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Old 04-15-2013, 11:05 AM   #91
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Yeah, not a huge fan of the cleaning process...

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Old 04-20-2013, 11:51 AM   #92
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I made a label for my first brew on the electric system. I keg my beer now but I still bottle one and make a label for it. it serves as a wonderful memory once it's gone.

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Old 04-20-2013, 03:09 PM   #93
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I made a label for my first brew on the electric system. I keg my beer now but I still bottle one and make a label for it. it serves as a wonderful memory once it's gone.
That's cool that you make/keep a bottle from every batch. I have one bottle left of a stout that I made over 2 years ago that won the Dick's Brewing homebrew competition. I don't know if I can ever crack it but I also know that it's probably past its prime now.
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:24 PM   #94
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That's cool that you make/keep a bottle from every batch. I have one bottle left of a stout that I made over 2 years ago that won the Dick's Brewing homebrew competition. I don't know if I can ever crack it but I also know that it's probably past its prime now.
At this point you might as well just hang onto that last bottle and save it as a memory of your award winning beer. A trophy of sorts.
Right now I have one bottle from all 17 batches I have made on top of my refrigerator. I plan to eventually make a nice shelf to display them. I started doing it as a nerdy little project but it's turned out to be an interesting conversation piece with guests.
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:39 AM   #95
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Excellent build!

Do you have any comments on the JSL-71 timer? I was planning on going with the ASL-51 and just noticed that this one was also available.

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Old 06-10-2013, 02:26 PM   #96
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Excellent build!

Do you have any comments on the JSL-71 timer? I was planning on going with the ASL-51 and just noticed that this one was also available.
To me it was a no brainer to go with the jsl-71 mostly for the reason that it better matches the look of the auber PIDs. The asl-51 is all red where the jsl has the same, red top green bottom, color combo.

I can't comment much on the functionality difference as I've never used the ASL-51. I can say that the JSL is very easy to use, easy to wire, and I can't think of any complaints. Auber seems to think the JSL has more to offer than the ASL and they don't tend to steer many wrong.

On another note I installed a reset button on my control panel which I never use. If you were thinking of doing this I wouldn't.

I'd be happy to help with any other questions.

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I also got the JSL-71 since it seemed easy to wire up and to use, it matches my 2352's, and it was inexpensive. My only complaint is that there is no way to stop the timer without it turning the alarm/output relay on or losing the option of using the second timer as a convenient preset. I'm just being particular but I don't like to see the green "out" indicator continuously lit up when I'm done using the timer. I wish there was a way to get it back to a neutral state, like when you first power it up. If you hit the "stop" key while it's counting down, it resets the time and sends a signal to the alarm relay. If you hit the "reset" key while it's counting down, it resets the time and restarts the timer.

Auber has been kind enough to offer to try to reprogram a button or two to make that happen but I told them I would use it for a month or two and go from there. If they get enough people interested in a true "stop/reset" function, they would offer it as an option. Luckily, I have an external switch for my alarm. If someone didn't have an external alarm switch there would be no way to turn the alarm off unless you reset it (which it then starts counting down again) or change some programming settings and lose the option to have a second alarm as a convenient preset.

This is my first fancy timer but I would think that these things would have a way to simply reset them without sending a signal to the output relay or restarting the timer. Just my 2 cents.

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Good point. I too have an external on/off switch for the alarm. This had reduced the aggravation of the alarm tripping. For the most part I always have the timer running so there isn't much of an issue but I have found that to be annoying during the sparging and cooling processes when the timer isn't used.

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Old 06-10-2013, 09:14 PM   #99
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I don't have time to read to far backwards in this as I'm about to rush out the door, but:
1) I too have an run/silence/pause switch on my timer/alarm
2) I actually use my timer for the sparge and cooling as well, not because there is a deadline, but I like to time the steps and put them into my notes. (A 75 min sparge on my system always results in 90% efficiency, so I like to time it)

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Old 06-18-2013, 11:55 PM   #100
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Newest addition to the Hop Rehab home brewery! For now i'll still be boiling with propane, but I plan to be moving back to NY soon, and then it's 100% electric

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