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Forum: DIY Projects 11-01-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 413
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Posted By bgrubb7
Coppertubingsales...

Coppertubingsales (https://coppertubingsales.com/storefront/product_info.php?products_id=709&osCsid=krgcn22936nht5mbsam97pjhl1) also has the reducers, in case you are also ordering your tubing from...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-26-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 165,312
Posted By bgrubb7
Just thought I'd add my experiences... I...

Just thought I'd add my experiences...

I brewed a Honey lager once with some Safelager S-23. This Beer has no idea how close it came to the drain... After 3 weeks of Primary/Secondary...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-21-2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 768
Posted By bgrubb7
I would definitely not try to unroll it...Even if...

I would definitely not try to unroll it...Even if you can unroll it without introducing more kinks, you'll have a hell of a time rolling it back up... I unrolled my IC (very very carefully) to make a...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-18-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,828
Posted By bgrubb7
Ya, I've spent the last couple hours over on the...

Ya, I've spent the last couple hours over on the BCS Wiki and Forums... It looks like there will be a little bit of a learning curve, but like anything else, once you get the hang of it things should...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-18-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,828
Posted By bgrubb7
I've been torn between a PID control panel and...

I've been torn between a PID control panel and going with a BCS system... Right now I'm strongly leaning going the Auber PID route. I like the idea of a PID based control panel... having the ability...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-17-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,039
Posted By bgrubb7
Yep, that's my diagram... I haven't built my...

Yep, that's my diagram... I haven't built my system yet, but I put that graphic together based on other builds on here. I'd put the switch before the SSR's... right after your power cord comes into...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-12-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,860
Posted By bgrubb7
Oooh... lookie here...

Oooh... lookie here (http://www.bakatronics.com/shop/item.aspx?itemid=597). Would this one work without an SSR? According to its rating, it would work for a 4000w or lower element at 220v.
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-12-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,860
Posted By bgrubb7
Are you talking about the Bakatronics PWM kit or...

Are you talking about the Bakatronics PWM kit or Walker's design?
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-12-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,860
Posted By bgrubb7
OK.. I'm sold on that one! Hell I even feel like...

OK.. I'm sold on that one! Hell I even feel like an idiot now. I was reading about that PWM board on another thread about controlling the speed of a March Pump and never even though about using it to...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-12-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,860
Posted By bgrubb7
I have full intentions on building a control...

I have full intentions on building a control panel eventually, but I don't have the funds or the time to build what I want right now... so in the meantime my thoughts were to use a 5500 watt element...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-12-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,860
Posted By bgrubb7
I've been considering the simplistic approach to...

I've been considering the simplistic approach to a dedicated boil kettle. What would you all consider the proper size element for 5 gallon batches? 6-6.5 gal boils... running at 100% with no PID...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-11-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,807
Posted By bgrubb7
I've got the thinner gauge aluminum turkey fryer...

I've got the thinner gauge aluminum turkey fryer pots with weldless fitted ball valves... works great. Every now and then I get a little drip and need to replace an o-ring, but not very often.

If...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-11-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,648
Posted By bgrubb7
I found these contactors...

I found these contactors (http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2&zenid=52f97aad5367a299af25876946a20541) on the Auber site... anyone know if ones of those would work with the GFCI...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-07-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,150
Posted By bgrubb7
I built one based off of this design...

I built one based off of this design (http://home.swbell.net/bufkin/cheap_3_liter_kegs.htm)...

It works OK... the trick is just a couple quick squirts of CO2 here and there when needed. The 3...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-04-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By bgrubb7
Yes, a CFC of 20' length or more, should get your...

Yes, a CFC of 20' length or more, should get your wort within 1-2 of the tap water. If you already have an IC, then you can use that as a prechiller in a ice bath to cool down your tap water even...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-04-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,751
Posted By bgrubb7
I just taped mine with electrical tape, but duct...

I just taped mine with electrical tape, but duct tape should work fine... it's far enough away fro the flame that it won't get hot, plus it has a constant flow of propane running through it.

On...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-04-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,648
Posted By bgrubb7
I like the idea of using one of these... Looks...

I like the idea of using one of these... Looks similar to what Brewmation uses in their control boxes. I like the idea of having the GFCI in the control box (but with easy access to the reset...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-04-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By bgrubb7
Just curious what kind of ground water temp your...

Just curious what kind of ground water temp your dealing with? My tap water is around 70 in the middle of the summer, so a CFC should be plenty good enough for me.

My initial thought is that for...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-22-2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 26,685
Posted By bgrubb7
A little solder would seal 'em up nice and be...

A little solder would seal 'em up nice and be much better than silicone...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-07-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By bgrubb7
IIRC, S-23 does best in the upper 60s. I remember...

IIRC, S-23 does best in the upper 60s. I remember fermenting that yeast around 58 and it was a butter bomb. Tried it again around 68 and it was much better. I still didn't care for it though and I...
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-14-2009, 09:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,054
Posted By bgrubb7
Best show on TV right now hands down IMHO. Also...

Best show on TV right now hands down IMHO. Also you have to love the homebrewing scenes from a week or two ago. Obviously one of the writers is a brewer.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-17-2009, 04:26 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 248,648
Posted By bgrubb7
OK, My outlet and Plug on my welder are using the...

OK, My outlet and Plug on my welder are using the 14-50 plugs. I'll probably just cut off the 14-30 off the Power cord and replace with a 14-50 rather than replace both the outlet and welder plug...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-13-2009, 08:18 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 248,648
Posted By bgrubb7
Isn't this the same cord you used conpewter? ...

Isn't this the same cord you used conpewter?

http://cgi.ebay.com/30A-Ground-Fault-Interrupt-Plug-GFI-CordCable-FREE-SHIP_W0QQitemZ110302613578QQcmdZViewItemQQptZBI_Electrical_Equipment_Tools
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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-13-2009, 04:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,805
Posted By bgrubb7
Anyone use one of these...

Anyone use one of these (http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=m38.l1311&_nkw=refractometer&_sacat=See-All-Categories)?

I'd say 95% of my beers are going to be below 1.070, and this one would...
Forum: Brewing Software 02-13-2009, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By bgrubb7
I highly recommend Beer Alchemy on the Mac. I...

I highly recommend Beer Alchemy on the Mac. I even have an old Blue iMac in my Garage just for Beer Alchemy calculations on brew days. Being a longtime mac user, who feels out of place on a PC, the...
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