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Forum: DIY Projects 03-17-2014, 09:41 PM
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Posted By bluedog_Brewing
Mine had another vent down low in the back that...

Mine had another vent down low in the back that opened up to the evaporator in the freezer side. I found that a lot of air was being pulled in there since it opens directly into the evaporator space...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-08-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,377
Posted By bluedog_Brewing
Randy, Your build looks really great! I love...

Randy,

Your build looks really great! I love the look of that stainless conical in there! I am glad that I was able to help you out with your project. I was so happy when I got fine finished and...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-16-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,377
Posted By bluedog_Brewing
Probably. But they look a bit thicker than the...

Probably. But they look a bit thicker than the square one with multiple panes. That would reduce your usable space a bit.
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-15-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,571
Posted By bluedog_Brewing
cfrazier77, Is that the brewer's hardware...

cfrazier77,

Is that the brewer's hardware tri-clamp element adapter? I am thinking about using one on a new kettle from brewer's hardware but am nut sure how low I can mount it in the kettle and...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-23-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,377
Posted By bluedog_Brewing
1. You won't need a third STC-1000 to control the...

1. You won't need a third STC-1000 to control the heater since that device has both heating and cooling outputs. You don't even need to switch from heating to cooling mode, it is all done...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-23-2013, 01:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,377
Posted By bluedog_Brewing
No worries about the questions. Besides I only...

No worries about the questions. Besides I only see two questions.
1. I don't have any experience with the Love 2-stage controller, but I think it basically combines the relay output from two...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-15-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,377
Posted By bluedog_Brewing
I have noticed the defrost running every few days...

I have noticed the defrost running every few days (it probably runs more frequently than that but I am not around to notice), it doesn't seem to be a problem though.
Forum: DIY Projects 11-15-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,377
Posted By bluedog_Brewing
By the way, I typically tape the temp sensor to...

By the way, I typically tape the temp sensor to the carboy in the fermentation side and that seems to help reduce the frequency that the fans turn on. I may try taping the freezer side temp probe to...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-14-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,377
Posted By bluedog_Brewing
Randy, I found that my kegerator side would...

Randy,

I found that my kegerator side would warm up fairly quicker so I tinkered with the setting till I was satisfied. I am using the following:

Freezer Side:
F1: 0.5, F2: 3.0, F3: 10, F4: 0...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-13-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,377
Posted By bluedog_Brewing
Randy, Did you get the cooling for both...

Randy,

Did you get the cooling for both working? If you have any problems, let me know.

As far as the tap mounting goes, I found this ebay seller (http://www.ebay.com/usr/glastender) who sells...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-05-2013, 02:15 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,377
Posted By bluedog_Brewing
Yes orange is neutral. Inside the factory...

Yes orange is neutral. Inside the factory thermostat compartment at the top of the fridge side the brown is AC hot (always on) and orange is neutral. The violet wire should be AC hot when the door is...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-04-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,377
Posted By bluedog_Brewing
Randy, You only need one of the relays in...

Randy,

You only need one of the relays in the link you provided. That relay has two separate pairs of contacts, one can be used for the DC wire (condensor) and the other pair is used for the AC...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-04-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,377
Posted By bluedog_Brewing
That relay will work fine. It's way oversized but...

That relay will work fine. It's way oversized but I am using almost exactly the same thing.

Relays aren't hard to work with, just think of it as a switch that is turned on and off with...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-03-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,377
Posted By bluedog_Brewing
I am using (2) 120VAC STC-1000s. I spliced into...

I am using (2) 120VAC STC-1000s. I spliced into the line the feeds the fridge side interior light (before the door switch so that it is always on) and us that to power both thermostats, the (2) 120V...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-14-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15,136
Views: 519,655
Posted By bluedog_Brewing
Yesterday I brewed a batch of Citra/Cascade pale...

Yesterday I brewed a batch of Citra/Cascade pale ale. Made it a few weeks ago and as soon as I tapped the keg, I knew I had to brew it again asap.. It's delicious!!
Forum: DIY Projects 07-10-2013, 02:58 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,377
Posted By bluedog_Brewing
In the section with laundry ducts and kitchen...

In the section with laundry ducts and kitchen stove fans/vents
Forum: DIY Projects 07-10-2013, 12:50 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,377
Posted By bluedog_Brewing
I added one of the flip open dampers on each of...

I added one of the flip open dampers on each of the two fans I use to exchange air with the kegerator side. Before I had those, I had trouble keeping the ferm side warm. They are only $5 at Lowe's. I...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-09-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,377
Posted By bluedog_Brewing
No coils in the middle divider. I wouldn't remove...

No coils in the middle divider. I wouldn't remove it for me because it would eliminate the dual temp capability, which was the main motivation for getting a side by side. I wanted two temp controlled...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-09-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,377
Posted By bluedog_Brewing
I can keep the ferm side at up to 72-74F with...

I can keep the ferm side at up to 72-74F with the kegerator side at 36-38F. It has been working great, I've fermented 4 batches in it so far but I am struggling to fill the kegerator side. I just...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-05-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,377
Posted By bluedog_Brewing
The stc-1000 only draw a couple of watts, you...

The stc-1000 only draw a couple of watts, you could use 28 ga for it. for the stc-1000's relays you should use same gauge wire that was installed with the fridge. I think for me that was mostly 16...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-28-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 527
Views: 157,249
Posted By bluedog_Brewing
FWIW, I have a MM2 with 1.5" rollers and have no...

FWIW, I have a MM2 with 1.5" rollers and have no problem running it with a 90W (~1/8 HP) gear motor (scavenged for free). The gear motor has a 12.5:1 ratio and output RPM is about 113RPM. At that...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-27-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,377
Posted By bluedog_Brewing
Thanks cosmatics. I've really been enjoying it....

Thanks cosmatics. I've really been enjoying it. Kegging has really helped to streamline my brewing and I don't have to lift heavy carboys in and out of a chest freezer anymore
Forum: DIY Projects 06-26-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,377
Posted By bluedog_Brewing
I used large sheet metal screws to screw it into...

I used large sheet metal screws to screw it into the metal interior. There usually aren't any refrigerant lines inside the walls of fridges, just lines running from the compressor (down low on the...
Forum: Group Buys 06-26-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,504
Posted By bluedog_Brewing
Stonebrewer: would you PM me the price list? ...

Stonebrewer: would you PM me the price list?

Thanks
Forum: DIY Projects 06-26-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,377
Posted By bluedog_Brewing
That is Citra DIPA!! Good eye jbay. That is an...

That is Citra DIPA!! Good eye jbay. That is an amazing beer, I am saving my last bottle

Below is a pic of my Citra DIPA clone. It didn't quite stack up when I took a sample but it was only 2 weeks...
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