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Old 01-29-2014, 05:25 PM   #31
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as mentioned the heater would likely work with a standard compression fitting... my 1000w one will arrive in three days I will post results.
Have you put it together?
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Old 03-22-2014, 07:05 PM   #32
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This thread is pretty interesting. One snag on the copper for me is figuring out how to get that element in there since I don't where to get the silicone bungs. All I have seen are the standard carboy bungs.
Search for silicone stopper - most of the big online guys have them. One example

https://www.midwestsupplies.com/sear...licone+stopper
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Old 05-05-2014, 02:43 AM   #33
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I finally got around to putting this together. I used 3/4" SS from amazon and one of the 800w heaters. I ordered two heaters, the first I was refunded because it never came. The second one arrived on time alongside the original order.

Both are supposed to be the same thickness but they are slightly different. I tried a 3/8" compression fitting but the nut is too large. I had to drill the inside of the fitting to get the element in. I'm going to try a smaller fitting and drill it out.

For what it's worth I brewed a batch with it and it worked great. I used silicone to seal the end but that didn't work too well. I didn't see any signs of scorching when I cleaned it. I ran it with a PID.

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Old 07-29-2014, 04:08 AM   #34
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This has really intrigued me, and seeing Mojzis tube on another thread has me trawling Ebay to find the required parts. My thoughts are to incorporate this into my very long and no-light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel-yet arduino controller project, but to get it up and running I was think of using a cheap Ardunio Mini Pro to run it.
All in all I think I could get a stand alone tube with controller up and running for around $60 (with hose tails for the in/out). I have a similar issue that Alpha has with not living in the US so getting cheap fittings sometimes get stung with crazy shipping costs. I have found a couple of Chinese suppliers with "free" shipping and pretty cheap unit costs for fittings. I have also gone for a 1/2" tube design and 6mm heater (only 400W but should be able to maintain temps) due to restrictions in what these suppliers do offer!
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Old 08-02-2014, 01:15 AM   #35
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This has really intrigued me, and seeing Mojzis tube on another thread has me trawling Ebay to find the required parts. My thoughts are to incorporate this into my very long and no-light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel-yet arduino controller project, but to get it up and running I was think of using a cheap Ardunio Mini Pro to run it.
All in all I think I could get a stand alone tube with controller up and running for around $60 (with hose tails for the in/out). I have a similar issue that Alpha has with not living in the US so getting cheap fittings sometimes get stung with crazy shipping costs. I have found a couple of Chinese suppliers with "free" shipping and pretty cheap unit costs for fittings. I have also gone for a 1/2" tube design and 6mm heater (only 400W but should be able to maintain temps) due to restrictions in what these suppliers do offer!
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Can you walk me through assembling and programing the controller?All the parts are still on a slow boat from China
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Old 08-02-2014, 03:10 PM   #36
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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/50-dedicated-herms-468563/
This system is cheaper and easier to make imo, flash your stc with stc-1000+ and you have a very nice HERMS system.
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I've just released the mash control firmware for the stc. It will be better suited for the task, but it is still pretty untested.
I don't wanna start any HERMS vs RIMS war, they both have merits, but I think that RIMS has the upper hand in a few key aspects. Cleanability mainly, but also smaller footprint and faster acting. A properly implemented RIMS will not have scorching issues. HERMS on the other hand can be easier to build and use.

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I just read your relase notes but not sure what they mean. Im using one of my STCs for powering my ghetto HERMS what benefits do would I see if I reflash it to the newest version?

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Can you walk me through assembling and programing the controller?All the parts are still on a slow boat from China
So I feel a bit bad now, Sorry but I was listing the parts I intended to buy to build this... and then got hit with some life curveballs and probably won't be into this until at least November... but since you have bought the bits I could look at building it vicariously through you
Once the stuff arrives give me a PM and I can start looking at it.
One other thing it looks like I missed on my first post is you will need to get the compression fittings drill through to allow the sensor/heater to slid all the way through the fitting. A decent machine shop should be able to take care of this in less than 10 minutes (an offer of a dozen beers is usually all it costs )
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I just received a bunch of stuff today.I have everything for the controller but missing the sensor.
I need to pick up a box and wall wart .Thanks

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