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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-30-2013, 01:32 AM
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Posted By lukez
Converting "True" brand keg system to 2 compartments

Hey everyone. I've done some searches but came up blank. Has anyone ever converted a 1 compartment system such as the "true" TDD-4 system to be able to set to 2 different temperatures?
I have a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-27-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By lukez
ok i'll sanitize very well and buy some new yeast...

ok i'll sanitize very well and buy some new yeast tomorrow, rather be safe than sorry.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-27-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By lukez
That's fine I think I can separate it, but will...

That's fine I think I can separate it, but will it be ok for the wort to sit 24hrs without yeast in my primary bucket w/ airlock?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-27-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By lukez
Can I reuse this yeast?

So when I did my first batch of IPA a couple months ago I apparently visited a bad website on how to reuse yeast because it said to just put what's left after racking into plastic bottles and to just...
Forum: Electric Brewing 05-25-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By lukez
Got it to work somehow. I think starting the...

Got it to work somehow. I think starting the auto tune and then going back to the auto/manual setting and setting it to 1 did the trick but I'm not 100% sure.
Anyway, first brew day is done! I...
Forum: Electric Brewing 05-25-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By lukez
Auto Tuning

Hi all,
I have the auber syl 2352 PID and I'm trying to autotune on my electric setup. The "out" light flashes and cuts power every 2 seconds or so but the temperature just keeps rising during the...
Forum: Electric Brewing 05-01-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 620
Posted By lukez
had e same issue except I have a Midwest panel. ...

had e same issue except I have a Midwest panel. I called GE and they sent a replacement breaker. I haven't tested it yet though. Hoping it was faulty.
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-22-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,482
Posted By lukez
Just want to make sure I understand that last...

Just want to make sure I understand that last statement. Does it mean that you can have both hot legs come into the input of the contactor, and on the output 1 goes to heat element and the other...
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-22-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 36,452
Posted By lukez
You were right in what you said, your 30a main...

You were right in what you said, your 30a main panel breaker is 2 hots. You should have a neutral (white) bus bar in your main panel where all the white wires from your whole house connect to. Same...
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-16-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By lukez
Chugger Pump Prongs

Hey all,
Looking for a gut check here.
The cord on the chugger pump is a bit short to reach my panel so I decided to make a simple extension cord. Normally the hot wire is on the right side of...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-26-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,873
Posted By lukez
There is two relays, 240 for main and 120 for...

There is two relays, 240 for main and 120 for element. I tested the 120 and it's fine with a hot and neutral to the contactors. The 240 for main requires both got legs at the contactors I believe...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-25-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,873
Posted By lukez
Ya I understand those basics, I just don't know...

Ya I understand those basics, I just don't know enough about relays to troubleshoot the issue so I reached out here. I thought that a 240 relay needed each hot to power it, and the original wiring...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-24-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,873
Posted By lukez
ok

ok
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-23-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,873
Posted By lukez
I guess it does nothing...like it's doing! So...

I guess it does nothing...like it's doing!
So should I have 1 hot wire (red) going directly to the contactor pick and the other hot wire (black) going to the switch which then goes back to the...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-23-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,873
Posted By lukez
I get it 240 coil means you should deliver 120 to...

I get it 240 coil means you should deliver 120 to each side, not a neutral. Did I destroy it? :-(
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-23-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,873
Posted By lukez
Not sure what that means. But the red and black...

Not sure what that means. But the red and black wires are measuring 120v each at the coil (at the lugs that secure the wires)
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-23-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,873
Posted By lukez
the main is 240V

the main is 240V
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-23-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,873
Posted By lukez
I'm thinking the X1 and X2 wiring should be...

I'm thinking the X1 and X2 wiring should be opposite of what I have, neutral to X1 and the hot coming for X2. Anyone agreed/disagree?
Also should the 240 coil relay have neutral where red wire is...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-23-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,873
Posted By lukez
So I finally got this thing powered up and it's...

So I finally got this thing powered up and it's not working properly. The 240 coil has incoming power (measured 120V for each hot leg).
There is no power coming out of the coil though.
The...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-19-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,084
Posted By lukez
I've been looking for a stainless sink and have...

I've been looking for a stainless sink and have came across some really nice stainless tables that would be great for brew stands in the used restaurant equipment sector (look on craigslist or local...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-19-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 36,452
Posted By lukez
Thanks you've been extremely helpful. It looks...

Thanks you've been extremely helpful.
It looks like that diagram is still the old way where the ssr is in the wrong spot but I see the changes I ned to make. Thanks again I can't wait to get my...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-19-2013, 12:52 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 36,452
Posted By lukez
Gotcha. By the little electrical that I know, I...

Gotcha. By the little electrical that I know, I can just jump the neutral between all the switches, alarm and PID instead of going back to terminal block correct? Or does the PID have to be...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-19-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,873
Posted By lukez
so i can get away with using these switches??? ...

so i can get away with using these switches??? volt or someone, would you be able to update the diagram to reflect these changes to clear it up for me?
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-18-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,873
Posted By lukez
It's ok I rather do it the right way, I'll try to...

It's ok I rather do it the right way, I'll try to get module exchanged worst case I'll order another pushbutton oh well price you pay for exploring new territories!
Thanks guys
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-18-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 36,452
Posted By lukez
Makes sense, that's what your pictures look like,...

Makes sense, that's what your pictures look like, thanks.
For the illum switches it looks like all of them have a jumper from 24 to X2, correct?
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