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Old 02-21-2013, 12:13 PM   #11
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"We" are kegkits and I won't send you a link because I don't advertise on this site. We pissed off quite a few members when the business failed a few years ago. But I love participating in this site & I contribute quite a bit - just search for posts by thargrav.

I took the time to research before selling PIDs & I found a low cost PID that can be programmed for F (Fahrenheit) and has a SSR output - it's a CXTG-3000-FK02-V*AN. All of the other low cost PIDs I found out of China would only display C (Celsius) & last time I checked everything sold on eBay will still only display C (Celsius).
Thanks for the input, sorry about the drama, and glad you still provide input. Will look around the interwebz to see if I can find a retailer for the PID you mentioned.

ETA: Found them.....
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:35 PM   #12
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So, I am moviong along with the actaul hardware of the system, about to order the pots, and coil, and have it custom built as i want it.

I have shifted to thoughts of the HERMS control box. Mainly how many PIDs I will neeed. I would like to keep temps on all 3 of the vessels, but of course only 2 will need any sort of control.

Not usre how many PIDs I will need....

Tim

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Old 02-23-2013, 11:10 PM   #13
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links to more parts:

RTD w/ quick connect and cable to controller connection

Console Enclosure

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Old 02-26-2013, 09:50 PM   #14
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Some other items on the list to order.

Tim
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:05 PM   #15
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So, I am moviong along with the actaul hardware of the system, about to order the pots, and coil, and have it custom built as i want it.

I have shifted to thoughts of the HERMS control box. Mainly how many PIDs I will neeed. I would like to keep temps on all 3 of the vessels, but of course only 2 will need any sort of control.

Not usre how many PIDs I will need....

Tim
Look around this site for plans by P-J. I've been a electrician and EE for years and can say he has excellent designs.

As far as how many PIDs you will need? Some on this site will argue otherwise but I believe a PID to control your boil pot is a mis-application of technology. With boil you are controlling rate of boil, not temperature. I believe something like PWM or a high powered light dimmer is a smarter solution for a boil pot.

But if you want to use a PID for boil you will need two or three depending on your setup.
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Some other items on the list to order.

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Nice - I like the stuff www.dudadiesel.com offers & their prices are good too.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:11 PM   #17
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Look around this site for plans by P-J. I've been a electrician and EE for years and can say he has excellent designs.

As far as how many PIDs you will need? Some on this site will argue otherwise but I believe a PID to control your boil pot is a mis-application of technology. With boil you are controlling rate of boil, not temperature. I believe something like PWM or a high powered light dimmer is a smarter solution for a boil pot.

But if you want to use a PID for boil you will need two or three depending on your setup.
I think I will go with 2 PIDs. I want to see the temps of both the HLT and the Mash tun. I will prolly use one to control the power to the BK, just becasue I dont want to add another componet.

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...and so I ahve officially begun.

Just orderd my HERMS coil and had it shipped to the guys that are building my brewpots. 50ft 1/2inch SS coil with a 12.5 inch diameter.

Ordered from Stainless Brewing dot com, they are having a sale on 1/2 tubing right now....

Also they brew pots that I am basing my build off of, have just recieved some nice new upgrades to the stock setup!

Tim

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50ft of SS coil is en-route to Highlander Brewing.

So the build can start for real!

What to order next?

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Old 03-12-2013, 10:15 PM   #20
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Whatcha got figured out as far as a sparge arm?

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