Last Activity:05-23-2013 11:56 PM
Posted in thread: My "ugly" control panel :) on 05-17-2013 at 03:45 PM
My system is on the trashy side too. I want all the features, but I want to do it cheaply and
incrementally. [*]Start with the bare minimum. Electric kettle plus heat control.[*]Scavenged a
50 A DPST ...
Posted in thread: #2 HDPE false bottom idea. on 05-03-2013 at 01:05 AM
Here's the false bottom. It's worked remarkably well. It can float just a little bit, but it's
never been a problem. I do have a hose clamp on the dip tube to help hold it down a bit.
Posted in thread: #2 HDPE false bottom idea. on 05-02-2013 at 08:43 PM
I used 2 cutting boards for my false bottom. Cut half circles with few inches overlap and then
used stainless bolts to connect them and form offsets to keep them off the bottom of the tun.
Posted in thread: Low Cost, High Accuracy Temperature Sensing with a Thermistor on 04-30-2013 at 04:30 AM
Yeah, the Arduino is 8 bit, but how often do you need to compute this? I geeked out and looked
at the Steinhart-Hart Equation. Looks like computing (ln) is the worst of it and you only need
to do that...
Posted in thread: Low Cost, High Accuracy Temperature Sensing with a Thermistor on 04-29-2013 at 09:29 PM
Should be even easier on a better Arduino or Raspberry Pi. Plenty of horsepower there to do the
calculations in floating point even. No need for the interpolation stuff.
Posted in thread: Element Wiring? Need some help. on 04-23-2013 at 02:35 AM
First: Consider putting the element in your kettle! IF you have a pump, heat your water up
before hand and then pump to your HLT. Second: You don't need a PID. Just a voltage controlled
SSR and a pote...
Posted in thread: HERMS Temp Probe Location on 04-22-2013 at 10:54 PM
Runningweird: Did I read that right? The temp at the return reads 2 degrees _lower_ than in the
tun?Wouldn't the hottest location be in the HERMS coil and the coolest be in the Tun itself?
Posted in thread: First run on new electric 1/2 bbl system on 04-15-2013 at 01:06 AM
3 Kettles, Keggle for HLT, and 2 20G pots for my MT and Kettle. I've only converted my Kettle
to Electric. I definitely did not go the Kal route. More redneck for the moment, but will
update as I add ...
Posted in thread: First run on new electric 1/2 bbl system on 04-14-2013 at 07:41 PM
It was a huge success. 5.5 hours including clean up but I did preheat water overnight using the
kettle turned down.I have only put a 5500 watt element in the kettle so far and managed to not
use any p...
Posted in thread: Using a 30a range cord and need ideas to install it to an element. on 04-12-2013 at 08:54 PM
Home Depot? What section? Guess I never see that kind of stuff at lowes or similar?
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