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Offline mikegraham

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brew control panel build
« on: June 16, 2016, 09:43:40 PM »
i am about to order parts to make my control panel any suggestions on parts i know i need a pid, ssr and heat sink, temperature control probe,on off switch, led indicator lights.
I am looking to control 1 element no pumps just very basic.  :cheers:

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Re: brew control panel build
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2016, 09:59:17 AM »
That's the route I took. Except for the lights thats the same set-up I use all in an 88 project box.

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Re: brew control panel build
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2016, 12:06:46 PM »
Oh and don't forget the GFCI...
You can get a spa panel with GFCI quite reasonably and its not hard to wire up.

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Re: brew control panel build
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2016, 12:15:58 PM »
Ya I am going to power the spa panel from my dryer

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Re: brew control panel build
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2016, 12:25:23 PM »
Any suggestion on brand of pid Roger

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Re: brew control panel build
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2016, 12:37:29 PM »
I'd only use Auber Instruments for your components. I ended up spending more than I needed to just because I tryed to save a couple bucks on components just to turn around and buy it again from Auber. So do yourself a favor and get the good stuff to begin with.

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Re: brew control panel build
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2016, 11:44:03 AM »
I'd only use Auber Instruments for your components. I ended up spending more than I needed to just because I tryed to save a couple bucks on components just to turn around and buy it again from Auber. So do yourself a favor and get the good stuff to begin with.

I had some issues with my temperature control and their tech support had me some new controller values after a bit of questioning. Worked great ever since.

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Re: brew control panel build
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2016, 02:52:48 PM »
I'd only use Auber Instruments for your components. I ended up spending more than I needed to just because I tryed to save a couple bucks on components just to turn around and buy it again from Auber. So do yourself a favor and get the good stuff to begin with.

I had some issues with my temperature control and their tech support had me some new controller values after a bit of questioning. Worked great ever since.
Yea they have great customer service.

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Re: brew control panel build
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2016, 04:21:54 PM »
Ended up finding an inkbird one that's what I ordered

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Re: brew control panel build
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2016, 05:18:46 PM »
Interesting... Can it power the elements? Most people use 4500W-5500W elements.
Are you using it for fermentation control or boiling?
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Re: brew control panel build
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2016, 06:39:18 PM »
Interesting... Can it power the elements? Most people use 4500W-5500W elements.

was just the inkbird pid and got the ssr its good for the 240v 30 amp i am thinking a 4500W element will be the next order. once i get all the pieces than i will have to get the spa panel

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Re: brew control panel build
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2016, 07:51:58 PM »

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Re: brew control panel build
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2016, 08:39:59 PM »
Oh! Ok I thought you meant one of these https://www.amazon.com/Inkbird-Itc-308-Temperature-Controller-Thermostat/dp/B011296704
Nope lol can't wait for the stuff to come to wire it up and make me want to but the other pieces to the set up.. small orders the wife will never know what I buy haha...

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Re: brew control panel build
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2016, 05:15:32 PM »
Pid ssr temp probe and heat sink came in now I need the on off switch

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Re: brew control panel build
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2016, 01:16:58 PM »
well i have finally started to assemble my whole electric setup i should be brewing on it with in the first 2 weeks of January