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Old 11-21-2011, 01:32 AM   #21
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Another little teaser...

This was taken before I hooked my pumps up. I have water tested the pumps and boiled about 10 gallons. I have an issue with one of my pumps. It tends to start squealing when the water heats up. I switch the pumps around the squealing followed the pump...I need to find some SAE 20 oil and see if that takes care of it, but I noticed that the shaft of the pump has some perpendicular movement whereas the one that doesn't squeal doesn't move... If any one has any suggestion, please let me know. I've also ordered a brown ale and an IPA ingredient kit to get some pilot batches going! I've got a few friends that are willing to sell me some carboys so I can't wait to build up my supply of beer.

 
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Old 11-23-2011, 02:43 PM   #22
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Picture time:

A few of the whole setup.










Testing out the heating elements.


Mash tun with "splatter screen" false bottom.


My chugger pumps.


Some of the control panel.



 
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Old 11-23-2011, 02:44 PM   #23
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And my ferm chamber/stand.







Grains come in Friday, unfortunately I'll be out of town till Monday. Getting excited to give my system a full test run!

 
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Old 11-24-2011, 05:11 PM   #24
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Man, I thought I had some decent enough beer porn to not have any comments...

 
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:44 PM   #25
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nice build i have been looking for examples of a ferm cham/brewstand

 
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Old 12-01-2011, 06:47 AM   #26
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Man, I thought I had some decent enough beer porn to not have any comments...
Nahh its just you've gone and made a huge percentage of us jealous! Nice setup, been toying with an all electric setup myself. And integrating the ferm chamber into the stand just makes too much sense

 
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Old 12-01-2011, 06:51 AM   #27
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Question, what feature or function made you go with the brewtroller...ive been researching it vs using pid controls, and don't know which way I want to go.

 
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Old 12-01-2011, 12:40 PM   #28
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I like the phone cords for temp sensor disconnects! I'll probably borrow that!

 
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Old 12-01-2011, 02:04 PM   #29
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Question, what feature or function made you go with the brewtroller...ive been researching it vs using pid controls, and don't know which way I want to go.
I went with the brewtroller mainly for the potential to expand to more heating/pumps/auto valves/temp sensing, even though I'm really only using it for monitoring temp and pid control on the HLT. It seemed like the board and supporting boards were the same price as 2 PID controls, so I figured the options would be nice. It also fits nicely in the control box.
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I like the phone cords for temp sensor disconnects! I'll probably borrow that!
Don't know where from, but I also borrowed that idea

 
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Old 12-01-2011, 05:18 PM   #30
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Hi Joenads,
like your idea of the fermentation chamber stand as well. Do you have any more build pics of that? Is it all 2x4 framework and plywood? Did you work on the overall size/design based on the stand, or on what you needed/wanted to ferment?

What are the interior dimensions, and are you heating and cooling in SC, or just worried about keeping it cool? I'm in the process of designing one, and my NH basement is already in the 50's, and I need to get a unit built that can keep temps up, before I even worry about keeping them cool.

Thanks, and yes, keep the pics coming.

 
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