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  • Maynard, MA
  • English physicist now working in Cambridge, MA.
  • Physicist
  • Started brewing at University in the UK, then continued in Cambridge, UK, with a friend (who now runs the Cambridge Beer Festival) and a bit of help from Milton Brewery. Started up again by myself when I moved to the US.
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  • Posted in thread: GFCI Breakers on 09-15-2016 at 05:34 PM
    It should be fine as long as there's a gfci, but I'm curious about what other people think of
    this. This is pretty much what I'm going to do. I've got a dryer outlet with a 30amp breaker.
    I'm just goi...

  • Posted in thread: Element selector swich causes erratic movement on PID on 08-25-2016 at 01:07 AM
    It's probably noise pickup from the coils of the contactor if it's just for a second when you
    hit the switch.

  • Posted in thread: Anyone Have Experience with Bramling Cross? on 08-13-2016 at 04:59 PM
    Brewdog uses bramling cross with cascade in one of their older recipes - The Physics, an
    American style brown.Harvey's use them their flagship best bitter.I'm about to use them in a
    tripel. Just becau...

  • Posted in thread: Mashed too high on 08-10-2016 at 03:30 PM
    I subscribe to the "beer making is magic" camp instead of "beer making is science" camp. I've
    heard and read both that the first 15 minutes of mash temps are not too vital and I've also
    read the major...

  • Posted in thread: Wiring an L6-30R for 110v output on 08-01-2016 at 12:26 PM
    I was planning to limit the output using OUTH on the auber pid. According to their
    documentation:OUTH can be used when you have an overpowered heater to control a small subject.
    For example, if you se...

  • Posted in thread: Wiring an L6-30R for 110v output on 07-29-2016 at 01:07 PM
    Bobby_M (and some others) has built a RIMS controller with a 5500W element that can switch
    between 230 and 115 V with a single receptacle. You need to switch (with a break-before-make
    type switch) bet...

  • Posted in thread: 60A control panel hooking up to 3 prong dryer on 07-14-2016 at 01:22 PM
    Given the cost of GFCI breakers, which probably won't work in your new breaker panel once you
    move, I suspect your best bet is a plug-in spa panel on the existing outlet to provide a
    neutral and GFCI ...

  • Posted in thread: Element Cable Question. on 07-13-2016 at 02:23 PM
    The L6-30P plug is $11 and cable $1.75 a foot at Brewhardware, so $28.50 for a 10 ft cable,
    which is almost certainly longer than you need.

  • Posted in thread: Getting Shocked on 07-13-2016 at 02:13 PM
    Is it possible that ground and neutral are reversed going into the GFCI outlet? That would
    explain a couple of volts from outlet ground to the water pipes, and why the GFCI doesn't trip
    (current is re...

  • Posted in thread: Accuracy of broken hydrometer (top cracked off) on 06-16-2016 at 12:01 AM
    I've got a hydrometer that fell in the thief open side down, so the top 1/4" or so cracked
    off.. I thought I might be able to still use it, give or take a couple points off.. ESPECIALLY
    since I get 1....