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  1. Namako

    BCS 460 or....

    It's an old thread, but I thought I'd add a suggestion that favors the use of the BCS-462 over the BCS-460, at least for those that use plate chillers or counter flow chillers (CFC). I use the extra 4 temp probes inputs to monitor the temps of the liquids entering and exiting my CFC. While I'm...
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    Guam

    I'm still in negotiations with the Navy, but my wife, daughter and I are planning on relocating to Guam in April/May from Anchorage/Eagle River, Alaska. During one of our more recent meetings up here of the Great Northern Brewers Club, I was talking about the relocation, and one of our members...
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    Guam

    When I lived on Oahu, I used to be a walk-in customer of Homebrew in Paradise, and later, when I moved to Yokosuka, Japan, they would either ship to me or I would keep a list, send it to them a couple of weeks ahead of time, and then walk in and buy what I needed on my next trip to the islands...
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    Guam

    I know it's been a few years since you posted this, so I'm assuming you got there... and maybe even have left already. ;) Just curious what you found out... I'm entertaining a relocation to Guam in the next couple of months, and I too will be bringing my home brewery with me, hoping to be...
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    Spike Brewing Giveaway - New CF10 Conical Fermenter!!

    I'll PM my shipping address... I'm IN!!
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    Show us your panel

    I have a 2-year-old that likes to play in the garage... and my "panel" is down low (built into my bench), so she CAN reach it. ;)
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    Automated Valves - Are They Worth It?

    count me in for a few!!
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    float switches

    What?? No sparks?? I was hoping for sparks!!! :mug:
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    float switches

    For each of the Blichmann BoilCoils in the brew system that I'm continually building, I'm using two GEMS float switches (LS-7, 164870, eBay) mounted low in the HLT and BK to protect the elements from dry-firing; these switches are wired inline with the 5VDC signal heading to the SSR. Once the...
  10. Namako

    float switches

    How about using the Blichmann Autosparge, which would shut off flow to the tank when the level hits the mark you set?
  11. Namako

    BCS 2 Vessel No Sparge Garage Brewery Build

    Those relay boards are also available through Amazon in 2-, 4-, 8- and 16-relay editions, with and without DIN rail mounts. They ship from Hong Kong, but it doesn't take very long - less than a week, as I recall. Here is a link to the 5VDC version I bought for the BCS...
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    Show us your panel

    Sweeeeeet!! Maybe try to incorporate a drip tray? Nice solution!
  13. Namako

    Dial thermometer in HLT

    Maybe I'm just "old school," but there is something comforting about confirming what the electronics are saying by using an analog gauge... YMMD
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    panel designer

    I can attest to the product as well. I have two panels I designed with the software, and then purchased. They are perfectly accurate and flawless. Really puts the professional touch on the brewstand!!
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    Drawing a wiring diagram?

    I use Microsoft Visio.
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