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    Canadian Border Crossing Experience?

    So I'm heading from Detroit To Toronto with a buddy to meet up with some friends and I'm planning on bring a case of homebrew plus 4x 64 oz growlers. I just got off the phone with the Border Information Service and they said its perfectly legal and at 16 liters we'll be withing our tax exempt...
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    How many gallons of homebrew in 2017?

    10,363.7 +5 gallons oatmeal stout = 10368.7
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    Looking for advice on electric systems

    I have thought about it but i've ruled it out for the following reasons: 1) I honestly don't think my kettles are high enough quality to invest that much money in them and 2) I don't trust myself to be able to do it correctly without a lot of time, effort and tools. I know nothing about wiring...
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    Looking for advice on electric systems

    That's a good point I hadn't thought about. I really haven't done any big beers yet because 5 gallons of a big beer would sit forever in my kegerator but I did get the Last Straw bottler for my birthday so I could... IDK if the GF could handle a big beer like that but the BrewEasy does have a...
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    Looking for advice on electric systems

    I have 2 issues with the Brew Boss and that's cost and size. 15 gallons is more than I have the pipeline for. I'm set up for 5 gallon batches so i'd need all new fermentors/chamber, triple the amount of kegs i have now and based on the rate we go through beer, i'd reduce my brew days by a factor...
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    Looking for advice on electric systems

    Hey all, Having recently welcomed assistant brewer #2 I'm trying to plan for what little brewing time I did have being cut even further. I brewed on my current system (2 8 gallon pots with ball valve spigots, propane burner and a cooler mash tun) on Friday and while it was a successful brew day...
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    Looking for a name for a new brew club

    i dig the Platt-oh type name, or if you spell it right you could have a guy looking through a telescope as your logo, but instead of a telescope its a refractometer, and instead of looking at the moon its a bi hop cone surrounded by grain stars or something.
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    Looking for a name for a new brew club

    my initial reaction is to go w/ something with Brewers because of the location but i think it would end up too generic sounding. Maybe like the Platteville Platos Club or something w/ the alliteration. Then you could do something cool w/ the logo to tie it in maybe? Quick idea
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    Michigan Anyone Enter the Clawson, MI CRAFTCOM Homebrew competition?

    You mean occurred right? As its Thursday and the results are being announced tomorrow (Friday).
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    Michigan Anyone Enter the Clawson, MI CRAFTCOM Homebrew competition?

    Its the first annual so hopefully next year the brew comp will expand
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    Michigan Anyone Enter the Clawson, MI CRAFTCOM Homebrew competition?

    Yeah I'll be going. I just got an email from the official contact and winners are being announced Friday the 16th between 7 and 8, winners will be contacted via email the next day if not present, score sheets available for pick up Monday the 19th at Black Lotus
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    Kegs vs Taps

    I actually did this too. I marked the spacing on all 4 while i had the level lined up but then I actually drilled the pilot hole through my fridge and just put a touch of caulk on both sides to seal it. Then I added taps as I got money/full kegs.
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    Kegs vs Taps

    I think those are two different questions actually. How many taps should I have and how many kegs should I have. If you have room in your keezer for 4 kegs I would do at least 3 taps, depending on the rest of your situation. I fit 4 kegs, I have 4 taps. But i have a fermentation fridge I can use...
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    Has home brewing changed your tastes in beer?

    I just started using the untappd app basically just to keep a record of what I liked and didn't. I keep general notes elsewhere too but if I'm trying to learn a new style its nice to have a quick reference on my phone of what I've tried and how I felt about it.
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    Has home brewing changed your tastes in beer?

    This is me too for the most part. I have 4 taps so I keep 2 of my favorites (2 of things like Porter/Nut Brown/Stout), 1 of my wife/family's favorite (IPA), 1 seasonal (Blonde currently, sometimes wheat or cider). But I when i go out or buy beer I'm constantly trying new things. got a 50...
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