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Forum: DIY Projects 03-29-2014, 05:32 PM
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Posted By tom_hampton
Grrr. Sorry about the sideways pix. I guess my...

Grrr. Sorry about the sideways pix. I guess my phone automatically rotates them for viewing.
Forum: DIY Projects 03-29-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By tom_hampton
I have a very similar setup. I keep my Geer in...

I have a very similar setup. I keep my Geer in my shop, which is about the same distance from my covered porch where I brew. I use a folding step ladder in the same way as the brew ladder.

The...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-28-2014, 12:15 AM
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Views: 106,201
Posted By tom_hampton
Read the direct heating and multiferment threads...

Read the direct heating and multiferment threads over on the bpi forum.

I think multiple chambers will always require a separate arduino, but maybe not. As I understand the charges are to...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-27-2014, 01:11 PM
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Views: 106,201
Posted By tom_hampton
Your setup is exactly like mine, right down to...

Your setup is exactly like mine, right down to the reflectix. My chamber is a 4x4 closet with an ac unit. The cold room plus heating pad is not that unusual. I've had many discussions with elco...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-20-2014, 06:36 AM
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Posted By tom_hampton
Program manager!?! Well that explains...

Program manager!?! Well that explains everything.

Engineers have day jobs, too... Ya know. Somehow we still manage not to kill ALL the program managers in the morning.
Forum: DIY Projects 03-20-2014, 05:40 AM
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Posted By tom_hampton
Come on, now. :p I've spent a large portion of my...

Come on, now. :p I've spent a large portion of my life developing embedded products: from robotics to avionics to industrial controls. 145am is just barely getting started. If the sun isn't up yet,...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-17-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 369
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Posted By tom_hampton
I'm probably not who you are referring to, but I...

I'm probably not who you are referring to, but I run 4 fermentations in my ferm chamber. I keep the room at 48f. I keep one layer of reflectix insulation around the outside and can maintain...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-17-2014, 01:49 AM
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Posted By tom_hampton
Brewpi is interesting. I've been following it...

Brewpi is interesting. I've been following it since Uberfridge days. However, there are still several issues with Elco's chosen method of control---and the basic implementation. Really the nicest...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-09-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 11,357
Posted By tom_hampton
Its ok. I was wrong, and answered my own...

Its ok. I was wrong, and answered my own question. I deleted the content to avoid confusing someone else.
Forum: DIY Projects 03-09-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 11,357
Posted By tom_hampton
nevermind....

nevermind....
Forum: DIY Projects 03-08-2014, 03:56 PM
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Posted By tom_hampton
Like Yuri, I'm impressed with the design and...

Like Yuri, I'm impressed with the design and implementation of this suite of boards. Nice work.

I'm in the design stages of a major overhaul to my fermentation and storage room. I currently...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-23-2014, 06:58 PM
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Views: 113,061
Posted By tom_hampton
Yes, I'm aware. I did say "minor". Plus, that...

Yes, I'm aware. I did say "minor". Plus, that does imply that the rPI has internet access. It is conceivable that might not be the case for every use-case.

With the Windows installers...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-23-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 113,061
Posted By tom_hampton
I just wanted to play with it before I put it on...

I just wanted to play with it before I put it on an SBC behind a monitor. Its a little easier to dig around in the php on my primary desktop.

I agree a WAMP machine is not the low-cost or...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-23-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 113,061
Posted By tom_hampton
Just to confirm...I installed RaspberryPints onto...

Just to confirm...I installed RaspberryPints onto an XAMPP based Windows server on my PC. Works fine.

The only thing is that RaspberryPints wants to run in the htdocs root. But, I have several...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-07-2014, 09:31 PM
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Posted By tom_hampton
I'm an old embedded systems engineer. Pulse...

I'm an old embedded systems engineer. Pulse counting can be done a few ways in both hw and sw. But counting pulses only a couple ms apart in sw with interrupts or worse polling is unreliable.
...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-03-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By tom_hampton
My keggle has exactly that. I use whole hops...

My keggle has exactly that. I use whole hops and a bazooka screen. Cleaning the hop leaves does take a little time. But it's not that bad. Use hot pbw to clean inside. Use starsan to clean off...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-25-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,704
Posted By tom_hampton
I have a 48" square, 9' tall room setup like...

I have a 48" square, 9' tall room setup like this. Walls are insulatedand then ccoveredwwith 1" foam, and sealed. I use a home Depot 5000 btu ac Window unit with two temp controllers to keep the room...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-09-2012, 04:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,329
Posted By tom_hampton
That looks pretty nice and durable. Looks...

That looks pretty nice and durable. Looks remarkably like a fermwrap, but longer.
Forum: DIY Projects 11-09-2012, 04:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,329
Posted By tom_hampton
This stuff looks interesting: ...

This stuff looks interesting:

http://beanfarm.com/product_info.php?cPath=1204_1205&products_id=5569

Looks like its $3.60 per foot and can be wired directly to 110VAC.

Looks pretty ideal.
Forum: DIY Projects 11-09-2012, 04:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,329
Posted By tom_hampton
I had a hard time finding something without an...

I had a hard time finding something without an auto-shutoff, but good luck. I found one that I could disable, but the other ones were microprocessor controlled, and couldn't be bypassed.

That's...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-09-2012, 02:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,329
Posted By tom_hampton
I use these: ...

I use these:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000F54AOW/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i00

no safety switch or auto-off mode.

-tch
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-15-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By tom_hampton
Pumpkin is 90% water. So 4 lbs of flesh is only...

Pumpkin is 90% water. So 4 lbs of flesh is only 0.4 lbs starch.
Forum: Electric Brewing 10-06-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By tom_hampton
I put this together for a friend a while back. ...

I put this together for a friend a while back. This is how I make all of mine.

http://www.tomhampton.info/2012/07/beer-temp-controller/
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-03-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,396
Posted By tom_hampton
I'll take some pictures, but in the meantime its...

I'll take some pictures, but in the meantime its based on Push Eject's described here:

http://www.wortomatic.com/articles/Wort-Cooling-201

Yes, I have a 50' x 1/2" copper IC. The Molon motor...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-02-2012, 05:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,396
Posted By tom_hampton
I made an electric stirrer from a molon motor and...

I made an electric stirrer from a molon motor and copper scraps. Boil to under 90 in 6 minutes. Switched to ice. Down to 62 in 4 more. Crazy.
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