight glass. I also have a corny fitting on a triclamp I can "push co2" up from the bottom to stir up dryhops
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    How can I tell if my SSR is going out? And what is a "good" one.

    I noticed this today. A burnt wire from my breaker to contactor that allows the element to work. Wonder if the contactor went bad?
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