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Title: I build an electric brewery and now what?
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on February 11, 2011, 10:54:22 PM
I am building an electric brewery with Aubere instruments PID SYL-2352.
http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=3

Any recommendation how to use it?
How to calibrate the temp probe?

Thank you
Title: Re: I build an electric brewery and now what?
Post by: mabrungard on February 12, 2011, 02:10:52 PM
Well, I have to say that I would use it to brew beer.  That's how to use it ;-)

The temp probes are calibrated the same way as a thermometer.  You'll need a calibrated reference thermometer and you'll put the probes and thermometer in an insulated cup with mash temperature water.  Adjust the probes per the manufacturer's procedures. 
Title: Re: I build an electric brewery and now what?
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on February 12, 2011, 11:03:33 PM
I found this post on homebrew talk and it was a great help:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/auber-syl-2352-basic-help-first-timer-160057/

I set the temp probe to the appropriate one  and stuff started to work.
Looking good so far.
Title: Re: I build an electric brewery and now what?
Post by: oscarvan on February 13, 2011, 08:57:24 PM
Do a water only "brew", and see how things work.
Title: Re: I build an electric brewery and now what?
Post by: mabrungard on February 14, 2011, 02:14:59 AM
Do a water only "brew", and see how things work.

Truly Sage Advice.  I wouldn't want to risk many dollars of ingredients on untried equipment.  That would probably elicit naughty words if it were me.  I agree that you would want to take it all the way through and perform each and every step so that you'll know everything you'll need to have on hand and things you'll need to do. 
Title: Re: I build an electric brewery and now what?
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on February 14, 2011, 04:37:37 AM
Thank you guys.
I did initial testing on Saturday and I will be testing more this week.
So far it is looking good and I am exited.
I need to install fan in the electrical box to dissipate the heat from SSR heat sinks
Title: Re: I build an electric brewery and now what?
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on February 16, 2011, 03:09:24 AM
And we did boil today.
I was tripping main breaker when all 12 elements were on and pump was on.
After adjustment of over current in main breaker (most likely caused by pump) everything went smooth.

A few stats.
I can raise temp 1F a minute.
Once I have boil I can maintain nice boil at 50%.
Heat sink temp when fully on is about 130F.
I will vent the cabinet and add bigger fans for heat sinks.

Looking good.