Last Activity:11-25-2014 8:10 PM
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Posted in thread: Campden Tablets (Sulfites) and Brewing Water on 11-24-2014 at 07:38 PM
Possibly a stupid question, but I am not a chemist, so here goes: What effect will treating
water with campden have on the ph of the water (and really, the ph of the mash, eventually)?No
effect that i...
Posted in thread: List of PJ Electrical Diagrams on 11-20-2014 at 09:51 PM
P-J, I just wanted to say thanks again for all your advice and detailed documentation you've
provided. I wanted to speak with you prior to the BYO people reaching out to you but as I
understand it the...
Posted in thread: Anybody Seen This?!? (Williamswarn System) on 11-20-2014 at 02:47 PM
Anyone familiar with a system that can brew around 0.5 bbl (50 Liter) and knows how to take
grains? I don't know of any prebuilt fully-automated ones that exist that makes 15 gallons of
beer. That's q...
Posted in thread: Temperature probe length on 11-20-2014 at 02:34 PM
So i currently have my temp probe in mt rims tube. Would it be beneficial to move it to the
outlet on my mash tun ?Depends on what purpose the temp probe serves. What is it used for?I
have a HERMS set...
Posted in thread: Any reviews/advice on the ExChilerator? on 11-18-2014 at 09:21 PM
Not that wikipedia is a fantastic source of info, but it does have a good breakdown of
positives and minuses of PEX vs. copperBut those pluses and minuses are only value when using
both for their inte...
Posted in thread: RIMS vs HERMS - Electric-specific comparison on 11-14-2014 at 02:57 AM
Kal, I beg to differ. First of all, the RIMS time doesn't require 240V ...I run my 10 Gal
system using a RIMS tube with a 4500W ULWD element on 120VGood point. That's 1/4 the power so
it's not as bad....
Posted in thread: RIMS vs HERMS - Electric-specific comparison on 11-14-2014 at 12:49 AM
IMHO, you're always going to have to take a RIMS system apart after each brew to make sure it's
clean. It's just one of the things with RIMS. Make it easy to do (no wrenches) and it probably
won't be ...
Posted in thread: RIMS vs HERMS - Electric-specific comparison on 11-13-2014 at 10:29 PM
Yup - definitely keep an eye on it at first and clean as needed. You don't want to scorch a
batch and ruin it!Kal
Posted in thread: RIMS vs HERMS - Electric-specific comparison on 11-13-2014 at 09:47 PM
I have been able to clean my rims tube in place with pbw and I see no real reason to believe
its not just as clean (or dirty) as the inside of my herms coil was..The intense heat of the
element will c...
Posted in thread: Breakers in control panel ? on 11-12-2014 at 09:40 PM
I think there's a lot of confusion as to how breakers can protect devices when used inside a
control panel.I see people sometimes use individual breakers or fuses for each device. Not only
is that ove...