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by Sorcerer
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Control Panel Parts List
Replies: 17
Views: 990

Re: Control Panel Parts List

Another question: Why do people use PIDs rather than STC 1000s to control the elements? Would STC 1000s not also do the job? In one word : deadband. STCs by their design will overshoot the set point temperature, and will then allow the wort to cool too much before applying heat again. So in a mash ...
by Sorcerer
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Glycol
Replies: 14
Views: 573

Re: Glycol

Any solid dissolved in water depresses the freezing point, so dissolving salt or sugar in the water, will lower its freezing point, salt is more corrosive than sugar, the more solid you dissolve the lower the freezing point, up to a saturation point when it will not lower even though more solute is ...
by Sorcerer
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Crash cooling
Replies: 11
Views: 1122

Re: Crash cooling

Be careful not to "suck" the contents of the air lock back into the fermenter when you crash cool, particularly if you've used a blow off tube into a larger bottle/airlock, a pint of starsan mightened be the best addition to your brew

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by Sorcerer
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: DIY boiler - safety?
Replies: 13
Views: 872

Re: DIY boiler - safety?

I used SWA cable shrouds to cover the kettle connectors. (You can pick them up in electrical suppliers) I have always thought the stripped down kettle elements looked lethal, much better to use a proper kettle element plus note the C15 kettle connector, which is rated higher for temperature and curr...
by Sorcerer
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Some Brew Panel questions
Replies: 67
Views: 3745

Re: Some Brew Panel questions

[quote="PeeBee"][quote=Sorcerer post_id=844575 time=1562224452 user_id=16509] Here it is in situ … [/quote] I protected my RIMS element by having a temperature probe and level sensor just after the element. It functioned "in anger" within a few days of trying it! The sensors don't allow the element ...
by Sorcerer
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Some Brew Panel questions
Replies: 67
Views: 3745

Re: Some Brew Panel questions

Here it is in situ[IMG]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201907 ... caa805.jpg[/IMG]

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by Sorcerer
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Some Brew Panel questions
Replies: 67
Views: 3745

Re: Some Brew Panel questions

[quote="LeeH"]In my opinion RIMS is the way to go but it’s subjective. Pros and cons of them both but for my system RIMS was simpler to pipe up and has better control. It works flawlessly for me and would disagree with much of what is stated in that link. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro[/quot...
by Sorcerer
Sat May 11, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Brewing Videos
Topic: The most up-to-date brewery in Britain (1963)
Replies: 5
Views: 607

Re: The most up-to-date brewery in Britain (1963)

[quote="chris2012"]Very interesting video! I'm curious if they have a centrifuge, there's something that looked possibly like one to me, where they remove a lid. Although maybe it wasn't as they do talk about filtering later.[/quote]It looks like a trub seperator, used to reduce losses in trub mater...
by Sorcerer
Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Pub casks at home: my thoughts so far
Replies: 136
Views: 24266

Re: Pub casks at home: my thoughts so far

Sorry to jump on the back of a thread, but in my case I use small cornies as my casks, I have a 7.5 litre and a few 9 litre kegs. I've cut off about 10mm from the dip tubes. I can usually get through one of these in a week so I haven't had to worry about storage. When pouring I open the pressure rel...