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Old 04-28-2012, 09:49 AM   #21
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I got my CP all wired up tonight, everything seems to work except the timer.

I used the Auber ASL-51, the timer gets power, but will not start counting no matter what reset button I press. I have tried a few different function and relay combinations and still nothing. I have looked at HBT and Electric Brewer forums, and I have the timer wired the same as others are doing and that works fine for them.

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Old 05-22-2012, 04:33 AM   #22
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Finally figured out what I was doing incorectly with the help of Auber. Pannel is all complete.



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Having an issue with my counterflow chiller. To cool 5 gal from boil to 70F is taking 20 min plus. My tap water is 58F, and even the discharge water is only 75F. Have checked and made triple sure that the water and wort are flowing in opposite directions.

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What is your plan to isolate the heat from the pots from the wood?
I am planning a wood stand also, except I was going to tile the top.

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how fast are you running off wort? i've never used one so take this with a grain of salt, but i've heard of issues with it where it's running off too fast and not cooling down fast enough

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To isolate the pots from the wood I got 1/4" thick cork and cut it to the size of the kegs, so they are sitting on cork pads.

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I am running off my wort at a trickle. If I slow it down any more the flow stops. My immersion chiller cools my wort faster than the counterflow does.

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Old 05-28-2012, 02:13 AM   #28
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That does sound odd. I have a DIY counterflow, but they still still perform close to the same. My input water is around 80*, and while pumping my wort as fast as my march pump can, the wort exits the CFC around 95-100F. After the whole batch is chilled to 120* or so, I use ice water as the cooling water. At this point my wort exits at 60F.

With your inlet water at 58*, you may need to recirculate the wort back into the kettle if your target pitch temp is in the low 60s. CFCs are efficient, but not quite that efficient at cooling the wort temp down to the inlet water temp. I think you might have better results if you pump the chilled wort back int the kettle at a faster rate. Once the whole batch has cooled into the mid-150s (maybe 5 minutes.) I'd bet you could get by with a single pass with much faster flow

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Thank you for the suggestion on recirculating the wort, that sounds like a great idea, will definitely give it a try on the next batch.

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