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  • Ottawa, Canada
  • www.TheElectricBrewery.com
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  • Posted in thread: Electric conversion on 09-06-2016 at 12:22 PM
    So I may have an issue. I just realized the heat sink I bought from Amazon is only rated to 26
    amps.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00899BEGI/ref=mp_s_a_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1473149834&sr=8-11&pi=AC_
    SX23...

  • Posted in thread: PID Auto-Tuning on 08-30-2016 at 08:45 PM
    +1If doing a HERMS setup I'd recommend using the volume of water you expect to use at an
    average mash temp (ex: 154F). Detailed step by step in my .Good luck!Kal

  • Posted in thread: Element selector swich causes erratic movement on PID on 08-30-2016 at 01:23 PM
    Post a wiring diagram and lots of pictures. Hard to really understand otherwise.Kal

  • Posted in thread: Element selector swich causes erratic movement on PID on 08-28-2016 at 05:46 PM
    My point was I don't have elements installed yet. But when I do install they will be
    grounded.Your control panel should also be grounded. Everything electrical should be grounded.
    Not just heating ele...

  • Posted in thread: You know you're a home brewer when? on 08-25-2016 at 08:01 PM
    When you inform your family the hot water heater wont be on for the next few hours because
    you'll be using the 240VAC on that breaker.I used to do that with the stove while the basement
    brewery was be...

  • Posted in thread: Electric conversion on 08-24-2016 at 09:48 PM
    I wasn't a total fan of the gap under the electrical box cover plate as described by The
    Electric Brewer, so I'm using a piece of scrap 304 1/4 hard as the back part of the element
    enclosure.363692Jus...

  • Posted in thread: BCS vs. PIDs on 08-18-2016 at 01:48 PM
    Correct - most low voltage DC stuff that comes with a power supply will often have one that
    works anywhere from ~80 to 250V AC. Specs however mention that the power supply it ships with
    can only acce...

  • Posted in thread: Electrical question on 08-16-2016 at 11:46 PM
    How long does it take to boil 7 gallons of wort with 4500W?I'm assuming you mean to ask: How
    long does it take to heat 7 gallons to boiling with 4500W. There are many online calculators
    available that...

  • Posted in thread: Electrical question on 08-16-2016 at 08:31 PM
    2000w is a little light for a 5 gallon system. It may be slow to heat and produce a weak boil
    depending on ambient temps and kettle size / surface area. 2 elements at 1500w each, or better
    yet 2 @ 200...

  • Posted in thread: Rebuilding - Again... on 08-09-2016 at 04:44 AM
    CPVC = Chlorinated polyvinyl chlorideWhat most simply call "vinyl hose". Looks like this:

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