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Old 02-01-2013, 07:51 PM   #11
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reflectex'd.



picked up 2 2000w elements last night as well.

hopefully after thiose few updates i'll be able to do 10 gallons with ease.

did not get a chance to brew last night, due to the fact the wife wanted to buy pizza, so we had to run out somewhere... no complaints here!

so i cracked the grain this morning and have the water weighed out and everything setup for a brew tonight... doing biermunchers cream of three crops tonight... which probably wasn't the best plan considering almost half of it is stuff that doesn't considerably ease fluidity in the sparge.... oh and i have no rice hulls... haha

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Old 02-02-2013, 04:09 AM   #12
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decided to do it this way. it's like a "hybrid fly sparge".

basically, i pumped all my sparge water ontop (slowly... i could see all the way down through the water to the grain) of the mash and am slowly running it out, so it's like it's "washing" the grains. i'm 5 points over preboil as well, so eff% looks spot on!





AND! we've hit a boil.

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Old 02-02-2013, 06:44 PM   #13
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Just ordered my SSRs, PID, indicator lights, switches and now i'm off to find some plugs and jazz!

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Old 02-05-2013, 09:07 PM   #14
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So they still haven't replaced my glass top yet... Reason?
The maintenance man said he saw my equipment in the kitchen ON the stove and setup for using it as a distillery...
1. It hasn't been on the stove because the keg weight alone would break it.
2. i don't have the proper equpment for distilling...
3... he said i was using the keg on the burner... which, how would they know? and someone could plainly see the stove would NOT heat a keg... at all... hence the elements on the keg itself.

So i have an appointment thursday evening with the manger for the maintenance team to discuss this and plead my case... if all else fails i'll have to rip 250 out of savings to get the part and fix it myself

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Old 02-07-2013, 01:45 AM   #15
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Auber goodies!



and i'm minus one control box...
i thought everything would fit into a old NES that i had laying around... this would be a big fat negative!

so now i'm searching for something i can use that isn't expensive

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Old 02-07-2013, 03:16 PM   #16
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one more picture of stuff that i organized this morning

2000w potted elements and the outlets.



SSRs are out for delivery as well, so hopefully they will be on my doorstep when i get home!

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Old 02-07-2013, 07:36 PM   #17
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Could I possibly trouble you to run a test for me? I'm planning to do something similar, but it would be a huge advantage to me if it could be run off a single, 15A circuit. Would you see if you can bring 7 gallons to boil on one of your 1500W elements?

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Old 02-08-2013, 04:25 PM   #18
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i am almost 100% positive that it will not boil 7g on 1500w... from what i recall the temperature losses are more so then the gains on that low of a wattage.

But! i will test that here soon for ya

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Old 02-08-2013, 11:54 PM   #19
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Thanks

My research has turned up lots of disagreement on it, but no one seems to have actually tested it.

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Old 02-12-2013, 04:39 AM   #20
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Didn't get a chance to test the 1500w element yet. that will be soon

BUT! it runs! perfectly!

Yeah yeah... i'm Italian... i like my speghetti



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