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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: Raising Temperature with RIMS on 05-03-2016 at 10:26 PM
    To raise the temperature of the whole grain bed uniformly, you need to recirculate all the
    fluid through it at least once, more like twice if you only set the incoming fluid temperature
    to close to th...

  • Posted in thread: Tri Clover Integrated Heating Element on 05-02-2016 at 10:52 PM
    Or even just a wide rubber band if you can find one. Or one of those rubber charity bracelet
    things if they are tight enough.

  • Posted in thread: Exploded SSR / Loud Pop / PLEASE HELP on 05-02-2016 at 12:24 PM
    240v is not what is used for calculation.. The acceptable voltage range is 220v -240v...
    (110v-120v for 115v)..So calculations are done using the 'ideal' target voltage of 230v.. That
    is what the gene...

  • Posted in thread: Exploded SSR / Loud Pop / PLEASE HELP on 05-02-2016 at 12:21 PM
    Does this also include the feeder wiring?This is the NEC code for permanent wiring within the
    walls of a building running from the breaker to the outlet or permanently wired load. You are
    good to use ...

  • Posted in thread: Exploded SSR / Loud Pop / PLEASE HELP on 05-02-2016 at 10:55 AM
    The pic of the glowing red element is still less than 1500˚F. You want white light you
    need to be a lot hotter.Brew on :mug:Although brewing with white light may put you at risk of
    skunking your ...

  • Posted in thread: New to this forum...Thinking about some cheese. on 05-01-2016 at 04:27 PM
    Cultured butter is a good next step, as a small step towards cheesemaking. Plus you get real
    buttermilk out of it.

  • Posted in thread: Exploded SSR / Loud Pop / PLEASE HELP on 05-01-2016 at 04:14 PM
    You are fine running any load through a device up to 80% of rated load.. Above that, you are
    technically violating code...So a 15A switch is fine up to 12A (basically up to about 1400
    watts) and it sh...

  • Posted in thread: Temperature Control: does it matter IF... on 04-29-2016 at 01:13 AM
    +1 to lots of the comments here. Also, when temps decrease in a shorter time period, it can
    make yeast "sleepy" which could have the effect of extending fermentation, not a good thing.In
    the case of W...

  • Posted in thread: Getting water checked and Chloramines on 04-29-2016 at 01:00 AM
    Add a crushed quarter tablet to 5 gallons in a bucket or kettle and stir it to dissolve. Wait a
    few minutes for any chlorine in the air to dissipate. If you can still smell chlorine, add more

  • Posted in thread: Portland (Maine) City Water on 04-27-2016 at 07:43 PM
    "Great for brewing" seems to mean low in everything, so you can build your water up as you
    wish.You will need to treat for chloramine as well, with Campden.