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  • Posted in thread: Fermenting 15 gal on 05-31-2013 at 11:51 AM
    Kick,The Trash Can's are no different than a normal while plastic bucket except the lids do not
    seal as well. They are FDA approved for food and are widely used by home wine makers.Here's a

  • Posted in thread: Sanke into mash tun. Need false bottom. on 05-30-2013 at 10:02 PM
    Or make your own out of plastic cutting boards and some stainless bolts.

  • Posted in thread: Fermenting 15 gal on 05-30-2013 at 09:58 PM
    Get a Brute 20 Gallon Trash Can. I do it all the time. But... you can't really move it once
    it's full without some sort of rig. I pump right into the fermenter which is already in the
    fridge. I put th...

  • 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.
    Drilling th...

  • 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?
    Just checki...