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    Universal Fermentation Schedule

    Good point. I could just pull the FV out of the chamber after a week to allow me to brew at any point. Then just keep FV at room temperature till ready for kegging. Thanks
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    Universal Fermentation Schedule

    I have a goal of creating a universal fermentation schedule, or rather, a schedule that fits just about any ale, regardless of style or gravity. Ideally, I would be enjoying this hobby in my retirement, with little distractions from work or kids. Unfortunately, I'm years away, but still have a...
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    220v/240v Current Meter Question

    Ah, perfect! That makes sense. I'll try that setup. Thanks!
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    220v/240v Current Meter Question

    I'm setting up an electric brewing control panel and I purchased a current meter: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00YY1KOHA/?tag=skimlinks_replacement-20 It is my understanding that if I put the lead that hosts all of my 110v components (PIDs, leds, pump, etc) and also drives my 220v...
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    Cheap pump and FDA approved 12v 100c

    I had a bad experience with the two pumps I mentioned in earlier posts. I splurged on a marsh pump and have been extremely happy with it.
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    Cheap pump and FDA approved 12v 100c

    I tried both the 12v Lightobject pump and the 12v solar pump. Both had issues during the boil (I was using the RIMS tube element to help get the wort to boil). I'm now switching to my setup to HERMS, so I will use one of these pumps to circulate the water in my heat exchanger, which should...
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    Cheap pump and FDA approved 12v 100c

    Depends on what you plan to use it for. I have 2 1500W elements (one in kettle and one in RIMS tube). I was using them both to get my wort to boil and the pump started flaking out. I thought I had this situation covered in my software, but apparently made a mistake. Wort was scorched...
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    Cheap pump and FDA approved 12v 100c

    I used the Lightobject pump for 2 brews on my new RIMS system. Couple observations... Had a hard time getting the 1/2" tubing to stay on the front. Even clamped, it still had issues. It came off during one of my runs and made a decent mess. The pump did not mount well to my stand. The base...
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    Cheap pump and FDA approved 12v 100c

    Sorry, just saw an earlier post. I will definitely have to reconsider the power supply. Maybe I've been lucky so far, or maybe I haven't had a problem because I use PWM to vary the speed. Quick question - I went with this pump because it specifically said "food grade". Would pumps like the...
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    Cheap pump and FDA approved 12v 100c

    Specs for the Lightobject pump said 1 amp. Guess it wouldn't hurt to have a better power supply though.
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    Cheap pump and FDA approved 12v 100c

    My first post, so be gentle - I just built a (cheap) system that uses the 12v Lightobject pump as the primary pump for the entire system. It is a 2 vessel, single tier RIMS system. The pump is controlled by an Arduino and a MOSFET driving a 12v 1amp power supply. I was also able to get PWM to...
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