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  • Posted in thread: sous vide brewing on 09-15-2014 at 11:58 PM
    I make steaks in my kettle quite often, once you start "brewing" them it's hard to got back.
    Throw all the seasoning plus some butter in the bag, seal it, throw it into the water at 132
    degrees for an...

  • Posted in thread: What Gauge Wire For PID? on 09-15-2014 at 07:57 PM
    If using lower gauge wire than total possible amperage, it's smart to protect wiring with
    fuses. In case of failure, 24 gauge wire will burn out quite quickly if exposed to any real
    current. A simple ...

  • Posted in thread: Electric Brewing Question on 09-15-2014 at 05:03 PM
    What GotPushrods said. Wattage is function of voltage multiplied by amperage. For instance, we
    know that the element produces 5500w at 240v. Therefore we can extrapolate that this element
    needs 22.9 a...

  • Posted in thread: Electric Brewing Question on 09-15-2014 at 01:36 PM
    You want to apply the 19.5v DC to switch the SSR on? Yes you could but I'm not sure why you
    would want to do that. SSR is usually used in conjunction with a controller like a PID. SSR
    turns on or off ...

  • Posted in thread: Will this heating element work for a brew kettle? on 09-11-2014 at 08:09 PM
    Should be able to get close to +3 degrees/minute with 3000 watts.I think a little lower but not
    by much. Math time. Lets start with 7 gallons of 68 degree water. 80c * 30834g * 4.186J =
    10325689.92J10...

  • Posted in thread: Minimalistic 120v Mash Temperature Controller on 09-10-2014 at 07:58 PM
    This has been beaten to death, but AFAIK the 80% rule applies to continuous loads of a minimum
    of three hours, and an SSR switching on and off does not constitute a continuous load. :)Thanks
    for the h...

  • Posted in thread: Avantco 3500wat outlet on 09-09-2014 at 08:27 PM
    You want to take a Spa Panel with 50A GFCI breaker and plug it into a 20A 240v breaker? Yes it
    will work, it's commonly done to gain GFCI protection.

  • Posted in thread: No need for PID recirc with BIAB? on 09-09-2014 at 08:06 PM
    Also, PID is also good for hitting strike temps. I usually overshoot my temps by about 5
    degrees, meaning I'll set the PID to 159 for 154 degree mash. Dump my grain in, dial down the
    PID to 154, by th...

  • Posted in thread: Minimalistic 120v Mash Temperature Controller on 09-08-2014 at 11:24 PM
    Awesome Thanks! I'm using this in my recirculating BIAB setup, however there's no reason why it
    wouldn't work in a HERMS system. The panel can keep constant temperature in whatever vessel you
    want.

  • Posted in thread: Minimalistic 120v Mash Temperature Controller on 09-08-2014 at 10:43 PM
    Could you run 2 pumps of this? I am seriously wanting to stick with 110V (maybe even a crude
    heat stick since I have propane to supplement if needed.Sure you could. Add a second switch to
    the second o...

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