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Forum: DIY Projects Today, 02:51 AM
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Posted By atoughram
Subbed - Steps and motor control would be the...

Subbed - Steps and motor control would be the bomb and completion alarm would be icing on the cake! Are there enough I/O left over to accomplish this?

Have soldering iron.... and know how to...
Forum: DIY Projects Today, 02:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 608
Posted By atoughram
Looks familiar.... ...

Looks familiar....

http://www.theleus.com/cpg14x/albums/brewery/IMG_1366.JPG
Conical

http://www.theleus.com/cpg14x/albums/brewery/IMG_1361.JPG
Ferm Chamber - now has an AC unit...

Consider...
Forum: DIY Projects Today, 02:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By atoughram
I tried my best to get it close to the coil, but...

I tried my best to get it close to the coil, but I don't think it's touching - It's also important that you mount it low because the ice forms there first. There are videos on Youtube installing a...
Forum: Electric Brewing 08-21-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,137
Posted By atoughram
Thats sweet!

Thats sweet!
Forum: DIY Projects 08-21-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By atoughram
I havent done any specific testing, I just gave...

I havent done any specific testing, I just gave it a wild arse guess! My AC Unit is a 5000 BTU model and I had it freeze up once, but not since I wired in the freeze stat. If you test it and think...
Forum: Electric Brewing 08-21-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By atoughram
A Continuous load is defined by the NEC as...

A Continuous load is defined by the NEC as "Continuous Load. a load where the maximum current is expected to continue for three hours or more." Article 100 "Definitions" 2011 NFPA 70. Since a RIMS...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-21-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By atoughram
Thats how I do it on my ferm chamber. ST1000 as...

Thats how I do it on my ferm chamber. ST1000 as a freeze stat, but a Brewpi controlling the temps. I've got the ST's temp sensor burried in the fins of the evaporator. The temp is set for 0C and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-15-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,883
Posted By atoughram
Exactly why I still bottle significant amounts of...

Exactly why I still bottle significant amounts of homebrew... :rockin:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-15-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 715
Posted By atoughram
All Grain is a big and expensive step, I'd...

All Grain is a big and expensive step, I'd transition to steeping specialty malts in a full wort boil as my next step. The partial mashes will give you an idea of an AG brew process, and grains will...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 08-12-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,083
Posted By atoughram
Holy Schmidt....

Holy Schmidt....
Forum: Electric Brewing 08-11-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,978
Posted By atoughram
The heat is the product of the current through...

The heat is the product of the current through the SSR multiplied by the SSR's voltage drop. The SSR voltage drop is at least half with 120V and since the resistance is constant, the current is half...
Forum: Electric Brewing 08-11-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,978
Posted By atoughram
I didnt have heatsinks on mine when I was running...

I didnt have heatsinks on mine when I was running at 120V. Just bolted to the metal cabinet, and it never even got warm. 240V is a different beast though - they get toasty.
Forum: For Sale 08-09-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,284
Posted By atoughram
beautiful rig!

beautiful rig!
Forum: Electric Brewing 08-09-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,978
Posted By atoughram
Cool! For reference, my kettle took an hour...

Cool!

For reference, my kettle took an hour to bring 11 gallons from 49f to a boil with a 5500W element - sounds like your in the ballpark!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-09-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,612
Posted By atoughram
ROFLMAO! :drunk:

ROFLMAO! :drunk:
Forum: General Techniques 08-08-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 809
Posted By atoughram
I've done the same.

I've done the same.
Forum: Introductions 08-08-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 271
Posted By atoughram
Wie Gehts!

Wie Gehts!
Forum: Electric Brewing 08-06-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,978
Posted By atoughram
I've got these too - they're awesome

I've got these too - they're awesome
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-06-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 149
Posted By atoughram
Duda Plate Chillers & Starsan

I was reading over at Duda Diesels forum, looking for information about cleaning with Caustic Soda when I ran into this thread (http://bb.dudadiesel.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=5816). Looks like its a...
Forum: Electric Brewing 08-06-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,978
Posted By atoughram
Dont be the next Darwin award winner - Ground...

Dont be the next Darwin award winner - Ground those kettles ASAP!
Forum: Electric Brewing 08-06-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,622
Posted By atoughram
Overall first impressions are very positive, this...

Overall first impressions are very positive, this is a nice pump. It is able to pump through my chiller at a reduced rate. The price is right but the shipping takes a LONG time. It'll be a good...
Forum: Electric Brewing 08-06-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,622
Posted By atoughram
It's whirlpooling my kettle at 180f right now. ...

It's whirlpooling my kettle at 180f right now. Not sure how it would do with hops but pellet hops might be ok.
Forum: Electric Brewing 08-06-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,622
Posted By atoughram
OK - and initial test has been completed. ...

OK - and initial test has been completed.

Items used:

1) old motorcycle battery - charged overnight
1) Associated wiring and switch
1) Trickle Charger for between tests
10) Gallons of water...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-05-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By atoughram
Heck - I brew with a garden hose...

Heck - I brew with a garden hose...
Forum: Electric Brewing 08-05-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,622
Posted By atoughram
Got them yesterday! I'll set up a 10 gallon boil...

Got them yesterday! I'll set up a 10 gallon boil and pump the hot water through a chiller and test them. They look well made and have heft to them. The threads are a straight thread, but I can...
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