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Old 10-21-2009, 06:03 PM   #101
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Awesome article jkarp.

I'm thinking of building one myself now.

 
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Old 10-21-2009, 09:03 PM   #102
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Awesome design!

The BYO article led me to finding this thread. I'm definitely going to build one, trying to utilize my existing equipment and possibly converting to 5Gal.

 
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Old 10-21-2009, 09:08 PM   #103
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Definitely going to take a few pointers from this when I build my electric brew rig.

 
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Old 10-21-2009, 09:34 PM   #104
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Congrats on the article Jkarp, can't wait to read it when it goes online!

 
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Old 10-21-2009, 10:11 PM   #105
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Thanks everybody!

 
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Old 10-22-2009, 01:22 AM   #106
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I was at the LHBS the other day in Virginia Beach VA talking about my goal of piecing together a brew setup out of kegs I'm picking up online and trying to make a dream build. But since I live on the oceanfront in a townhome with no garage and all the joys of being a happily married father I have lack of space. So the LHBS pulled out your article and recommended your setup. Word travels fast in the brew community! Great job man on a true piece of using what you got to do what you want...

 
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Old 10-22-2009, 02:20 AM   #107
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jkarp, two quick questions on your thermocouple:

1) I only see two "liquid tight" TCs on AuberIns. Are you using the 2" or 4" probe model?
2) What fitting is used between the TC and the siteglass body?

 
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Old 10-22-2009, 02:50 AM   #108
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sockmonkey View Post
jkarp, two quick questions on your thermocouple:

1) I only see two "liquid tight" TCs on AuberIns. Are you using the 2" or 4" probe model?
2) What fitting is used between the TC and the siteglass body?
Go with the 4" TC. It will give you better readings during chill mode.

IIRC, you need a brass 1/2" to 1/4" reducer into the sightglass. The TC is 1/4". You can get the reducer at Home Depot in the plumbing section. Wrap the heck out of those connections with teflon tape, they can leak.

 
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Old 10-22-2009, 03:44 AM   #109
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Go with the 4" TC. It will give you better readings during chill mode.

IIRC, you need a brass 1/2" to 1/4" reducer into the sightglass. The TC is 1/4". You can get the reducer at Home Depot in the plumbing section. Wrap the heck out of those connections with teflon tape, they can leak.
Yes, go with the 4". I got the 2" and it doesn't protrude into the BK at all and it's a little slow and inaccurate by a degree or 2. The 4" is on my list of things to get in the future.

 
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Old 10-22-2009, 04:01 AM   #110
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Yes, go with the 4". I got the 2" and it doesn't protrude into the BK at all and it's a little slow and inaccurate by a degree or 2. The 4" is on my list of things to get in the future.
Thankfully JK told me to get the 4" one before I built my system, more kudos to the Countertop Brutus 20 guru.

 
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