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  1. raymadigan

    Recipe Variant

    I'm building an automated electric brewing technology for my brewery and I am trying to decide how best to implement the idea of a brew variant? Say a recipe calls for 5 lbs of a specific grain and I only have 4.9 lbs, I miscalculated :(. I'm in the garage ready to brew and this isn't a huge...
  2. raymadigan

    BIAB Recirculation Pump

    @FatDogBrew: I think I want to control it in the mash control process. I don't know if it is even useful, but I can't seem to change my mind. I also prefer an electronic "automated" process over pinching the tube after the pump. I might end your way, but for now I want to try one of these...
  3. raymadigan

    BIAB Recirculation Pump

    @rkhanso: I talked with others on this forum, one who uses three of these without failure for several years, and his claim is the problem with these pumps is that they need a better power supply then the 12V wall wort style. I don't know if this will help you.
  4. raymadigan

    BIAB Recirculation Pump

    @Hwk-I-St8: "My brewery will be controlled by a microcontroller or two and the pump speed will be controlled with a pwm circuit" As you can tell by this I am a tinkerer and like playing with technology. My plan is to have the mash process control the flow rate, if I can figure it out. I use...
  5. raymadigan

    BIAB Recirculation Pump

    @ FatDogBrew: I have a marsh pump that I use for pumping the wort for chilling when I need to move the wort as fast as possible. I brew small batches, 2.5 gallons, and I need to reduce the flow for recirculation. @bigdawg86: I wish they would have left the control off of the cord, does it look...
  6. raymadigan

    BIAB Recirculation Pump

    I am in the process of, finally, building my electric BIAB electric brewery. I am trying to decide what pump to use for wort recirculation. I am considering either: https://www.ebay.com/itm/381929737971?ul_noapp=true or...
  7. raymadigan

    12v pumps

    I have looked on ebay and found these pumps: https://www.ebay.com/itm/12V-Food-Grade-Brewing-Pump-For-Craft-Homebrew-Beer-Wort-Mash-Circulation-Parts/142227410292?epid=2121010141&hash=item211d6a0d74:g:dicAAOSw241YZNCf Has anyone tried them? I want to use it for mash re-circulation in my BIAB...
  8. raymadigan

    Using a GreatBrewEh pump

    I am building a BIAB electric brewery and I want to use this pump as a re-circulation pump. http://greatbreweh.com/Beer_Pump.html I need to be able to control the pump using 12v PWM and this pump seems to have an internal controller. I have tried to contact them to ask if this is possible...
  9. raymadigan

    BIAB Electric Brewery Clone

    That's awesome, thanks for the tip.
  10. raymadigan

    BIAB Electric Brewery Clone

    @brewasaurus55: Where did you find the switch labels? Thanks all for the guidance.
  11. raymadigan

    BIAB Electric Brewery Clone

    I am working out the details if it makes sense for me to build a clone of the Electric Brewery for a BIAB system. The issue I am trying to resolve is the size of the box. Since I will have fewer controls on the panel and fewer plugs in the bottom I am looking at a 12x8 which would be really...
  12. raymadigan

    Hisense Dual Zone Keezer Project

    Do you have a build page? It would be nice to know how you built it :) It looks awesome, I want one.
  13. raymadigan

    Water source pipe question

    I am getting ready to setup my electric brewery in my garage but I need to put in the water source. The issue is it will be very difficult, but not impossible, to put in copper pipe. I am bringing the water in from the crawl space and I would rather not do too much soldering while in the not...
  14. raymadigan

    Camco element length

    I am getting ready to finally build my electric brewery and am trying to decide which heating element to use. I only brew 5 gallon batches. I am looking at the Camco 2955 vs the Camco 2965. I don't think I really need the 5.5Kw element but they are both the same price so it would be faster...
  15. raymadigan

    A Brew Room?

    I have looked at these two threads, I hope this isn't all. https://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=280517 and https://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=203727 If you know of others, that are not basements, I would appreciate the tip.
  16. raymadigan

    A Brew Room?

    @lschiavo: The unfortunate part is if I use the garage, I will have access to a 7ft x 5ft corner. It is the space I use now to store my stand and pots, etc. The value of going inside would allow me to have more space to mess up :)
  17. raymadigan

    A Brew Room?

    I have been struggling with how to decide to make a home brewery I can work with. I have sever arthritus, had one hand surgery already, I suspect I will have the other one fixed, but I hope not. I can't lift heavy thing, I'm working on that, so I have decided I am going to build an electric...
  18. raymadigan

    NEW StrangeBrew Elsinore Thread

    I was reading the source just because I want to know how it works and it seems the code can handle multiple temperature devices. In the PID loop: while (running) { tempList.add(fTemp.getTemp()); BigDecimal tempAvg = calcAverage(); this.calculatedDuty = calculate(tempAvg, true); }...
  19. raymadigan

    NEW StrangeBrew Elsinore Thread

    I understand that elsinore can use several ds18b20's and it averages the temperature from them to compute the duty cycle. Does anyone use more then one thermometer? Probable yes :). Are there any images that show where they were placed or does someone have some recommendations on where to...
  20. raymadigan

    StrangeBrew Elsinore - Raspberry Pi based brewery controller

    I understand that the code supports multiple ds18b20 temperature sensors in the kettle. Does anyone use more the one? Are there any images that show how/where they are placed in the kettle?
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