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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
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
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
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: