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    iSpindel Digital Hydrometer

    Hi, I've recently built and been running a BrewPiLess on my ferment fridge. Now I'm collecting bits for a few iSpindel's. I bought a heap of bits for the older style 3d printed drawer kind. Then bought a couple of these https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000088868912.html (did I waste my money...
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    Automation is my friend

    Automation is my friend
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    Cheap SSR

    TL:DR - They work ok... I've used them for many years in home brewing equipment.. Cheap, but they do the job. (Only ever had one go "close circuit" on me when one of the old KK elements let go....)
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    How much beer have you brewed this year

    I'm 40, have a good job, family and a kid, do 100L brew days (2x50L ferment one, cube the other), drink on average a corny a week, and I love it! Fully functional alcoholism I think they call it... I only drink beer, nothing else, and it's usually about 5%... and I don't eat junk... Drink...
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    How much beer have you brewed this year

    Bang on 1000L ... (20 x 50L) ...So far... Still have a few brews left in the year.
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    Low pre boil volume,gravity to high

    Start using brew software.. When you get your equipment dialed in right brew days will run much more smoothly. I started with Brewmate (free) and after a while changed to Beersmith (worth the money IMO.) It all seems daunting to start, but as you adjust for volumes, losses and efficiency it...
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    Man wakes up at a Moscow bus stop with gonads gone.

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/sexuality/nikolaev.asp snopes is your friend...
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    110v stcs

    I did exactly the same thing once.. It is gathering dust on the shelf in the garage.. ("I might need it one day!") I found it was about the same to buy a new 240v one than buy a converter...
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    Wanted - 30L fermentor

    Also disposals shops ('Aussie Disposals' etc) sell all sizes of wide mouth clear water containers suitable to use as fermenters.. (imo. better than the bunnings blue ones if you don't like the glad wrap method) You can buy the airlocks from BigW for cheap, or a brew shop. Also get the taps for...
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    Complete brewing setup available cheap

    There's your problem... You spent $800 on dispensing equipment and only $20-$30 on your "custom fermentation chamber", it needs a "custom paint job" ;) Did you even brew? Looking at the other junk you are selling it looks like you are a pawn shop owner or something...
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    How many litres did you brew in 2014?

    45x25L brews + 9x50L brews for a grand total of approx. 1575L of tasty beer! 1 brew was 25L of cider, 1 weird tasting keg I dumped and 1 brew had a pellicle but i kegged 19L and it tastes ok (still drinking it)... I think i brewed about the same amount last year (and the liver is still...
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    Anybody tried the dollar a tin lager from Aldi?

    This thread has been a very funny read!
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    Steve's Random Recipe Challenge!

    I flare up when scratched by any hop bines as well.. Hasn't stopped me growing the bastards tho ;)