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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-13-2010, 04:39 PM
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Posted By The Pol
Got the email, sorry, not interested.

Got the email, sorry, not interested.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-26-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 250,414
Posted By The Pol
I have bent the Camco 02583 LWD elements, I know...

I have bent the Camco 02583 LWD elements, I know those will bend to a degree. How far? Dunno. Id look for an actual design solution before I relegated myself to manipulating the elements to a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-26-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 105,839
Posted By The Pol
1.25" square tube .125" wall Free Tig...

1.25" square tube

.125" wall

Free Tig Weld and chemical cleanup of the steel

I have a friend in the business.

$35 per 20' is the cost of mild steel... $199 for 20' was the cost of SS...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-25-2010, 11:39 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 105,839
Posted By The Pol
I cant seem to locate a photo, and no longer own...

I cant seem to locate a photo, and no longer own this rig... sorry. Ever seen the thermowells that they sell for fermenting? It is just like that, but without the airlock hole.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-25-2010, 11:32 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 105,839
Posted By The Pol
Because Bargain Fittings was not known at the...

Because Bargain Fittings was not known at the time 7-2008, a lot of the fist electric rigs out there were using CPVC and such. Since then E-rigs have evolved a lot, as you have witnessed here on HBT...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-25-2010, 01:57 PM
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Posted By The Pol
Thanks Lorena. People come here to read about...

Thanks Lorena. People come here to read about the build, not sift through 4 pages of OT discussion. This is not the place.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-24-2010, 07:48 PM
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Posted By The Pol
Some are, some are not, depends on the type and...

Some are, some are not, depends on the type and how crazy you get with bending. Dont forget, you cant get too creative because you also have a coil in there that you do not want it to interfere with.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-24-2010, 05:41 PM
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Views: 250,414
Posted By The Pol
Yes, IMHO it is always nice to have the element...

Yes, IMHO it is always nice to have the element require as little water as possible so that you do not need to have a large water contingency in the HLT to submerge it.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-24-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 250,414
Posted By The Pol
Um, having to refill the HLT whenever you pump...

Um, having to refill the HLT whenever you pump water from it to keep the element submerged. Remembering to turn off the element when you transfer from the HLT so that you dont start the cooler on...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-24-2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,198
Posted By The Pol
This is funny... because PRO and CON lists are...

This is funny... because PRO and CON lists are different for everyone, it depends on what you value. What do you want? When you get malt for $.49 per pound, you may value a 10% increase in eff....
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-24-2010, 04:50 PM
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Views: 250,414
Posted By The Pol
I needed 3.6 gallons to submerge the 7" element. ...

I needed 3.6 gallons to submerge the 7" element.

I mean, it is up to the individual as to what they prefer. You'd have to work out the issues with having that much water in there at all times to...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-24-2010, 04:18 PM
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Views: 250,414
Posted By The Pol
You can fit a large element in there, jut depends...

You can fit a large element in there, jut depends on how much water you need to keep it submerged really.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-24-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 250,414
Posted By The Pol
Um, I like the coolers... very well insulated. ...

Um, I like the coolers... very well insulated. Depends on how much volume you need to keep in the cooler to keep it submerged.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-24-2010, 03:06 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 250,414
Posted By The Pol
I would go for the largest 240VAC element that I...

I would go for the largest 240VAC element that I could find that is 7" long. I would use the BCS at this point and make it all virtual control.
Forum: DIY Projects 02-24-2010, 01:51 AM
Replies: 3,350
Views: 2,123,975
Posted By The Pol
I use FireFox as my web browser, I am using the...

I use FireFox as my web browser, I am using the BCS 460 controller. Did some wet runs today, 9000W heats almost scary fast. The BCS needed some tweaking on the refresh rate, but the wireless...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-24-2010, 01:18 AM
Replies: 3,350
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Posted By The Pol
Work surface is maybe a misnomer... it is where...

Work surface is maybe a misnomer... it is where the kettles sit only
Forum: DIY Projects 02-24-2010, 12:40 AM
Replies: 3,350
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Posted By The Pol
McMasterCarr is eating the $160 I spent on the...

McMasterCarr is eating the $160 I spent on the last top. The temp. rating was bogus.

Found a place in MN that will custom cut some 14ga mirrored finish SS for the work surface. Metal is really...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-24-2010, 12:22 AM
Replies: 3,350
Views: 2,123,975
Posted By The Pol
I am switching to mirrored stainless for the work...

I am switching to mirrored stainless for the work top on my rig... decided that today. Should be here custom cut in a couple days.
Forum: DIY Projects 02-23-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,198
Posted By The Pol
I actually have an excel sheet which is where my...

I actually have an excel sheet which is where my #s came from too :)
Forum: DIY Projects 02-23-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,198
Posted By The Pol
Ok, your graph matches my initial statement...

Ok, your graph matches my initial statement several pages back. Thanks.

30 pounds, in a 10 gallon batch, at 72% is fine for me as that is an OG of about 1.084. I am typically in the 1.040 -...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-23-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,198
Posted By The Pol
Yup, 72% is what I thought.

Yup, 72% is what I thought.
Forum: DIY Projects 02-23-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,198
Posted By The Pol
What if you doubled your water volume at 30...

What if you doubled your water volume at 30 pounds of malt Jkarp? In your graph, would that change the eff.? Just curious.

I mean at 30 pounds of malt in a 5.5 gallon batch, youd be absorbing A...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-23-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,198
Posted By The Pol
Everything matters in a no sparge calc. Because...

Everything matters in a no sparge calc. Because water volumes matter, boil off matters, batch size matters etc. % loss is tied to the total wort volume. The smaller that total wort volume, the...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-23-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,198
Posted By The Pol
The numbers I gave are for a 10 gallon batch...

The numbers I gave are for a 10 gallon batch approx at 1.060 OG. 16g of wort, loss of 2.2g to losses, loss of 2.6g to boil off and a loss of .5-.75g to trub and loss of .4g to shrinkage... 10.05g to...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-23-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,198
Posted By The Pol
I don't treat the sparge water... because the...

I don't treat the sparge water... because the salts wont dissolve.
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