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Posted in thread: cutting 1.25" hole in pot with dremel? on 10-28-2014 at 08:13 PM
I've been using the same step bit from Harbor Freight for about 2 years now. They are
surprisingly strong. Just be careful with them and clamp whatever you're drilling FIRMLY. 10
stitches on my finger...
Posted in thread: SSR question on 09-29-2014 at 08:04 PM
Fotek SSRs are fine. They'll work just as well. You're only pushing 240v through it, well
withing the range.
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 =
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...