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    First Time Grower, Need Some Trellis Advice

    o cool thats a good idea, i might try that! If these things get up and grow haha
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    First Time Grower, Need Some Trellis Advice

    Hello, I'm a first time grower, I made the mistake of buying 4 hop plants which are all different varieties (1 cascade, 3 other new zealand varieties) and now I'm frantically trying to set up a garden that'll will be their home for say 5 years to come. My initial plan is to ground screw a 4m...
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    Can I grow hops in pots?

    O awesome! I should try find some barrels then. What grow zone are you in?
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    Can I grow hops in pots?

    Hello! I'm keen to get 3 or 4 hops going in the back yard, but would hate to leave the guys when I move house, so I was wondering if I could pot them? Then take them to their new homes in one or two years after a harvest? I'm in a grow zone between 9 and 10. Are my dreams of becoming a hop...
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    Where do I Start?

    Hello, I'm a little overwhelmed looking at getting into the automation side of brewing. So my question is where do I start? Below are my goals so hopefully you guys can advise where I can start, what gear to buy and how to plan my build. 1. I want a modular system with wifi capability so...
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    Plastic Taste From CO2/CO2 Lines?

    Cheers, I'm actually carbing water at the moment as I want to get my system going before I plastic taste a whole keg.
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    Plastic Taste From CO2/CO2 Lines?

    Yea thats the one. I'ma pick up a seltzer bottle and carb up in that bottle as per your other comment. I've retasted the bottle I made today. I'm starting to think the flavour is actually just my tap water. I'm sure the first bottle had some sort of off taste, but I'll keep making some seltzer...
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    Plastic Taste From CO2/CO2 Lines?

    damn ordered 5mm line. I'll probs buy some fittings from the LHBS. the benefit of ordering from china was the price for 40 foot was only 24 NZD (about $0.40 a foot). I'll try my luck first up as I've heard about 12 foot of 5mm should be enough to balance. Cheers,
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    Plastic Taste From CO2/CO2 Lines?

    I think this may be the route I go. I'm waiting on the eva barrier from aliexpress at the moment (dubious if this will be any better) then I may just order another roll for safety if it is good. What the benefit of the adaptors?
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    Plastic Taste From CO2/CO2 Lines?

    Is there a rating for this? Also I'm not using the vinyl tubing for liquid contact its for the gas line.
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    Plastic Taste From CO2/CO2 Lines?

    clear tubing. I made some more water today after cleaning the tubes with sodium percarbonate and water. Seems to be reduced but I dunno I'll make some daily for a while to see how it changes. I'm yet to find evidence that plasticizers exist in food grade vinyl and whether the leach into gas...
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    Plastic Taste From CO2/CO2 Lines?

    I'll give everything a clean out tonight, will co2 leach plastic taste out of the vinyl? I hear varying results from food grade vinyl for beer lines, I would have thought that only gas passing through would be more resilient to leaching that taste/plasticizers etc
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    Plastic Taste From CO2/CO2 Lines?

    Hello! I've just started getting my kegging equipment together. I've got all the pieces, I've stuck the collar on my freezer and got some CO2. I drink a few litres of Sparkling water a week so I bought a carbonation cap to carb my own from now on. I carbed up the first bottle yesterday, I got...
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