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by MuleKicker
Tue Sep 08, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Neboirhood watch
Replies: 116
Views: 4619

Re: Neboirhood watch

You already said too much. Ya don't talk 'bout that shit. Ya just do it. Number one rule of fight club......
by MuleKicker
Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Looking for PID wiring diagram
Replies: 3
Views: 673

Re: Looking for PID wiring diagram

Pids work great. Just have to set them up correctly. Run the pid in manual mode, and you're just fine. Wire the pid according to it's instructions. I always used Watlow PIDs. I know there are a ton of posts on it from way back. Keep looking, I'm sure there still here. http://homedistiller.org/forum/...
by MuleKicker
Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: (PSR-25) does this look right?
Replies: 16
Views: 4848

Re: (PSR-25) does this look right?

The diagram that blue thunder has posted is not 2 PSR25s. The top component is a filter. It is recommended by United automation, but not needed to function correctly. I have built many of the PSR25 builds, and have never used it, and have never had a problem. I have never used more than 1 module on...
by MuleKicker
Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Prayers wanted
Replies: 219
Views: 13053

Re: Prayers wanted

Peace be with you all my friend.
by MuleKicker
Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: PID success, maybe
Replies: 19
Views: 1960

Re: PID success, maybe

So you're talking about controlling coolant temp? There are more variables to that then just power input. Still the point to be made is, you cant just turn your power full on and off without surging. You want to be able to ramp up your power based on coolant temp? Whats controlling coolant flow? And...
by MuleKicker
Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:46 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: PID success, maybe
Replies: 19
Views: 1960

Re: PID success, maybe

I don't think you understand the math. 10kw for 30 seconds is the same as 5kw for 60 seconds, right? Also, I'm not talking about controlling the temperature of the boiling liquid. I'm talking about controlling temperature of the condenser by adjusting heat input. It worked to the point where, despi...
by MuleKicker
Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: PID success, maybe
Replies: 19
Views: 1960

Re: PID success, maybe

If you are in manual mode and you set the controller at 50% and lets say you are running 10k watts, your output will be 5kw of power to your element. If you just bump the set point up 1deg like you are thinking, the controller is going to throw 10kw at your element until you reach the set point. You...
by MuleKicker
Fri May 24, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Bridge collapse
Replies: 27
Views: 1315

Re: Bridge collapse

Been over that one many times through the years, a good friend of mine when over it just about 2 hours before Reports are no one hurt Thank God for that Maybe the Gubberment should stop spending so many $$$ on programs for the entitlement crowd and so some fixing on the road and bridges for those o...
by MuleKicker
Mon May 13, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Heating Element Control
Replies: 1861
Views: 450822

Re: Heating Element Control

The PSR is just as good with fewer components. Easier to build. Yes, Fotek is proving to be junk.
by MuleKicker
Sat May 04, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: power control 1.5K 220v
Replies: 3
Views: 701

Re: power control 1.5K 220v

Check out the lounge. Phase angle controllers.
by MuleKicker
Sat May 04, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: How A Distillery Ages Bourbon In Days, Not Years
Replies: 18
Views: 1607

Re: How A Distillery Ages Bourbon In Days, Not Years

To call it bourbon, it has to be aged for 2 years. Don't matter what it tastes like, it could be great in days, but all you can call it is whiskey.
by MuleKicker
Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: 8 birthdays today!?
Replies: 10
Views: 494

Re: 8 birthdays today!?

Coyote wrote:
However now it is the beginning of National Lingerie Week :clap: :lol: :clap: :lol: :clap: :lol: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Coyote

I'm going to remind my wife of that. :thumbup:
by MuleKicker
Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:40 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: 8 birthdays today!?
Replies: 10
Views: 494

Re: 8 birthdays today!?

I'm questioning if there are really that many here with a 4/20 birthday, or if they picked the date apon signing up due to significance of another reason....... :wink:

If not, my bad...... Happy birthday. :D
by MuleKicker
Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:37 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Temp Control - you're doing it wrong.
Replies: 36
Views: 3848

Re: Temp Control - you're doing it wrong.

