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The Pub / Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« on: December 13, 2017, 09:57:38 AM »
It eventually warmed up to just below freezing, so I just went to the local drive-in for a burger and a big icy phosphate. Have to pretend it's summer once in a while. At least it's clear --  thinking of you SoCal guys. Be safe.

I see you're from Akron. I had to drive from Youngstown to Akron yesterday afternoon. 76 was a mess.


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Pimp My System / Re: Bar Top and Tower for Kegerator
« on: December 11, 2017, 10:09:33 AM »
Very nice! I'm going to be building one soon. I like this. Great inspiration.

How far from the wall does it need to be to open the lid fully?

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Pimp My System / Guess who's building a keezer!!!
« on: December 09, 2017, 08:03:21 PM »
Laying in bed here with SWMBO and she just informed me she bought me a chest freezer that we're going to pick up tomorrow! Man is she awesome. And did I mention she's stupidly hot?  ;D
  Pics of build to follow.

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Just so I understand correctly, you're not using a PID on the boil kettle. Just the regulator. I assume you crank it to 100% and then dial back after you get a good boil going?

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I LOVE the SSR power control. I'm in the middle of converting mine over from 110v to 220v. I am definitely going to incorporate this in my rebuild. Great idea, brother!!  8)

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Very nice!

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Equipment and Software / Re: Any hope for a dying chest freezer?
« on: November 30, 2017, 09:55:49 AM »
Very nice!
 I'm going to do one similar before too long.

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Equipment and Software / Re: RaspberryPi
« on: November 29, 2017, 01:53:42 PM »
This is too good to be true! My pants just got tighter. So I basically just need to figure out the hardware. Shouldn't be that difficult.

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Equipment and Software / Re: RaspberryPi
« on: November 29, 2017, 01:29:20 PM »
CraftbeerPi looks amazing! But I can't find a cost. This thing can't be free for the taking? Or can it?

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Equipment and Software / Re: RaspberryPi
« on: November 29, 2017, 12:27:28 PM »
(googling Craftbeer Pi)

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Equipment and Software / Re: Any hope for a dying chest freezer?
« on: November 29, 2017, 12:26:50 PM »
HVAC-R guy here. It's most certainly a leak or plugged coil. They do make a special service port that can be put on small appliances to add refrigerant. and there is a product called Leak Freeze that will seal the leak up. However, unless it's something way over the top you've paid hundreds of dollars for, you're much farther ahead getting a new one. She's had a good life. Now let her go out with some dignity.

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Equipment and Software / RaspberryPi
« on: November 29, 2017, 12:21:23 PM »
Is anyone here using Raspberry Pi as a PID? I'm in the middle of switching my system over from 110v to 220v and I'm seriously tossing around the idea of eliminating my control panel and PID's and replacing them with RaspberryPI and a touchscreen. Been researching it a bit now. There is now a prebuilt component from Adafruit that will allow me to use my quick connect RTD temp sensors. I've found a lot of nice programs that have been written to control it all. All the hardware is pretty economical. I also like the idea of it being web-based. This will give me the option of not even having to leave my recliner to brew!!
  I also like the idea that I can expand it and store recipe profiles, so when I want a particular brew, I can open that file and all the temperatures are right there should I want to do a step mash. It will also allow me to control my pumps from it. I'll also be able to run a temp prob from my fermentation chamber and control that. I can easily preprogram it so that it will automatically raise/lower the temp at different stages during fermentation. It will keep a chart of the actual temps over the course of fermentation that I can later print out. All in all, it just sounds so needlessly and overly complicated that I would be stupid to not do it. Has anyone else here done anything similar?

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: November 20, 2017, 11:22:46 AM »
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go. - Wham

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Pimp My System / Re: A modern keezer
« on: November 13, 2017, 12:23:06 PM »
Very nice! Definitely inspires me. 

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Pimp My System / Re: A modern keezer
« on: November 13, 2017, 12:06:37 PM »
Very nice! Definitely inspires me. 

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