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Old 11-10-2012, 08:53 PM   #211
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lent quick disconnect to use dryer vent

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Old 11-10-2012, 08:58 PM   #212
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RO unit (put together from some filter housings I already had plus the new RO housing, fittings, and shutoff)

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RO bucket (float valve needs replacing) I use this for coffee too

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Awesome stir plate thanks to Bigbeavk's generosity

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Recirculating the mash or possibly vorlaufing, I can't remember

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Old 11-10-2012, 09:04 PM   #213
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Filling BK

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Hops ready to go (good tip using the cups from a user here that I can't remember now)

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FWH. First time trying a nylon bag, just ordered a hop spider from Stainless Brewing.

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Preboil boil gravity looks good

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Old 11-10-2012, 09:13 PM   #214
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Brief video of precarious beginnings of the boil

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Old 11-10-2012, 09:19 PM   #215
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Recirculating through chiller to sanitize
I need to work on my chilling set up

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Lost siphon! This was a bummer. It was either my hop stopper or a combination of that and a non-airtight dip tube. It had no trouble with water prior to this.

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Old 11-10-2012, 09:26 PM   #216
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Cleaning last bits of mash after dumping outside

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Overall a good brew day. 10 gallons of an American IPA is fermenting away.

I've ordered a 8 5/8" wide hop spider from Stainless Brewing and am looking at improving my chilling equipment/routine now.

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Old 02-04-2014, 11:14 PM   #217
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Ok. I hope you are ready for this as it becomes a little more complicated. BTW, I totally agree that an indicator light is needed to ensure some additional level of comfort with the system. The lamp will indicate if the switch is powering either element circuit.

The double pole - double throw - center off - switch needs to be changed out to a - Triple Pole - Double Throw - Center Off - switch in order to accommodate the indicator lamp.
Mouser PN 633-S33-RO (click it).
The indicator lamp shown is this one from
grainger.com PN 1XWL6 (click it). {BTW - the lamp is actually Amber in color. If you want a green one it's pn 1XWL4. Red is pn 1XWL1}


Now the new diagram (click on the image for a full scale drawing printable on tabloid paper 11" x 17")



Where else are you going to get a custom diagram.

I really enjoy the mind jumps I go through to come up with the plans.
I sure hope this helps you.

Best regards,
P-J

PJ,

First off thank you so much for all of your advice! This thread has been so helpful in figuring out the set-up I would like to build.

I am planning to use the diagram you made above for my set-up but was wondering if I could use a couple different switches than you listed.

For the 3 way switches, would I be able to substitute this switch instead of the one you listed:

http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=235

For the 2 way switches (for use with the PID and pumps), would these be safe to substitute as well:

http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=360

I'm not expert in this field so I appreciate any input
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jsguitar,

Thanks for all the pics! The system looks great and I hope to have something similar soon!
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Old 02-04-2014, 11:44 PM   #219
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PJ,

First off thank you so much for all of your advice! This thread has been so helpful in figuring out the set-up I would like to build.

I am planning to use the diagram you made above for my set-up but was wondering if I could use a couple different switches than you listed.

For the 3 way switches, would I be able to substitute this switch instead of the one you listed:

http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=235

For the 2 way switches (for use with the PID and pumps), would these be safe to substitute as well:

http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=360

I'm not expert in this field so I appreciate any input
You can use the switches you stated - however, the 3 way switch from Auber Instruments comes with 2 N/O modules and you need a total of 6 N/O modules so you would need to also order 4 more N/O modules from them to make the circuit work properly.

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Thanks for the quick response PJ!

So if I order 2 of these N/O switch blocks that will put me on the right track?

http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=257


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