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Old 06-01-2012, 11:38 PM   #1001
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Thanks a ton and congrats!

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Old 06-01-2012, 11:43 PM   #1002
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Default P-J-one more question

Do you have a more detailed parts list? Like I said, moron.....

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Old 06-02-2012, 10:01 PM   #1003
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I'm sorry if this had been brought up before....

What water to grain ratio do you guys run? I have yet to incorporate a rims system, however using the typical 10 gallon cooler/false bottom set up, I can't get my mash to recirculate or transfer to the BK without getting stuck, unless the valve is just slightly cracked. I'm talking flow so slow I might as well be fly sparging.

I'd imagine it's either the fact I run 1.25 quarts per pounds, or maybe crush? I run my gap pretty tight (.38) but I condition my grains, and my water/grain ratio is set in stone since we do 10 gallon batches in a 10 gallon cooler.

Really don't want to set up a rims until i figure out my flow issues.

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Old 06-03-2012, 03:51 AM   #1004
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Well, I ran my new rims system for the first time today. The mash was perfect, hit my pre-boil exactly.
Many thanks to everyone in this thread for all of the info here.

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Old 06-10-2012, 01:03 AM   #1005
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Default Help please with PID

I've put together the RIMS system and I'm having a heck of a time with the Auberin SYL-4352 PID.

I got the system wired up and running fine. Per the suggestions on this thread I I set my temp to 150, adjusted the flow to what I would use during the mash and heated the water up to 140 and at that point I put it in Auto Tune. The SV flashed and the temp was rising to 150 and then kept going. 45 min later it was over 167 and still doing it's Auto Tune.

How long is the Auto Tune usually take?

I then set it to manual and the temp went to 155 and kept climbing.

What am I doing wrong? Any and all help would be appriciated.

As for the rest of the setting on the PID I left them in the defaults.

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Old 06-10-2012, 01:47 AM   #1006
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First: When you do an "auto tune" you need to set the temp differencial at 10° below your set point. If you bring the temp to your set temp when you start auto, a lot can go wrong in a hurry.

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Old 06-10-2012, 01:49 AM   #1007
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You have the PID at 100%. Try turning it down. It is so powerful that it overshoots because it is on all the time. My setup runs best at 20%, which means it is only 'on' 20% of the time. Try changing the setting to 20 under the OUTH setting. Then you will probably need to adjust it up as it most likely won't be able to meet the temperature needs. Try moving it up 10% and running autotune each time.

I just did the same thing last week. :-)

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Old 06-10-2012, 02:16 AM   #1008
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Thanks for the replies.

P-J, when you say set the temp differential 10 Deg below my set point are you saying if I want a final temp of 150 I need to set the temp to 140? Pardon my ignorance but if I got it wrong please let me know.

Spring Chicken, I do have the manual and have been going through it all afternoon. I give your suggestion a go tomorrow and let you know how it does.

I think there should be a "setting up the PID for Dummies"

Again, thanks for the help and I'll let you know how I get along.

Oh, How long should the auto tune take?

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Old 06-10-2012, 02:33 AM   #1009
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What I'm trying to say is that you should have your water temp about 10° below your target temp when you start auto tune. i.e. You want to tune it for 155°. Start your auto tune with the water temp at abour 145°.

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Old 06-10-2012, 02:55 AM   #1010
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P-J thanks, That's what I did originally and it just kept climbing. I'll try it again in the morning.

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