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by Mr.Spooky
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: heater element "box"
Replies: 24
Views: 3724

Re: heater element "box"

Thanks for all the help everybody. I did have some of that stay clean stuff and watched that vid. All the leaks are fixed and shees runnin vinegar like a champ :D . Only bad thing was that I put ample amounts of flux on it, and all the flux that was in it from about 2 years ago ended up being a boil...
by Mr.Spooky
Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: heater element "box"
Replies: 24
Views: 3724

Re: heater element "box"

I have never been able to solder copper to SS to successfully. . Any tips? Using the right kind of flux is very very important. I had failed sloppy solders until I swapped to Harris Stay Clean and then everything just clicked and was super easy. Followed what I saw in this thread to get an idea: ht...
by Mr.Spooky
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: heater element "box"
Replies: 24
Views: 3724

Re: heater element "box"

So i just went with the way i posted and everything is fine.. I am AMAZED at the electric part of all of this. I ran vinager and water for ablot 2 hrs last night. It was quiet and pieceful. I wont miss hearing the burner sounding like a jet engine. Also, in the shop with the doors closed is a big pl...
by Mr.Spooky
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: heater element "box"
Replies: 24
Views: 3724

Re: heater element "box"

Would this be a OK way to ground to the boiler?
by Mr.Spooky
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: heater element "box"
Replies: 24
Views: 3724

Re: heater element "box"

One more quick question. I went to lowes to look at elements. The 4500 element was longer than the 5500. Does it matter on the length? Also, i couldnt find on either one anything about this "low density " iv been readin about.... Got mine here: http://www.theelectricbrewery.com/stainless-steel-heat...
by Mr.Spooky
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: heater element "box"
Replies: 24
Views: 3724

Re: heater element "box"

One more quick question. I went to lowes to look at elements. The 4500 element was longer than the 5500. Does it matter on the length? Also, i couldnt find on either one anything about this "low density " iv been readin about....
by Mr.Spooky
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: burry fermenter under ground
Replies: 33
Views: 2386

Re: burry fermenter under ground

:lol: take it from a few Aussies Shed temps of 120 for 55 gal barrels is no big deal. If it was a real problem I'd be looking at wooden barrels before I went all Percy Flowers with buried shit everywhere, I reckon ya over thinking it :thumbup: Thanks ! Sounds like you know what you are talking abou...
by Mr.Spooky
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: burry fermenter under ground
Replies: 33
Views: 2386

Re: burry fermenter under ground

shadylane wrote:
Saltbush Bill wrote:It cant be 120 in that shed all of the time , what does the temp drop to on a hot night ?
One way to see, would be to fill a barrel full of water, to see what it's temps average out to, over a couple nights and days
Thats doable but how much temp would you figure in due to fermenting 30 gallons?
by Mr.Spooky
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: burry fermenter under ground
Replies: 33
Views: 2386

Re: burry fermenter under ground

Saltbush Bill wrote:It cant be 120 in that shed all of the time , what does the temp drop to on a hot night ?
Bout 80*f
by Mr.Spooky
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: burry fermenter under ground
Replies: 33
Views: 2386

Re: burry fermenter under ground

If there's a garden hose nearby, there's no reason for the fermenter to over heat. Use 30 gallon fermenter in a 55 gallon water jacket, Also known as barrels :lol: A side benefit for lazy people is, the fermenter will get lighter and float while it's being emptied. So you ain't gotta bend over as f...
by Mr.Spooky
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: burry fermenter under ground
Replies: 33
Views: 2386

Re: burry fermenter under ground

+1 what they said. I buried one and experienced all the problems that they mentioned. My solution was to stop fermenting from mid July thru the end of August. It's way easier to keep one warm than to cool one down. Jbt minus the problems that were mentioned, did it keep temps down? Im guessing unde...
by Mr.Spooky
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: burry fermenter under ground
Replies: 33
Views: 2386

Re: burry fermenter under ground

I would use a pump to pump it. I have a "debris" handling pump. And im man enough to clean the barrel out. That would be one of the easier things in my life. Can you tell me what kind of pump you have and. Post pics if you can and don't mind. Been looking for a pump that can handle ag silage . Yak ...
by Mr.Spooky
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: I need a pump that will handle ground grain slurry.
Replies: 29
Views: 3143

Re: I need a pump that will handle ground grain slurry.

have you looked at debris handling pond pumps?
by Mr.Spooky
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Help a idiot with electrical?
Replies: 32
Views: 3620

Re: Help a idiot with electrical?

shadylane wrote:One other thing I was going to say
The way it's wired
The metal box on your subpanel isn't grounded
because the neutral and ground are tied together? That solid copper wire is going to a 6' ground rod driven 5' 10" in the ground.
by Mr.Spooky
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Help a idiot with electrical?
Replies: 32
Views: 3620

Re: Help a idiot with electrical?

So I guess heres my plan. Leave the panel the way it is (if it was good enough in 05 its good enough for me) ,,, and get inside my controller and cut out the 110 stuff, throw it up in the trees . WALA no need for a neutral. Im ready to get this thing rollin. I built ONE of the first flutes, ran it o...
by Mr.Spooky
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Help a idiot with electrical?
Replies: 32
Views: 3620

Re: Help a idiot with electrical?

