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Forum: Electric Brewing 05-24-2011, 02:27 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Rhino17
Contactors-are some noisier than others?

Hi all,

Just finished wiring the 120v side of my 'Kal-esque' enclosure, and powered it up for the first time.

I have 4 DPST contactors in the box (one as the main shut-off to the box, the other...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-20-2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,144
Posted By Rhino17
Well, for the last 24 hours I have had the thermo...

Well, for the last 24 hours I have had the thermo probe taped to the side of the fermenter, with several layers of insulation over it. Once the liquid was brought down to 50, the AC almost never...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-18-2009, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,144
Posted By Rhino17
I'm using a digital thermostat controlling a SSR...

I'm using a digital thermostat controlling a SSR to power the unit on/off, so setting max times is not possible. Currently the probe is just on the end of the wires, exposed to air, so the response...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-18-2009, 02:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,144
Posted By Rhino17
Where to put themo probe for AC unit powered fermentation chamber

For Christmas I have built my father a fermentation chamber powered by a 5k btu air conditioner. My question is: where is the best place to put the temperature probe?

If I leave it to read the...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-04-2009, 10:07 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 92,247
Posted By Rhino17
In this SSR application, is a heatsink required? ...

In this SSR application, is a heatsink required? I can't tell if you have used one or not. If you have, where have you placed it?

Cheers,

Rhino
Forum: DIY Projects 11-23-2009, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By Rhino17
Help with relays to use with low voltage switches

Hi All,

It's been months, and I still haven't gotten around to purchasing switches for my electric rig conversion. It's been a challenge locating suitable 240v switches in my area, so I have...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-21-2009, 09:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,536
Posted By Rhino17
Brewing the BYO 90 min IPA clone right now! ...

Brewing the BYO 90 min IPA clone right now!

I have brewed the 60 min clone a couple times, and haven't been dissapointed.

Unfortunately, the 90 and 120 are not available in Ontario, so I will...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-14-2009, 01:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,263
Posted By Rhino17
I found these switches at a nearby supplier. ...

I found these switches at a nearby supplier. Although I was going to purchase the 20a DPST levitron household switches, could I not use the 4-Pole ON-ON switch as a DPST by not connecting the one...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-03-2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,263
Posted By Rhino17
You have a non-rippled 4500w ULD element? How...

You have a non-rippled 4500w ULD element? How long is it? I have this 4500w ULD (https://www.plumbersstock.com/product.html?partNumber=5299) made by Camco and it is rippled and 13" long. If it were...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-30-2009, 11:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,263
Posted By Rhino17
Change of direction: 12v switches + relays?

I am having a problem locating a decent source for 240v switches in Canada.
However, I can get illuminated 12v switches from Princess Auto for $3 each.

So, could I use a step-down transformer to...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-18-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,263
Posted By Rhino17
I was thinking I would order the same PID that...

I was thinking I would order the same PID that The Pol is using:

PID Temperature Controllers : auberins.com, Temperature control solutions for home and industry...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-18-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,263
Posted By Rhino17
Thanks all for the help. I like conpewter's KISS...

Thanks all for the help. I like conpewter's KISS design because it takes the least amount of equipment, but I think I would like to avoid having to unplug and replug depending on what element I want...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-17-2009, 03:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,263
Posted By Rhino17
Switching power between elements/PIDs possible?

Hi All,

I am in the planning stages of converting my direct fire rig to an electric HERMS. Although I would love to run a 240v element in both my HLT and kettle at the same time, currently it's...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-18-2008, 10:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 461
Posted By Rhino17
Just for clarification, you meant rice hulls,...

Just for clarification, you meant rice hulls, correct? Something tells me that rice would be a little too absorbent. :cross:
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-07-2008, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By Rhino17
When I built my stand, I did the same thing that...

When I built my stand, I did the same thing that ScubaSteve did: line the inside of the stand with durock, and paint the durock with high-temp bbq paint.

I use 60k btu hurricane burners, and...
Forum: Hops Growing 10-02-2008, 10:52 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,636
Posted By Rhino17
Here is southern Ontario, I planted 2 cascade, 2...

Here is southern Ontario, I planted 2 cascade, 2 chinook and 1 willamette.

The willamette was the quickest to grown, reached the top of my 10ft line, and then didn't produce anything. Huge...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-16-2008, 05:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,819
Posted By Rhino17
+ 1,000,000 on this one. When I first built my...

+ 1,000,000 on this one. When I first built my keggerator, I lost 2 - 20lbs tanks - even after submerging my manifold and tubing in a full bathtub to check for leaks.

The eventual leak was where...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-04-2008, 05:34 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,993
Posted By Rhino17
I had made wine kits for a few years, with...

I had made wine kits for a few years, with average results. It was an afternoon a couple years ago when I started researching making wine from scratch, which lead to the eventual question "Can I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-30-2008, 12:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,124
Posted By Rhino17
I'll chime in as another very pleased BC owner. ...

I'll chime in as another very pleased BC owner. I purchased one a couple of years ago; shipping to Canada was no problem, and I've probably put 300lbs + of grain through it so far, without issue.
...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-23-2008, 11:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 411
Posted By Rhino17
Outdoor equipment suggestion based on situation/cost..

Here is the deal.

I have a 3 tap keg fridge in the basement that I love, hooked up to a 20lb CO2 tank.
On July 5th, we are having a large bbq, and I will have 5 beers ready to serve (it's been...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 06-14-2008, 12:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 823
Posted By Rhino17
I agree with the vote for Eastern Outlaw. When...

I agree with the vote for Eastern Outlaw. When choosing a brewery name, sometimes you have to walk the line between what you want, and what is acceptable to print on a label.

I think Eastern...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-14-2008, 12:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,144
Posted By Rhino17
My local is the Wine and Beer Factory in...

My local is the Wine and Beer Factory in Brampton, ON. The guy who owns is it great to talk to, but he is an extract/kit brewer, so he does not fully understand the needs of us all grain guys.
...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-26-2008, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 800
Posted By Rhino17
Dude, that is awesome! Does your friend from...

Dude, that is awesome! Does your friend from Applied Industrial Tech need another friend? I'd commit to being his full-time 'Yes Man' to score something that compact and functional!

I do have 5...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-26-2008, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By Rhino17
Basement temp is around 60-64 degrees. I've used...

Basement temp is around 60-64 degrees. I've used Nottingham many times in that environment, so I'm not sure that temperature is the problem.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-26-2008, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By Rhino17
Strong alcohol/burning taste from fast ferment

Hi all,

On May 11th I brewed 10g of Yooper's DFH 60 clone. Eff was 6 points off (1.064) but all and all, I was happy.

I split the batch into 2, and pitched US-05 in one, and Nottingham in the...
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