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12-19-2014 11:11 AM

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  • 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:
    https://scontent-b-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t1.0-9/10429498_10...

  • 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 :
    https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t1.0-9/10462545_10...

  • 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
    chiller which...

  • 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
    bed:https://scontent-b-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t1.0-9/10393573_102041036198532...

  • 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...

  • Posted in thread: Automating Grain-In on 06-07-2014 at 06:56 PM
    Dry testing went very well - the sheet aluminum is quite smooth and left very minimal grain in
    the hopper.Here's what the bottom side of the grain hopper looks like:
    https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hp...

  • Posted in thread: Automated mashtun on 06-05-2014 at 08:37 PM
    Awesome work - looks great!

  • Posted in thread: Mash Temp Control - the devils in the details on 06-05-2014 at 08:34 PM
    In my setup I have the HLT and the tun each at their own setpoint. When the tun needs heating
    it just turns on its dedicated pump to recirculate through the HLT. If the tun is at the
    correct temp, not...

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