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  • Posted in thread: OG Changes While Transferring Wort on 01-26-2015 at 01:08 PM
    Solid particles in a liquid do not change the specific gravity. Most likely you had some
    stratification in the boil kettle when you started to transfer. I like to take my final reading
    from the fermen...

  • Posted in thread: Help Sizing Pipe for Cleanable CFC for my build on 01-25-2015 at 12:46 PM
    Here's a link to an article that goes into the design of a cleanable CFC. thinking about this
    as an improvement on my current coiled tube-in-hose version which I can't verify to be clean

  • Posted in thread: Keezer Build - Tips and Lessons Learned on 01-25-2015 at 12:27 PM
    I don't think that humidity will shorten the life of a computer fan very much. Besides, they
    are very inexpensive, or free from scrap equipment. I must have 6-8 of them lying around from
    the computers...

  • Posted in thread: Salvaged control panel on 01-17-2015 at 06:36 PM
    Great find. You can salvage the switches and the door interlock while removing everything else
    from the backplane. Then you have a great start for using one of P-J's fantastic schematics.
    I'm assuming...

  • Posted in thread: Electric brewing ? - running 2 5000W elements at once on 01-17-2015 at 06:32 PM
    I have my system set up with a properly installed 50A GFCI circuit dedicated to my brewery. I
    run a 240V 5500watt element at 120V in my HLT, another 240V 5500watt element at 120V in my
    RIMS. I put the...

  • Posted in thread: Mash Tun Agitator on 01-13-2015 at 01:41 PM
    What about using the motor from a BBQ spit? Geared down internally and has plenty of torque.
    Should be available in garage sales.

  • Posted in thread: Homebrewers in Charleston WV? on 01-09-2015 at 04:07 PM
    Woody,Obviously there isn't much activity on line from here in WV. I'm down outside of
    Pineville, glad to help with what I can. I both keg and bottle and make either 5 or 10 gal.
    batches all grain. I ...

  • Posted in thread: How do I add simple Networked Attached Storage? on 01-09-2015 at 01:12 PM
    I took an old PC that wasn't the fastest, installed a couple of large hard drives and got it to
    boot up from a USB flash drive. The flash drive has OpenMediaVault software to run the system.
    It took m...

  • Posted in thread: What's your E-Keggle boil off rate? on 01-07-2015 at 01:05 PM
    I have found that the boil off rate is more dependent upon the diameter of the pot than upon
    the volume in the pot.I boil off about 1.2 gal/hr in a 13" diameter kettle with a 5500w element
    at about 70...

  • Posted in thread: Brew stand build, in progress with pictures! on 01-04-2015 at 01:10 PM
    I'm jealous! I guess that I started my career as a manufacturing/automation engineer about 40
    years too early. That's a great design and the execution looks spectacular.

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