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by new guy
Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: ramp soak PID for boiler control
Replies: 2
Views: 705

ramp soak PID for boiler control

Could a ramp soak Pid be used for boiler control, I am thinking about upgrading my controller and it seems like you could increase the temps afew few degrees every 5 minutes or so until you get to 205F or so.
by new guy
Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Mr P's HERMS (Heat Exchanger Recirculating Mash System) buil
Replies: 29
Views: 5447

Re: Mr P's HERMS (Heat Exchanger Recirculating Mash System)

Hey Mr. P Could this herms system be used to keep a mesh at a constant fermentation temp, for us in the cold garages?
by new guy
Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: weirs
Replies: 4
Views: 405

Re: weirs

Thanks, the third plate is almost ready for the test
by new guy
Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: weirs
Replies: 4
Views: 405

Re: weirs

Thanks for the water test Idea PP, I tested the 2 plates that I have compleated and they held water for about 5 minutes then slowly drained off
by new guy
Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:56 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: weirs
Replies: 4
Views: 405

weirs

I am cutting my 1/8 inch plates by hand and they are far froom perfect, but are a tight fit, I almost have to force them into the 4" pipe, I am going the bubble cap route. Do I need a wier on my plates? Thanks mentors
by new guy
Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Heating Element Control
Replies: 1856
Views: 437510

Re: Heating Element Control

MK, just picked up the book " Getting Started With Arduino" seems to me like the only way to create a repeatable process, so there is a consistency in our mashes, fermentations and distillations. But being the electronic newbie that I am, I will be following this very closley.
by new guy
Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:48 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: BCS 460
Replies: 2
Views: 487

BCS 460

Has anyone seen or used this system? I saw it on the internet somewhere, it sure seems pretty slick. It is a simple automation controller with a fair amount of input and outputs. I think it fairly priced about 200.00US. It seems like it could ramp up or down temps, control soliends, pumps and possib...
by new guy
Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Heating Element Control
Replies: 1856
Views: 437510

Re: Heating Element Control

Hey Mulekicker,

Ben reading a little bout those audrinos, what kind of programs do you plan on running? I think you should start that thread real soon. It would be pretty cool to program some temp control, maybe even a turntable for different receivers. Thats way beyond me though. good luck.
by new guy
Sat Dec 19, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Heating Element Control
Replies: 1856
Views: 437510

Re: Heating Element Control

Should i submerge my heating element in my BOP with a thermometer and then engage the dimmer to see if there is a deviation in the temperature?
by new guy
Sat Dec 19, 2009 8:02 am
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Heating Element Control
Replies: 1856
Views: 437510

Re: Heating Element Control

hey Rad, I am not real sure about reading the schematic since I am electronically challenged, but I tried to put more load on the circuit with my heat stick, the results were the same as before, no control of thr heat element, voltmeter read a constant 120 volts. I dont know what to look for? Can an...
by new guy
Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:31 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Heating Element Control
Replies: 1856
Views: 437510

Re: Heating Element Control

sorry no pictures but I followed pint's wiring directions from page 2 on this thread, and then attached the voltmeter to the hot and nuetral screws of the outlet.
by new guy
Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Heating Element Control
Replies: 1856
Views: 437510

Re: Heating Element Control

i did have a light plugged into the socket, the dimmer had no effect on the light or the voltmeter. help!
by new guy
Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Heating Element Control
Replies: 1856
Views: 437510

Re: Heating Element Control

I just tried to put together a pinto controller, I added a voltmeter, it appears that I have no control of the voltage with the dimmer switch. Being electronically challenged, I dont have a clue what to look for. The voltmeter reads a constant 120 when I spin the dial on the dimmer switch. Any help ...
by new guy
Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Taters Kahlua
Replies: 112
Views: 42306

Re: Taters Kahlua

We whipped up a batch of this kahula about a week ago, actually made a double batch, we couldn't wait for it to age. We shared some with the neighbors and they love it. they asked If I could cook up another batch for Christmas. Thanks for the great recipe.
by new guy
Sat Nov 14, 2009 7:50 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: thin mash rice?
Replies: 0
Views: 547

thin mash rice?

