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  • Hannibal, MO
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  • Posted in thread: Wiring Help on 06-05-2015 at 12:47 PM
    Got my electric brewery wired with the help of my friend. Boiled my first 5gal of water as a
    test, and we will brew a 10gal trial batch of stout today. I didn't have the SCR installed just
    yet, it app...

  • Posted in thread: How long would a yeast cake remain viable? on 06-03-2015 at 05:54 PM
    Just throw out a data point, I pitched a generous amount of 1 year old yeast cake onto an ESB
    several days ago. It took 48hrs to start but is fermenting nicely now and smells great. I
    hadn't realized ...

  • Posted in thread: Element position in kettle on 05-29-2015 at 05:33 PM
    Sanitary just has to be very smooth so there are no crevices for gunk to stick in and harbor
    bacteria. Not an issue on a brew kettle. That is a good backup plan if the soldering doesn't
    work. Good luc...

  • Posted in thread: Wiring Help on 05-27-2015 at 05:48 PM
    Glad to hear this SCR has a chance of working. I'll break most of the wire holes out of the
    gang box so it will be reasonably well ventilated.

  • Posted in thread: Wiring Help on 05-27-2015 at 02:30 PM
    Answering my own questions. Read that using a device designed for 50Hz unit at 60Hz means
    higher current, higher temp and greater chance of failure. Also you get 17% less power out if I
    understand it ...

  • Posted in thread: Wiring Help on 05-27-2015 at 12:05 PM
    I sent the seller a question regarding this SCR. I asked if it was designed for 50Hz or 60 Hz.
    The answer came back 50Hz. There was no mention of this is the item description, but I read in
    another th...

  • Posted in thread: Wiring Help on 05-27-2015 at 03:05 AM
    Thanks, I will just be controlling the one element with this thing. And I did buy DPST 30amp
    switch so I won't be fatiguing the spa panel breaker. Also picked up a plastic single gang
    outlet box for t...

  • Posted in thread: Wiring Help on 05-26-2015 at 09:05 PM
    I'm looking at threads on wiring up SCRs and they seem to indicate the two hots go in to the
    SCR and two outputs go out to the element, like I drew in my schematic. I'm not done
    researching that yet t...

  • Posted in thread: Wiring Help on 05-26-2015 at 08:27 PM
    OK I will put a DPST switch in the loop to be able to de-energize, although the 50amp spa panel
    gfci breaker would work for that right?I only surmised that the wiring went this way because
    the SCR has...

  • Posted in thread: Wiring Help on 05-26-2015 at 07:46 PM
    By the way, this is the SCR I bought. Two lugs for incoming power, two for outgoing. I can only
    assume it is meant to be wired with the two hots for 240V in and two wires out. I suppose this
    means it ...