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Forum: DIY Projects 08-27-2012, 02:15 PM
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Posted By jmer1234
No, it's a valve. Typically, you only need to...

No, it's a valve. Typically, you only need to prime them once. I stick a short hose on the outlet, catch the wort or water in a small bucket, depending on the side, and put it back in the system.
Forum: DIY Projects 08-26-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,309
Posted By jmer1234
One thing I have done is add priming valves to my...

One thing I have done is add priming valves to my outlets. This has greatly simplified the effort to get things moving. When you are ready to start the pump, open the priming valve to bleed any air...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-31-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,336
Posted By jmer1234
If they are the Chinese wok burner style, they...

If they are the Chinese wok burner style, they are definitely low pressure. You will need a .5 psi regulator. The trick is to make sure every element from the tank to the burner is rated to supply...
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-06-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,326
Posted By jmer1234
No, I am the programmer in the family. I am...

No, I am the programmer in the family. I am obliquely associated with the SCADA projects at my company, and provide some of the support, so I am familiar with the programming theory. I may get with...
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-04-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,326
Posted By jmer1234
Yep, that is kind of what I am beginning to...

Yep, that is kind of what I am beginning to figure out. The controller does have a cat-5 interface built into the chassis, so I am pretty sure I can interface with the controller, but I am not...
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-04-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,214
Posted By jmer1234
No, you should be able to run a single PID. But I...

No, you should be able to run a single PID. But I was just doing the math. If you are runining 110 Volt, you can get away with a single 40 amp SSR, but if you are running 220 Volt, you will be...
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-04-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,214
Posted By jmer1234
That is what I would do. Or use a higher amperage...

That is what I would do. Or use a higher amperage SSR. Typically, I am using a 25 amp ssr to control 1 element. But a 40 amp ssr should be able to handle 2, just do the math based on your...
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-04-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,326
Posted By jmer1234
As I am looking at the 500 series documentation,...

As I am looking at the 500 series documentation, it looks like I will need a separate module to use my current RTD sensors.
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-04-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,326
Posted By jmer1234
Thanks. You already have me half way down the...

Thanks. You already have me half way down the rabbit hole. I have now realized that first, I need to be able to turn the thing on. Apparently the AB equipment is extremely modularized, but I believe...
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-04-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,326
Posted By jmer1234
Yes, I tried the Goolge search, and realized AB...

Yes, I tried the Goolge search, and realized AB has proprietary software for sale.
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-04-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,214
Posted By jmer1234
No, you will need a separate controller for each...

No, you will need a separate controller for each element.

Edit:
The question is, though, why do you want to have independently controlled elements?

Edit, Edit:
Unless you are not trying to...
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-04-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,326
Posted By jmer1234
Allen Bradley SLC 500

So, I have just come into possession of an Allen Bradley SLC 500 Process Logic Controller (PLC). I have been working on my Brutus/electric hybrid system, and was about half way through building the...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-24-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,059
Posted By jmer1234
Something like this that will get used a bit,...

Something like this that will get used a bit, would do well with a completely different under color. As the edges and sides start getting worn, the under color will start to show through, giving some...
Forum: For Sale 05-06-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,342
Posted By jmer1234
Personally I think this this price is laughable....

Personally I think this this price is laughable. I would never spend that amount for any alcoholic beverage. I have had Louis 14th cognac at ~$300 a snifter (given to me), and thought, "Yep, that...
Forum: For Sale 05-06-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,342
Posted By jmer1234
A fool and his money are soon parted. ...

A fool and his money are soon parted.

Everyone is free to set a price, and everyone is free to negotiate that price or walk away. That is what a free market is.

I know many who think I am a...
Forum: For Sale 05-06-2011, 12:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,342
Posted By jmer1234
No... no brandy bottle. Aged in brandy barrels....

No... no brandy bottle. Aged in brandy barrels. Just 4 bottles of beer.

4 bottles of beer on the wall... 4 bottles of beer...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-11-2011, 12:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By jmer1234
Try speedymetals.com (http://speedymetals.com)

Try speedymetals.com (http://speedymetals.com)
Forum: DIY Projects 03-15-2011, 01:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By jmer1234
You really have to take into consideration your...

You really have to take into consideration your locale. Denver, San Francisco - I have to assume the water is coming out of the ground pretty cold year round. Here in South Texas, I run 2, 50'...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-15-2011, 12:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,669
Posted By jmer1234
Fashion a shield from the cut top, a helmet from...

Fashion a shield from the cut top, a helmet from a dead corny keg and brandish as a mace. Head to your nearest Renaissance Fair.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-08-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 34,812
Posted By jmer1234
Not to be a Debbie Downer, but cracking open the...

Not to be a Debbie Downer, but cracking open the manual gas valve goes not affect the pressure in the line to the regulator. Once you open the manual valve, the gas line is going to fill until the...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-04-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,686
Posted By jmer1234
The BrewTroller forum has some discussions around...

The BrewTroller forum has some discussions around using pressure transducers. What they are doing is effectively creating a sealed sight glass and measuring the air pressure at the top of the sight...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-07-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 1,316
Views: 391,638
Posted By jmer1234
Dave- I have not put together a parts list...

Dave-

I have not put together a parts list yet, but am currently working on documenting my particular RIMS setup on my website, mersonbrewing.com (http://mersonbrewing.com). Shortly I will have...
Forum: For Sale 02-01-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By jmer1234
Just use a piece of plywood. It has great thermal...

Just use a piece of plywood. It has great thermal characteristics.
Forum: DIY Projects 02-01-2011, 02:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 837
Posted By jmer1234
I use a PID from Auber Instruments. Given my...

I use a PID from Auber Instruments. Given my current calibration, I have found that I have to set my temp 2 degrees below my target, let it overshoot, then about 20 minutes into the mash as the...
Forum: For Sale 01-22-2011, 04:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By jmer1234
What is the model? What is the seal material?

What is the model? What is the seal material?
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