MrShake

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  • Posted in thread: Brew-Boss vs Brewtroller on 11-28-2016 at 02:23 AM
    BCS certainly isn't any more simple to implement than BrewTroller. Both are great systems, but
    (and I am biased) BrewTroller does offer a bigger feature set, more inputs and outputs, and at
    a better p...

  • Posted in thread: Are there any DYI boards to build a gas fired rig? on 11-06-2016 at 02:27 AM
    I started this thread typing on an iPhone on a commuter bus, and maybe that wasn't a good idea,
    because I wasn't able to be specific enough. I soldered together two iterations of the
    teensynet project...

  • Posted in thread: Are there any DYI boards to build a gas fired rig? on 11-05-2016 at 04:23 PM
    I appreciate your reply, MrShake, since you sell brewtrollers now, that may be a solution for
    others. The purpose of this thread is to find a way to build a DIY board, not buy one, that can
    automate a...

  • Posted in thread: Are there any DYI boards to build a gas fired rig? on 11-05-2016 at 01:30 AM
    I meant to say things like a pid or brewtroller.BrewTroller would have no issue automating that
    rig

  • Posted in thread: Volume Measurement on 10-20-2016 at 02:17 PM
    True, when adding liquid, the level will rise up in the tube. That's why mine probably works
    ok... there is very little volume of air above the liquid level in the fitting, and it's a
    large diameter c...

  • Posted in thread: Newbie and very confused with automation on 10-20-2016 at 02:15 PM
    You are probably going to want like a 60l kettle for BIAB to have plenty of room for grainThe
    more watts for the element the better.. a 4500watt element would use just over 19 amps, so
    thats cutting i...

  • Posted in thread: Volume Measurement on 10-20-2016 at 01:53 AM
    Would a U-bend in the tubing help? That may prevent the air from escaping when the liquid is
    heated.Not really.. the air at the end of the tube (or after the U-bend) would still be a
    problem. However,...

  • Posted in thread: Volume Measurement on 10-19-2016 at 11:34 PM
    I get what your saying, but since air is compressible, volume of air affects the pressure the
    water can exert on it.. I've seen the calibration results. This is why guys started adding
    bubblers. The f...

  • Posted in thread: Newbie and very confused with automation on 10-19-2016 at 03:11 PM
    Well.. your goals are all reachable! If all you want to do is maintain a constant temp, then
    your options are VERY open. Anything from a simple PID with alarm to a BrewTroller would serve
    that purpose...

  • Posted in thread: Volume Measurement on 10-19-2016 at 03:09 PM
    You could look at the problem being either way I guess. When the air heats up and expands, some
    of it can bleed out of the space, causing the volume of air to change, thus changing the
    pressure. Your ...

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