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marnel 03-20-2010 02:05 PM

Next Purchases towards my RIMS build
 
I'm currently in the process of slowly purchasing all the parts for my eRIMS setup and am ready to buy the 3 PID controllers and thermocouples. For the BK i plan on using the TC-K6 model from auber.

As far as the heat exchange chamber are you guys using a longer probe such as this one http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=108 ? I don't know why i'm having such a hard time finding that information. I've read the RIMS for dummy page and see that he posted using a J type but I could not find something comparable on auber's site.

Thanks.

diatonic 03-20-2010 02:18 PM

I'd recommend using RTDs instead of thermocouples. They are easier to work with for wiring... and are less prone to swings in temperature if the cold junction changes temperature.

ILOVEBEER 03-20-2010 03:37 PM

Yes I agree. I use the RTD type...according to Suyi (owner) they are more accurate. Also.....buy the http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=118

One end comes with it. It makes it sooooo nice to be able to remove the three lead wire for cleanup/neatness etc. For under 4.00 and some soldering you cannot beat it.

Just my 0.02.


Good Luck

Joe

CorgiBrew 03-20-2010 04:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ILOVEBEER (Post 1956671)
Yes I agree. I use the RTD type...according to Suyi (owner) they are more accurate. Also.....buy the http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=118

One end comes with it. It makes it sooooo nice to be able to remove the three lead wire for cleanup/neatness etc. For under 4.00 and some soldering you cannot beat it.

Just my 0.02.


Good Luck

Joe

Which RTD sensor do you use?

marnel 03-20-2010 06:10 PM

Thanks, i look into going down this route.

ILOVEBEER 03-21-2010 01:30 AM

I purchased the:

Liquid tight RTD sensor, 2" probe, 1/4 NPT Thread ( I dont see it on the site anymore) as long as it is a RTD type you'lll be fine. Make sure it is "NPT" thread unless you have another type of setup in mind . If you look at my pics you can kinda see where I mounted it in the copper manifold.

Good Luck
Joe

CorgiBrew 03-21-2010 04:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ILOVEBEER (Post 1957354)
I purchased the:

Liquid tight RTD sensor, 2" probe, 1/4 NPT Thread ( I dont see it on the site anymore) as long as it is a RTD type you'lll be fine. Make sure it is "NPT" thread unless you have another type of setup in mind . If you look at my pics you can kinda see where I mounted it in the copper manifold.

Good Luck
Joe

Yup, I see it. Thanks! BTW, I like the switches you used on your CP. Where'd you get 'em?

diatonic 03-21-2010 04:34 PM

I'm using this one with the 4" probe in my HLT. He must be out of stock on the 2" probe ones. The length you need will depend on your fittings.

CorgiBrew 03-21-2010 04:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by diatonic (Post 1958023)
I'm using this one with the 4" probe in my HLT. He must be out of stock on the 2" probe ones. The length you need will depend on your fittings.

Are you HERMS or RIMS? I'm looking for a good thread on number and placement of temp sensors in a single-tier, three kettle system ...

diatonic 03-21-2010 04:43 PM

Mine is in my HERMS HLT... single-tier three kettle system. There's some pics of my progress in the thread on my 'new rig' in my sig. Hope to have the maiden brew next weekend on it.


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