FWIW when I built my dedicated basement brewery I mentioned it was much like a kitchen. There was no special needs for them to understand what a counterflow chiller was or how it worked. It was fed directly from the sink. I need a 30A outlet (a dryer outlet). A higher power one may need 50A (a...
Interesting! They're rated for 212F and don't melt I guess?
Edit: I think I found them here: Anti-Fatigue Foam Mat Set, 4 Pack
Mentions that they're neoprene rubber which seems to have a max temp of 275F. Interesting.
Few will use torque wrenches for electrical connections so I would not be overly concerned about that. I've never in my life (for example) seen an electrician use one when wiring up residential outlets, breakers, or panels. Make sure it's done correctly and reasonably tight to begin with and...
I list the reasons wires or parts can melt here on my website:
Periodic retightening of connections does not need to be done and shouldn't be done if they were done correctly...
Better yet, put the heatsink(s) outside. That's what I do on my panel (and my designs) as I want them to be more or less sealed so that they're water resistant. Some of these panels have been running 2-3 brews/day for years. Cheers!
Room temp is well defined, it's what people consider comfortable:
American Heritage Dictionary: room temperature is defined as “around 20–22 °C (68–72 °F)”
Oxford English Dictionary: room temperature is “about 20 °C (68 °F)”.
More: Room temperature - Wikipedia
There's no black and white answer to this...
Storage temperature has a large effect on flavour stability, possibly even larger than oxygen contact. Because of this, most will say to avoid keeping the beer unrefrigerated for extended periods. I keep kegs that are not on tap yet in my...
I still use it, but only to calculate salt additions and not for pH. I know there have been a lot of advances in trying to calculate or model pH but I still recommend using an actual meter instead of having software guestimate. Good luck!
Both work, depends on your needs!
Remember that kettles running hot create a lot of heat, even if there's no steam entering the room anywhere. The kettles are like giant radiators giving off heat.
One of the things I like about having a vent system in my basement brewery is that it I'm...
He was indeed one of the hosts on The Brewing Network: ABOUT | The Brewing Network
Always really respected his brewing knowledge. I remember being interviewed by them almost 10 years ago and being really nervous about Mike being on the panel as the guy knows everything about brewing. He took a...