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by PeeBee
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Tilt hydrometer review
Replies: 65
Views: 3124

Re: Tilt hydrometer review

I think I should persuade more folk to believe what I say about calibration because most folk only have one receiving device (probably a mobile phone) and wont see this or trust the ramblings of a loony. I have a calibrated "TiltPi" device monitoring my Tilt 24-7 (highly recommended - by me that is)...
by PeeBee
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Some Brew Panel questions
Replies: 67
Views: 2623

Re: Some Brew Panel questions

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by PeeBee
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Tilt hydrometer review
Replies: 65
Views: 3124

Re: Tilt hydrometer review

I'm confused as to why you are seeing this again unless you have been really unlucky and for a second lemon. Do you have cooling cools in the fv or similar? Yes. Pumped from a bucket of cold water to start, then fed from a shelf cooler's python lines when Summer decided to hot up. This replacement ...
by PeeBee
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Tilt hydrometer review
Replies: 65
Views: 3124

Re: Tilt hydrometer review

Hi PeeBee Back from holiday today and have just been reading your reports … Hope you've had a good holiday! I think I'm beginning to appreciate the reasons behind some of the recent batch of problems. I'm using a TiltPi to fetch the data and I don't think I'm calibrating it right, the result is I a...
by PeeBee
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Tilt hydrometer review
Replies: 65
Views: 3124

Re: Tilt hydrometer review

Okay, this Tilt business is driving me nuts. All that's saving me is that I'm already nuts, so bring it on. Who's going to be brave enough to explain this: I've been grumbling that the Tilt is getting "stuck" and registers the same SG reading for hours on end. Like this: TiltPi4.JPG But tonight the ...
by PeeBee
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Tilt hydrometer review
Replies: 65
Views: 3124

Re: Tilt hydrometer review

The blasted Tilt is stuck again, but this time is not showing any sign of "freeing up". Tilt is reading 1.033 and has been reading that for a few hours now, whereas a refractometer reading gave 1.029. Lots of other folk having the same trouble, I guess I can list myself amongst those people now. I'l...
by PeeBee
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Some Brew Panel questions
Replies: 67
Views: 2623

Re: Some Brew Panel questions

Here in the UK, contactors are generally used for switching ‘power’ Relays generally for control...you won’t find a 200A relay or a 1A contactor but you may find both overlap at low ratings. Also relays are generally rated in amps, contactors in kW in the industrial control/automation world. *note ...
by PeeBee
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Tilt hydrometer review
Replies: 65
Views: 3124

Re: Tilt hydrometer review

TiltPi3.JPG Okay, too hasty. That bit of fermenter agitation is very slowly ungumming things. But I don't fancy repeating my "agitating" on my 1/2 barrel conical fermenter! And the thermometer is annoying me now: It'll jump from 19.4C to 20.0C, i.e. 0.5-0.6C or suspiciously like 1.0F. So 0.1C resol...
by PeeBee
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Some Brew Panel questions
Replies: 67
Views: 2623

Re: Some Brew Panel questions

As the contacts of either close they will arc Arcing will also happen when the contacts open,and on certain types of load can be more impresive than the switch on arc. Another differences between the 2 is a contactor often has extra auxillary,lower rated contacts for control circuitry and as i ment...
by PeeBee
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Tilt hydrometer review
Replies: 65
Views: 3124

Re: Tilt hydrometer review

Well it's been hot today and I've only got limited cooling on this. I'll probably have to move in the shelf cooler tomorrow. Lets check … TiltPi2.JPG Could be worse; I had 21.1C on the GF display. The Tilt has an advantage here floating in the bulk rather than just sampling the edge. And the gravity...
by PeeBee
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Some Brew Panel questions
Replies: 67
Views: 2623

Re: Some Brew Panel questions

Dont know where to start here there seems to be … DIN rail Contactors are commonly available as 25A as well as 40A. But the physical sizes are standard so you wont gain anything in size (relay DIN rail mounts will most likely be the same width). You will get 25A contactors at half the width if you ...
by PeeBee
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Some Brew Panel questions
Replies: 67
Views: 2623

Re: Some Brew Panel questions

I think it's hilarious that we've two characters supposedly offering advice on dangerous high powered electric circuits - one calls himself "the mad hippy" and the other (me!) has an avatar frequently described as a "caricature", and if that isn't enough carries an ID card so the police can be prepa...
by PeeBee
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Some Brew Panel questions
Replies: 67
Views: 2623

Re: Some Brew Panel questions

As "themadhippy" points out, the term relay and contactor is pretty interchangeable, so I thought I'd do a bit of revision and define the differences. What follows is my take on the differences! The "facts" have all got a bit smudged and I couldn't find a "definitive" guide on the Web to link. You w...
by PeeBee
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Tilt hydrometer review
Replies: 65
Views: 3124

Re: Tilt hydrometer review

Fermenting a day-and-half now. Refractometer reads 12.0 BRIX which when corrected for fermenting wort gives SG1.041. The Tilt reads … TiltPi.JPG Temperature from the Grainfather Conical is 19.2C, all of 0.3C higher than the Tilt, but this is also early morning and the GF "skin" (where the GF thermom...
by PeeBee
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Some Brew Panel questions
Replies: 67
Views: 2623

Re: Some Brew Panel questions

Dont they? Youve obviously not played with industrial electrickery.The term relay and contactor is pretty interchangeable,you can get a 5A contactor or a 30A relay,about the only difference is a contactor normally has the facility to have overload protection easily added . Shhh. I'm trying to build...