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Forum: Electric Brewing 02-04-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 96,094
Posted By _swede_
Triclamp based element adapters. They work great.

Triclamp based element adapters. They work great.
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-05-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,098
Posted By _swede_
fhHobbies Thanks for the props, I really...

fhHobbies

Thanks for the props, I really appreciate it. I'm looking forward to getting together and sampling a few brews that you make with your new panel...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-02-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,592
Posted By _swede_
Just use your second pump to recirculate the...

Just use your second pump to recirculate the water.
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-14-2012, 11:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,831
Posted By _swede_
For actual electrical schematics, NOT pictorial...

For actual electrical schematics, NOT pictorial layouts like you often see here...

There's a program called tinyCAD, and it's completely free and has a pretty decent library of electrical...
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-10-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 755
Posted By _swede_
Relays and contactors using mechanical...

Relays and contactors using mechanical contacts/coils can be noisy, I've had several like that, and it's the nature of the beast. With cheap components comes the risk of ones that are bad. Quality...
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-01-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 707
Posted By _swede_
I think a 2" triclamp ferrule and clamp would...

I think a 2" triclamp ferrule and clamp would accept that element. You'd just slide it in then.

It is a 3 phase element, that's for sure. However this doesn't matter. A three phase element is...
Forum: Electric Brewing 11-25-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,098
Posted By _swede_
Incase you're interested, I'm actually located in...

Incase you're interested, I'm actually located in MB as well, and have been known to put together a few controllers....

www.mashinganddistillerycontrols.com
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-16-2012, 03:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,173
Posted By _swede_
Shoulda concentrated it and seen if it was worth...

Shoulda concentrated it and seen if it was worth your time then....
Forum: Electric Brewing 09-15-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 931
Posted By _swede_
TWINS!!!!!! This one was so good I had to...

TWINS!!!!!!

This one was so good I had to build two :mug:
Forum: Electric Brewing 09-10-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 931
Posted By _swede_
Here's a few more pics of the insides of the...

Here's a few more pics of the insides of the panel. This panel could easily control a MLT and BK, but it was actually built for a boiler with a different purpose!! Click here to see what it all does...
Forum: Electric Brewing 09-09-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 931
Posted By _swede_
Check this out...

Built this for a fellow today......

It's gonna be quite a nice and versatile controller :rockin:
Forum: Electric Brewing 09-06-2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,654
Posted By _swede_
What kind of wiring schematic did you use? If it...

What kind of wiring schematic did you use? If it was one of PJ's that might be it. He uses the e-stop button to short a hot to ground and this would trip the GFCI if you didn't pop out the estop...
Forum: Electric Brewing 08-30-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 574
Posted By _swede_
someone knew how to bend a wire nicely. If...

someone knew how to bend a wire nicely.

If you cant figure out to do with those terminal blocks, send em to me, I'd put em to good use.

Fuses are not my forte though, they require replacement,...
Forum: Electric Brewing 08-21-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,498
Posted By _swede_
First off, if you havent figured it out already,...

First off, if you havent figured it out already, it was originally wired 3 phase. To make it easier to understand, think of each three phase element as 3 individual standard elements (6 terminals on...
Forum: Electric Brewing 08-21-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 15,060
Posted By _swede_
No, that's not really true, the amperage draw per...

No, that's not really true, the amperage draw per phase is directly related to the element draw. Each phase has two elements drawing on it, unless you switch one off, then the two associated phases...
Forum: Electric Brewing 08-21-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 15,060
Posted By _swede_
This might help you out, disregard the inaccuracy...

This might help you out, disregard the inaccuracy of the SSR's, you know what they do. This should help you set up a sys that will work individually as well. Each element has 2 pole circuit...
Forum: Electric Brewing 08-20-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 15,060
Posted By _swede_
Use 40amp rated ssr's and you should be good. ...

Use 40amp rated ssr's and you should be good. There's no need for a neutral in your panel if you arent planning on running any 120v stuff in there. You still need a ground though.

The ssrs will...
Forum: Electric Brewing 08-20-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 15,060
Posted By _swede_
you're still thinking in single phase. each...

you're still thinking in single phase.

each leg will see 1.73 of the equivalent single phase load of two elements.

so, with 240v and 5500w elements the math is thus...

2*5500/240/1.73=27...
Forum: Electric Brewing 08-20-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 15,060
Posted By _swede_
Each leg will see a current draw that is...

Each leg will see a current draw that is equivalent to 1.73 of two elements. So, 2*5500/208=52.88amps / 1.73 = 31 amps per leg roughly.
Forum: Electric Brewing 08-20-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 15,060
Posted By _swede_
Sorry, I don't mean to offend Huntb, but that is...

Sorry, I don't mean to offend Huntb, but that is entirely incorrect. You are showing single phase wiring, and it's incorrectly labeled.

Cruelkix, I've built three phase control panels before, and...
Forum: Electric Brewing 08-18-2012, 11:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,934
Posted By _swede_
Guys, if you want a cheap controller, they are...

Guys, if you want a cheap controller, they are available if you look in the right place (not referring to the controllers I build). However, I'm a guy that builds controllers on the side, and I can...
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 08-16-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 70,628
Posted By _swede_
Here's my smokehouse. It's fully electric with a...

Here's my smokehouse. It's fully electric with a 3000w oven element for cooking and an electric smoke generator made out of a cast iron pan and hotplate on the bottom.

I built the controller...
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 08-16-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 874
Posted By _swede_
My local abbitoir charges $35 a hank for fresh...

My local abbitoir charges $35 a hank for fresh hog casings, I store them in heavily salted water in an icecream pail in the beer kegerator.
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-29-2012, 03:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,473
Posted By _swede_
The other side of the element circuit is still...

The other side of the element circuit is still live and it's backfeeding the LED. The SSR is letting enough enough leakage current through to light it dimly.

You could do what I do and put a low...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-27-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By _swede_
Auber Instruments makes one for 60-70$ I believe....

Auber Instruments makes one for 60-70$ I believe. It's got full ramp soak options on it.
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