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Forum: DIY Projects 02-11-2012, 06:33 PM
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Posted By cswank
I tried a pressure sensor like this, but I had to...

I tried a pressure sensor like this, but I had to go to something else because the pressure reading was fluctuating so much during the mash that I couldn't trust it.

I have a three tier system,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-26-2011, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By cswank
Thanks for the suggestion. My probe is ~1" above...

Thanks for the suggestion. My probe is ~1" above the bottom when it is in place. The bottom of the pot does have some layers of other metals that could hold a bunch of heat from when the hot water...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-26-2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By cswank
I have heating pads on the outside that kick...

I have heating pads on the outside that kick automatically in when the temperature falls too low. The temperature difference happens right away before the hearing pads turn on.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-26-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By cswank
I guess what I really want to know is if an 8...

I guess what I really want to know is if an 8 degree F temperature differential between the top and bottom of the mash is common.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-26-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By cswank
Mash Temperature Inversion

Hello, I'm just wondering if anyone else has noticed a large temperature inversion in the mash. I have a temperature probe that comes in from the top of my mash vessel (a large stainless pot), and I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-12-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 32,653
Posted By cswank
Good god, why didn't I think of that? Thanks!

Good god, why didn't I think of that? Thanks!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-12-2011, 01:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 32,653
Posted By cswank
I have an automatic brewery that I've been using...

I have an automatic brewery that I've been using for 7 batches now. It is all enclosed in a attempt to retain heat during the mash, and to not get my basement all steamy when I brew (all electric). ...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-05-2011, 12:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,251
Posted By cswank
Hello DeafSmith, did you get it working? I am...

Hello DeafSmith, did you get it working? I am striving for the same thing but am having problems (see my post at http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/electric-stove-burners-tripping-gfci-169210/).

To...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-27-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,064
Posted By cswank
I like the PEX. I already have the water line...

I like the PEX. I already have the water line running to my brewery. One step closer...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-27-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,064
Posted By cswank
Thanks to the PEX suggestions. I must amend my...

Thanks to the PEX suggestions. I must amend my original 'I think that's the way to go, for sure.'
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-27-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,064
Posted By cswank
Thanks. I searched for 'food grade tubing' on...

Thanks. I searched for 'food grade tubing' on google and found a bunch of stuff. I don't know why I didn't think of that.

I think that's the way to go, for sure.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-27-2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,064
Posted By cswank
Ideas for a water supply line

Hello,
I need to connect a water supply line to my brewery. I was planning on connecting a copper flex tube to the supply line of the sink in my basement, then run it about 40 feet to where I am...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-21-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,811
Posted By cswank
I had more of the same elements, so I tested on...

I had more of the same elements, so I tested on for a electrical leak between the heating surface and the input terminals. There was none. I hooked it up and it ran for about 30 seconds then it...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-20-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,811
Posted By cswank
I think I need a new multi-meter. When I test...

I think I need a new multi-meter. When I test the resistance of the elements, I get a reading of 200 (x 1K). When I touch the two probes directly, I get the same exact reading.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-20-2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,811
Posted By cswank
Yeah, Hermit, I felt the urge to connect them to...

Yeah, Hermit, I felt the urge to connect them to a regular breaker, but I think I'll try to make it work with the GFCI. I'm not confident in my electrical abilities to not have it there.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-20-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,811
Posted By cswank
What makes me wonder is that one teminal is...

What makes me wonder is that one teminal is marked white and one is marked red on each element. White means neutral often times. Could it be that even though they say 240V on them, they really are...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-20-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,811
Posted By cswank
I did just that this morning. I still detect a...

I did just that this morning. I still detect a small continuance (learned the right word to use on google last night) between the terminals of the two elements I tested and the frame of my brewery....
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-20-2010, 05:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,811
Posted By cswank
Electric Stove Burners Tripping GFCI

Hello,
After much studying and waiting, tonight I connected my electric stove burners to real electricity. I wanted to try external burners instead if immersion, like most electric brewers do. ...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-26-2009, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By cswank
Thank you very much. Arrgh, I knew I was wrong...

Thank you very much. Arrgh, I knew I was wrong somehow. So then I think I could wire them up to two 40A SSRs. By the way, I'm going to have an electrician inspect everything before it goes live. ...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-26-2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By cswank
Electric Stove Burners in Series

Hello all,
I am working on an electric boiler setup in my basement, and have a question about the wiring. I have a set of 4 6 inch electric stove burners that I have mounted on my frame. The...
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