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Posted in thread: Zeus's rebirth. Non typical, all steam brew stand. on 02-07-2014 at 06:29 AM
I know you're a bit into this but I would highly recommend you return the condensate to the
boiler. You won't need a condensate return pump for such a simple/small system. Especially if
you purge the ...
Posted in thread: concrete fermenters?? on 08-25-2013 at 10:58 PM
We just received a concrete fermenter at our winery. Came all the way from France. It's a
slightly tapered cylinder. The egg ones are for whites (we do pinot noir). Not lined. We'll see
how it compare...
Posted in thread: Pickling Jar Fermenter on 08-22-2013 at 04:37 AM
I have an 8L one I use from time to time for kraut etc. It's clay so I can't see through it
though, and the moat isn't as deep. I have to top off the moat every day in hot weather.
Posted in thread: Start cap wiring for stirrer gearmotor on 08-20-2013 at 05:53 AM
Shoot I did not!
Posted in thread: Start cap wiring for stirrer gearmotor on 08-20-2013 at 03:57 AM
It's this one: got the one from h&r. Bought motor start cap from mcmaster. Nameplate didn't
have much info. Said it should require a 40uF cap (from the ad, not the nameplate). I bought a
50uF cap, ...
Posted in thread: Start cap wiring for stirrer gearmotor on 08-19-2013 at 01:30 PM
Did some more testing. Managed to get the motor running for 3min with the power across the
yellow and blue. Started with the cap in series with the black, but removed it after the motor
Posted in thread: Start cap wiring for stirrer gearmotor on 08-16-2013 at 05:06 AM
Switched the blue and black, still thinking the yellow to be common. Ran for about a minute and
stopped. Likely due to thermal overload, as the housing got bloody hot. Ideas on next steps?
Posted in thread: Start cap wiring for stirrer gearmotor on 08-16-2013 at 04:57 AM
Wired it as above. Starts. Then stops. Then starts... basically pulses one sec on and two
off.... perhaps the centrifugal switch is switching off the main power, and not the start cap?
Or the cap, whi...
Posted in thread: Start cap wiring for stirrer gearmotor on 08-16-2013 at 02:56 AM
So, one side of the cap goes to blue, and the other side plus the black go to one side of the
power in, and the yellow goes to the other side of the power in? From the resistance readings,
I'm going w...
Posted in thread: Start cap wiring for stirrer gearmotor on 08-15-2013 at 07:08 AM
Thanks d-trpr, will review the logic tomorrow when the mind is more sharp....Yeah I imagine
there is some way that the start cap switches off once up to speed. Can't deduce it at the
moment but it's b...