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by sladeywadey
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: The Tilt
Replies: 13
Views: 1711

Re: The Tilt

I have owned the tilt for over a year (new design too) and it is a good device. I too suffer from excess yeast/krausen deposits giving incorrect readings but I really only use it for telling me when the fermentation has started and finished. I have recently received an ispindle as I fancy using wifi...
by sladeywadey
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Maxi 110 Cooler Compressor switching on
Replies: 8
Views: 754

Re: Maxi 110 Cooler Compressor switching on

Hi Kev - currently with the STC1000 set to -2, the compressor is being switched on every half hour or so with the trigger set point being 0C. This at least is much better than using the standard thermostat. It takes 10 mins to drop from -2 to -0.1C then seems to stick there for 20 mins or so then th...
by sladeywadey
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Maxi 110 Cooler Compressor switching on
Replies: 8
Views: 754

Re: Maxi 110 Cooler Compressor switching on

righto thanks Fil - I'll set it to minus 5C and see how we get on. Like you said I'd rather not have the compressor cycle constantly. It could be I have not set an adequate temp to start with when fitting the STC1000. Now I know how to set up the wiring properly, when I've sussed the temperature sid...
by sladeywadey
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Maxi 110 Cooler Compressor switching on
Replies: 8
Views: 754

Re: Maxi 110 Cooler Compressor switching on

OK I have now fitted the STC1000 and it is controlling the compressor/fan. I set the stc1000 to minus 0.5 and after a while, the STC1000 nicely turns off the compressor/fan. However I now see what is happening - even though the therm probe is in the ice bath, the 0 degrees water that is being circul...
by sladeywadey
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Maxi 110 Cooler Compressor switching on
Replies: 8
Views: 754

Re: Maxi 110 Cooler Compressor switching on

OK thanks Fil - I have an stc1000 spare somewhere so looks like i'll be getting the multimeter out to see where I can hook it up. Are there any pics around showing one fitted at all?
by sladeywadey
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Maxi 110 Cooler Compressor switching on
Replies: 8
Views: 754

Maxi 110 Cooler Compressor switching on

Hi, I have a Maxi 110 cooler that I'm using with my GF conical and have noticed that the compressor is switching on at least twice within 10 minutes. This is the case even if the cooler isn't connected to my conical or anything. I had a look inside the water bath and I'm definitely getting a decent ...
by sladeywadey
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: SS Brewmaster bucket
Replies: 25
Views: 3725

Re: SS Brewmaster bucket

Viton are high temp capable and overkill for our needs here
by sladeywadey
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: SS Brewmaster bucket
Replies: 25
Views: 3725

Re: SS Brewmaster bucket

great thanks for the info.
by sladeywadey
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: SS Brewmaster bucket
Replies: 25
Views: 3725

Re: SS Brewmaster bucket

I have 4 Brewbuckets and have found them pretty good, and I would not call then Chinese crap by any means. What is crap is the racking valve which is a diabolical affair. The nut in the bucket has no O ring groove and when the nut is tightened it will squeeze out the O ring. The solution is to use ...
by sladeywadey
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: #16 ESB Mk2
Replies: 10
Views: 2201

Re: #16 ESB Mk2

How did this ESB brew work out?
by sladeywadey
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Galaxy Recipes
Replies: 13
Views: 1846

Re: Galaxy Recipes

I don't rate galaxy for bittering - it seems to produce a harshness that I don't like (and takes a while to subside). Again I would suggest using a cleaner hop like magnum for bittering then all galaxy for < 10 mins hop additions. One of my best sesssion beers is 30 ibu of magnum at 60 mins, then on...
by sladeywadey
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Pure O2 Equipment
Replies: 67
Views: 8244

Re: Pure O2 Equipment

looks good - did you get a new fridge also? I'm interested in the fridge size as I'm thinking about going Chronical..
by sladeywadey
Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brewometer
Replies: 32
Views: 2981

Re: Brewometer

unfortunately my code isn't in a releasable state as it is particular to my environment (the gauges for example as I never brew above 6% abv) and integrated with other stuff in my home (db etc) - I did think of refactoring this but not only am I short of time (new job since Xmas) but the code base i...
by sladeywadey
Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Hop Aroma
Replies: 33
Views: 2766

Re: Hop Aroma

In terms of oxygen exposure - I was thinking the most critical exposure point is when transferring from the FV to Keg/bottle etc. I always flush out my tubing and keg with CO2 prior to any transfer activity.
by sladeywadey
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brewometer
Replies: 32
Views: 2981

Re: Brewometer

yeah I took the brewpi subsystem and the addon python brewpi-tilt integration and hacked it around by adding the gauges/monitoring/db storage etc

I'm not a fan of the brewstat stuff personally.