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Posted in thread: it's a brutus 10! on 05-28-2013 at 05:00 AM
I went with a 4-pin audio connector from radio shack. it's for a HAM radio typically, but I
wanted it for the 4 ports. that plugs in to the box on my stand carrying BOTH valve signals. I
did this beca...
Posted in thread: Big Sky Brewery Farmhouse saison on 04-09-2013 at 06:17 AM
LOVE this beer. any tips on grabbing the yeast from an unfiltered beer instead of bottle
conditioned? I have a couple 12 ozers of this - but no sediment to start with. Curious if the
process is slight...
Posted in thread: it's a brutus 10! on 02-11-2013 at 04:35 AM
Drew,I did a lot or research, but I have a pretty solid background in basic electrical work
through theater, A/V and physics classes (15 years ago, ha). most of this stuff is pretty
Posted in thread: refractometer down! on 02-11-2013 at 03:57 AM
nothing good. slipped on wet floor, slipped out of my hand. just embarrassing, really.
Posted in thread: refractometer down! on 02-11-2013 at 03:28 AM
sad panda. else willing to admit a stupid mistake like this and how you fixed it?I'm thinking
superglue is the only possible solution; it's plastic on plastic.
Posted in thread: Plate Chiller efficiency problem on 01-06-2013 at 03:40 AM
thanks for the feedback. The water is flowing correctly, unrestricted. I am indeed
recirculating wort back to the kettle for 20-30 minutes (depends on beer type) after knockout.
I will move a ball val...
Posted in thread: Plate Chiller efficiency problem on 01-05-2013 at 10:36 PM
I have a pump-fed 40-plate chiller on my brewstand, and it took me 90 minutes to get my 10-gal
batch down to 85 degrees at a trickle.I've gotta be doing something wrong, but I can't figure
Posted in thread: honeywell VR8200 no fire on 12-05-2012 at 12:14 AM
yes. My problem was a voltage drop between the switch, LED indicator light and the PID/valve.I
had a DPDT switch, so I just sent one side to the LED indicator and the other side to either
the cable ti...
Posted in thread: it's a brutus 10! on 11-02-2012 at 04:28 AM
Hall,yes, the VR8200 valve can sit on a rigid piece of gas pipe. The unit comes with an adapter
for that. That's not a bad idea, actually - but I don't know if I'd want my valves down that
Posted in thread: it's a brutus 10! on 11-02-2012 at 04:25 AM
Carl,It's 1.5" tube, at (I'm pretty sure) 1/8" thickness. This project goes back quite a while,
and I did it with a friend who fabs stuff who took some of what he had laying around in his
garage, and ...