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Forum: DIY Projects 03-13-2013, 11:02 PM
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Posted By scottsr123
Love that sign! Where can I get one?

Love that sign! Where can I get one?
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-10-2013, 01:58 AM
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Views: 92,572
Posted By scottsr123
Please clarify, Rivenin - you epoxied the element...

Please clarify, Rivenin - you epoxied the element to the 1 1/2" reducer, wired, filled it with silicon, then screwed on the cap? How is the element grounded?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-14-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,512
Posted By scottsr123
Forgot I had these pics on my cell phone... ...

Forgot I had these pics on my cell phone...

I was off on my dimensions; my filter is 10" diameter x 12" tall.


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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-13-2013, 11:59 PM
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Posted By scottsr123
I'm currently away from the house, will post pics...

I'm currently away from the house, will post pics next weekend.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-13-2013, 04:12 PM
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Posted By scottsr123
I had the same concern regarding the lack of area...

I had the same concern regarding the lack of area when using large quantities of hops. So, I ordered a hop screen 12" in diameter x 14" deep, 300 micron screen. I received it the other day, and...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-19-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Posted By scottsr123
No advantage that I can think of to using 4...

No advantage that I can think of to using 4 magnets. I actually think it would cause you problems. Just make sure your magnets are oriented as you stated (one with + side up, other with - side up)...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-17-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,670
Posted By scottsr123
Don't think that will work, but it might be...

Don't think that will work, but it might be exciting!

If I recall, it goes something like this:

Try rubbing alcohol and corn starch. Mix it into a paste and smear it on the fridge. The heat...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-17-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,512
Posted By scottsr123
Thanks, Bx. Sounds as if the consensus is that,...

Thanks, Bx. Sounds as if the consensus is that, for pellet hops, 300 micron is the way to go.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-17-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,512
Posted By scottsr123
Good deal on a hop screen/ basket?

I've been looking into making a large hop screen/basket for my brew kettle to contain the pellet hop mess (I make a lot of IPA's). I found a guy on E-Bay, very well reviewed, who will make a...
Forum: General Techniques 12-14-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By scottsr123
Forgot to take OG prior to pitching

I had a brain fart today, and forgot to take an OG sample until after I'd already pitched yeast ( like 2 minutes after). Any idea what effect, if any, this will have on the accuracy of my OG...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-11-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 743
Posted By scottsr123
Helibrewer - that worked like a champ! ...

Helibrewer - that worked like a champ!

Thanks!
Forum: DIY Projects 12-11-2012, 11:26 PM
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Views: 743
Posted By scottsr123
Helibrewer, This worked like a champ! Thanks!

Helibrewer,
This worked like a champ! Thanks!
Forum: DIY Projects 12-10-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 743
Posted By scottsr123
Need help with blow-off assembly

I want to rig up a blow-off tube for my conical fermenter. I was planning to use a rubber stopper with about a 3/4" hole in it to accept a piece of 1/2" ID tubing. Any advice on how to drill such a...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-07-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 119,252
Posted By scottsr123
Just finished mine yesterday... Bare bones -...

Just finished mine yesterday...

Bare bones - 93mm fan, couple of rare earth magnets, rheostat, 5v cell phone charger.



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Forum: DIY Projects 12-02-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,066
Posted By scottsr123
Okay, so I'm going to use an Auber 2451 PID to...

Okay, so I'm going to use an Auber 2451 PID to control a 5500W element, initially at 110V but want to go to 220V, to run my HERMS vessel. I'll use a 40A SSR to power the element so that I have plenty...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-26-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,066
Posted By scottsr123
Thanks, BadNews. Something like this? ...

Thanks, BadNews.

Something like this?


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Forum: DIY Projects 11-26-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,066
Posted By scottsr123
I'm also wondering - is it possible to install...

I'm also wondering - is it possible to install two NPT sensors, one at the outlet of the HEX and one in the HLT (to measure water temp), and use a switch between the probes and the PID controller to...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-26-2012, 01:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,066
Posted By scottsr123
Might you have a couple pictures of this that you...

Might you have a couple pictures of this that you could share?

Thanks!
Forum: DIY Projects 11-25-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,066
Posted By scottsr123
Thanks! I'll look into the RTD probes;...

Thanks!

I'll look into the RTD probes; sounds like a much better option. I am planning on using a 5500W 240V element, initially operating at 110V.
Forum: DIY Projects 11-25-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,066
Posted By scottsr123
Thanks, Kevin! Please tell me more about the...

Thanks, Kevin!

Please tell me more about the RTD; it's been a loooooong time since I've messed much with electronics, and have very little experience with temp probes.

I'll take your advice...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-25-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,066
Posted By scottsr123
Planning an E-HERMS build - questions

I'm looking to upgrade my brewing setup to an E-HERMS. To save money, I'm trying to re-use some things I already have, while leaving the door open to expand some of the hardware (kettle, MLT, HLT)...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-21-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 671
Posted By scottsr123
Carl - would you mind sharing the formula for...

Carl - would you mind sharing the formula for heat rise based on volume and wattage?


Thanks!
Forum: Electric Brewing 11-21-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,086
Posted By scottsr123
Thanks, Ajdelange, for putting it in terms I can...

Thanks, Ajdelange, for putting it in terms I can understand!
Forum: Electric Brewing 11-21-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,086
Posted By scottsr123
Thanks to all for the info; it's been a big help....

Thanks to all for the info; it's been a big help.

Now, as I'm mathematically challenged, can someone help me with the formula for calculating what size 240V element (how many watts) I need in...
Forum: Electric Brewing 11-21-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,086
Posted By scottsr123
So let me ask the dumb question: when wiring a...

So let me ask the dumb question: when wiring a 220V element, both the black and white wires are hot, and are attached to the terminals on the element. So, when wiring a 220V element into a 115V...
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