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Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 04-22-2014, 09:57 PM
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Posted By sapperxl
muhteeus, I couldn't get your logic file to open...

muhteeus, I couldn't get your logic file to open in RsLogix Micro or RsLogix 500. Kept giving me a unexpected file format error...not sure why.
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 04-22-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 790
Posted By sapperxl
I was playing with the emulator today at lunch...

I was playing with the emulator today at lunch and what I think I'm going to do for temp control is use GRT & LES with like a 5 second TON delay to turn the element on and off and analog inputs with...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 04-21-2014, 09:52 PM
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Posted By sapperxl
muhteeus, I see you went with a separate temp...

muhteeus, I see you went with a separate temp controller instead of the PLC PID function, was that just to simplify the logic or does the 1200 not have the PID function? I'm thinking about going that...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 04-21-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 790
Posted By sapperxl
Ebay just search for 4 20 ma temp transmitter. I...

Ebay just search for 4 20 ma temp transmitter. I ordered five this morning for $40. I still gotta get the RTDs, but just search for PT100 and a bunch will pop up just make sure you get the three wire...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 04-20-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 790
Posted By sapperxl
You can download RsEmulate 500 for free from AB....

You can download RsEmulate 500 for free from AB. They did that when they came out with the Micrologix line, it is under the Micrologix download page, but it works with RsLogix 500 and RsLogix Micro....
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 04-20-2014, 02:12 PM
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Posted By sapperxl
The SLC500 Fixed Hardware style I have only...

The SLC500 Fixed Hardware style I have only allows for two modules besides the built in relay / dc sink I/O. My wife's out on maternity leave so I'm doing a lot of this project on the cheap, the...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 04-19-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 790
Posted By sapperxl
Share your ladder logic

I'm curious if anyone is willing to share their ladder logic for their automated brew systems. I've started getting my stuff to make a PLC brewery. I've got a AB SLC500 Fixed Hardware 1747-L30C,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-01-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,399
Posted By sapperxl
You must be a lot neater brewer then I am. I...

You must be a lot neater brewer then I am. I always have water all over the place from cleaning when I brew in my garage. I was thinking more just being able to hose out the floor when I'm done...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-01-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,399
Posted By sapperxl
I'm thinking about being able to set hot...

I'm thinking about being able to set hot equipment down on the floor is why I was thinking of staying away from vinyl or linoleum.

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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-27-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,399
Posted By sapperxl
I'm building the floor first and it's going to be...

I'm building the floor first and it's going to be on a gravel pad with concrete blocks so I can just jack up one side till I like it then build the shed on top once I get it where I want it.

Sent...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-24-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,399
Posted By sapperxl
I haven't got a clue on what the slope should be...

I haven't got a clue on what the slope should be by code. I just wanna avoid ponding but keep it close to level as possible. I have this exact shed at my hunting property and it doesn't feel crowded...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-22-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,399
Posted By sapperxl
Thanks 1/4" it is then. I thought about linoleum...

Thanks 1/4" it is then. I thought about linoleum or vinyl too it's not that big so I could probably get it as a left over for next to nothing. I'm thinking about just painting it with deck paint too....
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-22-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,399
Posted By sapperxl
Got my shed ordered today. Should be there in 18...

Got my shed ordered today. Should be there in 18 days so it should be there a little after I come back from offshore. I finished the dirt work before I left. I dug down 6" then back bladed the bottom...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-13-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By sapperxl
Wish I had some more room I'd try those blanc du...

Wish I had some more room I'd try those blanc du bois out too, it'd be nice to be able to have enough variety to do some blends, I can probably do a little with 4 varieties.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-13-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By sapperxl
I went on a trip to Fredericksburg a couple years...

I went on a trip to Fredericksburg a couple years ago and went to five or six wineries. Every single one of them had bought grapes from somewhere else because they were in the process of re-growing...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-13-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By sapperxl
I've never done it or heard of it being done but...

I've never done it or heard of it being done but I say go for it. That's one thing I love about homebrewing is being able to experiment and try something out you can't get on the shelf. Let us know...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-13-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By sapperxl
Backyard vineyard done!

I finally got my vineyard done. I planted 6 muscadine vines (carlos, big red & isons) and 2 black spanish vines. I went with a double geneva curtain trellis system. At my last house I had planted one...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-13-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,399
Posted By sapperxl
It's a storage shed not a mechanic shop or even a...

It's a storage shed not a mechanic shop or even a garage. It'll be no different then washing out the garage with a water hose except it won't have standing water if I put a slope/drain in it. I could...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-13-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,399
Posted By sapperxl
Yeah poured foundation is out of the question....

Yeah poured foundation is out of the question. Concrete is about 14$ a sq ft here with a 5 yard minimum. I could do it myself but that's more work then I want to do with my little HF concrete mixer....
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-13-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,399
Posted By sapperxl
I think I'm gonna go with a 6-8" gravel bed a...

I think I'm gonna go with a 6-8" gravel bed a foot wider/longer then the shed with 4x4 skids on top of that so I shouldn't have much flex, but where I live the ground is primarily clay so I won't...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-13-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,399
Posted By sapperxl
I forgot to mention that no permits are required....

I forgot to mention that no permits are required. Outbuildings under 120 sq ft do not require a permit per IBC and my city. I understand it "should" be to code but I'm really only concerned with...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-13-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,399
Posted By sapperxl
About to start my backyard brewery, need help

So shockingly my HOA approved me to build a 10x12 metal shed in my backyard. The shed I'm going with is a barn-style 7' roof height (Arrow SR1012) 115' sq ft. This is going to be my brewery. I'm...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-30-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 113
Posted By sapperxl
My little ghetto setup for now Sent from my...

My little ghetto setup for now

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Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-30-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 113
Posted By sapperxl
Back at it

Ahhh after a year or so long hiatus due to personal reasons (new house, new job) finally back at brewing. Amazing how much you forget when you take a break that long. Glad this forum is here to...
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