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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 08-08-2014, 01:48 AM
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Posted By processhead
In-sky

In-sky
Forum: Electric Brewing 08-01-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By processhead
IMO, the rusty element base issue is causing too...

IMO, the rusty element base issue is causing too many electric brewers to lose way too much sleep.

A small amount of rust on an element base is not going to affect the beer you brew. Yes, it may...
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-23-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By processhead
A 120 volt 3 prong plug should be fine. ...

A 120 volt 3 prong plug should be fine.
Strongly advise using 12 gauge 3-conductor wire for the line cord to your system.
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-21-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By processhead
Do you have a speed reduction system for the...

Do you have a speed reduction system for the motor?

You will need either a gear reduction or belt/pulley speed reduction system since the motor itself rotates at too high an RPM.
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-21-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By processhead
Nice. That looks like a great work area...

Nice.

That looks like a great work area with fantastic gear.
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-21-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By processhead
Over-sizing a mechanical contactor becomes more...

Over-sizing a mechanical contactor becomes more critical for motors and other inductive loads. Your element is a resistive load, and normally does not require oversizing.

Also, in a temperature...
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-19-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 23,488
Posted By processhead
+1 Bobby stands behind his merchandise. ...

+1
Bobby stands behind his merchandise.
Thanks!
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-18-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 23,488
Posted By processhead
Sadly, I have had the same experience with mine. ...

Sadly, I have had the same experience with mine.
On the bright side, I was able to use regular lead/tin solder and acid flux to beef up the spot weld attachment points.

My contingency plan for...
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-17-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By processhead
If you are considering wrapping your electrical...

If you are considering wrapping your electrical connections in foil, I can guarantee you will do permanent damage to the wire insulation and element terminals, the first time you fire up the burner.
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-16-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By processhead
I use a keggle with one of Bobby's tri-clover...

I use a keggle with one of Bobby's tri-clover fitting soldered to it.

With one of Bobby's adaptor kits, I can go electric with a 5500 watt element or remove the element, close the port off with a...
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-16-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By processhead
Most dehumidifiers have their capacity rated in...

Most dehumidifiers have their capacity rated in Pints per Day, moisture removal. Typical ratings range from 25-75 pints per day.

While no consumer-grade humidifier will keep up with the moisture...
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-06-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By processhead
I would encourage you to use a GFCI even if you...

I would encourage you to use a GFCI even if you are not going to use a control panel yet.

The GFCI will protect you when just using a simple system like you described.

You are trying to prevent...
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-03-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 782
Posted By processhead
Agree, in this circuit, the pump interlock would...

Agree, in this circuit, the pump interlock would be overkill.

I posted it to show the basic concept of how I use it in my RIMS system, which does not use a flow switch.
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-03-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 782
Posted By processhead
One feature I would suggest incorporating into a...

One feature I would suggest incorporating into a RIMS design, is to electrically interlock the heater to the pump switch.

This prevents the heater from coming on if the pump is not running.

It...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-01-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By processhead
If you are squeamish and it makes you feel...

If you are squeamish and it makes you feel better, don't use it.

Having said that, you might not want to ever eat or drink any grain products ever again, since the sanitation standards in the...
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-01-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 782
Posted By processhead
I can possibly see the value of some of these...

I can possibly see the value of some of these devices on a RIMS for brewing the first batches and fine tuning your process.

I also predict that after a half dozen or fewer batches, you will be...
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-30-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By processhead
Does the outlet have 3 conductors? Odds are...

Does the outlet have 3 conductors?
Odds are good that the center one is a ground.
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-15-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,902
Posted By processhead
Metallic water lines are a good electrical ground...

Metallic water lines are a good electrical ground because they are required by code to be bonded to the power company ground rod, usually at the meter, and not because they come by it naturally.
...
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-08-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,902
Posted By processhead
The control circuit for a water heater only...

The control circuit for a water heater only operates one element at a time. Top element on or bottom element on, but not at the same time.

People should be grounding their brew stands,...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 05-23-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,438
Posted By processhead
A lot of the linseed oil sold on the market is...

A lot of the linseed oil sold on the market is for making paint and other wood finishing products. It is boiled and treated with chemicals that make it inedible.

IMHO Linseed oil would not be my...
Forum: Electric Brewing 05-22-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By processhead
Not too surprised he wouldn't pass it, although...

Not too surprised he wouldn't pass it, although not necessarily because of any fault in your construction.

Inspectors generally raise an eyebrow to any panel that isn't agency certified.

Did...
Forum: Electric Brewing 05-14-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 76,051
Posted By processhead
Did you check that your DC supply is present at...

Did you check that your DC supply is present at the PC board and the polarity is right?
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 05-14-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 2,070
Views: 48,949
Posted By processhead
I'm in. Thanks for the opportunity!

I'm in.

Thanks for the opportunity!
Forum: Electric Brewing 05-14-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By processhead
If a tenant reports that there is a receptacle...

If a tenant reports that there is a receptacle that is overheating, a responsible land lord would be all over it. It's in the land lords own best interest to protect his property and avoid liability...
Forum: Electric Brewing 05-12-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By processhead
If the connection at the socket is less than...

If the connection at the socket is less than ideal, the resulting resistance will cause the socket and plug to heat.

Normal wear to the socket can cause the internal contacts to loosen resulting...
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