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Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 06-18-2014, 09:56 PM
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Saw these guys at NHC and they had some decent...

Saw these guys at NHC and they had some decent beer on tap, which was brewed on the machine. Not a hint of DMS, which was of course my largest concern.
Forum: DIY Projects 04-08-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 477
Views: 124,771
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If memory serves, one week of exposure to air is...

If memory serves, one week of exposure to air is sufficient to re-passivate stainless steel. This can be accelerated with an acid, of which the most commonly available to homebrewers is Star San. ...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-01-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 477
Views: 124,771
Posted By RadicalEd
A new use for my portable battery powered...

A new use for my portable battery powered jump-starter comes to mind...massive terminal clamp included! :D :eek:
Forum: DIY Projects 03-01-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By RadicalEd
It's definitely not brittle, but the 1.5" stuff I...

It's definitely not brittle, but the 1.5" stuff I have is NOT a fan of bending! Triangles is an interesting concept! :)
Forum: DIY Projects 03-01-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By RadicalEd
Advice on Armaflex insulating for fermenters?

I'm at the point of insulating my fermenters.....but when I look at my rather stiff, rectangular sheets of insulation, I'm having a hard time envisioning them wrapped around my fermenters.

Is...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-28-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,680
Posted By RadicalEd
Well done, sir.

Well done, sir.
Forum: DIY Projects 02-28-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 16,507
Posted By RadicalEd
I'd go for the 6/3, and install a dryer/range...

I'd go for the 6/3, and install a dryer/range plug and/or some 120V receptacles on your wall. You can never have too many receptacles! And then use a dryer/range cord to hook up the panel. I...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-14-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,662
Posted By RadicalEd
Collapsible....nice.

Collapsible....nice.
Forum: DIY Projects 02-13-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 16,507
Posted By RadicalEd
Aaaaaah, I see. I mistook the 'socket' (as in...

Aaaaaah, I see. I mistook the 'socket' (as in wrench) for something else (socket as in electrical receptacle) :p. Specifically, I thought it was an alternative to:
...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-13-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 16,507
Posted By RadicalEd
hmmmm, what it that socket part #? Seems like a...

hmmmm, what it that socket part #? Seems like a much cheaper alternative to some of the other brewing specific sockets!
Forum: DIY Projects 02-12-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 734
Posted By RadicalEd
As request from another forum goer, here is the...

As request from another forum goer, here is the circuit schematic diagram. Dots mean the wires are connected. The glycol cooler (an air conditioner) is controlled by the left STC, the fermenter...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-12-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 16,507
Posted By RadicalEd
Agreed. Step temp changes should be very, very...

Agreed. Step temp changes should be very, very fast :).
Forum: DIY Projects 02-12-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,725
Posted By RadicalEd
My little box for the STC's wasn't too...

My little box for the STC's wasn't too bad...Figure $200-250 for the whole thing.

What really got me was the $450 floor standing drill press I purchased! :p
Forum: DIY Projects 02-12-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 16,507
Posted By RadicalEd
Ahhhhhh, so I did make a few mistakes, most...

Ahhhhhh, so I did make a few mistakes, most notably the transposed 6 and 1 :p. That does shift the enthalpy numbers somewhat favorably.

The slightly elevated pressure is an 'oh duh' thing; do you...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-11-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,725
Posted By RadicalEd
One for glycol reservoir temps, then one each for...

One for glycol reservoir temps, then one each for the two fermenters that control pumps to the glycol and resistance heat tape for cool/heat control :).
Forum: DIY Projects 02-11-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 521
Posted By RadicalEd
Cook Nuclear. I might actually be visiting...

Cook Nuclear. I might actually be visiting Diablo in March to help with a self inspection :).
Forum: DIY Projects 02-11-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 521
Posted By RadicalEd
Definitely go SSR! As mentioned earlier, the...

Definitely go SSR! As mentioned earlier, the PID's cycle rather frequently in operation. You'll hit the Mean Time Before Failure in no time at all with an electromechanical relay. A decent SSR and...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-11-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,467
Posted By RadicalEd
I wouldn't use a submerged aquarium heater...it...

I wouldn't use a submerged aquarium heater...it will raise the humidity, which will then all gather on the sides of the freezer, causing lots of condensation to mop up. I would use either a small...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-11-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,725
Posted By RadicalEd
My STC-1000 fermenter control panel... :D ...

My STC-1000 fermenter control panel... :D


Cover closed, powered up, ready to go!
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/689/5bw6.jpg


Cover open:...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-11-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 16,507
Posted By RadicalEd
For the love of all that is good in this world,...

For the love of all that is good in this world, use metric units! :p These English units are sooooo much harder to work with.

Also, I noted a slight thermo mistake; you are using gauge pressure...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-04-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,742
Posted By RadicalEd
I have a brewing buddy that built a rocket stove...

I have a brewing buddy that built a rocket stove out of a 55gal metal drum, and it boiled wort like nobody's business!

All a matter of scale :).
Forum: DIY Projects 02-04-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 16,507
Posted By RadicalEd
Definitely go for the brazing! Much, much...

Definitely go for the brazing! Much, much stronger bond, all around. :)
Forum: DIY Projects 01-31-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By RadicalEd
True! And that is especially true for holes up...

True! And that is especially true for holes up to and including 3/8"; this tool would have a hard time dealing with those, as they are too small. But if you're talking about larger holes, or holes...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-31-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By RadicalEd
FYI: super helpful tool--the deburring tool

Just wanted to throw this one out there for all the folks 'not in the know' like me.

When you cut, machine, or otherwise put an edge on metal, it tends to leave lots of nasty, snagging,...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-28-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 16,507
Posted By RadicalEd
Well, the primary advantage is that you simplify...

Well, the primary advantage is that you simplify your coil design--just one downwardly spiraling coil, no holes cut in the pot :). But you would also gain a small amount of efficiency and power...
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