Best thing I think I’ve heard since you found home for the previous. Awesome job!
You’re the greatest
Love Happy endings Sister thank you for what you do.
That’s so amazing
I’m outta likes and it’s better to say… “You are the Best!!” Good that she’ll be in a home where she will be loved!
Got a text this morning. Pebbles is doing awesome. Had a walk around campus this morning with everyone oohing over her.
Got a question for someone smarter than myself when it to this wizardry!!
I’m building a steam barrel to pasteurize substrate for mushrooms. My plan is to use a food grade 55 gallon drum with a ball valve and two 120v 2000w heating elements. I need to keep the water temp at 212 f to maintain steam.
I suppose that with a bit more information I could help you figure it out. Hopefully someone like OGIngog will already know the ins and outs.
What other info do you need @merlin44
I’ve got the build figured out. It’s the wiring and temperature monitoring that I’m lost with
Ssr and reostats hooked to water heater elements, its a lil more detailed but give me a few days will dig out a schematic of a controler I build for my still.
I appreciate that @Bentstick !! Although I may need the lemans term translation.
Sorry for my late reply…It looks like @Bentstick has you covered. If there is anything that I can add, let me know.
You’d need a PID (Proportional–integral–derivative controller) to help fire the two elements. Temp probe for PID feedback to keep the elements at 212F. I can send ya a link if your cool with it. The website has a panel that’s wired for 240v.
I’ve bought some of their equipment to make a control panel for beer making. Still got one I will use soon. It runs pumps and heats water for recirculation. Also boils wort down to make the beer. Yeah, too much info. Hope the link is helpful.
Yes no issue will see if I can get a complete description and drawing, I was the same until I start building one then it made sense. SSR= Solid State Relay, Reostat = A knob controller for more power or less, like on a fan. Out of town working or I could get to my computer and bring up the file.
No worries, I’m still in the planning stage. I’ve got the barrels……that’s it
That’s what I was thinking but wouldn’t know what to get. I do t want to go 220v, I need to stick with 110
Clueless on this one Sis, but following along
Gotcha. I’m scratching around trying to find some internet info on a 120v system. At the moment I’m not sure if a 120v control panel exists that can fire two 120v 2000watt elements. Doing a build (DIY) takes time and you’ll have to get immersed into knowing what you’re doing is right before it gets fired up.
Found this a few minutes ago. Might be what you’re looking for in a sense.
Pid controllers aren’t a big deal. It’s basically the same thing used to diy plates on a rosin press, only you’ll probably need something that will accept higher current than is typically run in the press.
You posted 120v, do you have access to double pole 240v? For 2000 watts the 240v application is probably more common.
Pid’s can be used, but not needed, my lead pots for melting lead for bullets are pid controled, my mash barrels and still boiler are not because pids cycle on off and that is not acceptible for heating process in condensing Etho.