This is a mechanical relay. Very similar to the one I have been using on my HLT for the last 10+ years. Now I am not saying this is the best possible PID system for this long term application. There are others available from Auber that are about $150 that do use an SSR. Auber sells this as a Sous Vide cooking PID.It was mentioned in another thread so Id figure I would ask here. Doesnt that controller use mechanical relays? if so you know it wont last long in a fast switching high load application like this before the contacts either burn or fuse shut right? or does it have the SSR relays designed for this type or use? if your hearing clicking while using thats a mechanical relay and it wont last long.
Jay the difference here is an element does not have to turn off and on anywhere near as quickly as it would in a rims configuration when you're trying to maintain a single temperature with liquid that's continuously flowing by the sensor it's just not a fair comparison.This is a mechanical relay. Very similar to the one I have been using on my HLT for the last 10+ years. Now I am not saying this is the best possible PID system for this long term application. There are others available from Auber that are about $150 that do use an SSR. Auber sells this as a Sous Vide cooking PID.
I know this is aluminum also, but i think I'm going to use these:Yeah I have seen them in stainless also, gotta be stainless for around here.
Is there a version of that file that has a step mash section or did you use the standard one? If so where did you find that spreadsheet?I have downloaded the electric-heat.xls file and ran the numbers on a step mash. It appears that I should be able to ramp temps @ <1 min/ degree, depending on the actual efficiency I'll end up with.
Is there a version of that file that has a step mash section or did you use the standard one? If so where did you find that spreadsheet?
What is the process to determine efficiency?
Thanks for the link, I already found that one too,but did not see a step mashing section so was not sure.I found the file here:
I was using the "Time to Temperature with Electric Heat" table. I have no guess as to what the efficiency should be set at for a RIMS setup like this.
Heating element just clean with PBW is fine. YES passivate the RIMS tube. Star San at 2x will work very well for this.Packages received! Looks impressive, I'll be heading to lowes to work on building a rims stand.
What is the best way to clean this heating element? I was going to use TSP-PF on the rims tube then PBW, but not sure for the element?
Should I passivate the RIMS tube?
Auto tune should do all that for you. I just used manual setting on the PID set the temp I wanted sat back and watched it maintain.Hi Jay can you share what settings you used to test mash temps for 1 hour? Reading the manual and it's all pretty confusing.
Will auto tune set all the settings automagically?
http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=467If I want to upgrade the PID to one with an SSR what would you recommend?
Which model did you go with? Are you using it for mash and boil control? I only ask because in my system I would want to use mine for PID mash temp control and then on manual for boil control in a eBIAB setup.I bought this controller from Auber. Finally have the system together. Hopefully running some test trials tonight.
After much debate, I ended up attaching the tube vertically to the pump via a 4 way stainless steel cross. I have the cross attached to the pump inlet (stainless steel head) where the RIMS is on the top, the thermowell on the left, the pump inlet on the right and a drain valve on the bottom. The pump is mounted on a wood platform which provides stability for it all.For those of you that wound up purchasing this tube could you let me know what you wound up using to mount it?
Any pics of how you have it setup would be greatly appreciated as well!
Thanks! I think that might work perfectly for my plans!Haven't mounted yet, but I picked some of these up in the past, http://m.homedepot.com/p/Crown-Bolt-1-4-in-x-1-1-8-in-x-2-in-Stainless-U-Bolt-30204/203018483