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  1. J

    Control Panel with On/Off/Auto Switches

    Thanks! Yeah It's easy to overdo it for sure.
  2. J

    Control Panel with On/Off/Auto Switches

    I'll post the full design here shortly. This was the basic design for a pump. However I would extrapolate this to the element (with the full knowledge that it requires a 2 pole contactor). I'm using the contactors primarily for safety. I've also read SSR are notarious for leakage and I will...
  3. J

    Control Panel with On/Off/Auto Switches

    Thanks. I was thinking that but I guess just trying to be extra safe. The On Off Auto would be for the pump and the element. Obviously at 240, I'd need to run both hot wires through a contactor.
  4. J

    Control Panel with On/Off/Auto Switches

    I'm designing up a control panel for an electric BIAB setup. I'm looking for it to have two modes, three with off. On, which is basically just on and then auto where the relay is connected to a automated controller of some sort, craftbeerpi, brewblox, PID controller, etc. I haven't come...
  5. J

    Counterflow Chiller as Steam Condenser

    The only issue is you might need to dedicate that plate chiller or CFC to the task. I've never run a steam condenser, but from what I've read the condensed steam has a bunch of off flavors like corn/DMS.
  6. J

    Do Tri Clamp Gaskets for 3/4" tube OD with a 1.5" flange exist?

    I was looking for the gaskets for those connections. I realize 1.5" TC gaskets will make it sealed for liquid purposes, but I was looking for 19mm or 3/4" gaskets that sealed all the way to the bore. Do you carry those?
  7. J

    Do Tri Clamp Gaskets for 3/4" tube OD with a 1.5" flange exist?

    Bobby, I understand about not wanting to stock the Frankenstein parts. The Kettle I bought has 1.5" TC flanges so that was the determining factor in my search.
  8. J

    Do Tri Clamp Gaskets for 3/4" tube OD with a 1.5" flange exist?

    I could swear I saw it a couple of places but this is the only I can find. I might be misunderstanding, but LODO – Accidentalis Brewing about six paragraphs down. It does make some sense to me. A jump to a tighter diameter probably creates turbulence only. But I could see going from 1/2" or...
  9. J

    Do Tri Clamp Gaskets for 3/4" tube OD with a 1.5" flange exist?

    That's my current plan but I'm definitely up for the opportunity for CIP. It's part of my justification for Tri Clamps. I want my brew day short and relatively painless so I brew more. Although I currently plan on a quick clean ball valve on the pump outlet so that will probably need to be...
  10. J

    Do Tri Clamp Gaskets for 3/4" tube OD with a 1.5" flange exist?

    Thanks! Another stalker question. I noticed elsewhere you were using the Stout stainless CFC. Can you do one pass chilling with that? Also do you just mate the 1.5" TC x 3/4"/19mm fittings to that directly or do you use a reducer? I know the flanges are the same from the above conversation...
  11. J

    Do Tri Clamp Gaskets for 3/4" tube OD with a 1.5" flange exist?

    Thanks! I'll keep digging around. Do you use 3/4" fittings with 1.5" flanges currently in your brewery. I was just thinking of going with a mix of 5/8" hose barbs and 1" valves and tees and "living" with the sudden changes in bore size. The consensus seems to be keeping the smallest bore to...
  12. J

    Do Tri Clamp Gaskets for 3/4" tube OD with a 1.5" flange exist?

    Do gaskets for 1.5" Tri Clamp flanges (2" diameter) with a 3/4" bore exist? I see there's a number of 3/4" tube OD with 1.5" flange parts, tees, valves, hose barbs, out there. I'm wondering if the gaskets for these exist. Note, I'm not talking about the standard Tri-Clamp 1/2" or 3/4" with a...
  13. J

    LODO and Fitting Size Changes

    I've been out of brewing for a while but finally decided to jump back in. I'm building up a new BIAB recirculation system. I'm trying to keep LODO in mind to try once it's all up and running. I know BIAB is hard because of the aeration when pulling the bag, but I've some ideas there or I'll...
  14. J

    Valve diameter's impact on flow

    A rabbit hole for sure. The process in my my mind only involves one or two hose moves. BIAB mash to whirlpool to fermenter. So I figured since the kettle had TC fittings, I might as well reduce the stacking of TC to camlock or TC to QD.
  15. J

    Valve diameter's impact on flow

    Yeah. My plan is to keep the tubing be the minimum ID in the system so 1/2" and 3/4" respectively. I was just wondering/worried that a sudden uptick in diameter to 1.375" at the 3 valves from the line diameter of 1/2" and 3/4" might cause some flow issues.
  16. J

    Valve diameter's impact on flow

    I'm finally putting together the setup I want. I'm buying valves, barbs and hose. Has anyone had any issues with different inner diameters in their wort flow path for recirc and whirlpooling? Will a 1.5" TC valve with a 1.375" ID cause issues? Is a 1" TC valves with 0.875" going to be...
  17. J

    Kettle discussion

    Yeah that thought occured to me as well. Not as much on the time front. But you could do two comparison batches. Different hops, different hop schedules, same hops different malts etc. If you wanted you could do two of the same for one 10G batch. Have a friend over to brew, etc. Very...
  18. J

    Kettle discussion

    I started a vaguely similar thread a few days ago. It's largely a matter of opinion. However it looked to me like most preferred 15 gallons for the versatility. They can do pretty high OG 5 gallon batches and can even squeeze in a low OG 10 Gallon batch. A few people have no problems with 5...
  19. J

    15 or 20 Gal Kettle for 5-10 gallon batches

    I don't plan on doing recirc. I was just going to insulate. I just didn't want to have deal with worrying about burnt elements, mash or bags. However I think I could get 3. I agree, the boil off is the same. I think people just generally want less of it in general. Do you use a...
  20. J

    15 or 20 Gal Kettle for 5-10 gallon batches

    I agree, the two inexpensive kettles are probably better. However I need fittings since I have a CFC. So inexpensive is relative. And two pots will likely cost more than one. Also the chilling. I could sell the CFC and pump and get something like the JaDed King Cobra which should be able to...
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