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    Spike Solo Owner's Thread

    Almost sounds like without a neutral to the controller you will have unpredictable results. You will need neutral for proper 120 volts and the ground for obvious reasons. Spike will tell you you need to run 4-wire for this setup. EDIT: I didn't read everything here. If you ran 10/3 with a...
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    London Ale 3 Question

    I like it!
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    London Ale 3 Question

    Didn't think of it that way. Good to know. When pitching Saturday I thought I broke the pouch inside before I pitched but then realized it had not broke open after dumping in the yeast and screwed with trying to smack it after the main pouch was open and emptied. I hate screwing around like that...
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    London Ale 3 Question

    Is the London Ale 3 only available in a Smack Pack or can you get it in a direct pitch? Thanks
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    Help Finding Ball Lock Post

    Thanks!
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    Help Finding Ball Lock Post

    I am trying to replace my corny keg posts with the same size I currently have which require a 7/8" wrench. The only ones I'm finding are the smaller ones that take an 11/16" wrench, I know that either one will work but would like to stick with this one. Does anyone know where to find those? Thanks
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    Silicone Spray on Keg Seals

    Cool, thanks! I have Loctite Food Grade Silicone Lubricant. Sounds safe enough to try.
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    Silicone Spray on Keg Seals

    Is there any reason you couldn't use food grade silicone spray on your keg seals? I have always heard to use keg lube but I have the silicone on hand. Thanks!
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    Total Alkalinity and Buffering Power

    Good stuff. Thanks for the info!
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    Total Alkalinity and Buffering Power

    Great! Thank you. This is natural spring water I go up and get every few weeks for drinking and brewing. I am finally trying to make educated water adjustments instead if just guessing on them.
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    Total Alkalinity and Buffering Power

    My water report shows a total alkalinity of 36 ppm. How does this relate to buffering power? Calcium 9.9 ppm Magnesium 2 ppm Bicarbonate 44 pmm Sulfate 1 ppm Total Hardness 33 pmm Sodium 5 ppm
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    Motor Soft Start/Stop

    https://www.briskheat.com/single-phase-soft-starter.html/?gclid=CjwKCAiA57D_BRAZEiwAZcfCxfqkqCBwIpPfPRQpmTLbDYc_UZbbbEfTmzHh8OrNZGrNn-2X-lXaZBoC708QAvD_BwE
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    Need Advice on a 10 or 15 Gallon Spike Solo

    I do a single infusion and batch sparge. I know you can do a full volume mash but I still like the idea of a rinse.
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    Need Advice on a 10 or 15 Gallon Spike Solo

    I am currently brewing 5 or 5.5 gallon batches in an 8 gallon kettle on propane with no problems as long as I watch the hot break closely. So I'm not sure why a 10 gallon Spike Solo kettle wouldn't work but I keep seeing where if you are doing 5 1/2 gallon batches you should go with a 15 gallon...
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    When you plan ahead and then

    What??? You lost me.
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