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    Ebiab design questions

    Right on. Why did I wait so long?!?! Leave it to home brewers to fret over 3/4”. That’s me to a T. Your work on the kettle was amazing. Thanks!
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    Ebiab design questions

    Bobby, what’s the fit like on the 14.75” false bottom vs the 15.5” in the Spike v4 15g? Do you have an ETA on the 15.5”?
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    Recirculating eBIAB Connections: TC barbs or TC + Camlock

    Bobby, I agree 100%. This thread is me coming to the realization that TC to camlock is unnecessary and looking for confirmation that there is no other particular use case/reason to go that route. As a general rule, I agree TC in homebrewing is throwing unnecessary money down a hole. This is a...
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    Recirculating eBIAB Connections: TC barbs or TC + Camlock

    §Zq Love your setup and especially seeing that you are recirculating through a counterflow chiller (Stout), which I plan to do as well. No HopRocket here but also have a Riptide. The two spots I was considering the camlocks were either side of the counterflow chiller (in case I have flow...
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    Recirculating eBIAB Connections: TC barbs or TC + Camlock

    Well, TC will be involved regardless. It is whether I use TC to barb fittings everywhere or a TC to camlock and then camlock to barb on the hoses. I suppose speed/hassle in undoing TC clamps vs camlocks comes into play as well as issues with dropping TC gaskets. Any strong feelings there? As...
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    Recirculating eBIAB Connections: TC barbs or TC + Camlock

    So, in building my eBIAB system I have TC ports on my kettle and have from day one planned on TC to camlock fittings and then camlock on all hoses for easy connections. That said, that is two connection points to clean at each fitting location after a brew. Would there be any reason to forego...
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    DSPR320 vs DSPR120

    That does sound useful. I would be using this for eBIAB so it would double as my boil controller too. If you disable the step programming does it work the same as your DSPR120? Would using the step programming on the mash mode somehow force boil mode into needing to be programmed? I think...
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    DSPR320 vs DSPR120

    I am about to start building my controller. I honestly know the DSPR120 is all I need. That said I am intrigued by the possibility of using the timers on the DSPR320 for either heating strike water automatically on schedule for the next morning or potentially for step mashing. I do gluten...
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    Electric Wiring Diagram/Panel Layout Software

    Ah, you know I have used draw.io for some network diagrams and have not used it in quite a while. That is what became Flowchart Maker & Online Diagram Software. It actually occurred to me to check that out after I posted this, but didn't see SSRs and such in it. Pasting in a picture with...
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    Electric Wiring Diagram/Panel Layout Software

    I see a lot of diagrams for wiring and panel layouts and as I'm planning what I want to build I think it would be so much easier to move things around on screen rather than re-draw it on paper. I don't really have need for a CAD product otherwise, but is there a free electrical/panel...
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    Welded or weldless for temp probe?

    Thanks! Was figuring there was no reason to prefer weldless. As I read further into them it seems 1/2 NPT is common on most all of them so probably the way to go.
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    Welded or weldless for temp probe?

    Looking into a new kettle for eBIAB. Will be going welded ports for all ball valves and heating element, however it seems weldless is very popular for the temperature probe. The cost to add a welded half port for a temp probe is minimal. Is there any reason I would want to look at weldless...
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    How to arrange elements in my pot

    I have been trying to figure out this exact same question. I think this arrangement is ideal as the return (in theory) clears any stagnant wort areas below the basket and pushes it around through the heating element, past the temperature probe, and back to the pickup. Sensing temp directly...
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    Cider fermenting/aging advice needed

    Hi - I have a batch of a Crispin "The Saint" clone in a fermenter now. It consists of: 5 gallons honeycrisp apple juice (pasteurized) 32 oz Andersons Grade A Dark, Robust maple syrup 1 packet T-58 yeast I set my fermentation chamber to minimum 72 and max 83. Space was shared with a belgian...
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