New guy here, I am not quite sure what to call this, rice vodka, rice whiskey or maybe even a rice wine. I started with 20 pounds of rice and 40 liter of tap water in my beer keg pot which had a couple of liters in it from a previous sugar wash. I let the rice boil for about an hour, stirring occasi...
by new guy
Sun Jun 21, 2009 6:40 am
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: what is this winemaking equipment ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1666

Re: what is this winemaking equipment ?

is it a bladder for a floating lid on a wine fermenter? if it is I think St. Pats has replacement bladders
by new guy
Tue May 19, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: first run 2" x 4' vm
Replies: 13
Views: 805

Re: first run 2" x 4' vm

new guy here, I let the column equalize then I went to bed, got up the next morning temp was still around 78C watched for about 30 minutes then temp rose to 79.4C and I shut it down.
by new guy
Mon May 18, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: 2 colums with one boiler
Replies: 5
Views: 699

2 colums with one boiler

new guy here,

In the compleat distiller, to speed up the process they suggest putting to columns on one boiler, has any one tried this?
by new guy
Mon May 18, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: first run 2" x 4' vm
Replies: 13
Views: 805

first run 2" x 4' vm

New guy here, first run with my 2" x4'vm, ran 2 batches of sugar wash, 30 liters each, temp held steady around 78 C. in both runs. after about 11 hours it started to rise so I shut it down. collected 4 liters at 92ABV really clean. Slight smell. Is the production rate low? If I dilute the product wi...
by new guy
Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: VM size of tee
Replies: 22
Views: 1406

Re: VM size of tee

New guy here, I think I need to go back to school or maybe find a new hobby. I really appreciate the advice that all of you are taking the time to share with all of us greenhorns. Will a 2kw heater cause a boilup in a 50ltr keg with a 40ltr sugar wash?
by new guy
Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: VM size of tee
Replies: 22
Views: 1406

Re: VM size of tee

New guy here,thanks for the enlightment, but a little rich for my blood, is their another method a little more affordable
by new guy
Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:02 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: VM size of tee
Replies: 22
Views: 1406

Re: VM size of tee

New guy here, I am still confused about the variac controller, I appreciate your input but it is way to techinical for me, please dumb it down a little. Thanks for clarifing my question about the "T" and the reducer
by new guy
Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: VM size of tee
Replies: 22
Views: 1406

Re: VM size of tee

new guy here, i am not electrically inclined and do not know what a variac controller is? Also is the thank you for posting the picture of condensor and VM head. Is the top of the condensor let open? this forum is great!
by new guy
Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: VM size of tee
Replies: 22
Views: 1406

VM size of tee

New guy here, does the diameter of the tee joint, or the location of the reduction matter, I have a 2" X 4' column, then a 2"tee joint followed by 90deg elbow then reduced to 1' with a gate valve, above the 2" tee joint is reflux conderser, I think I saw minnime with a design like this. boiler is 50...
by new guy
Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:57 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: euro 50l keg
Replies: 1
Views: 210

euro 50l keg

its the new guy, I removeed the rubber ring, then the top retainer ring and the spring, now how do I remover the lower ring
by new guy
Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Using a Keg as a Big Old Pot
Replies: 47
Views: 61119

Re: Using a Keg as a Big Old Pot

anybody know where to get a couple of those kegs around chicago
by new guy
Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:22 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: after fermentation
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Re: after fermentation

its the new guy again, could it sit in the basement or garage for six months
by new guy
Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:56 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: after fermentation
Replies: 6
Views: 609

after fermentation

Hey, I am a new guy and would like to know how long can fermented wash be stored before it is distilled?