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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-10-2014, 04:13 PM
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Posted By EvilBrewer
That's interesting; I had not considered that the...

That's interesting; I had not considered that the temp measurement accuracy is somewhat dependent on flow rate. If that is the case, it would certainly explain my issue.

I recirc fairly slowly...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-27-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,804
Posted By EvilBrewer
Ha, I can answer some of these questions...the...

Ha, I can answer some of these questions...the others could get me killed.

MLT is a keggle with duct insulation wrapped around it. I use a blichmann top tier system to give you a vague idea of...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-27-2014, 05:40 PM
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Posted By EvilBrewer
That's worth a try. I kind of did that last...

That's worth a try. I kind of did that last night but the results were inconclusive. I drew water from the out port of the MLT into an insulated coffee travel mug and measured the temp--which, if...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-27-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,804
Posted By EvilBrewer
Nope, I'm not preheating the water. I heated the...

Nope, I'm not preheating the water. I heated the water from whatever temp it was, coming out of the hose...so, about 70 F last night.

Is the heater cycling? The temp on the PID stays at 155 once...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-27-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,804
Posted By EvilBrewer
Revisiting this issue after an 8 month hiatus. ...

Revisiting this issue after an 8 month hiatus. Ran it with just water last night and I'm seeing the same phenomenon. The PID is measuring 155F, and indeed that is what my laboratory thermometer is...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-29-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,296
Posted By EvilBrewer
It's funny bc the last red that I made (which had...

It's funny bc the last red that I made (which had that weird flavor) actually won first place in its category at the county fair's homebrew competition.

I'd entered it with hopes that I could get...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-20-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,804
Posted By EvilBrewer
That's possible...but I'm pretty sure my probe is...

That's possible...but I'm pretty sure my probe is long enough. Wait, what are we talking about here? Ha...but yeah, it extends into where the "current" of wort would flow while recirculating...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-18-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,804
Posted By EvilBrewer
I haven't tried it with just water but I see your...

I haven't tried it with just water but I see your point (I think)...you suspect the grain is causing different temperature zones. Still doesn't explain the *higher* temp though, right? Minor...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-18-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,804
Posted By EvilBrewer
You would ask that wouldn't you? :) Here's...

You would ask that wouldn't you? :)

Here's a pic of the exact same RIMS tube that I use...with the same port configuration. Element on one end; temperature sensor on the other. In/Out ports on...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-18-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,804
Posted By EvilBrewer
That's over my head (as far as whether it's...

That's over my head (as far as whether it's plausible)...but it sounds like you're saying that there is some kind of cumulative effect; that the heat is accumulating to the extent that the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-18-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,804
Posted By EvilBrewer
I measure the temperature of the wort on its way...

I measure the temperature of the wort on its way out of the RIMS tube; pretty standard. There are 2 temperature displays: the configured temp and actual temp. The PID actually is offset, from when...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-18-2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,804
Posted By EvilBrewer
How is my RIMS defying the laws of physics??

Been using my RIMS for a few months now with good results...still learning some of the nuances associated with using the PID. But overall great, very happy.

The last few beers have not attenuated...
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-30-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,599
Posted By EvilBrewer
Yeah I remember that threw me off when I was...

Yeah I remember that threw me off when I was researching. I was completely new to wiring also. And I think I asked a question similar to yours at some point....good luck
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-28-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,622
Posted By EvilBrewer
You should just do it...what's the worst that...

You should just do it...what's the worst that could happen? If it ferments a little bit, you can relieve the pressure with the valve on the keg...just don't let the keg warm up for any extended...
Forum: Electric Brewing 05-28-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,599
Posted By EvilBrewer
Looks great! Cheers.

Looks great! Cheers.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-28-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,622
Posted By EvilBrewer
I ended up using lactose which is a...

I ended up using lactose which is a non-fermentable sugar. It was...ok. Not bad but not great.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-03-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By EvilBrewer
Just following up...I kegged the other day and...

Just following up...I kegged the other day and the beer turned out great. It's a traditional bock in case I didn't mention. Could use a little more lagering time perhaps...but I'm thirsty :)
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-19-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,599
Posted By EvilBrewer
I'd recommend getting a replacement if you can...

I'd recommend getting a replacement if you can swing it...that is, I'd buy two. You'll eventually need a new one (hopefully not right away like I did when I burned mine out). You'll save yourself...
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-13-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,599
Posted By EvilBrewer
While I do agree, and in fact bought almost all...

While I do agree, and in fact bought almost all of my components from Auber--I actually got my contactors from Amazon. I just searched for contactors with my required specs, and made sure they had...
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-09-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,599
Posted By EvilBrewer
Yup. Did I say while recirculating? If so then...

Yup. Did I say while recirculating? If so then it was in error. I burned out the element while transferring from MLT to kettle. So yeah while lautering or maybe the initial draining of MLT. I...
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-09-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,599
Posted By EvilBrewer
I stand corrected :) I've got to say, that's...

I stand corrected :)

I've got to say, that's a great idea and I might need to copy it. I've already burned out one element and have come close to doing it again a couple of times.

I...
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-09-2013, 03:58 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,599
Posted By EvilBrewer
Actually...scratch that. I was thinking of...

Actually...scratch that. I was thinking of something else--you shouldn't use valves downstream of the pump to throttle flow bc it can put too much pressure on the tubing. Not valid in this case.
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-09-2013, 03:47 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,599
Posted By EvilBrewer
I think your questions have been answered by...

I think your questions have been answered by others but lemme know if anything was overlooked. Also here's my $0.02...

With a RIMS, the wort must always be flowing when the element is...
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-02-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,599
Posted By EvilBrewer
My switches are not rated for the current that is...

My switches are not rated for the current that is drawn by the the control panel...hence the main contactor. The second contactor is a way for me to cut off power to just the heating element while...
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-02-2013, 01:31 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,599
Posted By EvilBrewer
You are correct. The switches are all the same;...

You are correct. The switches are all the same; most are only using one of their two contacts. There's also a third connection for each switch--which may not be completely clear from the...
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