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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-30-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By luhrks
For that size pot both are just as good. I've...

For that size pot both are just as good. I've used both.
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 12-23-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 755
Posted By luhrks
+1 get a 2 gang outdoor box and a simple 100v...

+1 get a 2 gang outdoor box and a simple 100v light switch.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-23-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By luhrks
I've run 4 fermwraps off 1 Ranco. It should not...

I've run 4 fermwraps off 1 Ranco. It should not be a problem.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-23-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,617
Posted By luhrks
Then don't hard plumb anything. K.I.S.S (Keep it...

Then don't hard plumb anything. K.I.S.S (Keep it Simple Silly)

You'll want to do a RIMS with a single pump. HERMS is hard to do without a recirc on the HLT to prevent stratification.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-23-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By luhrks
The only person who can figure that out is you. ...

The only person who can figure that out is you.

Put a measured gallon (or two) of water in the Tun and then drain (or pump) it into a measured container as per your standard procedure - hoses,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-23-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By luhrks
Dump and rinse your kegs first and the PBW will...

Dump and rinse your kegs first and the PBW will last longer (e.g. You can clean more kegs in one stretch before having to dump it).

In either case, as far as I know PBW isn't intended to be...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-23-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By luhrks
Things that affect recirc flow/rate and...

Things that affect recirc flow/rate and compaction:

1. Water/grain ratio - 1.75 to 2.50 is recommended
2. Grist Bill - Wheat, and corn/oats/rice are not your friends
3. RiceHulls - More of these...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-23-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By luhrks
I'd 86 all the options on your list and go with...

I'd 86 all the options on your list and go with an actual "bigboy" system manufacturer/configurator. Someone who can spec out and build your brewhouse from A-Z (including pumps and automation) in one...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-23-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By luhrks
Your normal pot cleaning routine (Hot PBW...

Your normal pot cleaning routine (Hot PBW followed by cold rinse) should be fine.

If you're feeling extra paranoid, scrub it with some Barkeeper's Friend first and then rinse well.
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 12-19-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By luhrks
The easiest and most cost effective solution i've...

The easiest and most cost effective solution i've found is a variable high pressure regulator at the bottle to feed the manifold and then a dedicated low pressure regulator for each burner.

So...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-17-2013, 11:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By luhrks
I'd recommend a self priming agitator pump like...

I'd recommend a self priming agitator pump like the Totton SPC-55 (or similar). 2 birds, one stone.
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 12-16-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By luhrks
You don't need to go low pressure and you can do...

You don't need to go low pressure and you can do it for under $100 per burner.

I uses these valves from ebay:...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 12-16-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,662
Posted By luhrks
That would be "Lucy" my 1.5bbl gas fired HERMS...

That would be "Lucy" my 1.5bbl gas fired HERMS system. ;)
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 12-14-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,662
Posted By luhrks
I would talk to ebrewsupply. His kits can be made...

I would talk to ebrewsupply. His kits can be made for Gas as well.

I went with a 3 burner, 2 pump control panel with all the features you're looking for. I supplied my own enclosure. The burners...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-07-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 30,959
Posted By luhrks
BS. You can direct fire a bottom drain as long as...

BS. You can direct fire a bottom drain as long as you're recircing.
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 11-24-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 903
Posted By luhrks
That is correct. I purchased 110v gas solenoids...

That is correct. I purchased 110v gas solenoids and SSRs.
Forum: Electric Brewing 11-12-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,227
Posted By luhrks
The BBB is basically a self contained mini...

The BBB is basically a self contained mini computer like the Raspberry PI, or several other solutions.

So far it works great. The only real hitch is that it doesn't have a whole lot of memory so I...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 11-11-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 903
Posted By luhrks
I just used standard 110v receptacles and plugs...

I just used standard 110v receptacles and plugs on mine for the solenoids. Kept all the voltage at 110v to simplify wiring.
Forum: Electric Brewing 11-11-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,227
Posted By luhrks
Here's my solution for the issue. I use a...

Here's my solution for the issue. I use a BeagleBone Black as the "PC" that drives my monitor. The BCS is built into the control panel. The BBB and BCS are both wired into a wifi router so I can get...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 10-18-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,165
Posted By luhrks
No, not really. I could have easily gotten...

No, not really.

I could have easily gotten away with the 16x16 panel, but I wanted the extra space, and the 24" fit right into the pre-existing stand just perfectly.

Contacted a friend at...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 10-10-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,165
Posted By luhrks
And the finished product. :rockin:

And the finished product. :rockin:
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 10-10-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,165
Posted By luhrks
I test fit the panel to the case. Then cut out...

I test fit the panel to the case. Then cut out the top deck to receive it. It fits very snug. I drilled a hole on each side of the stand, and panel and then used a carriage bolt on each side. The...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 10-10-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,165
Posted By luhrks
Once that was all done, I started on the 110v...

Once that was all done, I started on the 110v wiring.

The one or two questions I had were answered by Ryan in short order.

The whole wiring/testing process took about a week of evenings after...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 10-10-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,165
Posted By luhrks
I then laid out the backboard and the internal...

I then laid out the backboard and the internal DIN components made sure I had enough room for everything and went to getting all the internals mounted.
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 10-10-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,165
Posted By luhrks
For the side/square cuts I was fortunate enough...

For the side/square cuts I was fortunate enough to be able to get them plasma cut at our LBS, and then finished with a Jig Saw.

I also decided to go with the nice hammered black color.
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