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Forum: Electric Brewing 04-25-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By CalypsoCowboy
Good point, I haven't tried with wort, only...

Good point, I haven't tried with wort, only water.

-Josh
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-21-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By CalypsoCowboy
120v 2000W, will a longer element or narrower pot inprove boil?

I currently have a Camco 2000W HWD element in my kettle, it sticks into the kettle about 6 inches. My kettle is a 10g Concord kettle, ~14" in diameter.

I've been playing around with the boil the...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 03-15-2014, 08:39 PM
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Posted By CalypsoCowboy
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Forum: DIY Projects 03-12-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,527
Posted By CalypsoCowboy
Jeebus, do you know what happened to the pictures...

Jeebus, do you know what happened to the pictures on pages 3 and 4. I'm not seeing them, just a circle with a dash.
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-16-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 856
Posted By CalypsoCowboy
Pictures inside an Auber SSR

Rule number 1 of Electric Brewing Club: Always ask if you don't know, before you do dumb stuff!

Anyway, I finished wiring up my panel and was testing it out without any load. Everything tested...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-16-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,008
Posted By CalypsoCowboy
The hinges were just a bling thing that I thought...

The hinges were just a bling thing that I thought would be nice to have. I could open the panel while it was on the wall and not worry about the cabling. They are a cabinet hinge that I flatted on...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-13-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,008
Posted By CalypsoCowboy
Last update, the boxes are about 34 here in...

Last update, the boxes are about 34 here in Idaho.

The JB weld seems to have held good, but ran into another problem, the combined thickness of the lid and plastic pegboard is too much for my...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-10-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,008
Posted By CalypsoCowboy
Quick update, I took all the switches off and...

Quick update, I took all the switches off and looked at the cracks more. Total of three, one of the cracks was pretty deep and the panel flexed quite a bit.

I had a piece of plastic pegboard I...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-09-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,008
Posted By CalypsoCowboy
I cracked my plastic enclosure, now what?

Title says it all. I've been working on my electric brewery for I don't know how long. I purchased a 12x12 Carlon box from Home Depot and was planning on using it for my panel. I've got it drilled,...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 01-25-2014, 05:41 PM
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Posted By CalypsoCowboy
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Forum: Electric Brewing 11-20-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,735
Posted By CalypsoCowboy
I like

Your panel is very similar to my idea. I'm not sure what your spacing is, but you may be able to tighten up your gaps just a little bit to get it to fit. I'm not sure how much space you need on the...
Forum: For Sale 10-28-2013, 04:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 294
Posted By CalypsoCowboy
SS Coil and Compression Fittings

Some left over parts from by yet to be completed build.

4 - Swagelok compression elbows. SS810-8-8. 1/2" Compression 90 1/2" Female. These are Swagelok branded. Three are new never touched, the...
Forum: Electric Brewing 10-14-2013, 04:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By CalypsoCowboy
That PID I don't think has a manual mode if your...

That PID I don't think has a manual mode if your using it to boil. IMO, for the extra cost of the pid, I went Auber and be done with it then your not worrying if you got the right one. The PID is a...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 10-11-2013, 01:42 PM
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Views: 74,469
Posted By CalypsoCowboy
I'm in, sounds great!

I'm in, sounds great!
Forum: Electric Brewing 10-11-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By CalypsoCowboy
SSR and PID Clearance

I'm planning a simple one element brutus 20 style build with a smaller enclosure. I'll be using a 40a SSR with an external heat sink that will be outside of my plastic enclosure.

As I have things...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-01-2013, 04:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 766
Posted By CalypsoCowboy
How not to do a weldless bulkhead

I thought I'd post this for anyone thinking about this route for a weldless bulkhead. It may work for you, but not me.

I wanted to combine Kal's weldless bulkhead with the idea of a soldered...
Forum: Electric Brewing 09-22-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By CalypsoCowboy
PJ, thanks for the information.

PJ, thanks for the information.
Forum: Electric Brewing 09-21-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By CalypsoCowboy
This would be the main power for the panel. The...

This would be the main power for the panel. The element, pumps, pid would all be fed further into the circuit.

The hope was to have something simplish that would prevent the panel from being...
Forum: Electric Brewing 09-20-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By CalypsoCowboy
Holding circuit - DIY safe start question

Can someone look over my idea for a holding circuit / DIY safe start circuit and give me some feed back. This is for a 120v rig.
...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-14-2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By CalypsoCowboy
Thinking out loud, if you are only planning 3...

Thinking out loud, if you are only planning 3 gallon max batches, I'd say a 24qt/6gal pot, you could got a bit bigger if you wanted but pots are relatively cheap. I found this element Rheem...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-13-2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,292
Posted By CalypsoCowboy
Good information in this thread, my plan had been...

Good information in this thread, my plan had been to have an estop, but it depends on my panel size. There are other switches I wanted first. But a properly designed switch that cuts power to the...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-07-2013, 03:14 AM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 443,191
Posted By CalypsoCowboy
Thanks for the video that was helpful.

Thanks for the video that was helpful.
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-07-2013, 02:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,802
Posted By CalypsoCowboy
Search for PWM, they can be built pretty cheaply....

Search for PWM, they can be built pretty cheaply. Look through this forum, there are lots of builds similar to what you want.
Forum: DIY Projects 03-06-2013, 04:22 AM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 443,191
Posted By CalypsoCowboy
Any tips for soldering a washer onto a hex nipple...

Any tips for soldering a washer onto a hex nipple or compression fitting? There isn't as much mass there as with a pot and coupling.

-Josh
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-03-2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,475
Posted By CalypsoCowboy
Got me one on the way, great price!

Got me one on the way, great price!
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