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Forum: Electric Brewing Today, 04:08 AM
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electric HERMS for 7 or 8 years - I would only go...

electric HERMS for 7 or 8 years - I would only go back to propane if there were no electricity available.
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 08-04-2014, 08:46 PM
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Posted By stevehaun
Pick me!

Pick me!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-31-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By stevehaun
LFFH21F7HW Frost free

LFFH21F7HW

Frost free
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-30-2014, 06:36 PM
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Posted By stevehaun
I have the stout 40 gallon conical. I use a...

I have the stout 40 gallon conical. I use a frigidaire 20.5 cu ft upright freezer.
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-05-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By stevehaun
Any cycle time > than 2 or 3 seconds will lead to...

Any cycle time > than 2 or 3 seconds will lead to "pulsed" boiling.
Forum: Electric Brewing 06-04-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By stevehaun
I use an omega PID. Set cycle time to 1 second...

I use an omega PID. Set cycle time to 1 second and use the manual mode. Start at 100% and then back off once you have a vigorous boil.
Forum: Electric Brewing 04-06-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,647
Posted By stevehaun
Torque2: I have a one barrel system with two...

Torque2:
I have a one barrel system with two 4500 watt elements in both the HLT and BK. I don't run them simultaneously. I have a 50 amp control panel with two outlets. During the mash the HLT is...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-30-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By stevehaun
Great suggestions so far. I would also include...

Great suggestions so far. I would also include Ohio Ed's build:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/electric-question-153310/

There is lots of great discussion. IMHO, this is one of the best...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-30-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By stevehaun
I let mine rust. I just don't look at them. ...

I let mine rust. I just don't look at them. Elements are cheap - replace them every couple years.
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-28-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 847
Posted By stevehaun
I have a contactor controlling all power coming...

I have a contactor controlling all power coming into my panel. The E-stop shuts this contactor off. If I happen to fill my control panel with water, I hope that my GFI breaker would trip. I guess...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-28-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By stevehaun
Just gently wrap the coil around a corny keg. 25...

Just gently wrap the coil around a corny keg. 25 ft 1/2" copper tubing will work great. Have fun!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-28-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By stevehaun
25 feet of herms coil is plenty. You should be...

25 feet of herms coil is plenty. You should be good for up to 10 gallon batches!
Forum: DIY Projects 03-27-2014, 09:25 PM
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Posted By stevehaun
Incredibly sexy!

Incredibly sexy!
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-13-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By stevehaun
I occasionally get an error code on my pid. I...

I occasionally get an error code on my pid. I clear them by turning my PID off and then on again. I would rather flip a switch than power off my 50 amp system. Other than that, I agree it is not...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-07-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,191
Posted By stevehaun
I have been using copper for over 10 years and I...

I have been using copper for over 10 years and I am still alive. I rinse mine with the sparge water during every batch. Once or twice a year I pump an acid rinse thru the coil and rinse with water.
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-02-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,147
Posted By stevehaun
I have 50 amp service for my brewery. I run two...

I have 50 amp service for my brewery. I run two 4500 watt elements in both the BK and HLT. I brew 30 gallon batches. Do I wish I had more power? Yes, but not enough to change out my elements. ...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-28-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By stevehaun
I brew one barrel batches with two 4500 watt...

I brew one barrel batches with two 4500 watt elements in my BK. I run my PID at 90% power after I reach a boil. If I were building a 2 barrel system, I would want at least 18,000 watts in the BK. ...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-28-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By stevehaun
I do 1 barrel batches and use a therminator. My...

I do 1 barrel batches and use a therminator. My well water is between 50-55F. I can drain my boil kettle in about 30 minutes.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-20-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By stevehaun
yes that is probably it. The best stainless hose...

yes that is probably it. The best stainless hose mesh can be found in the big box stores (lowes, home depot, etc) in the water heater section. This application is used to connect water heaters to...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-17-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By stevehaun
No need to solder the ends together. Just twist...

No need to solder the ends together. Just twist them.
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-17-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By stevehaun
Your triclamp is a metal to metal connection...

Your triclamp is a metal to metal connection between the fitting and kettle. If your fitting is grounded, your kettle is grounded.
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-13-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,051
Posted By stevehaun
I made my own thermowells from copper tubing and...

I made my own thermowells from copper tubing and brass compression fittings. I bought about 20 feet of k type thermocouple wire off ebay. Hook up one end to the PID, cut wire to appropriate length,...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-12-2014, 05:12 PM
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Posted By stevehaun
Sign me up!

Sign me up!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-06-2014, 02:46 PM
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Views: 132
Posted By stevehaun
Bump

Bump
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-06-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By stevehaun
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