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Forum: Electric Brewing 06-15-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,902
Posted By lschiavo
Around here at least, the power company does not...

Around here at least, the power company does not provide a ground. Only two hots and a neutral. Ground is established at every service by bonding the neutral to water lines, ground rods, ground rings...
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-15-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,902
Posted By lschiavo
First off, it is a cold water heater. If the...

First off, it is a cold water heater. If the water were already hot we would have no reason to heat it. "Water heater" works for me;)

I think it was said but a water heater is an appliance. It is...
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-15-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,902
Posted By lschiavo
You got it right except the series part. The...

You got it right except the series part. The elements are wired parallel but controlled just as you described.
Forum: DIY Projects 06-13-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 451,169
Posted By lschiavo
I wash my hands with BKF and a stainless steel...

I wash my hands with BKF and a stainless steel brush. You guys are wimps;)

Seriously, get the little stainless steel toothbrush. I found it at my local Ace hardware.
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-13-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 918
Posted By lschiavo
You never mentioned the length of the element...

You never mentioned the length of the element conductors. Voltage drop is a function of wire size, current and conductor length. I doubt you would be melting any insulation drawing 17A on 14awg....
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-13-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By lschiavo
The 80% derating does not apply to any brewery...

The 80% derating does not apply to any brewery build I have seen. #10 is good for 30A. Size the wire for the breaker or fuses ahead of it. If you tap off of the #10 to a 15A breaker or fuse, you can...
Forum: Wine 06-08-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 44,976
Posted By lschiavo
We have had good rhubarb weather I guess. My...

We have had good rhubarb weather I guess. My grandparent's patch seems to be thriving this year. I will have to check with the FIL. He has a different variety (red stalks) that I mixed in with the...
Forum: HomeBrewTalk Announcements & Feedback 06-06-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,849
Posted By lschiavo
I really like the full web version on my phone...

I really like the full web version on my phone browser. I followed the link and my phone seems to remember my preference even after a restart so I'm good. If it were to bring me to the mobile site at...
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-04-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 17,669
Posted By lschiavo
All this discussion and post #7 was the...

All this discussion and post #7 was the solution;) I am an electrician and I would have only charged $219.99 but the travel cost...
Forum: General Techniques 05-28-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By lschiavo
I watched 55 seconds of that video. Was she going...

I watched 55 seconds of that video. Was she going to start talking about hop bags?
Forum: General Techniques 05-28-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By lschiavo
Not no to hop bags.

Not no to hop bags.
Forum: Electric Brewing 05-28-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By lschiavo
Sounds like you may need jumpers across the input...

Sounds like you may need jumpers across the input terminals.

I prefer these type of distribution blocks:

http://www.elecdirect.com/images/pageheaders/singleprimarymultiplesecond.jpg

One...
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 05-21-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 24,174
Posted By lschiavo
I never bothered to pour it to a glass. It tastes...

I never bothered to pour it to a glass. It tastes that clear straight from the can though. I like the throw back cans.
Forum: Electric Brewing 05-15-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,457
Posted By lschiavo
I use jumper cables and rubber gloves. I hook...

I use jumper cables and rubber gloves. I hook straight to the aerial drop to the house before the meter. My jumper cables do terminate in a twist lock at the control panel though. I like to do things...
Forum: Electric Brewing 05-15-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By lschiavo
There's your problem you glued it in and all the...

There's your problem you glued it in and all the writing is in Chinese;)
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-17-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,399
Posted By lschiavo
That is a clue. Was there much sediment in the...

That is a clue. Was there much sediment in the bottles? The stuff that can make beer taste not so good can be in the haze. Maybe the bottles got a good cold crash and dropped the nasties? Just...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-02-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,404
Posted By lschiavo
1035? You are going to boil for a long while or...

1035? You are going to boil for a long while or add more sugar right? ;)
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-02-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,399
Posted By lschiavo
So did you my friend. Carbonic acid will fade...

So did you my friend. Carbonic acid will fade with time. Don't use bleach. Both excellent observations.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-02-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,399
Posted By lschiavo
Every batch is different. The variables are...

Every batch is different. The variables are endless. I would give this one some time to mature and keep up your studies on water and such in the meantime. 5.2 is not commonly recommended lately as...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-02-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,399
Posted By lschiavo
Good point. Don't fear the foam is correct. I...

Good point. Don't fear the foam is correct. I have the T-shirt;)
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-02-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,399
Posted By lschiavo
If it is four weeks old, that's my position. It...

If it is four weeks old, that's my position. It will change in two more weeks...been there. If you are using the cleaning products recommended here and rinsing well, that should not be an issue.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-02-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,399
Posted By lschiavo
Sounds like 4 week old beer? It CAN be OK at 4...

Sounds like 4 week old beer? It CAN be OK at 4 weeks. It will likely be much better at four months. If you didn't contaminate the batch with cleaning products, kegging is not the issue.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-02-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By lschiavo
100% silicone caulk, weigh down with a cement...

100% silicone caulk, weigh down with a cement block or such and find it good as new a few days later.
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-02-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 925
Views: 37,714
Posted By lschiavo
"The Ponds". The service road to the sewage...

"The Ponds". The service road to the sewage settling ponds. It never smelled. Lots of good parties there. Cops just took your beer and told you to continue driving home drunk;)
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-26-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 960
Posted By lschiavo
The switch turns off the false indication of...

The switch turns off the false indication of current flow at the output of the SSR. Why is anyone suggesting a lamp of any sort monitoring the SSR output? I thought we all knew that SSRs are leaky...
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