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Old 09-24-2013, 12:27 PM   #21
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You're monitoring the HLT (Hot Liquor Tank... or all your hot water), the HEX (Heat Exchanger... maybe the wort temperature into your HERMS coil?), the HERM (wort temperature out of the coil? I'm guessing here), and the MLT (the temperature of your wort in the mash tun).

In other words, you're dedicating 4 PIDs (or just temp readouts) and temperature probes to measuring what I can only guess are 4 temperatures that are going to be within 2-3* of each other...

Do you have a separate post where you detail the thought process behind this setup? I'd be curious to see what it is...
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:56 PM   #22
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I haven't started a build thread yet but yes, you are close. I have a hybrid system that mainly uses propane but also have a separate HERMS chamber that is electronic. I'm also going to add an element in my HLT to allow me to heat up strike water while I'm sleeping. I came across some nicer PIDs that were being thrown out so I figured why not use them. For now I'd like to keep everything on 120 V so can can brew in anyone's garage but am specing everything to allow me to go full electric down the road if I want to.

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Old 09-27-2013, 01:54 AM   #23
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I'm laying my panel out with Visio since it lets me put in exact measurements and easily move things around. One thing I'm finding though is seeing them on the panel itself gives a better perspective. To do this I printed drawings of each component on card stock out at scale and then put them on the panel. I still haven't got it all dialed in but I think I get closer everyday. Looking at what others are doing helps out too.
Pretty cool set up.
It's interesting about the hex and the 110v ability. I use to take my gear just about anywhere. Man it's a pain but you you get really efficient about what to bring, and that one thing you forgot.

I do all my stuff in illustrator, I run macs so and use illustrator everyday so it makes it easy for me to design. It looks like I am going to have to redesign with more lights. I talked with Scott over at ebrewsupply.com and decided to go with the 3 element bcs with a few changes which means more lights that aren't switches.
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Parts came. It feels like Christmas.

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Final tape out before I start making holes!

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