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Old 11-02-2006, 08:15 PM   #21
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I got the perforated stainless sheet here. I used tin snips to trim it to fit, and I use some 2" #10 stainless button-head machine screws/nuts to space it up from the bottom (the round heads keep from scratching the plastic too badly).
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Old 11-03-2006, 04:07 PM   #22
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YURI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Your a genius. As i was reading your posts and thinking about buying a hot plate to put in the fridge in my garage for lagering in the winter i realized, i have 2 window air conditioners sitting in my garage for over a year as my House does not need them like my old rental did.................................To home depot i got for the pink insulation and a few 2x4s.

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Old 11-07-2006, 05:08 PM   #23
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To give you an idea of how well that air conditioner works, I set the controller to 40 degrees F last night, and the closet went from 65 to 40 in about 20 minutes. The air conditioner has hardly been working at all, and this morning, the beer in the conical is nice and chilled. Cold conditioning...mmmm!
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Old 09-05-2007, 08:41 PM   #24
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How do you bypass the thermostat?

 
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Old 09-06-2007, 12:59 PM   #25
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I thought you had gone over to using steam as the heat source. What happened?

 
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I thought you had gone over to using steam as the heat source. What happened?
Steam is for mashing. Air conditioners are for fermenting.
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How do you bypass the thermostat?
Find the assembly inside the air conditioner attached to the temperature control knob. There should be 3 wires coming out of it - 2 of them are switched by the thermostat, the 3rd is ground. Simply splice the 2 switched wires together and do a test run. The air conditioner should run continuously.
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Old 09-16-2007, 12:38 PM   #28
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To be honest, I didn't even know the difference between RIMS and HERMS until I looked it up this morning.
I'll post some more pics of this thing now that there's some interest.
I like the HERMS system much better. I don't like the idea of directly heating the sugar water. When I finally build my system, I'm going to go with HERMS.

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Old 09-16-2007, 01:14 PM   #29
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I like the HERMS system much better. I don't like the idea of directly heating the sugar water. When I finally build my system, I'm going to go with HERMS.
Your response is to a post that's about a year old now. I've since gone with a steam injection system that is WAY better. Search the forum for more info on mashing with steam.
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Your response is to a post that's about a year old now. I've since gone with a steam injection system that is WAY better. Search the forum for more info on mashing with steam.
I just saw that the post was still active and read it from the beginning. Thats all. I will look into the steam injection. I don't know anything about it but just by the sound of it, it's 100 times better.


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