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  1. Ravenshead

    Spike Brewing Giveaway - New v3 Kettle - You Pick The Size!!

    I've enjoyed my other two Spike pots.
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    2 ssr 1 pid

    You're right and that's what I meant. I don't know what I was thinking. As far as the PID cycle goes, every one I've used cycles way faster than once per second on 220V. I have seen some scorching on 110V systems though I wasn't watching the cycle time.
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    2 ssr 1 pid

    All else equal, your power will be the same regardless of the voltage. Power is voltage times amps and your element is going to pull the same power regardless of the voltage. It will however, draw fewer amps at 220V. Also, all else isn't equal in this case. Heating elements are rated for...
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    Houston, Texas Only - Looking for Spent Grain

    BTW: A fair number of us are also hunters who may be interested in helping in other ways as well.
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    Houston, Texas Only - Looking for Spent Grain

    What part of Houston are you from? There are a number of clubs on the area that occasionally have brewing parties where a number of us will brew together. There's always a lot of grain to dispose of.
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    2 ssr 1 pid

    Since you already have 220V service, why are you using 110V for anything? If you don't want to get another PID you could just use a PWD to control the boil. Or use one of these: http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_30&products_id=444
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    Waterproof Remote Thermometer Probes

    Sorry it took so long to get back to you. I haven't been on HBT in a while. Since your MLTs are are plastic, you'll need to install a bulkhead like this one: http://www.bargainfittings.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=47&product_id=252 Then you can screw in a 1/2 thermowell...
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    Waterproof Remote Thermometer Probes

    Install a thermal-well in your mash tun and you won't have to worry about it. Post details about your MLT and we/I can help you figure out how to install one.
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    1st BJCP competition question

    Schemy is right, as a judge we don't really know what your ABV is and most judges like bigger beers. In a tie, the big beer usually wins unless it's just way out of range. Also, the more information you give us about ingredients, ABV, etc., just gives us more things to find wrong if we can't...
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    Show us your panel

    Mine's not pretty but it's cheap and it was easy to wire.
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    BrewPi MatMill Lauterhexe

    There is an additional duty charge of about $10 for importing it. Still not a bad price and it really cuts down on the dead-space that some false bottom setups create.
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    BrewPi MatMill Lauterhexe

    Has anybody else used this. It works great and for the price I see them as a good alternative to a false bottom. Kind of a premium braid or bazooka setup. https://store.brewpi.com/featured/brewpi-matmill-lauterhexe-kit
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    Bimetallic thermostats

    Bimetallics are typically not very accurate and difficult to keep calibrated. PIDs (such as the Mypin) with RTDs or Thermocouples have better accuracy and pretty much stay calibrated forever.