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  • Posted in thread: My Stirplate... Cheap and Easy Build... on 04-13-2014 at 08:11 PM
    I've done minimal mods with circuit boards in microphones. Can a pwm circuit like you say be
    made on the cheap?Absolutely. There are lots of ways to build it. The last one I built
    used:[*]74221 'dual ...

  • Posted in thread: My Stirplate... Cheap and Easy Build... on 04-10-2014 at 08:01 AM
    The potentiometer can't turn on at a low speed. I have to turn it up over half way to get the
    fan to move. Then I can slow it down to a lower speed. Otherwise it kinda rocks in
    idle.helpYou're using t...

  • Posted in thread: My Stirplate... Cheap and Easy Build... on 03-04-2014 at 05:10 AM
    I'm having trouble finding a Potentiometer/Rheostat. I live in Canada so shipping for
    everywhere I look bring the price to around $30 and I can't find any local shops that stock
    them. Any Canadians ha...

  • Posted in thread: My Stirplate... Cheap and Easy Build... on 02-14-2014 at 10:10 AM
    Great thread.I bet somewhere along the way a major stir plate manufacturer happened upon this
    thread, did a "D'oh !" and forehead slap and said "so this is where our stire plate sales have
    been going"...

  • Posted in thread: My Stirplate... Cheap and Easy Build... on 01-13-2014 at 07:36 AM
    ...Mine is running off of a 12v 200mA Would it spin faster with a 5v that's 2.8A?Nope. It would
    spin slower.The voltage causes the current to flow, and the amps rating is a maximum current
    the power s...

  • Posted in thread: Has anyone modded bathroom scales to gauge beer left in kegs? on 11-21-2013 at 02:41 PM
    Awesome, this is exactly what I started planning out last night. I've previously used an inline
    flow sensor to figure out how much was left in a keg, but this required me to reset it every
    time I inst...

  • Posted in thread: Does "no secondary" equal "shooting yourself in the foot on 10-07-2013 at 06:18 AM
    Wow, out of town for a few days and this thread really took off with useful info. Thanks
    guys!In regards to fermentation temp, 71 degrees is what the thermostat on the A/C is set to.
    It's really that ...

  • Posted in thread: Does "no secondary" equal "shooting yourself in the foot on 09-29-2013 at 11:40 PM
    About four posts up: like this is something that used to be more of a problem, but now people
    have a much better yeast supply in general, better control of temperatures and sanitation etc.
    So the yea...

  • Posted in thread: Does "no secondary" equal "shooting yourself in the foot on 09-29-2013 at 11:08 PM
    I should probably recommend a secondary for my roommate then. He has a "RagnaBock" that he
    thought would be done for December 2012, but is still aging. It has now been on the yeast cake
    for almost a y...

  • Posted in thread: Oaking tips on 09-29-2013 at 11:00 PM
    I have a "Spicy Holiday Ale" in the closet that has finished fermenting, and I just got my
    first taste. (1.064 OG, 1.016 FG, right on target!)It's a 5-gallon batch. I planned from the
    start to oak it,...

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