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Old 02-07-2013, 01:33 PM   #21
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Nice work man ...this should make your brew day much easier .

...course you realize that you owe it to yourself to polish the other 2 kegs, right ?


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Old 02-07-2013, 01:38 PM   #22
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Great work, and talent..


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Old 02-07-2013, 07:55 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by SleepyCreekBrews
Nice work man ...this should make your brew day much easier .

...course you realize that you owe it to yourself to polish the other 2 kegs, right ?
I'm sure I'll half polish them at some point. I don't think I have it in me to go for mirror finish again though!

 
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:54 PM   #24
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Hit a bit of a snag today that's sucked up the majority of a day off from work.
One of my PID's has something internally wrong with it!
And hours of troubleshooting wiring have me at the point where I'm certain the PID is faulty. Basically the relay for my burner clicks but doesn't engage all of the time. When it does engage, I can tap the PID and it will shut off. Just spent an hour on the phone with Auber also to basically be told that I'm wiring it wrong. Hah!
Explain why swapping the two PID's just swaps the problem to where the bad one is.

...so, since Auber was no help, it's $50 for a new one or ship that one in and wait three to four weeks for "repair assesment". Not exchange, like you would think that they would do.

I'm now $50 poorer. Thanks Auber!

 
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:11 PM   #25
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Control panel labeled! With the exception of the PID that needs replacing, this build is complete.
I have to throw a huge thanks to Bobby_M for the work on the control panel labels. I ordered the large font at first and quickly realized that it wouldn't fit the "auto off on" above the switches. Bobby was kind enough to not only see what he could do to remake them in half the size, but also send them to me without charge. Thanks!!
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:39 AM   #26
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New PID installed and not having problems. Told you that it wasn't my wiring Auber!
The best part was still when the support guy told me "I actually have to go. I was supposed to leave at 5."

Having some issues with the PIDs not keeping the relay on long enough to actually get the burner fully lit though, but I believe that's just a setting and not a problem with the PID
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:56 AM   #27
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Breakin' her in with 10gal of American Pale Ale... So far she's working flawlessly!
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:31 AM   #28
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Looks gorgeous, congratulations! I will definitely be stealing ideas for my one-day low-profile brew stand.

A few questions:

How is the diamond plate attached?
Are the Blichmann burners bolted to the diamond plate at all, or just resting there via friction/gravity?
Do you ever feel the need for a heat shield with your keggle and Blichmann combos? (Boiling in the sight glass, melting valve handle coating, etc.?)
And just out of curiosity, L to R in the photo is BK, MLT, HLT, correct?

 
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:51 AM   #29
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This is a beautiful stand, Nice work! Just curious, where did you source the parts for your control panel? I'm working on a stand of my own and still need to complete the designa and parts list for the control panel.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:36 AM   #30
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What kind of controllers are those? What kind of flame safe do you have on your burner system? Just curious.



 
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