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    First closed transfer with my Anvil Fermentor and 7oz of dry hops

    Yep. I dry hop loose. It's really not a problem at all, but you have to give the hops plenty of time to drop out. Once they're on the bottom of the fermenter you're fine. This is the filter I bought: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CH29IK2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_image?ie=UTF8&psc=1...
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    First closed transfer with my Anvil Fermentor and 7oz of dry hops

    No problems at all. The amount of hops isn't that important as long as you do a proper cold crash. I crash for 2-3 days before I try to transfer and haven't had any clogs. The one thing that's really boosted my confidence is I got one of those inline filters. I drop the whole in starsan...
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    Portable GFCI Spa Panel

    Update: I built it and it worked beautifully. 50-amp GFCI breaker in the main panel. 14-50 outlet. Then I have a portable spa panel with a 30-amp GFCI breaker to power my brewing panel.
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    Portable GFCI Spa Panel

    Ok. That's what I thought. I've wired several GFCI outlets in a series before and I know that usually the first upstream GFCI will trip and all others further up stream will stay on (which is fine).
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    Portable GFCI Spa Panel

    I actually haven't heard that the car charger needs to be on a GFCI circuit, but the good news is I can pull the 50-amp gfci breaker out of the spa panel and put THAT in the main panel and put the 30-amp GFCI in the spa panel. Any problems running 2 gfci breaker one after the other? Probably...
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    Portable GFCI Spa Panel

    Sorry to dig up this ancient thread, but I want to build a similar solution for my situation which is a little different. Background: I have an existing 50-amp circuit in my garage with a NEMA 14-50 plug. I removed the 50-amp breaker and replaced with a 30-amp GFCI breaker I removed the NEMA...
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    Waking up to mash tun at strike temp

    This is my current solution and honestly...all things considered... it's probably good enough. I need ~30 mins to condition and mill my grain anyway. It might be worth just sticking to my current method
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    Waking up to mash tun at strike temp

    I built one of these: E-HERMS Brewery Build Forum The goal is to retain most of what I built. I don't want to make major changes (especially within the box) to accommodate a delayed start. External components would be ideal, or even direct swap with what I have (like upgrading my HLT PID to...
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    Waking up to mash tun at strike temp

    Ah, I see what you mean. Good point. I just really don't want to go through and modify my wiring within my control box. I spent weeks wiring it, and the idea of going through and making changes or cutting new holes sounds horrible. :(
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    Waking up to mash tun at strike temp

    I'd love to use an external timer like this, but my system is 220v/30a In a perfect world, I'd just use a standalone timer to control the whole system, but the 220v/30a timers are a lot more expensive than the 110v ones...
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    Waking up to mash tun at strike temp

    I've been brewing with E-HERMS system for a few years now and love the convenience, accuracy, and consistency that it brings. Summer time makes getting to strike temp a lot easier, but I still wish there was a way to program my system to "start" around 5am so I can just walk downstairs and...
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    I really don't love my Hop Stopper. Anyone else?

    ...this is the one reason why I dislike my keggle. That domed bottom doesn't allow me to whirlpool and collect wort from the side of the vessel without leaving a ton of wort behind. I usually just split the distance on the dip tube and deal with a little hops in the fermenter.
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    I really don't love my Hop Stopper. Anyone else?

    It's possible I did, but I don't really recall. I guess I should have listened to your advice. It's weird because so many people have nothing but good things to say about this product, but that just hasn't been my experience.
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    I really don't love my Hop Stopper. Anyone else?

    I should clarify: I have a HOME-MADE hop spider. It consists of a flange with a hop bag attached to it. The bag isn't super fun to clean, but it's a LOT easier to just lift the whole bag out of the kettle and dump the contents down the sink/in the trash. ...the hop stopper, not so much.
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    I really don't love my Hop Stopper. Anyone else?

    A couple of months ago, I bought one of these for my Sanke keg converted kettle: https://shop.theelectricbrewery.com/collections/hop-stopper/products/hop-stopper-2-0-screen-only-for-converted-sanke-kegs-keggles I was really excited because I heard a ton of amazing reviews and I was tired of...
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