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jawbox
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New 5gl Igloo mashtun

Post by jawbox » Sun Sep 14, 2008 2:19 pm

5 gal Igloo Beverage Cooler

Green & Tan Cooler, with ss mesh screen.

Igloo Heavy Duty Beverage Cooler with Ultratherm Insulation.

Shape: Circular/Elliptical
Dimensions: 10.3 in x 10.3 in x 16.9 in
Capacity: 6.0 gal
Deadspace: 0.4 gal
Heat Capacity: 4073.1 J/kg K
Heat Transfer Coefficient: 2.19 W/m2 K
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dish bottom vessel question

Post by ThomasHart » Thu Sep 25, 2008 3:38 pm

My kettles are jacketed steam kettles. They are round, but have dish/round bottoms, not flat. How would I go about adding these pieces of equipment? I understand the heat loss process, and I know the volume of each, but the equipment inner-face calculates the volume based on entered information. Does anybody have a suggestion or a fix for this?

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Re: dish bottom vessel question

Post by billvelek » Fri Sep 26, 2008 1:00 am

ThomasHart wrote:My kettles are jacketed steam kettles. They are round, but have dish/round bottoms, not flat. How would I go about adding these pieces of equipment? I understand the heat loss process, and I know the volume of each, but the equipment inner-face calculates the volume based on entered information. Does anybody have a suggestion or a fix for this?

After adding the dimensions, adjust the volume to your real volume and BTP will adjust the height; while it might not 'technically' be correct, it will be your average height, and I'll bet that the rest of the information isn't going to matter anyway -- even heat capacity and transfer coefficient since you're speaking about a kettle rather than a tun. I think it should work just fine like that.

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Some MoreBeer 1550 Specs Please?

Post by bbianchi » Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:54 pm

My 1550 is in storage and I wont be able to touch it until Jan, but id like to start working with some recipes and experimenting in the mean time.

Anyone that can provide the equipment information for the following, id appreciate it. (These are the piece parts from the 1550)

http://morebeer.com/view_product/17250//Burner_-_92000_BTU_for_Low_Pressure_Propane

http://morebeer.com/view_product/17245//Burner_-_55000_btu

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Post by blindguardian » Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:45 pm

My equipment:

10 gal rubbermaid drink cooler

width: 12.6 in
length: 12.6 in
height: 18.5 in
capacity: 10. gal
dead space: 0.50 gal
heat capacity: 2935.8 j/kg k
heat xfer coefficient: 2.10 w/m2 k

Calibration

environment: 75 F
infusion volume: 2.88 gal
Infusion temp.: 154.1 F
temp after 5 min: 149.3 F
temp after 65 min: 142.3 F

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Post by barleypopmaker » Sat Apr 02, 2011 6:25 pm

I don't have any calibration done, but the type of equipment I think should come with the software in a default database would be your most common equipment types. You would include 5, 7.5, 10, and 15 gallon pots as well as 15.5 gallon keggle. The most common sized mash tuns would also make sense. 5 gallon, 48 quart, and maybe one larger. The one I have is a 16.5 gallon cube cooler, but I don't think that is as common. Heat sources could be Standard Propane burner, electric stove, and gas stove. I think that would be a good start, the user still has the ability to customize and calibrate their equipment, but including the most common styles would be a good idea.
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