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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-22-2010, 02:29 PM
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http://inhbc.org/modules/coppermine/albums/userpic...

http://inhbc.org/modules/coppermine/albums/userpics/10007/normal_funk.jpg

I am told its lacto not aceto, which is better.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-22-2010, 02:15 PM
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No, I have never done that. I figured the recirc...

No, I have never done that. I figured the recirc would take care of that.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-22-2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By p4ck37p1mp
Inductor Fermenter Infection ?'s

So I have been using a pair of plastic inductor tanks for over a year now with no issues until fairly recently. I've have a few batches in one develop some sort of infection, its either lacto or...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-16-2010, 04:30 PM
Replies: 33
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Posted By p4ck37p1mp
First brew day yesterday, cut an hour off the...

First brew day yesterday, cut an hour off the brewing time. Burners are damn hot. Melted the plastic off my ball valve handles, so I remove that. HEX will need to get relocated as well, too hot...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-02-2010, 10:23 PM
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Posted By p4ck37p1mp
PS - If you use this conduit don't try and get...

PS - If you use this conduit don't try and get two 18-3 wires in 1/2". It can be done, but it takes lithium grease and a lot of cursing. ;)
Forum: DIY Projects 04-02-2010, 10:22 PM
Replies: 33
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Posted By p4ck37p1mp
So I was almost done with the wiring, then I saw...

So I was almost done with the wiring, then I saw another rig with the cool watertight conduit and promptly redid mine. Made a new control box as well, needed more room to house a small pc we use at...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-30-2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 47
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Posted By p4ck37p1mp
I've been after pressure sensors for 'digital...

I've been after pressure sensors for 'digital sight gauges' for some time, add a few solenoid valves and you can automate almost everything short of milling the grain.
Forum: DIY Projects 03-30-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,681
Posted By p4ck37p1mp
Check out an Asus netbook, small, cheap and...

Check out an Asus netbook, small, cheap and handy. That or look at small form factor computers. I might even be able to sell you one super cheap, we use them at work.
Forum: DIY Projects 03-30-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 33
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Posted By p4ck37p1mp
In the garage, I think its code here. There are...

In the garage, I think its code here. There are two in the garage, thankfully the other one did not pop. I was told the ones I have are 155*F (red vial) and that I should up them a bit.
Forum: DIY Projects 03-30-2010, 01:50 PM
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Posted By p4ck37p1mp
Nice work, stealing your wire containment ideas...

Nice work, stealing your wire containment ideas for the Asco valves. ;)
Forum: DIY Projects 03-30-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 33
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Posted By p4ck37p1mp
True dat. Luckily I knew exactly where the...

True dat. Luckily I knew exactly where the shutoff was and killed it in about 10 seconds. Never thought to look up and see where the damn sprinkler was. Been brewing in that spot for 2 years, the...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-30-2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 33
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Posted By p4ck37p1mp
RE pumps - I've had my pumps outlet up for years,...

RE pumps - I've had my pumps outlet up for years, no issues with priming. Just make sure the pump head is lower than the vessel feeding it. I've also gotten good at filling a hose and connecting it...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-30-2010, 01:40 PM
Replies: 33
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Posted By p4ck37p1mp
The burners are fine, the trick is making sure...

The burners are fine, the trick is making sure they aren't starved. I used 3/4" iron pipe all the way back to my furnace feed, my plumber buddy calculated 680k btu with all the line, fittings etc so...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-30-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,663
Posted By p4ck37p1mp
This: ...

This:
http://inhbc.org/modules/coppermine/albums/userpics/10007/normal_burner.jpg

Under this:
http://inhbc.org/modules/coppermine/albums/userpics/10007/normal_sprinkler.jpg

Equals this:...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-29-2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 47
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Posted By p4ck37p1mp
You have manual control with the BCS as well.

You have manual control with the BCS as well.
Forum: DIY Projects 03-29-2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 33
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I was looking at it yesterday and will add...

I was looking at it yesterday and will add grommets. I also plan on welding on an arm and fabricating a control panel and box to hold my control box, after test firing a burner I know I need to get...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-29-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 33
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Posted By p4ck37p1mp
Not sure why you can't see the pics, they're...

Not sure why you can't see the pics, they're hosted off my brew club's website and are publicly visible to anyone.
Forum: DIY Projects 03-29-2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 33
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Posted By p4ck37p1mp
The burner under the MLT is a just in case I need...

The burner under the MLT is a just in case I need it for whatever. I didn't have the HEX in the initial design but a buddy made one and raved about how well it worked, so I added one. Makes the...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-29-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 47
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Posted By p4ck37p1mp
I love my BCS, opens Asco valves, turns pumps on...

I love my BCS, opens Asco valves, turns pumps on and off, runs the RIMS heat exchanger, its almost limitless what you can do in terms of adding expansion modules, custom interface work, etc.
Forum: DIY Projects 03-28-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 33
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Posted By p4ck37p1mp
I had thought about using grommets, but the holes...

I had thought about using grommets, but the holes will be filled with silicone so its water tight, I plan on a bead of silicone for the plexiglass lid as well.

I just looked what others have done...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-27-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,663
Posted By p4ck37p1mp
Almost done with the control box. i really tried...

Almost done with the control box. i really tried to make it neat, but it went all to hell eventually anyway.
http://inhbc.org/modules/coppermine/albums/userpics/10007/normal_rig-wires1.jpg...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-27-2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 33
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Posted By p4ck37p1mp
Spinning a burner on. ...

Spinning a burner on.
http://inhbc.org/modules/coppermine/albums/userpics/10007/normal_burners05.jpg

Closeup of the dry fit for the Asco valve and pilot valve for one burner....
Forum: DIY Projects 03-27-2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 33
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Posted By p4ck37p1mp
Coming together, pots on the stand. ...

Coming together, pots on the stand.
http://inhbc.org/modules/coppermine/albums/userpics/10007/normal_stand01.jpg

Closeup of caster mounting, I drilled and tapped the feet for threaded casters....
Forum: DIY Projects 03-27-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 33
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Posted By p4ck37p1mp
Much later in the welding, almost done. ...

Much later in the welding, almost done.
http://inhbc.org/modules/coppermine/albums/userpics/10007/normal_stand1.jpg
http://inhbc.org/modules/coppermine/albums/userpics/10007/normal_stand2.jpg...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-27-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,663
Posted By p4ck37p1mp
My first halfway decent bead. ...

My first halfway decent bead.
http://inhbc.org/modules/coppermine/albums/userpics/10007/normal_okbead.jpg

End caps welded on for the feet so casters could be mounted....
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