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Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 09-19-2014, 10:39 PM
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Posted By crane
Another pic of the bulkhead inside the panel.

Another pic of the bulkhead inside the panel.
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 09-19-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By crane
100 foot external cable will work. Think about...

100 foot external cable will work. Think about large office buildings where they run ethernet hundreds if not 1000+ feet.

I would not use one of those small to link WiFi bridges if you are...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 09-17-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By crane
Your best bet is to take the existing diagram and...

Your best bet is to take the existing diagram and modify it yourself and post it on the forum for feedback. When it comes to building a panel you better understand what's going on with the wiring to...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-12-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 570
Posted By crane
No, If you look at a well designed PID there will...

No, If you look at a well designed PID there will be a surface mount thermistor located very close to the terminals for the thermocouple to measure the cold junction temp. This is used to compensate...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 09-12-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By crane
Depending on your existing probes you may be able...

Depending on your existing probes you may be able to convert them for cheap if you have some soldering skills. I upgraded from a DIY arduino system to the BCS and converted all of my auber RTD probes...
Forum: General Techniques 09-06-2014, 03:52 PM
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Posted By crane
Here are some pictures

Here are some pictures
Forum: General Techniques 09-06-2014, 03:45 PM
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Views: 324,385
Posted By crane
This may not be the best parts list, but here is...

This may not be the best parts list, but here is what I used. I ferment my 5 gallon batches in corny kegs and 10 gallon batches in sanke kegs so I went with a ball lock conversion kit for a sanke...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-01-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,431
Posted By crane
It's been unusually humid here in San Diego...

It's been unusually humid here in San Diego lately and I have had condensation on the cold plate as well but with the damp rid in there I am no longer getting puddles on water on the floor and don't...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-25-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 56,536
Posted By crane
I have had a hard time getting thin lines and...

I have had a hard time getting thin lines and high detail images to come out well. Maybe others have had more success than me though.
Forum: DIY Projects 08-25-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By crane
You might want to consider the Eva-dry...

You might want to consider the Eva-dry dehumidifiers. Check them out on amazon. I've been meaning to order one a try it out but I have heard good things about them. I have been rocking the damp rid...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-24-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,368
Posted By crane
Before I built my fermentation chamber I used to...

Before I built my fermentation chamber I used to put a couple of old t shirts over my carboys to prevent light from getting to the beer. If you are only interested in watching the activity of bubbles...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-23-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,028
Posted By crane
I 100% completely regret posting this before my...

I 100% completely regret posting this before my POS unit arrived from towercooler.com. First off, after ordering it through amazon.com, I got a tracking number for my shipment, but after a month it...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-17-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,059
Posted By crane
I don't see any reason why that wouldn't work.

I don't see any reason why that wouldn't work.
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 07-28-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By crane
For processes like kegerator and fermentation...

For processes like kegerator and fermentation chamber temp control where you just set it to one temp and leave it there I would set those processes to start upon power up. If you are in the middle of...
Forum: General Techniques 07-25-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 324,385
Posted By crane
I counter pressure transfer into a second keg...

I counter pressure transfer into a second keg with the dry hops already in it so I don't lose any pressure.

I also live in San Diego. Switching to a plate chiller helped to get temps below the...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 07-23-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By crane
Here is what I would do. Autotune the HLT and use...

Here is what I would do. Autotune the HLT and use PID mode for that. Use manual PWM/duty cycle mode for the boil kettle as you are controlling how rigorous of a boil you want, not the temperature....
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 07-14-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By crane
Yup that is correct. Sorry if I...

Yup that is correct.



Sorry if I wasn't clear. That is what I'm doing. Heat to 205f and hold it there until I'm ready then switch too 100% until it starts boiling. Then I press the advance...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 07-13-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By crane
You don't have to have a separate state just for...

You don't have to have a separate state just for the alarm. You can setup each state to assert the alarm upon exiting a state. You can then use the Web interface or an external button to cancel the...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-12-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 56,536
Posted By crane
Check out this thread on etching metal ...

Check out this thread on etching metal

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=463099
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 06-23-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By crane
How do you plan to mount this so you can adjust...

How do you plan to mount this so you can adjust the level for different amounts of grain?
Forum: DIY Projects 06-18-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By crane
Another thing to be concerned about would be...

Another thing to be concerned about would be rusting from condensation. Even if it is painted it only takes a small pinhole in the paint for the cancer to spread.
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 06-17-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,859
Posted By crane
I've never heard of anybody doing that. What's...

I've never heard of anybody doing that. What's the motivation behind the question? Is this something you are thinking about doing? If so what are your reasons for doing so?
Forum: DIY Projects 06-16-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By crane
What's wrong with your auto syphon that makes you...

What's wrong with your auto syphon that makes you want to go a different route? People use them every day without issues.
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-16-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By crane
Before going to all grain I built an electric...

Before going to all grain I built an electric boil kettle with a 5500w ultra low watt density element. I used both DME and LME without any problems. I would turn off the element when adding the...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 06-15-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 233
Posted By crane
Here is a picture of the P-FET. I used this P-FET...

Here is a picture of the P-FET. I used this P-FET that come is a TO-92 package because that's what I had lying around.

http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/ZVP4105A/ZVP4105A-ND/152499

I...
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