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Posted in thread: Testing a 240v control panel with 120v on 04-28-2013 at 12:21 AM
Your're right, I realized that as soon as I posted. Either way though its probably not a good
idea. An ohmmeter and a triple check of the wiring to the diagram should be all that is needed.
Posted in thread: Testing a 240v control panel with 120v on 04-28-2013 at 12:10 AM
Did you say you were going to split the 120v hot lead and connect that to the two hot leads of
the 240v? That would result in a direct short, the hot leads of a 240V system are both 120V but
Posted in thread: Keg Setup adding another tap on 03-21-2013 at 10:01 PM
The cheapest possible way would be to get a splitter for the CO2 line and use party taps. You
could do this for beers that need to age or ones that you will not drink as frequently like a
Posted in thread: Fill a hole in kegerator on 03-21-2013 at 09:39 PM
Use these 7/8 plugs. When I built my kegarator I drilled more hole than I currently need so I
did't have to do it in the future and I just filled in the remainder with these.
Posted in thread: Thoughts on plans for recirculating system on 02-26-2013 at 08:04 AM
Before I spend the cash I want to get your opinions on a Brutus 20-like recirculating system.
As of now I have a 52qt rectangular cooler mash tun with copper manifold and a 15 gallon 5500W
Posted in thread: Almost Ready to Bottle. Need your Assistance on 02-13-2013 at 04:06 AM
The general advise is to bottle when you have three consecutive daily readings of a steady FG.
Also, ensure that the FG is within range of where it should end up.Do you have a bottling
bucket? I would...
Posted in thread: Dry hopping procedure--advice! on 02-02-2013 at 04:41 AM
You could sanitize a coat hanger and fish it out instead of your hands. You could even flame it
off if you wanted to be extra careful.
Posted in thread: Voltage Rating. What exactly does mean? on 08-11-2012 at 08:30 PM
Yes, for a 240v element you will have two 120v lines powering it BUT the lines are 180 degrees
out of phase meaning that while one is at +120v the other is at -120V. Therefore there will be
Posted in thread: anyone come up with a simple electric two-vessel all-grain system? on 07-16-2012 at 03:19 PM
I was going to vorlauf the fist gallon or so going into the bucket to help clarify. I guess for
both fly and batch sparging that the wort would sit for 45min to an hour so I am not sure of
the effect ...
Posted in thread: anyone come up with a simple electric two-vessel all-grain system? on 07-16-2012 at 05:07 AM
I am actually in the middle of finalizing a system that is the same as you described. I built a
15 gal. aluminum kettle with a 5500W 240V Camco ripple element and a toolbox control panel with