Last Activity:12-17-2013 12:02 PM
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Posted in thread: What can a 3kW element do? on 09-12-2013 at 07:31 AM
I run 2 1500 watt elements and brew 10 gallon batches. Works just fine. Good boil. Never got
dms in any judging, even for my Czech pils. Takes a little longer to get up to a boil than
propane but my b...
Posted in thread: clean your elements! on 06-13-2013 at 04:32 PM
I clean after every brew. I soldered 1" nuts onto my keggle so it's easy to unscrew every time.
My old elements were cleaned too vigorously with a green scrubby and the nickel plating was
removed (I u...
Posted in thread: Soldering stainless steel couplings on 04-05-2013 at 04:47 PM
Depending on what solder you use, it should be totally safe. Get lead free plumbing safe
solder. No flux or acid core, no lead (Pb) or antimony (Sb), nothing for electronics. If you're
Posted in thread: Soldering stainless steel couplings on 04-05-2013 at 04:49 AM
I neutralize the flux with a baking soda & water solution (I keep a squeeze bottle filled with
a baking soda solution whenever I work with this flux just to be safe.) Then just scrub with a
brass or s...
Posted in thread: Soldering stainless steel couplings on 04-04-2013 at 05:58 AM
No stress test per se but I'm confident that it's stronger any damage you can do with basic
hand tools. Honestly, your kettle walls are likely weaker than a properly soldered joint.
Posted in thread: Arduino-How to go from breadboard to finished product on 07-26-2012 at 05:04 AM
That's going to be tough with a mega. You have to etch a pcb to accept a surface mount
atmega2560 chip. Those are only available in surface mount. Can you use a UNO instead? That's
much simpler to mak...
Posted in thread: Arduino Based Beer Monitor System on 07-24-2012 at 06:25 AM
Is the flow sensor food safe? Couldn't find info on the website.
Posted in thread: Electirc brewing on 110 is it possible on 07-23-2012 at 01:37 AM
I brew 10 gal batches on 110V. Total brew day is ~6-7 hrs. Faster if I had a better immersion
chiller. It's all about time management. I crush while heating for sparge, clean the mill /
organize hops ...
Posted in thread: Harborfreight drill for grain mill on 06-22-2012 at 04:49 PM
I too have the 1/2" heavy duty low speed drill on a monster mill 2 roller mill from northern
brewer. Works great. Plenty of torque so hold on. Make sure the chuck is on tight. Yes there is
a trigger l...
Posted in thread: Arduino projects on 06-13-2012 at 07:27 AM
When I got started and learned a lot from this guy.[ame] also used this site a lot were great
intros to basic electronics if you need it. luck. It's a ton of fun!