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by och29
Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: 3.5L Kettle as HERMS Vessel?
Replies: 6
Views: 584

Re: 3.5L Kettle as HERMS Vessel?

I'm using a 4ish litre stainless bucket with a 3kw element. The kettle seems similar in terms of power to volume ratio. My setup was able to raise the temperature to mash out in about 20 minutes when I brewed in 8C ambient temp and an uninsulated 100L stainless mash tun.
by och29
Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#1 - Electric Pale Ale [Lots of Pictures]
Replies: 14
Views: 1748

Re: AG#1 - Electric Pale Ale [Lots of Pictures]

Great Post!. I've never seen such a complicated recipe and such a sophisticated & expensive setup for a first brew!. There did seem alot of wort left behind in the boiler, maybe this contributed slightly to the low OG. Also I was wondering why you made a starter for the dry S05. How did the FG turn...
by och29
Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#1 - Electric Pale Ale [Lots of Pictures]
Replies: 14
Views: 1748

Re: AG#1 - Electric Pale Ale

Updated the first page to include the finished product/tasting .
by och29
Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Water Pump
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: Water Pump

I'm using the 24V ones and they are very good for the price.
by och29
Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:28 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Any Interest in Printed Bottle Caps?
Replies: 81
Views: 10670

Re: Any Interest in Printed Bottle Caps?

Did anything come of this? I'd be interested in some bottle caps.
by och29
Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#1 - Electric Pale Ale [Lots of Pictures]
Replies: 14
Views: 1748

Re: AG#1 - Electric Pale Ale [Lots of Pictures]

Personally I'd avoid the chalk addition because it's unlikely to do anything as it's so insoluble. TBH I was just aiming for Randy Mosher's Pale Ale with lower sulphate. I was planning to dissolve the chalk in carbonate water but never got round to it. To an extent I was lucky my pH was a bit low a...
by och29
Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#1 - Electric Pale Ale [Lots of Pictures]
Replies: 14
Views: 1748

Re: AG#1 - Electric Pale Ale

I could do but wanted to give everything a go for my first brew to check the equipment/process worked. The second brew I'm going to aim for efficiency!
by och29
Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#1 - Electric Pale Ale [Lots of Pictures]
Replies: 14
Views: 1748

Re: AG#1 - Electric Pale Ale

Bottle conditioned: http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5546/11986750573_0a0d206498_c.jpg http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7452/11987281396_0e0722f703_c.jpg http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2829/11987283236_0d9b526eef_c.jpg Tasting: Tried a bottle 10 days after putting it in, aiming for 2.2 volume of CO2. Prime...
by och29
Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#1 - Electric Pale Ale [Lots of Pictures]
Replies: 14
Views: 1748

Re: AG#1 - Electric Pale Ale [PICTURES]

Since the brewery build has taken so long I have to admit that I brewed before everything was completely finished. None the less things went mostly to plan: http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3711/11600890696_01b2030ceb_c.jpg Made up a starter 24hrs before pitching Which looked pretty good once left over...
by och29
Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#1 - Electric Pale Ale [Lots of Pictures]
Replies: 14
Views: 1748

AG#1 - Electric Pale Ale [Lots of Pictures]

Some of the regular members might be aware that I have been building an electric brewery... which is now finished! (or at least enough to brew). Since it's based of the design of Kal at TheElectricBrewery.com I decided that it would be fitting to brew one of his recipes as my first all grain, Electr...
by och29
Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:24 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: [FIXED] Electric Brewery Problem - Elements won't work
Replies: 35
Views: 2220

Re: [FIXED] Electric Brewery Problem - Elements won't work

Fil wrote:Result!! get some pic posted of it all in order ;)
Here it is!
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Just finished calibrating the PID/HLT, thought 2315 was a bit late to start on the HERMS/Mash Tun! All being well I'll aim for a Boxing Day brew!
by och29
Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: [FIXED] Electric Brewery Problem - Elements won't work
Replies: 35
Views: 2220

Re: Electric Brewery Problem - Elements won't work

Twas a few nights before Christmas and all through the brewery not an element was firing, not even the HERMS, The system was checked with the greatest of care, with the hope that soon beer would be brewed in there, Despite the help of a forum so great, the builder thought brewing would not be his fa...
by och29
Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: [FIXED] Electric Brewery Problem - Elements won't work
Replies: 35
Views: 2220

Re: Electric Brewery Problem - Elements won't work

Will go out now and connect direct... unless the wind gets me!
by och29
Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: [FIXED] Electric Brewery Problem - Elements won't work
Replies: 35
Views: 2220

Re: Electric Brewery Problem - Elements won't work

According to The Electric Brewery they suggest working from PID through to the element: My PID output lights switches on (so they are working) The light on the SSR comes on and I can measure 240V when I connect across the two load terminals (so they are working) Do you think it's worth connecting a ...
by och29
Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: [FIXED] Electric Brewery Problem - Elements won't work
Replies: 35
Views: 2220

Re: Electric Brewery Problem - Elements won't work

To clear up the reason for two relays for anyone who might come back to this thread in the future: SSRs are great at switching on and off quickly (so ideal for PID control) but because they're solid state they never truly isolate the electricity. Mechanical relays are just a big physical switch so t...