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  • Posted in thread: 110v Recirculating eBIAB 2.5 gallon batches on 02-07-2016 at 02:33 PM
    Thanks stlbeer that explains a lot. So the probe itself is the resistor. That makes me wonder
    if there is need for initial calibration?It will be close, but it's good practice to calibrate
    new temp pr...

  • Posted in thread: 110v Recirculating eBIAB 2.5 gallon batches on 02-06-2016 at 04:35 PM
    Could somebody please explain to me the significance of the resistor symbol between screw 4 and
    5 on the PID? And what resistor should be used?I do realize the two red wires from the RTD go
    to termina...

  • Posted in thread: Basic electric burner on 02-02-2016 at 03:02 PM
    What do you consider to be basic? How closely do you want to hold temps?You can learn how much
    energy is needed by finding a spreadsheet called "electricheat.xls". Google it.

  • Posted in thread: Control Panel - Contactor and Switch Wiring on 01-22-2016 at 08:01 PM
    I used this schematic for my build minus the key switch and main power contactor. I supply 50
    amps to the panel.Google "electricheat.xls'. Use this to size your components.4500w elements at
    240v draw ...

  • Posted in thread: control panel question on 01-15-2016 at 05:10 PM
    Regarding your pump, you want the SSR to only be ON when the PUMP is running. This is easy. You
    need a DPDT switch - this is used for the pump. On half of the switch run the HOT for the PUMP.
    On the o...

  • Posted in thread: control panel question on 01-15-2016 at 05:04 PM
    PM'd you.

  • Posted in thread: What PID should I get? on 05-06-2015 at 12:59 PM
    I would like to use a k type thermocoupler. I would like to a way to disconnect the wire from
    either the pot or controller (preferably controller ) suggestions? All I find r probes with
    wires to conne...

  • Posted in thread: What PID should I get? on 05-05-2015 at 12:31 AM
    ... from what I've read, once you get the BK up to boil with a 5500 watt element, you run it
    about 50-60% after that to retain a nice boil. So it'd more like 15 amps at that point. Same
    goes for HLT I...

  • Posted in thread: Where to take temp reading in RIMS setup on 04-28-2015 at 07:45 PM
    The RIMS tube in my setup is midway to the lowest point. Top to bottom is mash tun, pump
    (lowest point), RIMS tube, then back to mash tun. With the RIMS tube lower than the top level
    of the mash tun i...

  • Posted in thread: Where to take temp reading in RIMS setup on 04-28-2015 at 02:34 PM
    Rtd probe shown at top of RIMS.Is your probe reaching the wort? Did you calibrate the
    temperature on your controller?My RIMS tube is horizontal instead of vertical. I don't know
    that that makes a diff...

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