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Jerz



Joined: 17 Nov 2013
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Location: Canton, Georgia

Drinking: Electric Hop Candy, Brown Porter, Blonde Stout, Kolsch

Working on: Belgian Dubbel


PostLink    Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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I used the hop spider for the first time yesterday and absolutely love it... not only did I not have any issues getting everything into the fermenter but cleanup was a LOT easier especially since I'm rinsing the pots in the yard when I clean up.

Here's a pic....



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Jerz
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Jerz



Joined: 17 Nov 2013
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Location: Canton, Georgia

Drinking: Electric Hop Candy, Brown Porter, Blonde Stout, Kolsch

Working on: Belgian Dubbel


PostLink    Posted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Batch #2 was the Bell's Two Hearted Clone which by the way is over ten bucks a six pack.... ANYWAY... I kegged it today (so it's not carbonated) and compared it to an authentic Bell's fresh from the bottle.... very impressive... Very Happy


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Joined: 17 Nov 2013
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Location: Canton, Georgia

Drinking: Electric Hop Candy, Brown Porter, Blonde Stout, Kolsch

Working on: Belgian Dubbel


PostLink    Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

....the brewery is coming together slowly but hey... it's coming together. I'm hoping to at least have my plumbing hooked up and having some kind of hood at least over the BK by late fall... Heating and AC will be nice but next goal is just to get out of the garage by winter.


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Jerz



Joined: 17 Nov 2013
Posts: 224
Location: Canton, Georgia

Drinking: Electric Hop Candy, Brown Porter, Blonde Stout, Kolsch

Working on: Belgian Dubbel


PostLink    Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First year Tetnanger growing on the deck...


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PostLink    Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's beautiful. We occasionally entertain the notion of growing some hops but then remember that we both have black thumbs. Plus our house is on the north side of a hill.
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Jerz



Joined: 17 Nov 2013
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Location: Canton, Georgia

Drinking: Electric Hop Candy, Brown Porter, Blonde Stout, Kolsch

Working on: Belgian Dubbel


PostLink    Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup... they truly are beautiful plants... I'm going to grow a lot more next year since these are doing so well.
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Jerz



Joined: 17 Nov 2013
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Location: Canton, Georgia

Drinking: Electric Hop Candy, Brown Porter, Blonde Stout, Kolsch

Working on: Belgian Dubbel


PostLink    Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So after two years of being unused it appears my boil kettle temp controller is dead. I checked the obvious and have 120v going to 13 and the other PID's are working... is there a fuse in the PID that I need to check or something I'm overlooking before I buy another?


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Location: Ottawa, Canada

Drinking: German Lager, Electric Creamsicle, London Pride, Kolsch, German Pils, Belgian Dubbel, Russian Imperial Stout, Black Butte Porter

Working on: Weizen, Belgian Quad, Belgian IPA


PostLink    Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're still measuring 120V to the PID then it's probably a failed internal component. There are no fuses.
Unless you know how to do component level electronics triage and repair (not sure it's worth the time/effort for something like this), I'd suggest replacing it: https://shop.theelectricbrewery.com/collections/temperature-controllers/products/syl-2352-pid-temperature-controller

Cheers!

Kal

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Jerz



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Location: Canton, Georgia

Drinking: Electric Hop Candy, Brown Porter, Blonde Stout, Kolsch

Working on: Belgian Dubbel


PostLink    Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Kal! Already ordered... I figured it was fried. I still may brew this weekend but just switch the plugs around and use the HLT PID for the boil.... just depends if I can get my make shift hood working.


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Drinking: German Lager, Electric Creamsicle, London Pride, Kolsch, German Pils, Belgian Dubbel, Russian Imperial Stout, Black Butte Porter

Working on: Weizen, Belgian Quad, Belgian IPA


PostLink    Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice setup!

And yes, you can definitely still brew. Redundancy was one of the goals around the design of this panel. No need to open the panel either.

All you need to do is swap the two sets of cables between BOIL and HLT to use the HLT PID for everything. The HLT 'Pb' temperature probe offset value will be used for the boil probe, but it's not overly critical that the boil measure the temperature precisely.

Kal

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Location: Canton, Georgia

Drinking: Electric Hop Candy, Brown Porter, Blonde Stout, Kolsch

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PostLink    Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kal wrote:
Nice setup!

l


Thanks! We just moved here this past August so I'll be working on this as time permits... but in the meantime I think it should all work very well. I never knew how much I would like the sink with hot water! I had big plans in the other house but didn't ever finish the basement because deep down inside I knew I needed a bigger house so I only brewed in the garage with no sink; only a garden hose.

I replaced the PID for the BK and it works once again... I'll mount the pumps and counterflow wort chiller and will be brewing this weekend! I cannot wait!


Here's my temporary hood... I'm looking to get a hood from a project I'm working on but if that falls through I've got the name of a company that will make me one. This 55 gallon tub should work well in the meantime and allow me to make sure I get the 6" collar installed in the right place.


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Drinking: German Lager, Electric Creamsicle, London Pride, Kolsch, German Pils, Belgian Dubbel, Russian Imperial Stout, Black Butte Porter

Working on: Weizen, Belgian Quad, Belgian IPA


PostLink    Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep! You can use just about anything for hood given that it's pretty much only steam. Happy brewing!

Kal

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Everything is coming together... the Oktober can seamer is a game changer. People have always asked if they could try my beer but would always tell them that they needed to come by the house... not anymore. Ss Grain Mill is pretty sweet too... Santa has been good to me this year Very Happy


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Drinking: Electric Hop Candy, Brown Porter, Blonde Stout, Kolsch

Working on: Belgian Dubbel


PostLink    Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely loving the Oktober MK16V2 Can Seamer...


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PostLink    Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice, I'm wandering about your sink drain, are you pumping it up to the main drain or does it drain in the floor
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PostLink    Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jerz wrote:
People have always asked if they could try my beer but would always tell them that they needed to come by the house... not anymore.

Nice! Now be prepared to have to brew a lot more! Wink

Kal

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Drinking: Electric Hop Candy, Brown Porter, Blonde Stout, Kolsch

Working on: Belgian Dubbel


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Nice, I'm wandering about your sink drain, are you pumping it up to the main drain or does it drain in the floor



I'm pumping it up since I really didn't want to cut the concrete so I bought one of these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0038RK5C0/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&psc=1&linkCode=ll1&tag=theelectricbrewery-20&linkId=00e69833458f43dfb0169231ad6e8c59&language=en_US

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Joined: 17 Nov 2013
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Location: Canton, Georgia

Drinking: Electric Hop Candy, Brown Porter, Blonde Stout, Kolsch

Working on: Belgian Dubbel


PostLink    Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kal wrote:
Jerz wrote:
People have always asked if they could try my beer but would always tell them that they needed to come by the house... not anymore.

Nice! Now be prepared to have to brew a lot more! Wink

Kal


Ha.. no kidding! I've canned about 200 beers this past month and they're nearly gone! Most common comment is "man... you can't buy this in store this good"... or "I don't like beer but this is GOOD!"

It's definately a very fun and rewarding hobby. Very Happy

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PostLink    Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like your grain mill!

John

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Drinking: Electric Hop Candy, Brown Porter, Blonde Stout, Kolsch

Working on: Belgian Dubbel


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jcav wrote:
I really like your grain mill!

John


It is a beast of a grain mill. I mounted it to the cart in the picture and will be putting it to the test when I brew a batch of the NEIPA tomorrow. I got very tired of using a drill with the barley crusher and when the wife saw me crushing grain she took pity told me I needed to do something about that so that justified my purchase. She didn't have to mention it more thanonce. Very Happy

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