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Posted in thread: Mashing temps on 05-24-2015 at 12:52 PM
I have made approx. 10 biab brews and struggle with the mash temp every time. I heat my water
to approx 160 for a mash around 152. When I add my grains, the temp drops down to 140. I will
then turn on...
Posted in thread: How to on electric brewing, the basics on 05-23-2015 at 12:30 PM
Do you have to have a recirculating pump/whirlpool with direct electric heating to avoid
scortching? Not sure this has been addressed, but if you're going to turn the element on during
the mash the ge...
Posted in thread: Brau Supply on 05-22-2015 at 07:17 PM
I think you really want one of these instead. lamp dimmer may be something similar but it's
hard to see inside that white plastic cover.Rheostats work by inserting a variable resistance
into the cir...
Posted in thread: Brau Supply on 05-22-2015 at 02:45 PM
I think you need to plug the wart into the wall and put the rheostat/dimmer into the circuit
after that.Ah, now that makes sense.
Posted in thread: Brau Supply on 05-22-2015 at 12:45 PM
If the pump is DC could you not wire a rheostat to the pump. Is a DC pump like a DC computer
fan? It would be like the homemade stirplate and a DC fan? At the same time wire a switch and
you can turn ...
Posted in thread: Brau Supply on 05-22-2015 at 12:41 PM
I throttle the pump from the ball valve of the kettle. No problems whatsoever. I haven't had
any cavitation from these pumps as they don't pull so hard like a chugger would.I did the same
thing when I...
Posted in thread: Brau Supply on 05-22-2015 at 12:31 PM
I have a question for you all. Should I be supplying hose clamps with the systems? I haven't
for ease of cleaning and didn't find more than the odd drip but if you are experiencing more
than that I wi...
Posted in thread: Brau Supply on 05-21-2015 at 05:24 PM
I've ordered some clamps myself, but I wonder just how much pressure you think will be involved
here. I'd guess not much, as there is always the other end of the tube to release the pressure.
I want t...
Posted in thread: Brau Supply on 05-21-2015 at 01:31 PM
Silicon is not like PEX that has a memory. You will need a low pressure clamp like the little
fishes clamps pressure ratings are very optimistic and you need to account for the OD of your
Posted in thread: Brau Supply on 05-21-2015 at 01:29 PM
Also, I'm curious how I'm going to control the pump's flow rate without a valve on the
discharge. In my line of work we almost always use control valves to keep centrifugal pumps
from running out on t...