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Forum: Electric Brewing 11-11-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,261
Posted By vballdrummer
I've looked into this too, Depending on how hot...

I've looked into this too, Depending on how hot you want the water, it gets pretty expensive for the unit. Home-use units are temp limited to about 140 degrees to prevent scalding (at least her in...
Forum: For Sale 11-07-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 908
Posted By vballdrummer
Pm sent

Pm sent
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-15-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,886
Posted By vballdrummer
The software is "functional" to brew, but not at...

The software is "functional" to brew, but not at all complete - I've not been able to do anything on this in a couple of months due to being so busy. But I do brew on it. It was my Winter project,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-14-2011, 01:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,044
Posted By vballdrummer
eBay, it's not cheap, but a little goes a long...

eBay, it's not cheap, but a little goes a long way ... I still have lotz on my roll.
Oh and the liquid flux can also be had at your local welding supply -- they will probably not carry the #8 though
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-14-2011, 12:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,044
Posted By vballdrummer
+1 Harris Stay-Brite solder and Harris Stay-Clean...

+1 Harris Stay-Brite solder and Harris Stay-Clean liquid flux
Make sure it is #8 solder -- this is a bearing-type solder with a higher silver content giving it the holding power you need for torque....
Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-11-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2,200
Views: 282,738
Posted By vballdrummer
fermented six days to dry

Fermented out in six days :rockin:
6/5 @1.071
6/11 @0.0995

Here's a vid of the fermentation activity on day two:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6Y7fDYUscY

It's time to finish up,...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-02-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,767
Posted By vballdrummer
My LabJack based system is in use; it's not...

My LabJack based system is in use; it's not polished, it's not complete, but it does brew beer. I used LabView instead of DAQfactory because it's free for me to use
...
Forum: For Sale 05-24-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 893
Posted By vballdrummer
fair enough, but when someone only posts in the...

fair enough, but when someone only posts in the classifieds it makes one wonder -- 15 posts, 13 of them to sell something with no contributions to any other forums. If Jay is selling off his stuff -...
Forum: For Sale 05-24-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 893
Posted By vballdrummer
jxm2119 - Are you a registered vendor? ...

jxm2119 - Are you a registered vendor?
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f16/absolutely-no-commercial-retailer-vendor-reselling-231581/
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-17-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 46,388
Posted By vballdrummer
@jazong - my only concern was the longer the tube...

@jazong - my only concern was the longer the tube (moment arm) the more torque applied to the weld. When they arrived I (re)assured myself that the weld is solid enough to withstand weight and...
Forum: For Sale 05-11-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,713
Posted By vballdrummer
pm ...

pm ...
Forum: Electric Brewing 05-09-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 73,102
Posted By vballdrummer
Just points for any unsuspecting members that...

Just points for any unsuspecting members that grab up a schematic for a blind build. Some of the questions in the Electric Brewing thread are causes for concern.

For noobs, the element is HOT...
Forum: Electric Brewing 05-09-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 73,102
Posted By vballdrummer
Be careful here. I know some might argue the HBT...

Be careful here. I know some might argue the HBT board goes a bit overboard when it comes to safety, but is that really possible when we're using water, metal tanks and 30-50 amps at 115 to 230 V?
...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-22-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 630
Views: 79,504
Posted By vballdrummer
+1 I'm using bronze heads too. I found the...

+1 I'm using bronze heads too. I found the castings a bit rough on the inside so I "cleaned" them up a bit with my dremel.
Forum: Wine 04-20-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 66,347
Posted By vballdrummer
no blow off needed

no blow off needed
Forum: For Sale 04-18-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By vballdrummer
Why not just convert them for $11 ea? ...

Why not just convert them for $11 ea?
http://www.cornykeg.com/catalog.asp?prodid=682504
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-14-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,886
Posted By vballdrummer
@sparky - didn't think to recess, but the panel...

@sparky - didn't think to recess, but the panel does have an articulating arm to the stand; although it may need to be longer :D That's why I'm going to add a second e-stop to the center leg on the...
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-13-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,886
Posted By vballdrummer
I'm using LabView right now because I have...

I'm using LabView right now because I have developer access, but began testing in C++ and VB. LabView has a StateChart module that is quite suited to the brewing process (or most industrial control)...
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-13-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,886
Posted By vballdrummer
New eControlBox (based on Ohio-Ed's)

Thanks to the wonderful collective resources of HBT, and especially Ohio-Ed's control panel thread, I've reached a major milestone in building Rev2 of my eBrewery. The panel guts are O-E based, but...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-11-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 822
Posted By vballdrummer
Oh, my bad -- I was thinking, awe forget...

Oh, my bad -- I was thinking, awe forget it.:cross:
Forum: DIY Projects 04-11-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 779
Posted By vballdrummer
Greenlee Hydraulic Punch is DaBomb!

And I thought the manual version was useful -- Man-O-Man, this makes it almost fun to punch holes. Even my daughter thought it was "kewl".
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-07-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,878
Posted By vballdrummer
I don't think they chg sales tax out of state --...

I don't think they chg sales tax out of state -- they also do ebay. I spend way too many lunch hours there.
http://stores.ebay.com/Mendelsons-Liquidation-Outlet/Store-Home.html
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-07-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,878
Posted By vballdrummer
@brewbeemer ... understand, but we're lucky...

@brewbeemer ... understand, but we're lucky enough to have Mendelson's in Dayton - i've seen dozens of these pin / sleeves ... and some of the biggest industrial surplus weighs in over 10,000#;...
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-07-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,878
Posted By vballdrummer
we have an electronic surplus in town ... maybe i...

we have an electronic surplus in town ... maybe i can check if nobody on the board speaks up
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-05-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 630
Views: 79,504
Posted By vballdrummer
@pola0502ds here ya go ...

@pola0502ds here ya go ...
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