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Tim's 5 Plate Bubbler Build

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Re: Tim's 5 Plate Bubbler Build

Postby Spud1700 » Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:06 am

Tim,
Glad it is of some use to you, it badly needs an update.
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Re: Tim's 5 Plate Bubbler Build

Postby midcarolina » Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:27 am

Tim wrote:Thanks Guys ...
I gave the hole rig a test run this evening with vinegar & water ... our TPW has finished ... alcohol @11% took 5 days ... clearing time now .. so was champing at the bit to test everything ... Controller works perfectly ... no warmth anywhere ... Cooling .. well lol I will have to clean out the gutters as they were overflowing lol XD ... 32A circuit powering the 20A controller ... Sweet! ... Boiler no leaks ... I was a little worried though ... Rolling boil after 45Mins, I think 4800W maybe more, RC temp at 99 to 102.9C and a fine stream after the PC ... I hope that I am doing this right, and when I actually use a wash the RC temp will be a lot lower, it seemed like to get all of the plates bubbling, I needed a full 4800w input and then the RC almost fully cooling to get a stream? I suppose it will be very different when I run a wash?



Yes will be way different with a wash...... water/ vinager boils at 212* F ethanol boils at 173*F............
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Re: Tim's 5 Plate Bubbler Build

Postby jonnir » Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:10 am

I just gotta say again i love your boiler build mate. I actually think i'm gonna give it a go soft soldering onto me keg lol. If i stuff it up i suppose i can bring it over to you spud :P
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Re: Tim's 5 Plate Bubbler Build

Postby emptyglass » Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:39 pm

jonnir wrote:I just gotta say again i love your boiler build mate. I actually think i'm gonna give it a go soft soldering onto me keg lol. If i stuff it up i suppose i can bring it over to you spud :P


I'm sure he'd do a fine job, but spud and tim are different guys
Tim would do a fine job too!
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Re: Tim's 5 Plate Bubbler Build

Postby jonnir » Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:13 pm

Oh I know they're different blokes.

Spud will be my saviour if I stuff it lol
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Re: Tim's 5 Plate Bubbler Build

Postby Tim » Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:46 pm

Thanks you guys, Spud1700, looking over your tutorial ATM tis really Good!, EG, I will pulling up your awesome Youtube Vids shortly ... And we will have to get together soon for your website! TY 12many, Kapea & jonnir very kind words :D TY midcarolina ... I feel so dumb lol that is so obvious, and a relief!
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Re: Tim's 5 Plate Bubbler Build

Postby emptyglass » Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:19 am

You'll be all good to go if you can distill water, its a harder job than distilling hooch (harder on the rig)
Your controller is majorly impressive. I love the idea of using the aldi meter and incorporating it into the unit.
Question?, do the meters values have to be doubled as its measuring one leg, or does it measure the overall current, and display costs, etc as they are?

Feel free to link the vid's here. The production is not great, not even good, but the facts are there. I probably should do it for the guys here even if you can't.

I hope you got those gutters cleaned :handgestures-thumbupright:
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Re: Tim's 5 Plate Bubbler Build

Postby Tim » Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:35 pm

EG you have to double the displayed values as you can only monitor 1 element with this circuit ... you could incorporate 2 meters .. but I couldn't see the point as you adjust both at the same time :D ... I did clean the gutters lol ... and am thinking of running the pump to flush the gutters once a week.. :handgestures-thumbupright:
The rig is fully set-up now .. levelled oversized marbles from Coles so that they won't fall down the drain port lol ... I mad an extension tube for the parrot so that I can sit the 500mL cutting containers underneath ... $2.00 each at the Reject shop ... I love new glass ... Both fermenters are almost ready to run 100L of 10-11%
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Re: Tim's 5 Plate Bubbler Build

Postby Tim » Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:26 am

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Re: Tim's 5 Plate Bubbler Build

Postby emptyglass » Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:39 am

Hey Tim,
You gave me reason to reveiw the vid's.
The info still stands. The production could be done beter by my 6 year old's I pod touch. Maybe I should get her to do the update vids.
But a seive plate column is still a seive plate column. the only difference being you got two valves to use instead of one.
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