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    One hop rhizome DOA

    I too had 1 sterling that sprouted extremely late. I'd just let it go and see what happens.
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    leading tip dead help

    Ok what should I do? One of my Sterling zomes (1st year) only produced 1 bine. It grew to about 4 feet and was doing great. A week or so ago I noticed the tip of the bine had been clipped (or chewed off). I waited to see what would happen. A new tip finally grew but the bine produced alot of...
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    Brass Garden hose QD

    I use those brass disconects on my rig with no problem at all. and yes if you hook them up agaist the flow you just end up with a tablespoon or so of wort on the floor. not a big deal to me. but they have held up for a ton of batches.
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    Schematics Ranco

    Hey any of you guys have a schematic for the Ranco ETC? I don't need a wiring diagram. I need the circuit schematic.
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    boiler heat exchanger

    yes it's copper and the inside of the pipe looks perfect. no petina or corrosion. I usually use tabasco to clean the other copper I have (works awsome and is edible) I have to rinse for a while but atleast I know I wont kill anyone with cleaners. I may try recircing some for awhile to see what...
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    boiler heat exchanger

    I was walking through a construction site the other day and low and behold found what I think is a boiler heat exchanger. It looks just like a CFC but with the internal pipe being 1/2 and the external 3/4. then a gray foam wraped around that. I checked it for leaks and it seems to be intact. has...
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    Any Ideas for Copper Screen Uses?

    What about a hopback false bottom, or boil keggle screen?
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    Northern Brewer Sub

    Thanks guys. I knew the this was the place to go for top-notch info CHeers to all...
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    Northern Brewer Sub

    Brewing an American Brown. Need a substitute for northern brewer hops. anyone have an idea? PLease
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    Spaten clone.. Anyone?

    I would use a pils. base for sure, but maybe on the second batch I'll try adding a little wheat (just for fun) like you said flavors might not be a Helles but it might be good anyway.(and I have alot of it). now I just have to get to my LHBS to get what I need.(you know with all the extra time...
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    Spaten clone.. Anyone?

    I have pale 2 row in bulk and about 20 lbs of wheat. I've just moved and in moving my rig was pretty much destroyed. I havent even opened the tubs holding my grain. I still have alot of work to do. but hopefully I'll be back up by next weekend. I know wheat would cloud but it might be an...
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    Spaten clone.. Anyone?

    That sound GREAT to me. I have a HERM type system. Would a step mash be better? just mash in at 131 then raise to 154?
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    Spaten clone.. Anyone?

    I brew AG and do have a Lager fridge. Munic Helles huh...
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    Spaten clone.. Anyone?

    I've been trying to get a buddy of mine into HB, He loves Spaten (not Optimizer) and I thought why not brew a Spaten clone to kick it off. Anyone have a recipe they are willing to share?
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    Pike County PA Brew Club?

    Anyone know of a Club in the Milford PA area?