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  • Posted in thread: Fully Automated Brewery Senior Design on 06-26-2014 at 06:56 PM
    I read almost all of this and found only one issue... 3) You shouldn't use solenoid valves,
    they actually end up clogging because of the sticky wort. you should use these electric ball
    valves instead-...

  • Posted in thread: Keg lesson learned and lid-seal query on 06-26-2014 at 02:45 PM
    yea...did the starsan-bubble test to determine it was coming from around the seal. I Starsan'ed
    my hands, ran them around the keg where the seal contacts, re-seated the lid, and went from 8
    to 10PSI, ...

  • Posted in thread: Keg lesson learned and lid-seal query on 06-25-2014 at 04:02 PM
    Four kegs, all set to ~25 PSI to force-carbonate.Days later, carbonation achieved, reduce to ~8
    PSI...Mmmm...beer.Just because kegs don't leak at 25 PSI, doesn't mean they won't leak with
    only 8 PSI p...

  • Posted in thread: Terrible water help, dumped 45 gal on 06-24-2014 at 09:05 PM
    +21 on the RO...then .75grams/gal calcium chloride...all is good

  • Posted in thread: How big is too big? on 06-24-2014 at 08:34 PM
    I went from 5 to 15 to 25-gal vessels. It is only incremental additional time to brew double or
    triple the beer....and what's wrong with triple the beer!? :-)Even with my 25-gal electric
    pots, I can s...

  • Posted in thread: IBU calculations.....John Palmer vs. Ray Daniels. Round 1 :) on 06-24-2014 at 08:19 PM
    right on Elysium...if it helps I've used both Daniels and Beersmith (currently
    beersmith...easier) and the results have always been as expected. and especially agree with
    your sentiment of "great beer...

  • Posted in thread: IBU calculations.....John Palmer vs. Ray Daniels. Round 1 :) on 06-24-2014 at 02:05 PM
    This discussion all points to something I read a while back, on the topic of "precision" vs.
    "accuracy".There are so many variables in what the label on the bag of hops tells you the AA's
    are, and how...

  • Posted in thread: Bad water or just bad technique? on 06-24-2014 at 01:51 PM
    that gravity was very low. Are you fairly confident that you had the right amount of grain for
    the recipe to hit your target volume? As long as you track your efficiency with each brew, you
    learn what...

  • Posted in thread: Electric Heating Element Controller for 2250W Boil Coil on 06-24-2014 at 01:10 PM
    What is the motivation for not simply using a PID and an SSR? They work beautifully, the fuzzy
    logic learns your system and nails your target temps every time for mashing. For boiling, set
    to "duty-cy...

  • Posted in thread: Are there no small, single bucket ferm chillers? on 06-12-2013 at 07:30 PM
    cool, Adeering. Please post if you move forward on that project...I'd be interested in hearing
    if the heat transfer from radiation/thru bottom of carboy is enough to efficiently
    cool/maintain 5-6 gall...

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