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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-13-2014, 08:29 PM
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Posted By Geordan
Any other "voices of experience" able to chime in...

Any other "voices of experience" able to chime in to help out?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-12-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Geordan
What's the "crappy" part of a crappy regulator?

I've got a crappy "china special" double product regulator from OntarioBeerKegs that's SO bad they no longer sell or support the thing -- it's inconsistent, the low pressure gauges wobble and go all...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-24-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 774
Posted By Geordan
That's a GREAT example, thanks -- I'm going to...

That's a GREAT example, thanks -- I'm going to try setting mine up EXACTLY like that. Do you mind if I ask you how adapted the element triclamp holder to the threaded fitting? I'd love to be able to...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-23-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 774
Posted By Geordan
I've popped onto a desktop computer here and...

I've popped onto a desktop computer here and reformatted the post, and also called out the key information in clearer, list form in addition to the "prose" description. Thanks for your patience.
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-23-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 774
Posted By Geordan
Sorry folks I've posted this using the the IPhone...

Sorry folks I've posted this using the the IPhone app and used the app's native functionality. Until I get back to a desktop I won't be able to see how it appears in browser. PJ, sorry if it's messy,...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-23-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 774
Posted By Geordan
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Forum: Electric Brewing 03-23-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 774
Posted By Geordan
Summary System Flow: Wort exits MLT...

Summary
System Flow:

Wort exits MLT through copper manifold
Wort passes through 24" hose to Chugger pump
Wort exits Chugger (throttled to roughly halfway) via 24" hose to RIMS
Wort enters...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-23-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 774
Posted By Geordan
It's all torn apart that this point -- would a...

It's all torn apart that this point -- would a drawing suffice?
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-23-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 774
Posted By Geordan
Update 2: the entire base of the element is...

Update 2: the entire base of the element is distorted and melted -- no idea what caused this. Completely at a loss to explain what would have overheated the element so severely to melt the base, but...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-23-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 774
Posted By Geordan
Update: Just ran off and the wort is completely...

Update: Just ran off and the wort is completely scorched -- element is caked in black burned material again. What am I doing wrong?! This is the third batch I've had this happen on!
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-23-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 774
Posted By Geordan
Bubbles in RIMS when element kicks on?

Hey folks, I'm currently ironing out the kinks of my RIMS, and my latest hitch is bubbles in the system. I've found that if I lay the tube horizontal, but prop up the "in" end (element) slightly, it...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-17-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By Geordan
The temp probe is on the wort-in side, element is...

The temp probe is on the wort-in side, element is wort-out. I noticed the variance when I picked up the "probe" end (which is already slightly elevated to prevent bubbles) and all of a sudden the...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-16-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By Geordan
Is my RIMS temp probe too short?

I've finally got my RIMS kit set up, and it's working in theory; however, I'm seeing some wonky mismatches between the measured temp and the actual temp of the wort returning to the MLT (10-14...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-14-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,012
Posted By Geordan
Brumateur, you're the best! My "FrankenRIMS"...

Brumateur, you're the best! My "FrankenRIMS" works exactly as expected when set up as you've described. I didn't use it as a RIMS for fear of overshooting, but I DID use it to heat my strike water,...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-12-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,012
Posted By Geordan
Thanks for all your help Brumateur. Just to...

Thanks for all your help Brumateur. Just to confirm I understand what you're suggesting:

- Wiring the Alarm 1 output to the SSR
- When the measured value falls below the set value, the "Alarm"...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-12-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,012
Posted By Geordan
Darn. Thanks so much for checking -- I just...

Darn. Thanks so much for checking -- I just ordered another TA4-SNR and the correct SSR to match. Fingers crossed!
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-12-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,012
Posted By Geordan
Okay, I'm home and here's what I've observed: ...

Okay, I'm home and here's what I've observed:
When the "Output" light is on, the control terminals are passing approximately 81mV; when it is off, they're passing 6.8V. Does this make any sense...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-10-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,012
Posted By Geordan
Well damn. I'm travelling until later in the week...

Well damn. I'm travelling until later in the week so I will have to check when I get home. Beginning to regret this RIMS project :P Thanks for your help.
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-10-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,012
Posted By Geordan
Would you mind elaborating, Brumateur? It sounds...

Would you mind elaborating, Brumateur? It sounds like I've made some assumptions about the equipment and am mistaken.

EDIT: What I'm confused about is how I could have burned out the SSR outputs...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-10-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,012
Posted By Geordan
It's a Fotek SSR-40VA (this one:...

It's a Fotek SSR-40VA (this one: http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290913682536)

It's a TA4 SNR - (this one:...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-10-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,012
Posted By Geordan
Troubleshooting RIMS controller with MyPin TA4 PID and Fotek SSR

Hey all, I'm hoping for a bit of advice troubleshooting my new RIMS controller. It's made up of a MyPin TA4 PID, 40amp Fotek SSR and an RTD.

It's all wired up, and here's the behaviour:

Probe...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-17-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By Geordan
You're not going to hurt a glass carboy scrubbing...

You're not going to hurt a glass carboy scrubbing it with a plastic bottle brush, there's no concern about that whatsoever. Having said that, don't work so hard -- I've NEVER had any grunge on a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-13-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By Geordan
Culberton's correct -- this is the best thing...

Culberton's correct -- this is the best thing about a carboy. Soak it in hot oxi/pbw (I generally do it for a few days because I'm lazy) and then rinse well. It's back to being just fine. More than...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-10-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By Geordan
Realistically a bit of foam with the BeerGun is...

Realistically a bit of foam with the BeerGun is fine. I'm not patient enough to chill the BeerGun or bottles, but once you've moved a cup of cold beer through it it's fine. I fill till the foam hits...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-09-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By Geordan
The issue is the lip doesn't grab properly with a...

The issue is the lip doesn't grab properly with a hand capper, it's too tall to line up with the metal "wings" -- they're still standard US crimp caps, though. I use an old bench capper for bottling...
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