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  • Posted in thread: Thermodynamic Help? on 08-25-2013 at 07:05 PM
    That's because your cagy prof judged what you had learned from how you attacked the problem,
    not whether you got the right answer. He wanted to see if you came up with a reasonable model
    and it appear...

  • Posted in thread: Thermodynamic Help? on 08-25-2013 at 05:46 PM
    You are thinking of the really hairy stuff where an engineer needs to know, for example, the
    distribution of temperature throughout a turbine blade in a jet engine in order to calculate
    thermal stress...

  • Posted in thread: Thermodynamic Help? on 08-25-2013 at 01:28 PM
    Yes, absolutely and it happens pretty quickly if the container is metal and more slowly if the
    container is glass. The model really isn't that complicated - until you try to account for
    convection. Fo...

  • Posted in thread: Thermodynamic Help? on 08-23-2013 at 10:50 PM
    Okay, you'll need the conductivity of the wort, water and air. You also need the thermal
    conductivity of the bucket and the larger bin. You will also need to the thicknesses of the
    bucket and the larg...

  • Posted in thread: Brewing as a career or hobby on 08-02-2013 at 01:16 AM
    I forgot to mention chemE's get to work with reactors. Think of a gigantic mash tun.I'd also be
    tempted to say brewery pay probably isn't half what a chemE makes, or even ME, but probably
    one-third.ED...

  • Posted in thread: Brewing as a career or hobby on 08-01-2013 at 02:01 AM
    Get a job outside of brewing first. As a chemical engineer you could find yourself doing stuff
    like designing processes or equipment full of heat exchangers, pumps, skids, piping valves,
    etc. You'll d...

  • Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 12-05-2012 at 01:25 PM
    I haven't brewed in 5 months, and I get the itch almost every week. Then I look at my equipment
    and my checkbook and I just cannot bring myself to it.

  • Posted in thread: Advice for a brewer who doesn't drink on 10-27-2012 at 01:34 PM
    If you're meticulous and into science try non alcoholic brewing.

  • Posted in thread: Harpoon Bahamian Pilsner on 10-18-2012 at 12:32 PM
    I hate that it's impossible to find a decent Pilsner. I picked up a 6 pack last night for 9
    bucks. I got home saw it was months past its exp date but figured whatever. How did it
    taste?You know that f...

  • Posted in thread: What do you guys do when you hit a wall? on 10-16-2012 at 02:05 AM
    Thanks everyone for the advice. I feel like a break will help. It's the work I hate. Maybe by
    winter or spring I'll forget the hassle the entire process is and want to brew again.

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