Ok, so it wont be a problem to redo the configuration in the sub panel box. But what about the neutral wire on my controller? Can I gust connect it WITH the ground wire on my 3 prong plug? No, the controller doesn't use neutral. my controller has a neutral. I had Brian wire it with a 110 pigtail al...
by Mr.Spooky
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Help a idiot with electrical?
Replies: 32
Views: 3620

Re: Help a idiot with electrical?

Ok, so it wont be a problem to redo the configuration in the sub panel box. But what about the neutral wire on my controller? Can I gust connect it WITH the ground wire on my 3 prong plug?
by Mr.Spooky
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Help a idiot with electrical?
Replies: 32
Views: 3620

Re: Help a idiot with electrical?

No malice. Now that I know it is a sub panel, I would caution you to not mix Ground and Neutral. Separate the Ground wires from Neutrals and ground them to a copper rod or two driven in the ground. I just happen to be working the same issues myself right now and we're all learning as we go. I have ...
by Mr.Spooky
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: burry fermenter under ground
Replies: 33
Views: 2386

Re: burry fermenter under ground

+1 what they said. I buried one and experienced all the problems that they mentioned. My solution was to stop fermenting from mid July thru the end of August. It's way easier to keep one warm than to cool one down. Jbt minus the problems that were mentioned, did it keep temps down? Im guessing unde...
by Mr.Spooky
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: burry fermenter under ground
Replies: 33
Views: 2386

Re: burry fermenter under ground

Still Life wrote:Why not use high-temperature-loving bakers yeast?
Sure would be easier than burying a drum.
it gets about 120*f in my shop during the day. Can yeast handle that?
by Mr.Spooky
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: burry fermenter under ground
Replies: 33
Views: 2386

Re: burry fermenter under ground

I dont care about the temp as long as it ferments, so i guess ferment temps??? And i can burry the whole thing (50gal) if needed. More trouble than worth.... How are you going to get the wash out of a 50 gallon barrel buried below ground level? You won't be able to siphon it out. And cleaning the f...
by Mr.Spooky
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: burry fermenter under ground
Replies: 33
Views: 2386

Re: burry fermenter under ground

I dont care about the temp as long as it ferments, so i guess ferment temps??? And i can burry the whole thing (50gal) if needed.
by Mr.Spooky
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: burry fermenter under ground
Replies: 33
Views: 2386

burry fermenter under ground

I did a search and nothing came up for "burry underground. I was wondering if you could ferment "underground ". The available plave i have to ferment is way too hot in the summer. I was wonderin if I could burry a 50gal drum mostly underground to keep the temp down. Wife said no more 5gal buckets in...
by Mr.Spooky
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: heater element "box"
Replies: 24
Views: 3724

Re: heater element "box"

So where does the ground wire go ? don't the elements only have 2 post on them? Thanks for the help,,, I hate electricity. Recon that's why I aint went electric yet. Ground the boiler with the ground wire. I drilled a hole in the keg's skirt and put a screw into it with a nut. Then I put the ground...
by Mr.Spooky
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: heater element "box"
Replies: 24
Views: 3724

Re: heater element "box"

So where does the ground wire go ? don't the elements only have 2 post on them? Thanks for the help,,, I hate electricity. Recon that's why I aint went electric yet.
by Mr.Spooky
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Help a idiot with electrical?
Replies: 32
Views: 3620

Re: Help a idiot with electrical?

You need some research here. What or where is the breaker box you connected ground and neutral? "Whenever you have an auxiliary panel the neutral and ground should not be tied together because the ground wire becomes a parallel path for current with the neutral wire (any current going through the n...
by Mr.Spooky
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: ABOUT how much water am I looking at?
Replies: 12
Views: 2056

Re: ABOUT how much water am I looking at?

hmmm, not sure about that. I figured that the pond would dissipate the hot water fast enough. Plus, it will have to travel about 50' through a water hose before it gets to the pond.... Im needing to cull some of my koi, but I aint wanting to cull the wrong ones.
by Mr.Spooky
Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: heater element "box"
Replies: 24
Views: 3724

Re: heater element "box"

Im talkin about the "box" that the element is attached to . whats inside the box,, and how is the element affixed to the box? http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww37/Mr-Spooky/HS550-Gen2-510x383_zpssuuzs6dm.jpg [/url] http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww37/Mr-Spooky/HS550-Gen2-510x383_zpssuuzs6dm....
by Mr.Spooky
Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: ABOUT how much water am I looking at?
Replies: 12
Views: 2056

Re: ABOUT how much water am I looking at?

using 4 plates and distilling to average 75% abv i need about 14:1 that is to say in your case 14x20 =280 gallons it will be hot when yer done. in the near future I'm adding a fan/radiator to cool some before returning to the tank Thanks! putting it back in the pond might be a better route for me t...
by Mr.Spooky
Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: ABOUT how much water am I looking at?
Replies: 12
Views: 2056

Re: ABOUT how much water am I looking at?

recon I could just pump it back in the KOi pond and maybe put a GPH meter on it to get a estament?