Originally Posted by pannell77
are you using this as a HLT or MLT? I didn't see a false bottom or screen in your cooler. Nice simple setup though, I am hoping to do something very similar to this.
This is my MLT, for testing I left the false bottom out.
Small update last night I did some more testing with the PID and played around with the auto tuning a bit. After letting it cycle it seem to keep the temp about .7 degrees too high and would bounce over 1.2 degrees from the set point. I went into the settings manually after and set P and I to .1 but left D around 3 I think. After this I was able to maintain 4 gallons of water @ between 152.0 - 152.2 with the element only turning on for a second here and there. I'm pretty sure I'll be messing with the settings some more this Sunday when I brew.