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Forum: Electric Brewing 07-27-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,889
Posted By kevreh
Does having the temp probe on the kettle bottom...

Does having the temp probe on the kettle bottom give you false readings?
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-27-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By kevreh
With this pid, it looks like you can enter manual...

With this pid, it looks like you can enter manual mode and change the % power all with buttons on the pid. ? Nice! To control power on my omega you have to go into submenus.
Forum: Brewing Software 07-27-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 900
Posted By kevreh
Old thread, but be aware that the mobile version...

Old thread, but be aware that the mobile version doesn't calculate efficiency for you. An odd ommision.
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-26-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,335
Posted By kevreh
You should try a biab batch and see if your...

You should try a biab batch and see if your efficiency changes. I have a single vessel e-brewery, and only get @65% efficiency. I have a gott cooler, so going to your setup is possible. Just dont...
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-25-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By kevreh
I'll check all the specs asked for above. Maybe...

I'll check all the specs asked for above. Maybe post a picture too. Either way I think the baffle idea with a chanel and drain is a good idea.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-24-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 16,506
Posted By kevreh
Did you ever update your hood? I have the same...

Did you ever update your hood? I have the same type of vortex fan, and used a foam hood like kal's early version. Getting a lot of moisture and dripping water in the opening in the hood that the fan...
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-24-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By kevreh
Jeeze....100 views and no replies. Maybe I should...

Jeeze....100 views and no replies. Maybe I should have posted in another subforum.
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 07-22-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 20,010
Posted By kevreh
Only 1g of seeds of paradise seems light. Most...

Only 1g of seeds of paradise seems light. Most recipes have around 4g. Crushed I assume.

Btw, I keep seeing flaked wheat. What for?

Nice recipe!
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 07-21-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 20,010
Posted By kevreh
My version of the clone had just about the same...

My version of the clone had just about the same hop additions.
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-20-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By kevreh
I wouldn't get it. We had one similar in our...

I wouldn't get it. We had one similar in our kitchen, when one part fails (motor, control panel) then the whole thing is junk....unless your lucky and you can track down parts from the mfctr.

I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-20-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,418
Posted By kevreh
The guy in the vid suggests keeping the ball open...

The guy in the vid suggests keeping the ball open during the 1st. Wouldnt you want it closed so active yeast doesnt get "trapped" down in the removable vessel?

I could see building a basic 2x4...
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-20-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By kevreh
Issue with water collecting on intake of vented hood

I ran my first batch in my new ebrewery a few weeks ago. I have a temporary hood made of foam, with an inline fan. Its a strong fan, and did a good job pulling the moist air out of my basement...
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 07-20-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 20,010
Posted By kevreh
According to the sam adams page for this beer the...

According to the sam adams page for this beer the ibus are 7....no where near 29. :confused:
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-25-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,259
Posted By kevreh
To keep it simple could all spices be dry hopped?...

To keep it simple could all spices be dry hopped? What % of munich malt are people using?

Also, how do you figure out how much spice to use.
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-16-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,795
Posted By kevreh
Boy you've been pushing your setup to the limits...

Boy you've been pushing your setup to the limits with the number of batches you've down. Good to know its holding up.

I posted on the PJ design thread, but wondering how I could use this rheostat...
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-16-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,795
Posted By kevreh
So you went with this rheostat?:...

So you went with this rheostat?: http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_30&products_id=353

I need to add one to my setup. I hear you on noise, so much stealthier, not to...
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-16-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 69,805
Posted By kevreh
How does the rheostat work in that diagram? The...

How does the rheostat work in that diagram? The ssvr is expecting 3-32vdc. The rheostat has no power going to it, only a ground. Must be missing something.

Also PJs diagram show the rheostat...
Forum: Brewing Software 06-12-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By kevreh
Glad you found it, those settings are burried a...

Glad you found it, those settings are burried a little deep but there.

That's interesting.....with all the other decent features, I cannot fathom why something as basic and rudimentary as...
Forum: Brewing Software 06-11-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By kevreh
Beersmith 2 mobile: missing final ABV and efficiency?

Boy I hope I'm just missing these two things, because so far this app has been easy to use on my android tablet. With all the other features, I would be surprised if the actual ABV and brewhouse...
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-10-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,811
Posted By kevreh
Check out this thread for a humorous read (it...

Check out this thread for a humorous read (it gets pretty heated):

http://www.contractortalk.com/f5/why-does-code-note-require-gfci-breakers-electric-water-heaters-65559/

Seems like the...
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-09-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,811
Posted By kevreh
Oy vey. This sounds sketchy. Few things; -...

Oy vey. This sounds sketchy. Few things;

- If you use stranded wire it will be easier to work with, much more flexible. Based on your comment above you are/were using solid.
- Fix the problem...
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-06-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,524
Posted By kevreh
If anyones overwhelmed by the electrical side of...

If anyones overwhelmed by the electrical side of things, here's the order I wired and tested things;

- Install the components in the box itself (ssr, contactor, etc.). When your doing the layout,...
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-06-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,524
Posted By kevreh
Probably shouldn't take an electrician too long...

Probably shouldn't take an electrician too long to do, as long as he has a diagram. Most of the effort is stripping wires, tidying them up, crimping connectors.

You can do it with some basic...
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-06-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 402
Posted By kevreh
PJ has a diagram showing how to do this. Check...

PJ has a diagram showing how to do this. Check out the pj diagram thread. Basically there's one ssr, one pid, two elements. A two way switch controls which element gets the power.
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-06-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,811
Posted By kevreh
Not to mention a high strength silicone like the...

Not to mention a high strength silicone like the rtv100 ones out there. Used to hold glass fish tanks together. I used the rtv100 to seal between my element and nut, and also as another layer of...
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