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Forum: DIY Projects 04-10-2013, 07:19 AM
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Posted By tphjr
I use the same one on my fridge based...

I use the same one on my fridge based fermentation chamber and even though the dead band is an advertized 3 degrees the fermenter stays within 1 degree.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-10-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By tphjr
Wait, then wait some more - it may take dry yeast...

Wait, then wait some more - it may take dry yeast 2 days to start bubbling.

What temperature was your wurt when you pitched your yeast?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-10-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,156
Posted By tphjr
Not me, I'm just a ordinary Accountant type...

Not me, I'm just a ordinary Accountant type consultant who brews beer. And I know for a fact that I can't deduct any of my brew gear or brew supplies because they have nothing to do with my business....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-10-2013, 02:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By tphjr
Everyone's taste is different.

Everyone's taste is different.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-10-2013, 01:41 AM
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Posted By tphjr
Is it used as part of a business? If no then you...

Is it used as part of a business? If no then you can't.
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-10-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,028
Posted By tphjr
You can get the LWD version at from your local...

You can get the LWD version at from your local Home Depot or the ULWD version from Amazon.com.
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-09-2013, 11:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By tphjr
Depend on how it's built - I suspect not since...

Depend on how it's built - I suspect not since you used JB Weld.
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-09-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,028
Posted By tphjr
www.stilldragon.com has a kit if you don't mind...

www.stilldragon.com has a kit if you don't mind building your own.
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-09-2013, 03:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,210
Posted By tphjr
I agree that mashing in a GOTT cooler takes a...

I agree that mashing in a GOTT cooler takes a certain amount of finess. I had the same problem until I realized I had to pull mash up from the bottom with my spoon to thuroughly mix the contents. And...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-09-2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,611
Posted By tphjr
I brew with and without a secondary. When I...

I brew with and without a secondary.

When I ferment in a primmary only I keep the beer in the fermenter for 2 weeks then I keg. When I used to bottle I would keep the beer in the primary for an...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-09-2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,611
Posted By tphjr
The real reason for a secondary is not for a...

The real reason for a secondary is not for a secondary fermentation at all. Transferring your beer off the initial trube & into a clean container and letting it sit there for a couple of weeks helps...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-08-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By tphjr
Boiling in the flask is as much about sterilizing...

Boiling in the flask is as much about sterilizing the flask as about sterlizing the starter.
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-08-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,210
Posted By tphjr
What are you using for a mash tun? I'm using a...

What are you using for a mash tun? I'm using a round GOTT cooler and once I get the temperature set where I want it stays closed until the mash is done. Once my mash is done I spread some of the...
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-08-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,028
Posted By tphjr
I boil 6 gallons with a 1650 watt element + my...

I boil 6 gallons with a 1650 watt element + my stove top. I run both full on until I reach boil then I turn the stove eye down to 2 or 3 to maintain a good rolling boil. I tried turning the stove eye...
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-08-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Posted By tphjr
A 2000 watt element draws 16.6 amps (2000/120). ...

A 2000 watt element draws 16.6 amps (2000/120).
A 1500 watt element draws 12.5 amps (1500/120).
If your goal is to drop below 15 amps while loosing as little heat as possible, replace the 2000 watt...
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-08-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 925
Posted By tphjr
More than likely you have J-B Weld on the...

More than likely you have J-B Weld on the element. Regardless, I don't believe I'd trust the stuff around a heating element.
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 04-08-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By tphjr
Alien is right if you are using your element for...

Alien is right if you are using your element for brewing, but if you are using it for something unrelated and the RTD you are using is at least 4X more accurate than 0.5 degrees F then you should be...
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-08-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,210
Posted By tphjr
I don't know if I would trust anything electrical...

I don't know if I would trust anything electrical held together with J-B weld. I have only been on homebrewtalk.com for a short time but I have already discovered that there are much better solutions...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 04-08-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By tphjr
Definitely malt extract - it's not beer without...

Definitely malt extract - it's not beer without malt!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-08-2013, 04:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By tphjr
Your fermenter should not be open to stir.

Your fermenter should not be open to stir.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-08-2013, 04:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Posted By tphjr
Mine takes longer than a year to show its age and...

Mine takes longer than a year to show its age and I brew about once a month.
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-08-2013, 03:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,028
Posted By tphjr
The system you refer to seems to be for...

The system you refer to seems to be for controlling mash since you don't need a PID for boiling water. Also, it's $495.

They have a boil controller here for $295.00 that should work fine for...
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-07-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By tphjr
I have brewed for a long time in my brew pot & it...

I have brewed for a long time in my brew pot & it has one of the 1650 watt zinc plated elements installed through the side and I have not had any issues.

I use the plug-in element along with my...
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-07-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,028
Posted By tphjr
Assuming all you want to do is boil, at least one...

Assuming all you want to do is boil, at least one homebrew vendor has designed a 240V brew controller and a 240V element that's designed to hang over the side of your pot.

Look at this thread....
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 04-07-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,069
Posted By tphjr
Glad to help - a lot of people miss the fact that...

Glad to help - a lot of people miss the fact that a relay is just a switch and you have to provide outside power, which you just did by tying into your 12VDC power supply.
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