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Posted in thread: Mike's Modular Multi-Purpose Mash/Sparge Ring on 12-27-2014 at 05:58 PM
Hello!A brief background on my brewing system: I put together a BrewTroller controlled electric
single-tier all grain HERMS system. The night before I brew, I set up my grain hopper with the
Posted in thread: Automating Grain-In on 12-27-2014 at 05:09 PM
Sorry, dogs, I'll head back and see if I can upload them somewhere else. I think I may have
linked directly from facebook - even though I have not removed them, maybe permissions have
changed or somet...
Posted in thread: Automating Grain-In on 12-26-2014 at 06:57 PM
Hi ClaudiusB,No major updates but I noticed the humidity (and/or barley flour) might be a bit
much for the little solenoid. I took it apart and sanded things down to reduce the buildup
(rust? wet flou...
Posted in thread: Automating Grain-In on 07-01-2014 at 07:25 PM
After a few batches I noticed the trap door started to get a little gummy. I added a small
plate to keep moisture out of the hopper:
Posted in thread: Copper-in-PVC Counterflow Chiller on 06-13-2014 at 04:57 PM
Just checked HomeDepot.com - 5/8 compression to 1/2 MPT are $5.11 - 5/8 to 3/4 are 9.92. I need
12 of these buggers for the current design. Ouch!
Posted in thread: Copper-in-PVC Counterflow Chiller on 06-13-2014 at 04:43 PM
Thanks for the updates! Actually this makes it perfectly clear. I think I may end up trashing
my entire PVC structure. With the 1/2" ends I'll need 5/8 (compression) to 1/2" (male pipe)
fittings 0 I'l...
Posted in thread: Copper-in-PVC Counterflow Chiller on 06-12-2014 at 08:40 PM
Hmm. Dang. Wish I would've checked the thread again last night.I put this together with 1/2"
(smooth inside) connectors on the end :
Posted in thread: Copper-in-PVC Counterflow Chiller on 06-11-2014 at 06:06 PM
Awesome build, I dig it! I really want to put something like this together - just a bit smaller
so I can mount it under the counter where I brew. I'm currently using a copper-inside-hose
Posted in thread: Automating Grain-In on 06-10-2014 at 04:29 PM
Minor updates to the ring - put an elbow on it so I can swap out sections of copper based on
the height of my grain
Posted in thread: Automating Grain-In on 06-09-2014 at 06:40 PM
I attached a diode to the solenoid and it still fires. Whee. Always nice when you change
something without it breaking. I also managed cut the daylight out of my finger (how'd the
daylight get in?) so...