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  1. 2 points
    You explained in another thread that your cans say "best by May 2017". So while the cans are fine, the hops, which haven't been refrigerated, are perhaps not fine. If the cans are dated best by May 2017, then your kit is 2 or 3 years old I would expect. If that's the case, I wouldn't use the hops. You might open them and take a deep inhale. If they smell cheesy, toss them. Even if they don't, I suspect you won't nice much aroma after letting them air out for a few minutes. In that case, toss them again. You can make the recipe fine without them, they are just adding a dash of aroma.
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    John K.

    SMASH IPA

    I have made a Citra Smash using Maris Otter LME and it turned out great. I have also used Pilsner LME and I think I like it a little better than with the Maris Otter. Citra is one of my favorite hops.
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    Good catch on the hops, Rick; I completely forgot about them.
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    That looks like the recipe fot the Powerful Patriot Ale https://www.mrbeer.com/powerful-patriot-ale-recipe
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    D Kristof

    Temperature Controller

    @cconstantine307, click on the link above. Multiple comments and photos from several of us who use Inkbirds.
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    Cato

    Temperature Controller

    The inkbird is a temp controller that cuts the fridge on and off to maintain your setting. So you set it for say 65F and it will cool down to that temp and then shut the fridge off, or if it gets too cold it will kick the heater on. I don't use the heat side of it in the summer but it has a plug for the fridge, cool side, and a plug for a heat side, which I use when it gets to fall and winter weather. It's programmable for both cooling and heating. Hard to beat for $40. The heater I use is a thin mylar sheet with heat strips embedded in it. I wrap it around my stainless fermenters, or for the LBK's, I just position it loosely by one and it'll keep the interior of the fridge close to the set temp. Works well. https://www.amazon.com/Weekend-Brewer-COMINHKPR125665-Fermentation-Heater/dp/B01J1WZNM2/ref=asc_df_B01J1WZNM2/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=198078807540&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=4557556369717772742&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=t&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9008537&hvtargid=pla-349654863042&psc=1
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    D Kristof

    Temperature Controller

    The Inkbird has 2 outlets it will control to your settings. You plug your fridge into the cool side outlet, and your heating pad into the other. My fridge is in my kitchen so I don't use the heat outlet. Some people drill a hole to run the sensor wire through the fridge wall; I just have it running through the door opening. With the fridge set at maximum cooling, the Inkbird turns the power to the fridge on and off. The refrigerator's built in thermostat never controls operation.
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    Creeps McLane

    SMASH IPA

    Just brew the exact same beer substituting citra for cascade. Oz for oz. then try amarillo, simcoe, mosaic, el dorado, hull melon, saaz, anything you want. Youre just looking to get a better understanding of that hops flavors. Use it at 60 min, flameout and dry hop.
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