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    BrewChatter Brew Zilla/Robo Brew Giveaway

    Awesome giveaway, thanks @BrewChatter , fingers crossed!
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    PicoBrew Pico users

    Small quantity is small. 500-800 ml b/c the c keg is what, 5L? It’s an interesting little device though, being a vacuum still and all.
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    PicoBrew Pico users

    Hi Texas-- so I've got a mixed bag of thoughts for you. In no particular order: The Still - probably get you $100+ on ebay or online. People want these but to be sure, they are flaky and difficult to use. If you like a challenge, they're fun, but for sure they're a pain. Ironically, if you go...
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    Information on Pico Brew Zymatic

    You getting overheat alarms or something else? Mike Howard has written the manual on how to too off the glycol— he’s active over in the automated brewing / Zymatic thread.
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    Dry Hopping: keg hop? Magnets?

    that's essentially what a stir bar is. https://www.amazon.com/Magnetic-Stirrer-Spinbar-Octagon-Stirring/dp/B07C4TNKXB/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=teflon+stir+bar&qid=1626357460&sr=8-3
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    Dry Hopping: keg hop? Magnets?

    Expensive but nice. Hopefully they get popular enough for the prices to come down.
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    Chest Freezer Specs and Layouts

    Sweet. Thanks!
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    Dry Hopping: keg hop? Magnets?

    stir bars make excellent food safe magnets. Just sayin.
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    Chest Freezer Specs and Layouts

    Hi Spundit, thinking of pulling the trigger on this very freezer tomorrow to use as a fermentation chamber. Just wanted to check in and see if you still liked yours. Also, noticed you’ve got a blow tie on there— does that fit in without a collar? (Looks like it does, but can’t be sure)
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    Friday Giveaway! Enter to Win Inkbird WiFi ITC-308 & IR Temp Gun

    Making pizza with the kids is our Sunday tradition.
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    PicoBrew Pico users

    Trevor was just the messenger— the guy who was sourcing the kits is done but if you’re on Facebook you should join the picobrewers group (Facebook Groups) as the pico-free kits occasionally pop up for sale. Alternatively, other folks there have made their own grain and hops carrier solutions, so...
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    PicoBrew Pico users

    There are a few people who have suggested diy grain and hops carriers (some posting pics and plans) on Facebook Groups -- the hops carrier is the trickier part but for sure there are ways to diy it. you could also use the step filter with a grain bag and when the system gets to the boil, you...
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    PicoBrew Pico users

    Added a few recipes and a very basic inventory beer xml (technically a recipe) users can use to shortcut building a db on your deployment of brewcrafter. If anyone is interested, it can be viewed here: BrewCrafter 2
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    PicoBrew Pico users

    @VagueSkunk According to PBfundingllc.com (picobrew's owner) you can deregister by sending an email to [email protected] ... I did this once, only took six months. literally six months. The ownership doesn't matter if someone is going to use the offline server solution, or if you just...
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