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    I'm not sure what to do with this "beer tap" thing

    That is one cool looking machine. I do know what the four silver faucets with the glass balls are for and the thing that looks like 4 circles beside each other - it's a liquor measuring system that's really common in England (but not ususally that cool/fancy)
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    Dryhop surprise

    Well 24 hours later and it's smoothed way out. Thanks for all the advice guys !
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    Slow pouring keg

    Sometimes I think *life* is the accumulated knowledge of all the mistakes we make. - There, fixed.
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    Dryhop surprise

    Maybe just a surprise to me.. I've been brewing and kegging for years now, and although I tried dryhopping in a glass secondary in my early days, I never really did it much at all recently. Well, I had a keg of an IPA, that missed SG because of some experimenting and ended up thin, watery and...
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    Building a 240v 5500w Craftbeerpi Single Heating Vessel System (EBIAB?)

    Pleased to say I got it figured out! I stopped by our wholesale industrial electronics in Charleston, and got just the right switch for $30! 2 pole 220 volt 10 amp Siemens switch, it's a thing of beauty compared to the Chinese plastic one that I had
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    Building a 240v 5500w Craftbeerpi Single Heating Vessel System (EBIAB?)

    I'm back at it again after getting side tracked on another project. I already have the Uxcel button installed, is there any point to just wiring one side of the coil to hot1, and running hot2 to the Uxcel switch and back to the coil ? Hitting the estop would kill all power past the contactor...
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    Building a 240v 5500w Craftbeerpi Single Heating Vessel System (EBIAB?)

    You guys ! Saving my ass again.. A contactor needs a 240v COIL, not just contactor rating. This one looks like it will do the trick.
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    Building a 240v 5500w Craftbeerpi Single Heating Vessel System (EBIAB?)

    Thanks for the help again Doug293cz ! I'll study that drawing. Hot 1 to one side of the coil, and Hot 2 to the other makes more sense than getting ground involved. I guess only one would have to go through the E-Stop switch ? This is the switch I'm using : https://amzn.to/2K0iwb0 The...
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    Building a 240v 5500w Craftbeerpi Single Heating Vessel System (EBIAB?)

    I'm back at it again ! After 7 successful brews, I decided to upgrade to a bigger case with more ventilation. The SSR got stuck on a couple of times and I rigged up some fans etc, but it was a mess. I'm midway through moving it to a recycled computer case, it's a thing of beauty. The computer...
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    Building a 240v 5500w Craftbeerpi Single Heating Vessel System (EBIAB?)

    I should also mention I'm using Craftbeerpi3.0 !
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    Building a 240v 5500w Craftbeerpi Single Heating Vessel System (EBIAB?)

    With the hystersis setting, I just set the target temp and the little car (auto lol) and it holds it pretty close. It does tend to overshoot a couple of degrees and then creep back down. I've been setting it about 2-3* lower than I want to mash. I'd be interested to hear how to set up the...
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    Building a 240v 5500w Craftbeerpi Single Heating Vessel System (EBIAB?)

    In manual mode, 80% produces a really vigorous boil ~2g per hour boiloff. I'm going to try 40% next brew day. I have the heater set up in hystersis mode and it turns on and off and holds temps pretty well. I couldn't find the PID setup mode, and it's worked fine as is so far
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    Building a 240v 5500w Craftbeerpi Single Heating Vessel System (EBIAB?)

    Thanks so much for the help, I feel like I learned a ton !
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    Building a 240v 5500w Craftbeerpi Single Heating Vessel System (EBIAB?)

    All is well in paradise ! 4 BIAB batches in the new kettle and a sous vide steak night for the wife - best steak I've ever cooked !! I've added a chest freezer beside the control panel and run it with an STC-1000 which is going well. I was wondering - is there any harm in leaving the 220v...
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    CraftBeerPi - Raspberry Pi Software

    Hi all, just got my craftbeerpi up and running and first batch brewed today ! I've looked all over the web and can't find any info about alarms/buzzers/notifications of any sort for Craftbeerpi (especially hop additions or steps ending) I'm ok with any notification at all - I grabbed the...
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