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Jerz



Joined: 17 Nov 2013
Posts: 199
Location: Canton, Georgia

Drinking: Centennial IPA, Oktoberfest, Dry Stout...

Working on: Kolsch, Rye IPA


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



Joined: 17 Nov 2013
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Location: Canton, Georgia

Drinking: Centennial IPA, Oktoberfest, Dry Stout...

Working on: Kolsch, Rye IPA


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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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Jerz



Joined: 17 Nov 2013
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Location: Canton, Georgia

Drinking: Centennial IPA, Oktoberfest, Dry Stout...

Working on: Kolsch, Rye IPA


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
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Location: Canton, Georgia

Drinking: Centennial IPA, Oktoberfest, Dry Stout...

Working on: Kolsch, Rye IPA


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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bruef



Joined: 20 Feb 2014
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Location: Wisconsin


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
Posts: 199
Location: Canton, Georgia

Drinking: Centennial IPA, Oktoberfest, Dry Stout...

Working on: Kolsch, Rye IPA


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: Centennial IPA, Oktoberfest, Dry Stout...

Working on: Kolsch, Rye IPA


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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kal
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Joined: 12 Dec 2010
Posts: 10077
Location: Ottawa, Canada

Drinking: German Lager, Electric Hop Candy Jr, Scottish 70/-, Cali Common, Maibock, Helles, Russian Imperial Stout, Black Butte Porter

Working on: Weizen


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



Joined: 17 Nov 2013
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Location: Canton, Georgia

Drinking: Centennial IPA, Oktoberfest, Dry Stout...

Working on: Kolsch, Rye IPA


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 Hop Candy Jr, Scottish 70/-, Cali Common, Maibock, Helles, Russian Imperial Stout, Black Butte Porter

Working on: Weizen


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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Jerz



Joined: 17 Nov 2013
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Location: Canton, Georgia

Drinking: Centennial IPA, Oktoberfest, Dry Stout...

Working on: Kolsch, Rye IPA


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

kal wrote:
Nice setup!

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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 Hop Candy Jr, Scottish 70/-, Cali Common, Maibock, Helles, Russian Imperial Stout, Black Butte Porter

Working on: Weizen


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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