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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-25-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 33
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Posted By kevreh
To keep it simple could all spices be dry hopped?...

To keep it simple could all spices be dry hopped? What % of munich malt are people using?

Also, how do you figure out how much spice to use.
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-16-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,734
Posted By kevreh
Boy you've been pushing your setup to the limits...

Boy you've been pushing your setup to the limits with the number of batches you've down. Good to know its holding up.

I posted on the PJ design thread, but wondering how I could use this rheostat...
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-16-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,734
Posted By kevreh
So you went with this rheostat?:...

So you went with this rheostat?: http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_30&products_id=353

I need to add one to my setup. I hear you on noise, so much stealthier, not to...
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-16-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 66,479
Posted By kevreh
How does the rheostat work in that diagram? The...

How does the rheostat work in that diagram? The ssvr is expecting 3-32vdc. The rheostat has no power going to it, only a ground. Must be missing something.

Also PJs diagram show the rheostat...
Forum: Brewing Software 06-12-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By kevreh
Glad you found it, those settings are burried a...

Glad you found it, those settings are burried a little deep but there.

That's interesting.....with all the other decent features, I cannot fathom why something as basic and rudimentary as...
Forum: Brewing Software 06-11-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By kevreh
Beersmith 2 mobile: missing final ABV and efficiency?

Boy I hope I'm just missing these two things, because so far this app has been easy to use on my android tablet. With all the other features, I would be surprised if the actual ABV and brewhouse...
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-10-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,744
Posted By kevreh
Check out this thread for a humorous read (it...

Check out this thread for a humorous read (it gets pretty heated):

http://www.contractortalk.com/f5/why-does-code-note-require-gfci-breakers-electric-water-heaters-65559/

Seems like the...
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-09-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,744
Posted By kevreh
Oy vey. This sounds sketchy. Few things; -...

Oy vey. This sounds sketchy. Few things;

- If you use stranded wire it will be easier to work with, much more flexible. Based on your comment above you are/were using solid.
- Fix the problem...
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-06-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,148
Posted By kevreh
If anyones overwhelmed by the electrical side of...

If anyones overwhelmed by the electrical side of things, here's the order I wired and tested things;

- Install the components in the box itself (ssr, contactor, etc.). When your doing the layout,...
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-06-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,148
Posted By kevreh
Probably shouldn't take an electrician too long...

Probably shouldn't take an electrician too long to do, as long as he has a diagram. Most of the effort is stripping wires, tidying them up, crimping connectors.

You can do it with some basic...
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-06-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By kevreh
PJ has a diagram showing how to do this. Check...

PJ has a diagram showing how to do this. Check out the pj diagram thread. Basically there's one ssr, one pid, two elements. A two way switch controls which element gets the power.
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-06-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,744
Posted By kevreh
Not to mention a high strength silicone like the...

Not to mention a high strength silicone like the rtv100 ones out there. Used to hold glass fish tanks together. I used the rtv100 to seal between my element and nut, and also as another layer of...
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-05-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,159
Posted By kevreh
Thanks for adding that P-J. Yeah, but...

Thanks for adding that P-J.



Yeah, but will it last? Too cheap to be any good? Anyone been using these?
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-05-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,744
Posted By kevreh
You could still get shocked with grounding. GFCI...

You could still get shocked with grounding. GFCI is a little more..."inteligent".

You better put a new anode in. They are there so your tank or elements don't rust out. The point of them is that...
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-05-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,744
Posted By kevreh
Ha ha....never seen a water heater with a gfci....

Ha ha....never seen a water heater with a gfci. You would think they would require them though, or at least the breaker feeding it at the main panel.

I left my element submerged a couple nights...
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-04-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 17,288
Posted By kevreh
Haha, guessing your in michigan, so that would...

Haha, guessing your in michigan, so that would have been a deal breaker.

Isn't it funny how long the path can be to the solution that was there in the beginning. :mug:
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-04-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 206
Posted By kevreh
Thanks for the cycle time tip. Default was 20...

Thanks for the cycle time tip. Default was 20 seconds(!), so yeah, not good for maintaining temps very well with a smaller vessal (vs. a large vessal used in commercial applications).
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-04-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 206
Posted By kevreh
mattd2- Thanks for that insight, I'll do a...

mattd2-

Thanks for that insight, I'll do a test to see if the PL.1 setting is the right one.

I'm leaning towards a reostat from Auberin. That way during mash, I can turn it down to ~10% and...
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-04-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 206
Posted By kevreh
It's the cn9500. Can't find the manual online...

It's the cn9500. Can't find the manual online right now. It says it has a manual output % in proportional mode only, not sure what that means. Either way, when I tried adjusting the manual output %...
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-03-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 17,288
Posted By kevreh
Ha ha....I'm the thread starter and have decided...

Ha ha....I'm the thread starter and have decided to bring it back from the dead!

Sooooo.... I finally updated the breakers in my main panel. Well, I had an electrician do it. I needed to swap out...
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-03-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 206
Posted By kevreh
Inconsistant boiling

I just ran a virginal brew session with my new 4kW, Omega PID controlled, 12gal BIAB system. Still some flaws to work out, but definitly a step up from propane!

One thing I need to figure out is...
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-03-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,121
Posted By kevreh
Home Depot sells pvc liners, by the linear foot,...

Home Depot sells pvc liners, by the linear foot, for showers. Tile guys use them. Pretty thick stuff. You glue the corners and seams with pvc glue. May be easier to find then the equivalent pond...
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-03-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 830
Posted By kevreh
Are you sure your not using an element rated for...

Are you sure your not using an element rated for 220v? If so, and my math is correct, your only using 500w.

Testing a circuit by overpowering it isn't a good idea. You could fry the wires in the...
Forum: General Techniques 05-27-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By kevreh
I added it to my cold/carbonated Kolsch. Little...

I added it to my cold/carbonated Kolsch. Little bit of foaming. Usually I add it to the keg, at room temp, when racking from the fermenter.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-24-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By kevreh
Perfect! Thanks for that link. :mug:

Perfect! Thanks for that link. :mug:
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