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A software craftsman and brewer from Indianapolis.


Nov
4
comment How do you cool a lager on a budget?
The Ranco controller is an excellent piece of hardware. I got mine off eBay from Patriot for $43 brand new. Wired the AC connection myself and it's been working flawlessly on my keezer for quite some time.
Nov
3
comment Homebrewing and Arduino
Kevin, you're exactly right. Arduino is an open source platform for which there are a multitude of compatible variants, including Sanguino. I should have been more clear in the question about the desire for the actual Arduino microprocessor although, as you point, out, there are plenty of suitable replacements. Thanks for the comment.
Nov
3
comment Homebrewing and Arduino
Brewtroller is based on the Sanguino microprocessor.
Nov
3
comment DIY Thermoelectric Cooler (TEC / Peltier) Fermentation Chamber
Your profile doesn't list your email address. :)
Nov
2
revised Rinsing specialty grain bag after steeping
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Nov
2
comment Homebrewing and Arduino
The question is asking about practical possibilities and/or specific examples of novel applications using microprocessor-based technology as related to homebrewing. Particulaly interested in the Arduino open source platform. Not sure why it would be too open-ended. Anyway, I upvoted your answer since that was one I hadn't yet seen.
Nov
2
comment DIY Thermoelectric Cooler (TEC / Peltier) Fermentation Chamber
I see you're in Indy too. Whereabouts?
Nov
2
comment Homebrewing and Arduino
Great. Answer with no upvoted question.
Nov
2
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Oct
31
revised DIY Thermoelectric Cooler (TEC / Peltier) Fermentation Chamber
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Oct
30
comment DIY Thermoelectric Cooler (TEC / Peltier) Fermentation Chamber
Thanks. I've seen all of the xOFC variations. They don't involve the use of anything by frozen water bottles to provide the cooling. I'm specifically looking for those that employ TEC.
Oct
30
comment DIY Thermoelectric Cooler (TEC / Peltier) Fermentation Chamber
Link to Wikipedia entry is en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermoelectric_cooling.
Oct
30
revised DIY Thermoelectric Cooler (TEC / Peltier) Fermentation Chamber
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Oct
30
comment DIY Thermoelectric Cooler (TEC / Peltier) Fermentation Chamber
Yeah, sorry for the TLA (three-letter-acronym). A thermoelectric heater or cooler is commonly known as a Peltier device and, depending on how it's wired, can either be used as a heater or cooler. It's basically an array of thermocouples which use two different types of semiconductors. They can be used in many different ways. Take a look at the Wikipedia entry for a more detailed description of the theory behind thermoelectric effect.
Oct
30
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Oct
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Oct
28
revised Should I dunk my dry hops?
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Oct
28
comment Should I dunk my dry hops?
As long as the total weight of the object used to submerge the hop bags is greater than that of the bag + hops, and assuming no trapped air, then it's pretty straightforward to figure out how much weight is needed to prevent buoyancy.
Oct
28
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Oct
27
comment Wort Chiller Cool Down Times?
Unless you're only chilling a very small volume, I'm highly skeptical. Given Newton's Law of Cooling and the stated performance from Blichmann (10 gal in 5 min to 68 oF using 58 oF cooling water at 5 gpm) that seems impossible.