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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
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
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...