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Forum: BIAB Brewing 08-14-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By jd-santaclarita
3Gal BIAB Strike Temp?

Hi All - This may sound like a basic question but for some reason i'm not finding a clear answer. I'm looking to understand what the strike temp should be for biab smaller batch (3gal). Not sure if...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-29-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By jd-santaclarita
Suggestions for growing hops in Central Texas?

Hi all - I know its a rough area to try to grow hops, but we've finally got the land to do it and I really want to give it a shot. I'm 30 miles north of austin. My property is covered in oaks and...
Forum: Brewing Software 07-09-2013, 05:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By jd-santaclarita
Is there any brew software that exports in json format?

I'm looking to start automating some of the recipe/mash setup type of functions and wondering if theres any tools that deal in json format to make it easy to deal with downstream. For instance, I'd...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 07-06-2013, 01:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,753
Posted By jd-santaclarita
Thanks. I ended up trying it out today. ...

Thanks. I ended up trying it out today. Connected up my 40A SSR to the RPi (3vDC+ input on SSR to RPi gpio pin 14, DC- on SSR to RPi GROUND pin). SSR connected to 120v power that feeds a...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 07-03-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,753
Posted By jd-santaclarita
Raspberry Pi and SSR's?

I was hoping someone could help me understand what is needed for the RPi to drive a 20 or 30amp SSR. I haven't been able to find a simple writeup on the topic and the info I have found is all...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-08-2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By jd-santaclarita
Anyone know if Vittles Vaults can handle hot wort?

I'm hoping it can handle transferring hot work from the boil kettle straight to the vittles vault as I was planning on doing this for no-chill brewing. I believe they are HDPE. Anyone do this...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-07-2013, 01:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By jd-santaclarita
I picked up a vittles vault today. Does anyone...

I picked up a vittles vault today. Does anyone know for sure if they can handle hot wort? I seem to remember that given they are hdpe they could handle it, but I cant seem to find anything on it. ...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-06-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,044
Posted By jd-santaclarita
Fermenting in a stainless stock pot and lid?

I was wondering if there is any downfall in fermenting in a standard stainless 5gal stock pot with its glass li? I'm doing 3gal batches, so 5gal seems fine. Do you need a tight seal or is a lid...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-05-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By jd-santaclarita
I remember looking at the vittles vaults a long...

I remember looking at the vittles vaults a long time ago and seemed the consensus was the gamma seal is an issue that makes cleaning too hard. Is there ways around that these days or a non issue? ...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-04-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By jd-santaclarita
Non-Round Fermenter options? (3 and 6 gal batches)

Hi all,
I am trying to figure out a better fermenting vessel strategy to meet a few of my newer brewing needs listed below and hoping you all may have some ideas as my searches have made me more...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-01-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 691
Posted By jd-santaclarita
Seeking advice on a very simple PID controller to control bucket heater

Hi All,
I am hoping to get some advice on a simple control box for controlling a 1000w bucket heater that will be used to fire up my 42qt kettle for 3gal batches. Initial goal is to use it to get...
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-30-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 792
Posted By jd-santaclarita
Can I use a 40amp SSR for 1500w element?

I know its probably way overkill in terms of amps, but in short I am trying to whip together the makings of a very simplistic control box to drive a 3gal e-biab kettle. I have this ssr:...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-29-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 985
Posted By jd-santaclarita
Can the Brewcraft 30L fermenter handle hot wort?

I know its probably a strange question, but I can't seem to find out what kind of plastic this brewcraft fermenter is made out of:...
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-27-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,037
Posted By jd-santaclarita
DIY Guide for Auber based Brewery Control Box?

Hi All,
I was hoping you all could help steer me in the right direction. About a year ago I decided to go electric and bought most of all the parts I need to recreate something similar to this...
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-26-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,665
Posted By jd-santaclarita
Wow...that entertainment center rig is nice...

Wow...that entertainment center rig is nice looking. I'd be scared to drip hot wort all over it.. On the other hand..brewing in the living room would be pretty awesome :)

-JD
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-24-2011, 03:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,665
Posted By jd-santaclarita
Oh man..Yuri_rage...you just blew my mind. I had...

Oh man..Yuri_rage...you just blew my mind. I had no idea about the 1-wire network control option...I've been working on my linux/python skills lately...this is so timely as it would be awesome to...
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-24-2011, 01:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,665
Posted By jd-santaclarita
What system would you buy/build with $2000?

Assuming it had to be very compact and "pretty"..?

The reason I ask is because I am rebuilding my cobbled together 3 vessel single tier system of keggles/coolers its in shambles as we moved. I...
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-24-2011, 01:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 888
Posted By jd-santaclarita
Thanks all. After looking at it up close...the...

Thanks all. After looking at it up close...the inside was all scratched up pretty bad so I shipped it back. I think the basket shredded it up during transit. Anyhow...I dont think I need the...
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-23-2011, 03:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 888
Posted By jd-santaclarita
Anyone use the 82qt Bayou Kettle and Steamer with element?

I just took posession of a shiny new 82qt bayou classics ss kettle with steamer basket with the intention of putting a 5500w element in it and making it an electric biab w/basket type of kettle. ...
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-14-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 318
Posted By jd-santaclarita
Looking for some guidance on my where to take my new rig?

Hi All,
I was hoping to get some opinions and thoughts around building an electric brewery to help steer me in a direction. Heres some quick background for context:

I've been brewing off and...
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-09-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,934
Posted By jd-santaclarita
Motobrewer you are scaring me off a little... I...

Motobrewer you are scaring me off a little... I am a diy person for sure..but not an electrical guru by any means. I did build this little controller box to automate my bbq pit...which is very...
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-09-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,934
Posted By jd-santaclarita
I attached a close up of the 50A plug. ...

I attached a close up of the 50A plug.

Thanks,
JD
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-09-2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,934
Posted By jd-santaclarita
Unfortunately I dont have a multimeter. I'll...

Unfortunately I dont have a multimeter. I'll have to plan on getting one as part of the electric build out for sure. The one helpful thing to note though is all the plugs are numbered and labeled...
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-09-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,934
Posted By jd-santaclarita
Help me identify my 240v plug?

Hi All,
I am really hoping to convert my brewery to electric. I moved this year and my brewery is in total shambles... My garage is outfitted with quite the power though. The previous owner had...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-10-2011, 12:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By jd-santaclarita
I started thinking...I wonder if a stainless...

I started thinking...I wonder if a stainless trash can may work? The lid would have to be fabricated, maybe a piece of plexiglass or even a bit more ghetto with saran wrap on the top secured on the...
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