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  • San Diego
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  • All, but can listen to the radio, "it's the best way to ruin the music you like"-NG '93
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  • About 7 years ago I bought a kit, 6gal bucket and 5gal glass carboy etc. and started brewing about every week end, and had a loyal band of beer swillers to help polish of each 5 gallon batch soon after it was ready. This was good because I got a lot of input about what I was doing. In the beginning I used extract with grain adjuncts, and experimented with many different recipes and different hops and yeasts. I brewed most every type of beer except lagers because I did not have a dedicated refrigerator, but that has changed. For a couple years my output was sadly about one keg a month, because I was in Graduate school so time was a little short.

    Now I have a house with a dedicated room in the garage. I have been trying to brew every weekend, and have a lot planed for the future. I have been brewing a lot of Belgian and English beers in the summer, and will get back to lagers as winter sets in. Not a long time here in San Diego.

    Two four ago, I graduated to All Grain brewing and k
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  • Posted in thread: BCS system, Seven Segment and Element problems on 05-16-2016 at 02:40 AM
    Little update, I have swapped out the SSR, now the boil kettle element is functioning properly.
    I also rewired the grounding in a star pattern, but that has not resolved the 7 segment display
    issue. B...

  • Posted in thread: BCS system, Seven Segment and Element problems on 03-18-2016 at 03:43 AM
    Thanks for the input, I definitely think Brun Dog is on to it with regards to the 7-segement
    displays. I set up a ground bus, and did not use a star pattern. As for the element, Im
    suspecting the SSR ...

  • Posted in thread: BCS system, Seven Segment and Element problems on 03-17-2016 at 02:32 AM
    Crickets eh?Thinking a 12V DC relay for the elements might do the trick. with the
    displays.still need to swap out the ssrs running the element.

  • Posted in thread: BCS system, Seven Segment and Element problems on 03-15-2016 at 04:09 AM
    Yesterday was the first brew day on my new system, this will be the third panel I have built
    and was really happy with the way it came together this time. I added a few more bells and
    whistles this ti...

  • Posted in thread: San Diego Homebrew Club! on 02-24-2016 at 06:18 AM
    Um...Kinda. We served beer at NHC this year...sort of. We like to think of ourselves a zombie
    club, just when you think we are dead... I think the web site expired a while back, when
    Grhemlyn moved.

  • Posted in thread: Show us your panel on 01-16-2016 at 01:34 AM
    they are NTE 30A contractors 120VAC, I had them in my old control panel so I modified them to
    mount on to the DIN rails. They are a bit bulky and about $30 each. I might swap them out
    eventually, but ...

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing Giveaway - New v3 Kettle - You Pick The Size!! on 01-15-2016 at 05:36 AM

  • Posted in thread: Show us your panel on 01-15-2016 at 04:45 AM
    Looks good B^2. That box is packed! 2?:1. Are those contactors dual throw? If so, are they DIN
    rail mounted? If so, where did you get them? They look DPST, just checking.yes they are dual
    throw,I got ...

  • Posted in thread: Show us your panel on 01-06-2016 at 05:08 AM
    This is my latest system Im building, should test fire it up next week. Its all wired up and
    continuity tested, and BCS460 is all connected and functioning so I'm hoping for a smooth wet
    test. Three 8...

  • Posted in thread: Grounding AC and DC on the same bus on 12-21-2015 at 03:17 AM
    Cool, Thanks.Yes I have them all tied to the earth ground not the neutral (green not white).I
    did a few searches and this seemed to be the way to do it.