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  • Posted in thread: BrewsBySmith 2 stage Fermentation Temperature Controller Giveaway! on 10-24-2014 at 12:39 PM
    Great, count me in.

  • Posted in thread: CFC build quick-connects? on 10-17-2014 at 11:39 AM
    My solution to quick disconnects for the CFC, and all other hose/device connections, was to put
    male cam lock fittings on each device and female cam lock fittings on each end of my hoses. The
    CFC ends...

  • Posted in thread: ElectricBrewingSupply 30A BCS Control Panel Giveaway! on 10-13-2014 at 03:47 PM
    Count me in!

  • Posted in thread: Thermo Insulation on 10-10-2014 at 01:47 PM
    If you are going electric then all you need is something capable of withstanding 212 deg. I
    have my BK sitting on a plywood base and have had no problems.

  • Posted in thread: I have a question on running gas lines on 09-29-2014 at 02:16 PM
    Sure, that will work just fine. The only thing that I would worry about was making sure that
    the pressure is set high enough for there to be no back flow of beer. Set the pressure slightly
    above servi...

  • Posted in thread: What gauge wire in Stc-1000 and converted mini frig? on 09-15-2014 at 12:04 PM
    I used 14 gauge wire, simply because I made my STC-1000's in project boxes that can have other
    uses than only fermenters. I wanted to have the wiring fully capable of the 10 Amps that the
    STC-1000 can...

  • Posted in thread: I LOVE waking up to hot strike water. Easy as 1-2-3. on 09-12-2014 at 03:00 PM
    "Hidden" GFCI outlets are always interesting. Since you not only tripped the breaker in the
    panel but also the GFCI outlet, I would suspect that there is a serious problem with the
    heating element. Th...

  • Posted in thread: I LOVE waking up to hot strike water. Easy as 1-2-3. on 09-12-2014 at 01:50 PM
    First question, where did you see the sparks and smoke? That's the place to start looking for
    problems.Since you have multiple outlets that are off, I would suspect a wiring problem at the
    outlet wire...

  • Posted in thread: Liquid to air cooling? on 09-10-2014 at 01:33 PM
    Water/air heat exchangers work fairly well when the temperature differential is reasonably
    large, i.e. 180 deg wort vs 70 deg air. When the temperatures approach the same you won't get
    much cooling ef...

  • Posted in thread: BCS compatable with brewing software on 09-09-2014 at 11:34 AM
    Variables sounds like a good feature. I've been simulating it by semi-automated editing of the
    files on my PC with a custom program, but this sounds much easier.

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