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  • Build your own Stainless Steel RIMS (Recirculating Infusion Mash System) Tube - Round 2

    Just a thought Tom, but wouldn't it be better if you mounted the heating element at the top of the tube - not horizontal, but vertical, so that when you drain the tube, the water/wort, it won't be sitting on the element to rust it ......? Also, I know they may be more expensive, but there are elements available that are totally stainless which will not rust like you show - these come to mind -- mine are Camco #02922, 4500W/240V ... and I'm sure there may be others ..... BTW, Home Depot carries some stainless elements as well, IF you know what you want to order ..... ;>) but, like you said, just be sure NOT to let any element sit in water!

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  • Electric Brewery Control Panel on the Cheap

    Just to let you know, some of us are not engineers! ;), some of us are electronix illiterates! .... So what does it mean here? "Lastlywe shunt the 12VDC trace to the output lugs so that we can accessthis signal outside of the housing. We then wire the output terminalson the PID to the SSR as if the PID was always SSR compatible." It's a foreign language to me, although I'd like to be able to understand what you're getting at. Is there a possibility that a PID and SSR are available that I could use instead of trying to do something I know absolutely nothing about?I would just like to build a simple control box with a couple of switched 20A outlets, and a switched 240v 4500W temperature controlled heating element for the HLT. The reason I want everything switched is in case of a...

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    Just to let you know, some of us are not engineers! ;), some of us are electronix illiterates! .... So what does it mean here? "Lastlywe shunt the 12VDC trace to the output lugs so that we can accessthis signal outside of the housing. We then wire the output terminalson the PID to the SSR as if the PID was always SSR compatible." It's a foreign language to me, although I'd like to be able to understand what you're getting at. Is there a possibility that a PID and SSR are available that I could use instead of trying to do something I know absolutely nothing about?I would just like to build a simple control box with a couple of switched 20A outlets, and a switched 240v 4500W temperature controlled heating element for the HLT. The reason I want everything switched is in case of a malfunction - such as a hose slipping off the barb and spraying hot water all over creation!Thanks.

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