Brewha 3-in-1 kettle & jacketed conical (BIAC)

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Re: Brewha 3-in-1 kettle & jacketed conical (BIAC)

Post by mr x » Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:01 am

Yeah, use those fittings on the 3way.
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Re: Brewha 3-in-1 kettle & jacketed conical (BIAC)

Post by Jimmy » Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:15 am

mr x wrote:Yeah, use those fittings on the 3way.
Do you see any issue with running it at ferm temp and letting it run through the jacket the whole time? The pump is going to run non stop anyway, so I'll just hook the refrigerant side up to the temp controller to keep the pump running when the compressor is off.

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Re: Brewha 3-in-1 kettle & jacketed conical (BIAC)

Post by mr x » Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:19 am

I think that will work
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Re: Brewha 3-in-1 kettle & jacketed conical (BIAC)

Post by Jimmy » Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:32 pm

Wired up my spare STC to control the compressor on the chiller.


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Re: Brewha 3-in-1 kettle & jacketed conical (BIAC)

Post by Jimmy » Sun Aug 24, 2014 6:47 pm

Ran the chiller down to 2 degrees to see how the chiller would handle near freezing temps with just water. I'm thinking if I do the continuous cycle through the jacket I might be able able get away without using glycol in the mixture. I wouldn't need to drop the temp below freezing, it would just be to whatever temp I'm lagering or cold crashing at.

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Re: Brewha 3-in-1 kettle & jacketed conical (BIAC)

Post by mr x » Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:59 pm

I'm sure you know this, but just to say it anyway, I'd keep the cycle time from the STC at 10 minutes or more, if possible.
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Post by Jimmy » Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:25 pm

Yeah, I set it at 10 - I think that's the max isn't it?

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Re: Brewha 3-in-1 kettle & jacketed conical (BIAC)

Post by AllanMar » Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:32 pm

Watch for the coils icing up, its hard to see and it can insulate them pretty well.

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Post by mr x » Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:36 pm

Iirc 10 is max
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Re: Brewha 3-in-1 kettle & jacketed conical (BIAC)

Post by Jimmy » Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:05 pm

Tried the new pulley out. Worked like a charm.

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Post by mr x » Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:35 pm

Nice.

Now for the not so nice. I'm not sure I'll be able to help with the solenoid. Something came together real fast, and I'm 65km South of Ft McMurray.
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Re: Brewha 3-in-1 kettle & jacketed conical (BIAC)

Post by Jimmy » Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:36 pm

No worries man. I'm running it non-stop at ferm temp for now and seeing how that works.
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Re: Brewha 3-in-1 kettle & jacketed conical (BIAC)

Post by AllanMar » Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:25 pm

Is that jacket insulated?

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Re: Brewha 3-in-1 kettle & jacketed conical (BIAC)

Post by Jimmy » Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:30 pm

AllanMar wrote:Is that jacket insulated?
No. Having a neoprene jacket made to go over it.
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Re: Brewha 3-in-1 kettle & jacketed conical (BIAC)

Post by Jimmy » Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:04 pm

Chiller seems to be working great with it set at ferm temp. The conical thermowell hasn't budged from 68, and it's under heavy fermentation right now. :spilly:

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Re: Brewha 3-in-1 kettle & jacketed conical (BIAC)

Post by Jimmy » Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:06 pm

Can't wait to downsize the workbench and put a countertop on it. Going to install a sink and move the brewing setup away from the electrical panel.

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Re: Brewha 3-in-1 kettle & jacketed conical (BIAC)

Post by mr x » Wed Sep 10, 2014 3:08 pm

How is this thing working out? May consider one myself, just for space reasons....
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Re: Brewha 3-in-1 kettle & jacketed conical (BIAC)

Post by Jimmy » Wed Sep 10, 2014 3:15 pm

mr x wrote:How is this thing working out? May consider one myself, just for space reasons....
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Re: Brewha 3-in-1 kettle & jacketed conical (BIAC)

Post by mr x » Wed Sep 10, 2014 3:21 pm

I'm back in ns for 2 weeks now, so yeah, I think I might check it out.
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Re: Brewha 3-in-1 kettle & jacketed conical (BIAC)

Post by mr x » Fri Sep 12, 2014 4:23 pm

So you just put all the water in at once, no sparging?
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Post by Jimmy » Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:39 pm

Correct. You can stop out tonight if you want

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Post by mr x » Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:52 pm

I would but I'm a bit hammered at the moment. Making the most of my days off, lol...

Can you make a 15 gallon brew in there?
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Post by Jimmy » Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:04 pm

You could prob do a low gravity 15, or add a sparge. Its 90 liter total capacity.

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Re: Brewha 3-in-1 kettle & jacketed conical (BIAC)

Post by mr x » Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:07 pm

Yeah was thinking around 1.045 or less.
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Re: Brewha 3-in-1 kettle & jacketed conical (BIAC)

Post by mr x » Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:17 am

Did you need to pay any customs/duty on this? What was the shipping charge?
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