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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Why Do You Homebrew?
« on: July 26, 2016, 08:08:12 PM »
And there's no better feeling than pulling a pint for your friends and seeing the look of shock on their faces wen you tell them you made it.

This reminded me of the time they would go to your place when you were not there to see their faces and pulled growlers to go.  Not quite the same, eh?  You'll have to train new friends there in Ohio. ;)

I had completely forgotten about that! Not the same here in Ohio. People don't pull crap like that. Must be a western thing.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Why Do You Homebrew?
« on: July 25, 2016, 07:33:24 PM »
it's a great escape from every day stress and life. I love building all my own equipment, be it a stir plate, carboy cleaner or now a full electric brewery. And there's no better feeling than pulling a pint for your friends and seeing the look of shock on their faces wen you tell them you made it. it something cool to geek out on.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Why Do You Homebrew?
« on: July 25, 2016, 07:20:58 PM »
I clicked it and within 10 seconds my wife said "What, the hell?"

I just got the same thing. And I'm pretty sure it's not the uke.

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Pimp My System / Re: Electric build begins tonight!
« on: July 24, 2016, 06:26:19 PM »
Curious as to what brand/model of "wet switch"?

  Tom

This guy right here. It's actually made for large rooftop heating and cooling package units.

http://www.rectorseal.com/?s=ss500e

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Pimp My System / Re: Electric build begins tonight!
« on: July 24, 2016, 06:07:41 PM »
Got some actual work done today,  not just testing.




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The Pub / Re: HVAC companies too busy to bother?
« on: July 21, 2016, 03:29:24 PM »
Six days is a little bit out of hand. Guess they figure have plenty of work already. 

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The Pub / Re: HVAC companies too busy to bother?
« on: July 20, 2016, 09:36:26 PM »
I've been in HVAC since I was 15 years old. I'm 39 now. I promise you, withe the heat wave, companies are SWAMPED!! Currently I work as a territory manager for an HVAC  wholesale company www.webbsupply.com
 I know a fare share of scam artists out there, but for the most part, we are there to help. We understand your frustration. It sucks in this weather. My contractors are working 12-14 hour days. I know not getting a call back is frustrating, but I have to go to bat for them on this one.
 I'd be curious to have more details on their diagnosis.   

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Equipment and Software / Re: Another pump thread
« on: July 16, 2016, 08:32:13 PM »
You're wasting your money.  And how will you cope with this..."The pump must be under water level"

That's no issue at. Even if I were using a March or Chugger I have it layer out for them to be below water level. And at 18 bucks a pop I can afford to waste that. I've been a sting that on BMC's for a few years now since I've been out of the game.

 As for the hard piping, I am going to put flex lines at each connection so when I finally do et my March pumps it'll be no more work than hooking up a garden hose to the faucet on your house.


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Pimp My System / Re: my basement brewery
« on: July 16, 2016, 08:21:52 PM »
very nice! I just started building my electric berry as well. What are you using for elements?
 Also, that sure looks like a flow meter you have back tge. Looks just like the one I'm eyeballing. How are you liking it?

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Pimp My System / Re: Finished My Brew Stand
« on: July 16, 2016, 08:15:21 PM »
looking good!  8)

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Pimp My System / Re: Electric build begins tonight!
« on: July 16, 2016, 09:18:20 AM »
To late for that.

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Pimp My System / Re: Electric build begins tonight!
« on: July 16, 2016, 08:52:57 AM »
Update.... Have several of my controls now. I've been getting it layed out so I can begin drawer up a schematic. So far what I have together is working.
 I've got a 110v to 24v step down t-former out to a relay. (i have a temporary relay on it for the time, just in case things went south. Today I will swap it out with my two pole good two pole. I have the NO wet switch wired between the wifi stat and relay that will activate the element once the water is above the element. I do not have the flow meter that will go between the stat and relay yet.
 Today, I will wire the second relay up the same way for the boil kettle. 
 I did have one mishap when wiring the NC wet switch. It was getting late and i my infinite wisdom, I wired it to the R terminal on the stat instead of the G. Soon as I put power to it, I let the smoke out. Oh well. a small sacrifice.




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Equipment and Software / Re: Another pump thread
« on: July 15, 2016, 06:02:04 AM »
Sounds reasonable.  I plan on hard piping it all,  so I think I'll insulate it all. In also toying with the idea of of putting a copper manifold in the bottom of my mash tun so I can circulate got water through it if I need a couple degree bump.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Another pump thread
« on: July 15, 2016, 05:46:18 AM »
It will mainly be used for strike water and spare water transfer.  The one that I linked I thought said 2.1gpm. I know that's not crazy fast,  but I didn't think 4-6 minutes was bad.  And I'm only looming at 2-3 for of head.  (Insert "that's what she said" joke here)
 Will I need to bump my water temperatures up a few degrees when using a pump?

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Equipment and Software / Re: Another pump thread
« on: July 14, 2016, 08:14:13 PM »
I 'm gonna give them a crack. If it $h!ts the bed, I'm out $18. No big loss.
 Also, what are these Facebook home brew pages you speak of? Can I find them on the interwebs?

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