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Forum: Electric Brewing 07-28-2013, 01:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,081
Posted By CapnBry
As a datapoint, the Blichman 15g false bottom is...

As a datapoint, the Blichman 15g false bottom is rated for 1gpm ~3.8lpm max. When I ran it at 2.5gpm with 0.039" milling gap I'd sometimes get stuck mashes. I've since throttled it back to 1.5gpm and...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 04-11-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,473
Posted By CapnBry
PIDLibrary is already written for a real-time OS....

PIDLibrary is already written for a real-time OS. How much more real-time do you get than a microcontroller? And using them from user-space Linux is fine too. Why would you need less than 10...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 04-05-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,473
Posted By CapnBry
I've been working on a project that has a web...

I've been working on a project that has a web interface to a controller algorithm for the past 4 years now, starting with just Arduino w/ SPI wifi and a 2MB flash addition, then moving through...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-04-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,869
Posted By CapnBry
The high pressure gauges on CO2 tanks are...

The high pressure gauges on CO2 tanks are virtually meaningless. They can only tell you the pressure of the gas inside the tank, but the majority of the CO2 is in liquid form. The gauge reads the...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-02-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,869
Posted By CapnBry
Sure, emperorcow, the code to my flow meter is in...

Sure, emperorcow, the code to my flow meter is in github Capnbry/flowknow (https://github.com/CapnBry/flowknow/tree/master/arduino).

citywok, I was thinking the cheapest way to measure CO2 levels...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-02-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,869
Posted By CapnBry
I've used the same flow meters in a recent...

I've used the same flow meters in a recent project to measure my sparge rates and volumes:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-xwevX9fwlDc/UTuvwo7DGzI/AAAAAAAABDQ/BSllWhuzJG4/s640/IMG_1491.JPG...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-10-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 786
Posted By CapnBry
Flow sensor for electric brewery

I have a problem. When I look at my brewery I think that if it is working, then it doesn't have enough features. Certain parts of the brewing process suggest specific liquid flow rates, but without...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-10-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 984
Posted By CapnBry
I use RJ-11 phone cord because they're easy and...

I use RJ-11 phone cord because they're easy and securely snap in and I have plenty of old phone cords around to cut a end off of. I'm told you can also splitters and daisy chain multiple sensors...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-09-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,852
Posted By CapnBry
++to this. I used 2x 5 1/8" shanks in my initial...

++to this. I used 2x 5 1/8" shanks in my initial build and they really get in the way when you try to put 4 kegs in. I used a 4 1/8" when I added my third tap and it is a little easier to work...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-28-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,382
Posted By CapnBry
I have the GE 7.0cf model from Home Depot and...

I have the GE 7.0cf model from Home Depot and just came back from trying to fit 4 ball lock kegs in it. They're in there so tight that I can almost lift the freezer trying to pull a keg out. I tried...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-05-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,073
Posted By CapnBry
I have the 13.7cf version of this, which looks...

I have the 13.7cf version of this, which looks nearly identical except for all my shelves are wire rack and fixed. The cooling coils are all built into the back (as they are with any self-defrosting...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-30-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,546
Posted By CapnBry
My Frigidaire 13.7cf frost-free upright freezer...

My Frigidaire 13.7cf frost-free upright freezer runs the defrost every 12 hours of accumulated run time. However, because I use an external temperature controller, it basically unplugs the freezer...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-30-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,860
Posted By CapnBry
5 - 6 hours here too, all grain 5-8 gallon 4500W...

5 - 6 hours here too, all grain 5-8 gallon 4500W electric system

45 min strike heatup in HLT and mash tun, setup
60 min mash
15 min mash out
30-40 min sparge
20 min bring to boil
60 min boil...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-26-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,894
Posted By CapnBry
I bought one of these for use as a fermentationn...

I bought one of these for use as a fermentationn chamber but it turns out the picture on the walmart website isn't what you get so a better bottle didn't fit with an airlock. The video shows the...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-25-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,627
Posted By CapnBry
The reason I mounted my pumps horizontally was...

The reason I mounted my pumps horizontally was because I thought it would take too much space vertically to have the hose run down and back up to the inlet without kinking. I ended up flipping them...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-22-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,403
Posted By CapnBry
Wow a 4.3 cubic inch fridge? It must be adorable!...

Wow a 4.3 cubic inch fridge? It must be adorable!

FermWrap is Flexwatt so the choices are the same. The fermwrap is just some Flexwatt with all the connectors and plug pre-installed. If you wrap...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-22-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 608
Posted By CapnBry
I use the TA4 version of this PID controller for...

I use the TA4 version of this PID controller for my HLT and mash kettles (although the mash doesn't use the output).

The PT100 hooks up the two same color wires to the B pins #12 and #13 and the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-21-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,276
Posted By CapnBry
You definitely do not need to wash your yeast...

You definitely do not need to wash your yeast when you're saving it from a starter. The concentration of stuff you're trying to get rid of in the trub isn't as high as when you're taking it from an...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-19-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 37,393
Posted By CapnBry
Oh cool you've got the LCDs right on the rPi's...

Oh cool you've got the LCDs right on the rPi's I2C I didn't see that. What is the bus speed of that I2C bus out of curiosity? I imagine it can go even higher than 400kHz given the Pi has a much...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-19-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 37,393
Posted By CapnBry
You may have already found this, but I know when...

You may have already found this, but I know when I used an MCP23017 with the adafruit library I noticed that the I2C bus was only running at 100kHz and could be juiced to 400kHz with a compiler...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-16-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 915
Posted By CapnBry
I find that the DS18B20s are incredibly accurate,...

I find that the DS18B20s are incredibly accurate, closer to 0.5C like alien said. However, one thing I've found is that you can actually heat up the device (and therefore give you a false reading) if...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-15-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,979
Posted By CapnBry
You really want to go by the O.D. of your tubing....

You really want to go by the O.D. of your tubing. I use that then find the largest clamp that has a closed dimension lower than that on this handy chart...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-12-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By CapnBry
What I do in my HeaterMeter BBQ Control project...

What I do in my HeaterMeter BBQ Control project is not update the integral sum when the output is 0% or 100%...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-11-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,106
Posted By CapnBry
A ha! I knew someone else besides me in Tampa has...

A ha! I knew someone else besides me in Tampa has been scouring the craigslist ads for a fermentation chiller. I had to seriously restrain myself from buying that 60" Deerfield commercial cooler that...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-10-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,695
Posted By CapnBry
That looks pretty great so far. I built a...

That looks pretty great so far. I built a temporary fermentation chamber using the same wire shelving inside to hold the carboys. You may want to fill up two carboys with 6 gallons of water and put...
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