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Posted in thread: Cooler Bulkhead for Heat Element? Help! on 06-29-2013 at 01:27 PM
It's held up great! I've lost count of how many batches I've run through, and no issues. I'd
suggest making sure you stir well, as its prone to hot-spots. Adding an automatic agitator
would be a good ...
Posted in thread: Caramel Apple Mead on 02-17-2013 at 06:57 PM
Just brewed this today. I didn't notice my DME supply was running low and I only had about 1lb
of it left. I compensated with some light rock candy sugar and a bit more of the buckwheat
honey. My gues...
Posted in thread: Is Over-boiling a Concern? on 10-21-2012 at 11:02 PM
Awesome, thanks guys! Now that I know what the problem is, I can work on fixing it :) I have
some SSR's and a new arduino en route, so I'll put them to good use as soon as they get here.
Posted in thread: Is Over-boiling a Concern? on 10-20-2012 at 11:38 PM
I've been running my electric brewery for a few months now... maybe a half dozen batches. One
thing I've noticed is that I always end with with about 1 gallon short on wort volume. I'm
accounting for ...
Posted in thread: Cooler Bulkhead for Heat Element? Help! on 07-31-2012 at 09:30 PM
i was wondering about that. would you happen to be able to find any links or photos showing how
it was done? I was thinking of trying to bend them at some fairly extreme angles to spread the
heat a bi...
Posted in thread: Cooler Bulkhead for Heat Element? Help! on 07-31-2012 at 09:01 PM
More photos attached. This should show where I drilled my holes, how things lined up, etc. If
you have a long element like I used, I'd suggest not running in directly towards your valve
outlet! My ele...
Posted in thread: Cooler Bulkhead for Heat Element? Help! on 07-28-2012 at 03:35 PM
I finished mine a couple weeks ago and using that technique worked great. I sealed it with
silicone for good measure, but it didn't leak without. I also added a gang box to keep the
wiring somewhat pr...
Posted in thread: I've found the one major downside to electric brewing on 07-23-2012 at 04:53 PM
During the storms that hit the DC area a few weeks ago, Port City Brewing Co lost power while
in the midst of fermenting a 13,000 gallon batch! Temps were over 100*F during the week-long
outage. They ...
Posted in thread: Cooler Bulkhead for Heat Element? Help! on 06-12-2012 at 07:43 PM
I've decided to transition to all-grain brewing, and I've settled on the use electric heat
instead of gas. The first project I'm tackling is the construction of my HLT. I decided to use
a 10gal Igloo ...
Posted in thread: Chamberless Fermentation Cooling? on 05-07-2012 at 04:05 PM
Being cheap and maintainable are some of my goals, as well. I don't mind putting in a bit of
wrench time if it'll pay off in the long run. As far as costs go, the chiller plates run
between $50 and $8...