This just saved me a lot of time! Ok so if you wanted to control temp it would be primarily for heat up and the temp to watch would be the mash and not the column. This would allow the mash to heat up quickly but slow down right before you start coming in to boiling temp range. The slower to the bo...
by MuleKicker
Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Diagram feedback
Replies: 11
Views: 975

Re: Diagram feedback

Do yourself a favor. Wire one element to the controller, and plug the other one directly in. Unplug the one when you get to temp and run off the other. Much simpler.
by MuleKicker
Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Weather
Replies: 3
Views: 360

Re: Weather

its been 20f below average. snow on the ground, and ice on the lakes still. Aint lettin up any time soon either. Must be global warming.
by MuleKicker
Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: how long will a wash keep
Replies: 1
Views: 390

Re: how long will a wash keep

by MuleKicker
Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Help with electric controller
Replies: 11
Views: 1092

Re: Help with electric controller

Forget voltage, you need to be measuring current flow... AKA Amps. With the load hooked up, ofcoarse.
by MuleKicker
Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: happy birthday Husker
Replies: 15
Views: 582

Re: happy birthday Husker

Congrats, and happy birthday old man :thumbup:
by MuleKicker
Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: I have a PID, is it good for anything?
Replies: 30
Views: 3972

Re: I have a PID, is it good for anything?

Trying to use a PID, or to use one in any way but in manual mode, is just an effort in trying to over-complicate a simple process... I honestly don't understand why people do that, and especially those who don't know how... It's maddening to be quite honest... We talk and we talk and we talk and no...
by MuleKicker
Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Mash Temperature Control
Replies: 8
Views: 930

Re: Mash Temperature Control

Aquarium heaters work good. Simple, and easy. I set one up in an old frige for insulation. Kept it warm in 0F temps.
by MuleKicker
Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: I have a PID, is it good for anything?
Replies: 30
Views: 3972

Re: I have a PID, is it good for anything?

There are plenty of reasons. if you read the responses, itwas stated that it is possible if you know what the hell you're doing. You don't know much about stilling, or pids. You said so your self. Why don't you get familiar with one of the two before tieing them together. How do you program a comput...
by MuleKicker
Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: I have a PID, is it good for anything?
Replies: 30
Views: 3972

Re: I have a PID, is it good for anything?

YankeeShine wrote:I don't know anything about PIDs and very little about distilling so I'm having a hard time thinking about it. t?
then cut out 1 or the other. Get the basics and learn stillin before you go over complicating it.
by MuleKicker
Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: I have a PID, is it good for anything?
Replies: 30
Views: 3972

Re: I have a PID, is it good for anything?

If it can run in manual mode, you want to see what kind of duty cycle it has. Some of them can be programmed for fast/slow duty cycle, with a variable/fixed time base.
by MuleKicker
Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: UK guy wants job in the US
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: UK guy wants job in the US

You can take my spot. But you have to fix cars. Im not sure where Im going yet... Maybe a desered island somewhere? Do deserted islands have ruthless governments that tax the shit out of you? :shock:
by MuleKicker
Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Post your still makin injury pix here
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: Post your still makin injury pix here

NOT a cool thread. :crazy:
by MuleKicker
Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 13
Views: 576

Re: Hello all

I may or may not have been a victim of that 9" snowfall that you speak of in MN........ :problem:
by MuleKicker
Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: 220volt adjustable scr voltage regulator
Replies: 3
Views: 1112

Re: 220volt adjustable scr voltage regulator

would need specs on the controller. some will operate on either, some wont.
by MuleKicker
Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Question: 1 or 2 valves on a Nixon/Stone
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Re: Question: 1 or 2 valves on a Nixon/Stone

1 valve for output. Then have your reflux tube above that, so it refluxes everything that isn't collected. The smaller " reservoir" the better. Won't smear cuts that way.