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Posted in thread: Contactor Wiring on 02-26-2014 at 03:52 PM
Hi kalI'm curious about you what you mean. I thought it would be safer to put the contactor as
close to the power as possible (furthest away from point of use). That way, you deenergize more
of the ci...
Posted in thread: Arduino Controlled Fermentation Fridge on 01-11-2014 at 03:12 PM
That's awesome! I hadn't seen the Brewpi project before. I'm totally inspired to work on my
controller again. Thanks and best of luck with your project.
Posted in thread: Arduino Controlled Fermentation Fridge on 01-09-2014 at 06:10 PM
Great setup. I built a similar setup but used a rotary encoder for input. Are there any
improvements you would like to incorporate or things you want to fix? My next improvement will
be to set up a te...
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.