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Offline Mark D Pirate

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Re: Brewery Upgrades
« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2017, 06:20:52 PM »
Brewtech has the nifty trub dam , is it worth the extra hundgy ?
Dare say the nano will do everything this black duck needs
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Re: Brewery Upgrades
« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2017, 06:48:43 PM »
Brewtech has the nifty trub dam , is it worth the extra hundgy ?
Dare say the nano will do everything this black duck needs

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Re: Brewery Upgrades
« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2017, 04:05:50 AM »
Brewtech has the nifty trub dam , is it worth the extra hundgy ?
Dare say the nano will do everything this black duck needs

Accepting the facts is why you are a top bloke Pirate.
Are you trying to ruin my reputation here ?
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Re: Brewery Upgrades
« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2017, 07:21:21 AM »
Brewtech has the nifty trub dam , is it worth the extra hundgy ?
Dare say the nano will do everything this black duck needs

Accepting the facts is why you are a top bloke Pirate.
Are you trying to ruin my reputation here ?

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Re: Brewery Upgrades
« Reply #24 on: September 06, 2017, 08:05:39 AM »
I'm pretty sure PID controllers are the way to go for MLT temp control.

Since GlycolGlen releived me of my brewtroller i have just purchased some cheap parts for a PID controller. I only plan to control the 2400watt element in my HLT, the kettle is gas so dont need control on that.

Basic Parts:
PID: http://r.ebay.com/qeNEra
Probe: http://r.ebay.com/VdipUu
SSR: http://r.ebay.com/9kFndN
Heatsink: http://r.ebay.com/fX43iX

Pop it in a box with some extra wires/connectors and bobs your uncle.

But you could upgrade to switches/leds only if you want:

1x Key Switch: http://r.ebay.com/fmaSMJ
1x 2 Pos Switch: http://r.ebay.com/fdsNYt
2x Pilot LEDS [220V] [1x Yellow, 1x Red]: http://r.ebay.com/LibnA4
2x Contactors [2NO] : http://r.ebay.com/qfs2eW

And then you could upgrade to pump control [to control 1 pump]

1x 2 Pos Switch: http://r.ebay.com/fdsNYt
1x Pilot LEDS [220V] [1x Green]: http://r.ebay.com/LibnA4

If you did that you would have a miniturised THEELECTRICBREWERY panel for one element and 1 pump.

Oh also: if you need help wiring it try this link to theelectricbrewery 240v FAQ: http://www.theelectricbrewery.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=25393&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=australian+element
« Last Edit: September 06, 2017, 08:46:30 AM by Pvt. Parts »
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Re: Brewery Upgrades
« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2017, 10:16:36 AM »
Brewtech has the nifty trub dam , is it worth the extra hundgy ?
Dare say the nano will do everything this black duck needs

Accepting the facts is why you are a top bloke Pirate.
Are you trying to ruin my reputation here ?

4am?

Yup , early starts these days
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Re: Brewery Upgrades
« Reply #26 on: September 07, 2017, 04:53:00 PM »
I use an stc for my hlt Pirate.  Works well. The only draw back is the 10amp max, meaning I can only run a 2400w element through it. Which I'm finding is too small. Plan on running a bigger element soon in which case I'll use a pid set up similar to what Pvt. Parts posted up.
I know I could run the stc through a relay, but I have the pids and ssr's already.
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Re: Brewery Upgrades
« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2018, 01:01:13 PM »
I've found a lot of stuff from Cheeky Peak to be cheap and nasty. Particularly their  SS fittings and keg fittings.  I don't buy from them anymore.
I bought a fair bit of stuff from Cheeky Peak to replace a lot of my plastic fittings and beer lines. I specifically bought what I thought was the standard JG 5mm ID line which I know works well with both barbs and JG fittings. What I got was soft PVC tubing that didnt really fit the JG fittings. They sent me replacement beer line when I complained (and followed up twice) and I open it to find it is not 5mm ID as stated on the website, but approx 3.5mm ID. I'll get over it, but it seems to me they dont really know what they're doing. I should have just paid the extra 20% and got it from the LHBS where I can see what I'm getting. Rant over.

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Re: Brewery Upgrades
« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2018, 09:00:03 AM »


I recall there was a local place for SS fittings, camlocks etc? Somewhere around Ashford from memory?
You might be thinking of Stattin Stainless at 40 Deeds Rd, North Plympton. They have quality stuff.
That's not ringing a bell - I think it was another place.

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