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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-07-2013, 05:27 PM
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Views: 1,378
Posted By chadillac7819
OP - More Beer's deal of the day has a domed...

OP - More Beer's deal of the day has a domed false bottom for under $30.

http://morebeer.com/
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-05-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5,152
Views: 166,844
Posted By chadillac7819
11,771.5 + 5 gal Blueberry Hefe+ 5 gal...

11,771.5 +

5 gal Blueberry Hefe+

5 gal Oatmeal Stout=

11,781.5
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-28-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,378
Posted By chadillac7819
So I was reading the 5th annual "Gadget Issue" of...

So I was reading the 5th annual "Gadget Issue" of Zymurgy online (Vol 34, No 1, Jan/Feb 2011 issue) and the third home brewer DIY gadget was a false bottom. The brewer fashioned it from a standard...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-26-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,378
Posted By chadillac7819
you could also build a manifold that threads to...

you could also build a manifold that threads to your dip tube...copper if direct fired and CPVC if you are using recirculating indirect heat. No need to solder/glue as you want to take it apart for...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-25-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,775
Posted By chadillac7819
survey monkeyed.

survey monkeyed.
Forum: General Techniques 02-25-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By chadillac7819
No, but they do have the $60 crimping tool and at...

No, but they do have the $60 crimping tool and at least some previous experience building them. Wiring electricity can scare a lot of people off and I found this to be a great solution.
Forum: General Techniques 02-25-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By chadillac7819
I just ordered three heat tape units (4' each)...

I just ordered three heat tape units (4' each) from Reptile Basics for about $60 delivered. They will assemble them for you with a standard 120v plug for $3 a liner foot and $4 for the plug. ...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-21-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,829
Posted By chadillac7819
Did I fry a quarter of my board?

:confused:
I tested two of the relays on my mini-fridge and after it didnít work (LED illuminated but no response from the fridge) I finally found the electrical rating information...1.4 amps...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 02-17-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,303
Posted By chadillac7819
Mpez, great insight on the two systems on your...

Mpez, great insight on the two systems on your blog. I was debating for some time and was searching for this kind of real-world review. I finally settled on the BCS 462 since it could do ferm AND...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-16-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By chadillac7819
I also started with Mr. Beer and brewed every kit...

I also started with Mr. Beer and brewed every kit I could think of with them in my first year. Last year I went all grain and I am now building a two tier electric RIMS system (yes, the hobby is...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 02-13-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,068
Posted By chadillac7819
ChuckO, do you have a wiring schematic you could...

ChuckO, do you have a wiring schematic you could share? I have almost all of the supplies for my system (BCS controlled Ferm 24/7 and brewery control on demand) and I want to start planning my...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-12-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5,152
Views: 166,844
Posted By chadillac7819
+5 gal of Irish Red and +5 Gal of Milk Stout = ...

+5 gal of Irish Red and +5 Gal of Milk Stout =

6441.5
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-12-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,415
Posted By chadillac7819
The ON/OFF/AUTO is the path I have seen a lot of...

The ON/OFF/AUTO is the path I have seen a lot of BCS users take on this forum (I think it is more relevent for the boil kettle and pumps than RIMS) in case the BCS or network crashes. It also helps...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-11-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,415
Posted By chadillac7819
As a boiler plate statement...I am not married to...

As a boiler plate statement...I am not married to my design and certainly don't mind the nominal investment of two contactors. I am just trying to understand this and get all perspectives since I am...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-11-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,415
Posted By chadillac7819
Sorry to dig up an old thread but I'm trying to...

Sorry to dig up an old thread but I'm trying to get some clarity on something...what is the benefit of having a contactor/coil and SSR tandem for a 240v connection vs. two SSRs? Is it merely cost or...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-08-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,065
Posted By chadillac7819
it came from an electronics store in Orlando: ...

it came from an electronics store in Orlando:

Skycraft Parts & Surplus, Inc.
www.skycraftsurplus.com/
2245 W Fairbanks Ave Winter Park, FL 32789
(407) 628-5634

That was the only...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-08-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,065
Posted By chadillac7819
Anyone know what these are????

I bought a control box from a local electronics supply store (14X16X6 Nema 4 enclosure for $8.95! Plus it had tons of DIN rails, cable dividers, terminal strips, and 16 ga - 22 ga wires I could...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-06-2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,829
Posted By chadillac7819
Thanks for the input everyone. I just couldn't...

Thanks for the input everyone. I just couldn't decide so I ended up getting the 8 SSR board AND the 4 10Amp mechanical relay board along with a few 40Amp SSRs. The BCS 462 can control up to 6 PWM...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-02-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,829
Posted By chadillac7819
Pickles, I checked out your rig and you can...

Pickles, I checked out your rig and you can "meddle" all you want. That thing is sweet and really similar to what I am trying to set-up...two tier, three vessel, tube RIMS with bottom drained HLT...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-02-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,829
Posted By chadillac7819
I just ordered my BCS 462 yesterday so I am...

I just ordered my BCS 462 yesterday so I am starting to source the various components. I was looking at those 10A relays and stumbled upon the 4 and 8 channel SSRs but I hadn't read anything on the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-01-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 5,152
Views: 166,844
Posted By chadillac7819
5 gal American Stout 5 gal Hefe ...

5 gal American Stout
5 gal Hefe

4065+10=4075
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-01-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,829
Posted By chadillac7819
Has anyone tried these SSRs?

I was looking for some mechanical relays to control my pumps, a compact mini fridge, and some ferm wrap (all items under 2 Amps individually).

I ran accross these SSR boards with 8 2A SSRs and I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-31-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,792
Posted By chadillac7819
I got all of my stainless fittings and RIMS tube...

I got all of my stainless fittings and RIMS tube from Bobby and I am really pleased with all the gear.

My question is how do you guys protect the element's electrical hookups coming out of the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-29-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 17,535
Posted By chadillac7819
Subbed. Huaco you are the man! I have a similar...

Subbed. Huaco you are the man! I have a similar setup with a mini-fridge and converted 48" cabinet for a ferm chamber so this would be perfect. After breaking two glass carboys recently (one empty...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-28-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,132
Posted By chadillac7819
I am in the process of building almost the same...

I am in the process of building almost the same system so I can't wait to see your progress.
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