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    maxr replied to the thread Is any of these a hop plant?.
    If you live near commercial hop farmers or other people that grow hops for homebrew, they will appreciate it if you kill the males. It's...
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    maxr replied to the thread Is any of these a hop plant?.
    Unless you're starting a hop breeding program, it's a better idea to grow known cultivars from rhizomes (root cuttings) instead of...
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    I have only used it once but it made a very nice Munich Helles. I see many people advocating for 34/70 but I do not enjoy that yeast - I...
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    I haven't entered a competition since switching from a home depot cooler and single propane burner to an electric all-in-one system, but...
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    maxr replied to the thread BrewBuilt IceMaster Max 4 design.
    There is a thread about the Max2 that covers adding heater control. I cut and spliced a couple of extension cords into my Max2 to...
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    maxr replied to the thread Corrosion in Perlick 525SS.
    See if a magnet will stick to it. Magnetic = stainless, nonmagnetic=brass.
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    maxr replied to the thread A brew to age for 18 years.
    I drank a bottle of Drie Fonteinen gueuze recently and the best by date is 20 years from the packaging date. They use a cork and cage on...
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    If you're willing to consider BIAB, there's no reason to exclude the all-in-one systems. I have had a grainfather since 2015 (1st gen)...
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    maxr replied to the thread Filling a CO2 tank.
    This is one of those things where if you have to ask how to do it, you don't understand enough to do it safely.
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    maxr replied to the thread Spike CF5 vs Brewbuilt X1 Unti-Tank.
    Thanks. That kind of removes it from contention. I'm surprised the MoreBeer hasn't offered a cooling coil similar to what SS Brewtech...
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    maxr replied to the thread Spike CF5 vs Brewbuilt X1 Unti-Tank.
    Thank you for posting a detailed review of the new conical. Out of curiosity, what was the ambient temp when you tried to cold crash? Do...
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    maxr replied to the thread Glycol chiller or fridge ?.
    I have these disconnects in 3/8" size and have had no leaks with the glycol set to -2C. SS Brewtech sells a custom version of these...
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    maxr replied to the thread Glycol chiller or fridge ?.
    It's not really worth talking about electrical costs if you're going to buy a $500 conical to do the job of a $20 carboy. I went glycol...
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    maxr replied to the thread ICEMASTER MAX 2.
    A heat pump can move more heat than the power input. Look up Carnot Carnot cycle on Wikipedia.
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    I was using this battery heater for a while. It works well and never gets very hot as long as it's in contact with the conical...
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