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Old 08-27-2009, 04:14 AM   #11
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Just aquired 2 of my 3 kegs to convert, your system is an inspiration....
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Old 08-27-2009, 11:21 AM   #12
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I also used Arnie's BTRemote program to log the entire brew and I was able to watch the brew from my office in the other part of the house. Just not having to run back and forth to check temps is worth it in itself.
So you spent that time running back and forth to take pictures instead, huh?

Really, that is great! I've like the looks of the BT and the BCS-460, alas I cannot afford such a system at this point in time. With the BT Remote program, can you control the BrewTroller as well as monitor it? Say, start your boil from your couch?
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Old 08-27-2009, 02:52 PM   #13
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Would you mind if I took your rig out on a date Friday night, I promise to have her home early

Hop Stopper.... please explain??
Well since my boil kettle drains from the bottom I can't really do a whirlpool to keep the hops out of my chiller. So I took a sheet of stainless mesh and using stainless wire I sewed it into a cylinder shape. Then I made a hole in it and screwed it onto the weldless fitting in the bottom of the kettle.

I can take some more pictures of it if you like.
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Old 08-27-2009, 02:54 PM   #14
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So you spent that time running back and forth to take pictures instead, huh?

Really, that is great! I've like the looks of the BT and the BCS-460, alas I cannot afford such a system at this point in time. With the BT Remote program, can you control the BrewTroller as well as monitor it? Say, start your boil from your couch?
Thats right, now I can take pictures without rushing around guess the next step is cameras mounted all over that take pictures automatically

The guy that is writing the BTRemote software is working up to that right now. The first step was just to be able to monitor, the next step is remote control and then after that he wants to make it so you can import Beersmith or BTP files directly into the controller. That way it will configure your brew for you.
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Old 08-27-2009, 03:10 PM   #15
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thats some nice software if you don't mind whats the rough price of your setup with software.

 
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Old 08-28-2009, 02:02 AM   #16
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The software than runs on the laptop is free, but it's just monitoring the BrewTroller itself, you can get the controller from BrewTroller | BrewTroller
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Old 08-28-2009, 10:56 PM   #17
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Nice setup..me likes
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Old 09-02-2009, 11:19 AM   #18
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Thanks

I checked the beer yesterday and it was down to 1.030 which seems awfully slow for Nottingham. It still has to sit 2 more weeks before I keg it so i'm not really concerned at this point.
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Old 09-04-2009, 01:56 PM   #19
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Gotta love punkin' ale! And that is a very awesome set-up, incredibly organized and just clean looking!

Prost!
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Old 09-07-2009, 09:43 PM   #20
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ohh no its Hi-Def beer porn
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