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Old 02-07-2013, 05:25 AM   #21
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Hey SteBy,
here are a couple of links.
The probes
the PID kits
the heating elements I got are 4500W camcos
The pot was bought at a local hardware store for 70$ and I might be able to get a sanke for 40$ to make my other pot.
That's it for now, when I get more I'll let you know.
Hey do you know if that PID has a manual mode to dial down and PWM at boil, and does it read in F degrees? I too am looking for cheaper options to skin the cat, but still want what I want....
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:47 PM   #22
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Hey do you know if that PID has a manual mode to dial down and PWM at boil, and does it read in F degrees? I too am looking for cheaper options to skin the cat, but still want what I want....
The ones I got are in Celcius. but have not explored the functions yet. I'll look it up when I have 2 minutes.
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:22 PM   #23
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The ones I got are in Celcius. but have not explored the functions yet. I'll look it up when I have 2 minutes.
From what I read the REX does not have a manual mode (well it didn't a about a year ago anyway). The other option I know of for a cheap PID is the Sestos, these are more inline with the Auber PID but still only read in °C and I am currently dealling with the control period acting weird under 10 secs (seems like a coding issue that anything under 10 seconds programes it for 8 seconds or 70 seconds!)

 
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:06 AM   #24
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How is the stainless pot from HH? I got an aluminum one there. Not as shiny but cools the wort fast in a bucket of water

 
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:56 AM   #25
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How is the stainless pot from HH? I got an aluminum one there. Not as shiny but cools the wort fast in a bucket of water
havent used it yet it's probably the same thickness as the aluminum one and it looks sturdy enough for electric. I would not use it on propane.
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:19 AM   #26
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I was looking at the instructions and it seems that you can change the temperature unit from celcius to Fahrenheit.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:07 PM   #27
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Awesome, thank you very much for sharing the links! Really looking forward to getting off the stove top and gain more control.

 
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:32 AM   #28
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Right now I am looking forward to doing my taxes. can't wait to get my refund so I can buy more stuff.
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:02 PM   #29
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Great post, that is what home brewing is all about working with what you have, and enjoying "your" beer.
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