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Posted in thread: Suggestions for growing hops in Central Texas? on 05-29-2014 at 01:32 AM
Hi all - I know its a rough area to try to grow hops, but we've finally got the land to do it
and I really want to give it a shot. I'm 30 miles north of austin. My property is covered in
oaks and ceda...
Posted in thread: Is there any brew software that exports in json format? on 07-09-2013 at 05:40 AM
I'm looking to start automating some of the recipe/mash setup type of functions and wondering
if theres any tools that deal in json format to make it easy to deal with downstream. For
instance, I'd li...
Posted in thread: Raspberry Pi and SSR's? on 07-06-2013 at 01:56 AM
Thanks. I ended up trying it out today. Connected up my 40A SSR to the RPi (3vDC+ input on SSR
to RPi gpio pin 14, DC- on SSR to RPi GROUND pin). SSR connected to 120v power that feeds a
Posted in thread: Raspberry Pi and SSR's? on 07-03-2013 at 05:15 AM
I was hoping someone could help me understand what is needed for the RPi to drive a 20 or 30amp
SSR. I haven't been able to find a simple writeup on the topic and the info I have found is all
Posted in thread: Anyone know if Vittles Vaults can handle hot wort? on 01-08-2013 at 03:35 AM
I'm hoping it can handle transferring hot work from the boil kettle straight to the vittles
vault as I was planning on doing this for no-chill brewing. I believe they are HDPE. Anyone do
this before? ...
Posted in thread: Non-Round Fermenter options? (3 and 6 gal batches) on 01-07-2013 at 01:35 AM
I picked up a vittles vault today. Does anyone know for sure if they can handle hot wort? I
seem to remember that given they are hdpe they could handle it, but I cant seem to find
anything on it. Does...
Posted in thread: Fermenting in a stainless stock pot and lid? on 01-06-2013 at 09:16 PM
I was wondering if there is any downfall in fermenting in a standard stainless 5gal stock pot
with its glass li? I'm doing 3gal batches, so 5gal seems fine. Do you need a tight seal or is a
lid good e...
Posted in thread: Non-Round Fermenter options? (3 and 6 gal batches) on 01-05-2013 at 01:45 AM
I remember looking at the vittles vaults a long time ago and seemed the consensus was the gamma
seal is an issue that makes cleaning too hard. Is there ways around that these days or a non
issue? The ...
Posted in thread: Non-Round Fermenter options? (3 and 6 gal batches) on 01-04-2013 at 11:55 PM
Hi all, I am trying to figure out a better fermenting vessel strategy to meet a few of my newer
brewing needs listed below and hoping you all may have some ideas as my searches have made me
Posted in thread: Seeking advice on a very simple PID controller to control bucket heater on 01-01-2013 at 10:27 PM
Hi All, I am hoping to get some advice on a simple control box for controlling a 1000w bucket
heater that will be used to fire up my 42qt kettle for 3gal batches. Initial goal is to use it
to get my s...