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  1. J

    Between Brews: Controlling Gas Fired Burners Pt 2

    In the first segment I described the necessary plumbing and valves to make low pressure gas (either LP or natural gas) burners electrically controllable. To achieve control, we need to be able to apply 24VAC when we want flame, and to remove the voltage source when we don’t want flame. In this...
  2. L

    21 Temperature Tactics You Need to Know Right Now

    Nobody disputes the importance of temperature control in brewing. Are you acing all aspects of temperature control, from the brew day to the pour? Check out these tips from some of San Diego County's top brewers to see how your best practices measure up, or to get ideas for your next homebrew...
  3. lemy

    Temperature Issues Beyond Reason

    Early this morning I brewed a Chocolate Oatmeal Stout. This is the first 12-gallon batch on "my" system. I possess a 14.5 gallon conical fermenter, so why not fill it? Since it was my first big batch, it was not without problems and a lot of learning. I learned a valuable lesson about combing...
  4. lemy

    Temperature Issues Beyond Reason

    Early this morning I brewed a Chocolate Oatmeal Stout. This is the first 12-gallon batch on "my" system. I possess a 14.5 gallon conical fermenter, so why not fill it? Since it was my first big batch, it was not without problems and a lot of learning. I learned a valuable lesson about combing...
  5. jayjay

    A question on fermentation temperature

    Hi I am pretty new to homebrewing so this might be quite the rookie question, but.... So far i have brewed 2 batches where i have "controlled" the fermentation temperature by regulating floor heating and reading the temperature of the room by measuring the temperature in a water bottle standing...
  6. Johan Dingler

    Optimal fermentation temperature fluctuations

    Hello, everyone. I finally arrived at a temperature control set up that exponentially improved my brews. I have a thermowell in my fermentor inside of a chest freezer with a fermwrap on one of the walls of the freezer. This has worked incredibly well. I'm using an inkbird wifi to control...
  7. B

    BierBot - Raspberry Pi powered beer brewing Software

    Dear US brewing enthusiasts, back in 2014 I tried to start a company and sell "BierBots". After selling 30 units and reaching "brake even" the market was saturated, so I closed the company again. Today, after finishing my education I finally found time to wrap everything up and post it on...
  8. Culln5

    North Carolina 110V RIMS Tube w/Control Panel

    Used this flawlessly with my 15 gallon BIAB setup. Moving in a different direction. Pump and tubing not included. Will ship at buyers cost $550 OBO 110v 1500 watt SS Heating Element 30A 110v PID Control Panel Pump Outlet Accessory Outlet Camlock Fittings Alarm & Emergency Stop Pump not...
  9. U

    Illinois Misc Brewing Equipment

    Selling off extra equipment to free up space (for transparency, listing the price next to new cost): Buy everything here for $70 OBO - Sample valve 1.5" TC - $20; $30 new - Corny keg carbonation lid (brand new, never used) - $30; $40 new Cornelius Style Keg Lid with with 0.5cm Diffusion Stone...
  10. effeffe

    Immersion coil vs jacket

    I am considering stainless steel conicals for common homebrewing sizes, say in the 5-20 gal range; some use immersion cooling coils (like Ss Brewtech and Spike Brewing) and some are jacketed (like Glacier, Stout, and Brewers Hardware). At these sizes, what are the differences? Besides price...
  11. LBussy

    BrewPi: Scrambled Screens?

    Since I'm going to be releasing a new version of the firmware here imminently, I wanted to poll everyone on how often they seem to be getting the screen scrambles. Our own resident EE @day_trippr seems to have ruled out pretty much everything but shag carpeting and sunspots. It's apparently...
  12. T

    Maine Electric brew control panel

    30amp 240volt brew panel for sale. This can boil up to 25 gallons at a time. It has an ez-boil pid for quick and easy boiling and can enter mash mode as well.It has a 3 step boil timer. Just the panel is for sale, i can thrown in the power cable and the electrical socket that i used. serious...
  13. B

    Drilling a fiberglass enclosure?

    I'm working on getting some boards/switches mounted in my control panel and have drilled some holes for sensor connections but they came out lousy (very frayed on the inside). I have a spade bits for the larger holes. So, what is the best way to drill a clean hole through fiberglass?
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