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  • Posted in thread: New info regarding Perlick 650SS and Ciders on 07-29-2015 at 05:31 AM
    I wonder if this has something to do with this other thread?This guy was using 650s flow
    control faucets and getting a sulfur smell after use. Turns out he was turning the tap off
    using the flow contr...

  • Posted in thread: My Stirplate... Cheap and Easy Build... on 11-11-2014 at 08:42 PM
    Should work, any qualms? Should I go with the 12V 1A instead?Your fan is a 12v fan. You should
    use the 12v power adapter.Edit:tested with the 6V. Dimple barely forms with 2L of water in a
    square tuper...

  • Posted in thread: My Stirplate... Cheap and Easy Build... on 11-11-2014 at 08:27 PM
    okay so I found a fan with a 3 speed control on one of the wires. I still need to buy the
    potentiometer?I'm pretty clueless when it comes to this so any help would be
    awesome.Thanks!BTW, I should hav...

  • Posted in thread: My Stirplate... Cheap and Easy Build... on 11-10-2014 at 01:37 PM
    Give it a try, and add the potentiometer if needed. The 3-speed switch might be all you need,
    but you might also need more than that. I find I have to tweak the speed around quite a bit to
    convince th...

  • 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 06:10 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 11:10 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 08:36 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 03:41 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...

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