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Forum: DIY Projects 05-09-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By hightechlofi
I got them from adafruit. I have three of the...

I got them from adafruit. I have three of the plastic ones and one of the brass ones.


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Forum: HomeBrewTalk Announcements & Feedback 05-08-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 142
Posted By hightechlofi
I am experiencing this too and it is very...

I am experiencing this too and it is very annoying. I certainly don't mind the ads, as I appreciate having a free ipad app, but having them automatically open the App Store every few minutes is quite...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-08-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 897
Posted By hightechlofi
Yes, once I have it cleaned up and better...

Yes, once I have it cleaned up and better documented I plan on opensourcing it through GitHub so that (hopefully) people will enhance and build on it. I will also start a thread on homebrewtalk to...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-07-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 897
Posted By hightechlofi
http://m.ebay.com/itm/251457815300?nav=SEARCH ...

http://m.ebay.com/itm/251457815300?nav=SEARCH

These are the 12v pumps I use, perfect for transfers and recirc. I have three, for the hlt, the mlt, and my rims tube. I still use a 120v march 809...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 05-07-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,879
Posted By hightechlofi
Once I get the code a little cleaned up and...

Once I get the code a little cleaned up and further along I will be open sourcing it on github. I will be starting a new thread here for the project once I reach that point.


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Forum: DIY Projects 05-07-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 897
Posted By hightechlofi
I ported the arduino pid library to javascript as...

I ported the arduino pid library to javascript as a node.js module. In the near future I plan to do the same with the autotune library. I actually am using the pid with my (12vdc) pumps to be able to...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-07-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 897
Posted By hightechlofi
Beaglebone Black as brewcontroller

I am using the beaglebone black for almost exactly what you are doing. I will be controlling my pumps and rims tube, and later plan to control fermentation temps via heat jackets. The bonescript...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 05-03-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,086
Posted By hightechlofi
Yep, I have them on my hlt, MLT, and my rims...

Yep, I have them on my hlt, MLT, and my rims tube. I still use a march 809 on my bk for whirl pooling and chill, but these guys are great for sparging, recirculating, and transfers.


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Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 05-03-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,086
Posted By hightechlofi
http://m.ebay.com/itm/251457815300?nav=SEARCH ...

http://m.ebay.com/itm/251457815300?nav=SEARCH

Thee are cheap, foodsafe, and seem to work. They ship from China though so it takes a while for them to arrive.


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Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 05-03-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,879
Posted By hightechlofi
I have a BBB and m using it for a lot. It...

I have a BBB and m using it for a lot. It controls my rims tube via a pid, as well as controlling my pumps (3 12v and 1 120v), and I can control the flowrate of the 12v pumps with pwm. Each of the...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 05-03-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,451
Posted By hightechlofi
Source Code Sharing for Raspberry, Beaglebone, and Arduino?

I am currently working on a beaglebone black to control my system. Eventually, I plant to add automation functionality, but that is down the line. My setup uses 12v pumps on the hlt, mlt, and rims...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 05-03-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,086
Posted By hightechlofi
I am currently in the process of building my...

I am currently in the process of building my system out. I am using 12v pumps coupled with Hall effect style flowmeters. As stated above, they have to be calibrated as they are non-linear, but my...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-24-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,372
Posted By hightechlofi
You can use bonescript to control it. Basically,...

You can use bonescript to control it. Basically, find a pwm pin (I would start with P9_14, it is already correctly configured by default) and use the analogWrite() method which takes an argument from...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-23-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 823
Posted By hightechlofi
I might consider adding a little pale chocolate...

I might consider adding a little pale chocolate malt, and maybe a little special b (a few oz). But then again, it is not bad to keep it simple. The more complex the malt bill, the more the pecans...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-23-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By hightechlofi
I started at about 5psi for the first few days,...

I started at about 5psi for the first few days, then let it build up to 10psi, then stepped up to 25psi after about 5 days. To grab a sample, all I do is hook up a picnic tap to the out port of the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-23-2013, 04:24 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,621
Posted By hightechlofi
Right now i am doing 5 gallon batches of...

Right now i am doing 5 gallon batches of everyday/session beers, and 10 gallons of higher gravity beers. The longer they need to age, the more I brew at once. I don't drink it all. I enjoy sharing...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-23-2013, 04:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By hightechlofi
So after shaking it a few times to get the yeast...

So after shaking it a few times to get the yeast back into suspension, I am still only at 1.041 tonight. So, improved, but not a whole lot of activity. What do you think, give it more time or get...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-21-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 823
Posted By hightechlofi
I have brewed a few pecan brown ales. If you...

I have brewed a few pecan brown ales. If you search the forum for pecans, you will find a post on lazy magnolias pecan brown. It has great instructions for brewing with pecans. It has been a while,...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-21-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By hightechlofi
That is a great idea, I have not tried shaking it...

That is a great idea, I have not tried shaking it yet. I am in Texas, so the fermentation is already on the warmish side, 71-73f. Thanks!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-21-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By hightechlofi
Wyeast British Ale II - incomplete fermentation?

Brewed 10 gallons of an old ale OG 1.073. I then split the batch into two cornies and pitched one with British Ale II, and the other with Scottish Ale (both wyeast). I am pressure fermenting both. I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-18-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,372
Posted By hightechlofi
I just bought a few of these and they seem to...

I just bought a few of these and they seem to work well: ...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-09-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By hightechlofi
Great Divide Hibernation Ale Clone - Dry Hopping

So, I just had this at the brewery tap room this week and fell in love. Being from Texas, I can't just drive to the local store and pick some up, so naturally I am going to try to brew it. I found a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-07-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 24,731
Posted By hightechlofi
The paper bag method works well. I have done two...

The paper bag method works well. I have done two pecan brown batches (one is about to be racked into the secondary, the other is long gone). I roasted three times for about 10min each, once at 300,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-21-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 826
Posted By hightechlofi
Thanks for the clarification!

Thanks for the clarification!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-21-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 826
Posted By hightechlofi
Thanks for all of the replies and help! Here is...

Thanks for all of the replies and help! Here is an update:

Firstly, I misjudged my wort collection volume, it was closer to 7.5gal, I misread which ring the level was up to in my keg (I guess that...
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