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Forum: Electric Brewing 02-21-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Ramdough
Thanks Cank! I just ordered 10. I already had...

Thanks Cank! I just ordered 10. I already had 10 rtd sensors off of eBay for $6 shipped, so I will probably go the rtd route.


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Forum: Electric Brewing 02-20-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By Ramdough
Ok, so I have never used a rims tube before. I...

Ok, so I have never used a rims tube before. I have only used a cooler.

Joe hard are they to clean. Basically, pulling the element is the only way to scrub in there. I was hoping to flush...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-19-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By Ramdough
I like your idea of dedicated lines and no valve...

I like your idea of dedicated lines and no valve on the mash tun. I think the extra fittings and hose (long hose laying on grain bed similar to Kal's setup) may cost almost as much as the valve. I...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-18-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By Ramdough
So, the HLT, the Bk, and the RIMS tube have...

So, the HLT, the Bk, and the RIMS tube have heaters. The HLT is elevated and provides hot water to start the mash and later for sparge water. The pump can recirculate water in the MLT, pump wort to...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 02-18-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By Ramdough
Let's share rtd amplifier circuits?

Ok, so I have done a searches on the internet for rtd circuits. I plan to interface to an arduino. I have had various successes in my search but nothing that I did not have to modify.

So,...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-17-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By Ramdough
180047 So this is a rough sketch. There are...

180047

So this is a rough sketch. There are four 3-way valves. One is in either side of the pump. One is on the rims output and one is on the MLT.

Sorry the sketch is rough. All hoses...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-15-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By Ramdough
More or less valves?

So, I am laying out my electric brewery. I have it set up so that the lower hoses from the MLT and BK are never moved during brewing and my exit from my rims tube moves from the MLT and BK up high. ...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-15-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By Ramdough
Ok, I ended up buying 10 waterproof rtd sensors...

Ok, I ended up buying 10 waterproof rtd sensors for $6 shipped on eBay. They appear to have the sensor part in a stainless tube that is closed on one end. If they come in and are sealed in a...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-15-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,282
Posted By Ramdough
So I have a straight 5500 watt ULWD element for...

So I have a straight 5500 watt ULWD element for my Rims that will run on 120v. For my boils kettle, I am using a ripple element. I may do the same thing for the HLT, but I have not decided yet. ...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-13-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By Ramdough
Right now I am leaning toward drilling a plug and...

Right now I am leaning toward drilling a plug and using food safe silicone with a stainless metric probe.




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Forum: Electric Brewing 02-13-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By Ramdough
Is that what you did? Do you need any heat...

Is that what you did? Do you need any heat transfer material in the tube?


I thought about buying a plug and drilling it out, maybe I could just drill until thin. And install into the...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-13-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By Ramdough
RTD selection, installation

So I am trying to piece together an electric brewery but save money where I can. I like Kal's setup but cannot afford it. So I am taking every item and searching for the best bang for the buck. ...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-12-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By Ramdough
Hmmm, I was hoping to recirculate, I could try...

Hmmm, I was hoping to recirculate, I could try that first and if that does not work, I can pump from the insulated tank to my plastic barrel, then pump it back afterwards.

Based on my numbers,...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-12-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By Ramdough
Kal, thanks for the response. I am not sure if...

Kal, thanks for the response. I am not sure if I described everything well, or I may be missing something. Below is more of an explanation.

What I was going to do was have 35-40 gallons of...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-12-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By Ramdough
Btw, I thought the water heater was a cheap way...

Btw, I thought the water heater was a cheap way to get an insulated tank that looks nice from the outside. I still think my reasons are valid, just need to make sure the tank will not be too painful...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-12-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By Ramdough
Glycol cooler on the cheap!

I hope I did not get your hopes up too high.... But I need some advice.

A friend is giving me a water cooler from some old film development equipment. I plan to use it for a glycol cooler for...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-12-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,282
Posted By Ramdough
So, the element that I selected is a straight...

So, the element that I selected is a straight ULWD element. It was $17. I am tempted to use that one for my HLT and boil kettle to save some money over the ripple ones Kal uses. Is there a huge...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-07-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By Ramdough
HLT element ULWD or not?

So, I found a 5500 watt strait folded element from camco. It appears to have a slightly higher watt density than the wavy one Kal uses just because it is straight, but it is cheaper by 30%. Is...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-07-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,282
Posted By Ramdough
So I ended up getting a 5500 watt folded element....

So I ended up getting a 5500 watt folded element. It is straight and was the largest in size HD had. I will post pics as I go.

Thanks everyone.


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Forum: Electric Brewing 02-07-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,282
Posted By Ramdough
So I ended up getting a 5500 watt folded element....

So I ended up getting a 5500 watt folded element. It is straight and was the largest in size HD had. I will post pics as I go.


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Forum: Electric Brewing 02-01-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,282
Posted By Ramdough
Thanks everyone for your feedback. Sent...

Thanks everyone for your feedback.


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Forum: Electric Brewing 01-30-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,282
Posted By Ramdough
I plan on using an arduino with multiple RTD...

I plan on using an arduino with multiple RTD temperature sensors and then driving this element with a digital dimmer circuit, so the wattage used will change based on a desired change in temperature....
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-30-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,282
Posted By Ramdough
Has anyone ever found one that is longer with...

Has anyone ever found one that is longer with equal or lower watt density?


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Forum: Electric Brewing 01-30-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,282
Posted By Ramdough
Do you know if they have the same watt density? ...

Do you know if they have the same watt density?


That is what I am looking for.


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Forum: Electric Brewing 01-30-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,282
Posted By Ramdough
Ultra low watt density heater for RIMS system

Does anyone have a recommendation for an Ultra low watt density heater for RIMS system that is strait (not wavy like Kal's e-brewery)? I would like the same or less watt density as Kal and strait...
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