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  • All-grain build underway. Brew sculpture being welded. Mash tun ready. Kettles polished and ready for all electric.
  • American Pale Ale
  • Irish Stout
    English Bitters
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  • Posted in thread: Quick carbonation technique question on 04-26-2014 at 05:49 PM
    If the kegs were not cold, you won't get much CO2 to mix with the beer. The colder the beer the
    more CO2 it will accept.

  • Posted in thread: Hot break on 04-26-2014 at 12:04 PM
    To keep from boiling over, I used to spray water on the foam. Lately I have been using my
    vacuum - turned the hose around to blow air - and blow the air over the foam. It seems to break
    the foam down ...

  • Posted in thread: Difference between flameout and aroma steep on 04-26-2014 at 10:33 AM
    Flameout is when you turn off the boil and then add your addition. Usually hops added for extra
    flavor just before fermentation.Not sure what you mean by "aroma steep".

  • Posted in thread: Voltage at Element but No Heat on 04-26-2014 at 10:30 AM
    Good idea on the heavy duty switch. But I like doing just as you said, switching the PID output
    on or off.The take away for others (and for me) trying to diagnose electric problems: Always
    disconnect ...

  • Posted in thread: Testing an SSR - Can you? on 04-26-2014 at 10:26 AM
    Thanks. And since by design, an SSR will fail in the closed position, this should always be the
    case.

  • Posted in thread: Voltage at Element but No Heat on 04-26-2014 at 04:16 AM
    The switch is a simple toggle switch rated at 20 amps. It switches between the element on the
    HLT and the one on the BK. I don't use it to switch from one element to the other under load.
    But . . . I ...

  • Posted in thread: Testing an SSR - Can you? on 04-26-2014 at 12:37 AM
    If an SSR fails closed, would a good SSR test out open, i.e., would you read no resistance and
    that means it is still good?

  • Posted in thread: SSR or contractor. on 04-26-2014 at 12:35 AM
    Agree. With a PID set at 80% or 70% during the hard boil, you save a bit on the electric while
    keeping the boil going. But to do so, the SSR is constantly switching the element on and off.If
    you plan ...

  • Posted in thread: Voltage at Element but No Heat on 04-25-2014 at 11:20 PM
    I finally got the element to work. Although I had it direct wired, I did have one leg still
    going through a selector switch (that I thought was good). . When measuring across each leg
    separately, I wo...

  • Posted in thread: Voltage at Element but No Heat on 04-24-2014 at 11:49 PM
    I think I blew my SSR in the middle of a brew. So I wired past the SSR and direct wired the
    element to finish up the brew. But no heat and no amperage draw. Checked circuits and have 120
    v on each leg...

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