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Posted in thread: Stir plate fan speed controller??? on 02-22-2014 at 10:32 AM
I could not agree more with the previous speaker. The LED dimmers are awesome for this. And the
PWM control in addition to being more effective, will allow you to run the fans at lower RPMs
Posted in thread: Rotary Dimmer Stir Plate on 02-06-2014 at 05:35 PM
Would that be a dimmer like this? Can you share how it worked for you?Yeah, that would be the
one. I use one for speed control of my stir plate (DIY with computer fan) and one for flow
control of a DC...
Posted in thread: Rotary Dimmer Stir Plate on 02-05-2014 at 04:54 PM
Or search for "led dimmer 12v 8a". They are cheaper and work really well for this.
Posted in thread: Rotary Dimmer Stir Plate on 02-04-2014 at 05:44 PM
Or you could just buy a LED dimmer for a couple of bucks from eBay and get true pwm control
(that means better efficiency and lower RPMs). Way better than rheostats or linear voltage
regulators and pr...
Posted in thread: Dirt cheap RIMS heater on 01-25-2014 at 08:07 PM
Sorry, I didn't think of taking photos today, but I don't think it would add much either.Both
ends are sealed with silicone stoppers. I just push the stoppers from both ends, so it seals
both the heat...
Posted in thread: Dirt cheap RIMS heater on 01-25-2014 at 06:12 PM
Just wanted to let you guys know that I brewed with the dirt cheap RIMS heater today, and I got
to say I'm very happy with it. It worked like a charm. No leaks, no problem maintaining mash
temp and I ...
Posted in thread: Dirt cheap RIMS heater on 01-22-2014 at 10:19 AM
Is going all stainless that much more expensive, and you get the benefit of it being stainless,
not soldered together, able to use hot water heater for more heating power, can take it
apart.... add a ...
Posted in thread: Dirt cheap RIMS heater on 01-21-2014 at 06:03 PM
Thanks for posting this, alphaomega! I think I'm going to build one of these as well.Cheap,
simple, but effective. My kind of engineering.Thanks man, that just warms my frugal
Posted in thread: Dirt cheap RIMS heater on 01-19-2014 at 07:11 PM
Yeah... Well...I use pretty low flow rates also, and will actually lower the power with PWM and
an SSR to avoid denaturing precious enzymes during mashing. I don't really expect to be able to
do any s...
Posted in thread: Dirt cheap RIMS heater on 01-17-2014 at 10:04 AM
Very cool idea!! I may utilize it if I get tired of my herms setup. this way I can control my
mash while I heat up the sparge water to 170.edit... I just impulse purchased a 1000w version
from a suppl...