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Forum: DIY Projects 03-22-2013, 12:52 AM
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Views: 1,387
Posted By bblack7489
Arugh, I'll try to post this a third time...

Arugh, I'll try to post this a third time hopefully I won't get a "token expired" message this go around.

Anyway, apparently SparkFun was reading our thread about touch screens for embedded...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-14-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,839
Posted By bblack7489
I'll add in a data point about pulling back but...

I'll add in a data point about pulling back but very infrequently scaling down.

While I do have friends who have gone into the mode of trying to simplify their brewing process (batch sparging vs...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-13-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,387
Posted By bblack7489
alien, thanks for the shout-out. I know that...

alien, thanks for the shout-out.

I know that it's kind of a lame response, but if you're going to put something more complicated than an off-the-shelf PID controller in the box, I'd highly suggest...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-28-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,839
Posted By bblack7489
NO KIDDING! I was floored when I went to try...

NO KIDDING!

I was floored when I went to try to buy my main electric cord and plug. I ended up getting a good deal on 4-4 when I split a roll off ebay with a buddy. It's really nice and...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-28-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,839
Posted By bblack7489
Mine would still look a whole lot like the before...

Mine would still look a whole lot like the before as well if it hadn't been for all of the work that my company put into it. I only added minimal functionality to it, but it's a whole lot shinier. ...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-28-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,839
Posted By bblack7489
I'll add in my two cents. You can go slowly....

I'll add in my two cents.

You can go slowly. I started with a single 8 gallon pot and a turkey fryer. I'd set pots and buckets on different stacks of things to get the right gravity feed. My...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-12-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,702
Posted By bblack7489
I'll second that. I put in a 50A breaker and...

I'll second that. I put in a 50A breaker and have a GFCI in a spa panel on my brewery. That way I can plug it into any 50A circuit and run it safely at full-power, or I can switch out the plug for...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-04-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,250
Posted By bblack7489
There was a question a little further back in the...

There was a question a little further back in the thread about regulating the power.

There are various ways to accomplish the same thing, but the general term you're looking for is pulse-width...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-21-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,885
Posted By bblack7489
+1

+1
Forum: DIY Projects 11-14-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,647
Posted By bblack7489
If you broke the solder joint free when you were...

If you broke the solder joint free when you were installing fittings, then it's very likely that you had a cold solder in the first place. If the solder flows properly, you shouldn't be able to take...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-14-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 796
Posted By bblack7489
I'm not sure why, but the pics didn't link. I'll...

I'm not sure why, but the pics didn't link. I'll see if I can fix that.
Forum: DIY Projects 11-14-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 796
Posted By bblack7489
getting rid of my brewery frame

Is anyone in Central Texas interested in giving a new home to my old brewery frame? I'm asking for $150 to cover most the material cost that I have in it, but I want to get it out of the garage...so...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-26-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,683
Posted By bblack7489
The word on the street is that we're going to...

The word on the street is that we're going to have someone from our media team come take video of a brewing session sometime soon. I owe a lot of beer to a lot of people who helped out with the...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-24-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,683
Posted By bblack7489
Wow, so I looked through the pictures that my...

Wow, so I looked through the pictures that my brewing buddy took last week, and really only one of them turned out very well. I like how shiny the kegs look at night though.
...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-24-2012, 04:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,683
Posted By bblack7489
Kirch, I was going for a mix between Blue Steel...

Kirch, I was going for a mix between Blue Steel and stainless steel with this one. I think I nailed it.

Seriously though, I'll post some of the pictures from the brewing last week and from the...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-23-2012, 02:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,683
Posted By bblack7489
Ha! I didn't intend to imply or presume gender. ...

Ha! I didn't intend to imply or presume gender. I meant "guys" more generally...but yes, even more difficult to explain the ladies that I've met on the internet coming by the house randomly.
Forum: DIY Projects 09-23-2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,683
Posted By bblack7489
Yah, I was excited to see that yesterday...

Yah, I was excited to see that yesterday afternoon. Their commenters have been pretty brutal on my wiring technique though!

I know that it's ugly, and I'm aware that I had to mix power and...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-21-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,683
Posted By bblack7489
I've been an occasional poster and a long time...

I've been an occasional poster and a long time lurker on this forum, so that compliment carries a lot of weight coming from you (and from Yooper as well).

Thanks guys.
Forum: DIY Projects 09-21-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,683
Posted By bblack7489
Yah, it's definitely not priced for the typical...

Yah, it's definitely not priced for the typical hobby market, but it's also not the typical hobbyist hardware. I'm going to say that I probably could have done everything with a brewtroller or even...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-21-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,683
Posted By bblack7489
Ha, I'm not sure how I'd preface that to my wife....

Ha, I'm not sure how I'd preface that to my wife. I can kinda hear the conversation in my head right now...

"Oh, so honey...a couple of guys who I know from this online brewing forum are going to...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-20-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,683
Posted By bblack7489
Yep, I'm currently an Austin-ite. ...

Yep, I'm currently an Austin-ite.



...and agreed on both accounts.
Forum: DIY Projects 09-20-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,683
Posted By bblack7489
Wobbly-Boot Brewery - my 2-tier electric system

I've gotten lots and lots of inspiration from this forum, so I figured that it was about time for me to post some of the shots and details about my new brewery.

First of all, I need to say that I...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-17-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 19,787
Posted By bblack7489
Out of curiosity, what type of sensor are you...

Out of curiosity, what type of sensor are you using? Is the accuracy of the sensor really better than 0.2 deg? If not, I'd suggest that you call it good enough and move on to brewing beer instead...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-23-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 14,728
Posted By bblack7489
Yah, I'll dig up the thread and link it at the...

Yah, I'll dig up the thread and link it at the bottom, but the air pump is exactly what I do. I didn't have a sight glass at the time, so I actually drilled a small hole in the bottom of the keg and...
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-29-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 207
Posted By bblack7489
water-safe potentiometer

I'm cleaning up my control box a little, and I figure that I should do it right. Anyone have links for a water-proof or at least weather-proof potentiometer? I use two knobs on my front panel for...
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