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Posted in thread: Slow PWM using hacked LED dimmer on 09-15-2013 at 01:15 PM
Very clever! Should be pretty easy to feed this into an SSR and presto! Manual power control.
Posted in thread: Help with new electric build on 09-13-2013 at 06:40 PM
ok, well as far as i know on 240, you have to turn off both legs of the power going into the
element. if you were running off of 120, you could just cut the "hot" and be fine. At some
point, you'd wan...
Posted in thread: Help with new electric build on 09-12-2013 at 11:39 PM
That is basically it. Of course, you'd also have some sort of temp sensor wired to your PID. I
use a two-pole relay to cut power to both hot legs when I have the switch turned off--it
complicates the ...
Posted in thread: Mash pH? on 08-25-2013 at 01:04 PM
This thread should answer your questions:
Posted in thread: Why not let wort cool overnight in brew kettle? on 08-13-2013 at 11:27 AM
There's a very lengthy thread here on no-chill brewing, but I don't have the link handy--I'm
sure a search would find it. The short version (i.e., the version I remember) is to use your
hops for 20 mi...
Posted in thread: Why not let wort cool overnight in brew kettle? on 08-12-2013 at 03:08 AM
If you've got it in the airtight cube, and you did that right off the boil, there's no reason
to try to hurry it along with an ice bath--you can reportedly let it sit for weeks, if not
months, before ...
Posted in thread: Why not let wort cool overnight in brew kettle? on 08-11-2013 at 06:48 PM
The difference between leaving the wort in the kettle and racking it into a cube is that the
cube is airtight. The boiling wort sterilizes (or at least thoroughly sanitizes) the interior
of the cube, ...
Posted in thread: Noob brewer!!! looking for tips on 08-11-2013 at 02:23 AM
Gravity is simply an indication of how much "stuff" (i.e., sugar in this case) is dissolved
into your water. Since sugar is converted into alcohol by the yeast, a decrease in the amount
of sugar means...
Posted in thread: Cleaning Chugger pump? on 08-10-2013 at 03:49 PM
Just bought a SS head Chugger pump to recirculate my BIAB. What's the best way to
clean/sanitize it? Should I just recirculate some PBW solution, or do I need to tear down the
pump head every time to ...
Posted in thread: pH meters on 08-10-2013 at 03:36 PM
The storage solution is fairly standard (i.e., you don't have to buy Milwaukee's version of
it), but yes, it's said to be important to use it. The probe comes with a rubber cap that can
be filled with...