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Forum: Electric Brewing 12-31-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 905
Posted By ryane
check on ebay for a sestos timer, I got one for...

check on ebay for a sestos timer, I got one for <$20
Forum: Cider Forum 10-04-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,271
Posted By ryane
I have an ~6yo anna tree in my back yard that has...

I have an ~6yo anna tree in my back yard that has been regularly producing bumper crops of apples. Ive juiced them, eaten them, and baked with them. They are sort of a bland apple, sort of like a...
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-12-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 811
Posted By ryane
Why not just attach cord with a male end to your...

Why not just attach cord with a male end to your rig instead of the 20A inlet??
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-12-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 811
Posted By ryane
You want a straight blade connection? I would...

You want a straight blade connection? I would think an interlock would be a better approach for this part of your rig, itll protect against disconnects - the cord cant come out
...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-27-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,432
Posted By ryane
I'll add that a 2 pole 30A switch is cheap from...

I'll add that a 2 pole 30A switch is cheap from HD/Lowes ($11), I have a couple that I use for lathe/etc
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 03-27-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By ryane
Its not the oak that causes buttery flavors, its...

Its not the oak that causes buttery flavors, its diacetyl, and its produced by bacteria notably pedio

in wines like chadonnay or beajolais, the flavor comes from malolactic fermentation

Its...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-04-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By ryane
What your doing is OK, I did basically this only...

What your doing is OK, I did basically this only I ran the lights in parallel off of the power from the switch for the element and then to neutral. (In series with the switch didnt work)

Going...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-16-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By ryane
how about somthing like this ...

how about somthing like this
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mini-Blue-Led-Digital-Fahrenheit-temperature-Panel-Meter-0-167-/390459785595?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5ae937817b

just reads and outputs...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-15-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By ryane
this would be for a power supply though, not out...

this would be for a power supply though, not out to heating elements
marinco 30a 4wire L14-30, mates with any leviton or hubble match...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-12-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,429
Posted By ryane
You could always use something like this...

You could always use something like this (http://www.stilldragon.com/element-guard-kit-and-adapters.html) and change out the endcap to remove the slot, this way it would be liquid tight and is made...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-11-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,310
Posted By ryane
Your not using the contactor for pulsing the...

Your not using the contactor for pulsing the heating element, instead its used as a saftey switch so that you can cut power to the element should you want to. sort of an system on/off switch
...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-05-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,818
Posted By ryane
I really like the sight glasses from stout, I...

I really like the sight glasses from stout, I wish they would sell them as a separate item
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 01-28-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 16,024
Posted By ryane
I may be wrong but I believe for the aquarium...

I may be wrong but I believe for the aquarium salinity they are using Electrical Conductivity (EC) probes, not capactiance. EC probes are essentially measuring the ions in solution, so they wouldnt...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 01-24-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,636
Posted By ryane
Goingmad - Ive been thinking about doing...

Goingmad - Ive been thinking about doing something similar, although possibly using a beagleboard-xm, a daq board and proview

What Im curious about though, is how you plan on mounting that touch...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-22-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,283
Posted By ryane
This may be a bit pricier option than the outdoor...

This may be a bit pricier option than the outdoor box, but for me this approach is much cleaner looking and easy to disassemble, plus with what i spent going electric an extra $35 wasnt much
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-22-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,432
Posted By ryane
sounds like its a definite possibility then, if...

sounds like its a definite possibility then, if your unsure how to do this yourself theres a load calc available for estimating residential loads on mikeholt.com
...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-22-2013, 01:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By ryane
Yah I dunno about the K-type listing, it...

Yah I dunno about the K-type listing, it definitely looks like an RTD (the 3wires)

Ive used thermocouples outside their working range and they dont read the temp correctly (non-linear range) Im...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-22-2013, 01:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By ryane
get bimetal hole saws, you can get a dewalt or...

get bimetal hole saws, you can get a dewalt or lenox kit for less than the price of two punches, and the hole saw kit will be much more useful in the long run
...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-22-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,432
Posted By ryane
Could you do your ebrewery near to where the hvac...

Could you do your ebrewery near to where the hvac system is being powered?

If so you could ask him to set a subpanel, use a larger breaker in your main eg 80a or 100a, and have 2 separate lines...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-21-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 24,544
Posted By ryane
Ha, I thought it never hurts to be prepared,...

Ha, I thought it never hurts to be prepared, eventually Id like to have a small pocket for them, but haven't really looked hard enough for something yet
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-21-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 24,544
Posted By ryane
Yah kinda tough to see in the pic, for whatever...

Yah kinda tough to see in the pic, for whatever reason it uploaded kinda lousy

Anyway, the PID's are Watlows
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-20-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 24,544
Posted By ryane
just finished up a couple weeks ago myself, I did...

just finished up a couple weeks ago myself, I did a couple things differently than most Ive seen

1 - the timer kills power to boil element if that is set on one of the switches
2 - the gfci...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-19-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,797
Posted By ryane
but you'd have to have an extra pump? so your...

but you'd have to have an extra pump? so your getting extra equipment anyway

Also, that pump probably wont work for you, you need something rated to temps higher than you will be using for you...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-19-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By ryane
its tough to see what is connected to what, but...

its tough to see what is connected to what, but just in case, the pigtail from the GFCI should be connected to the neutral coming from your panel, then the neutral to the female connection should be...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-19-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By ryane
I dont know about 22mm rotary switches but there...

I dont know about 22mm rotary switches but there are toggles that will handle 20A that are 3 position
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