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George Schmidt
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Username: Gschmidt

Post Number: 544
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Saturday, June 25, 2005 - 04:40 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Way to go with the sponsorship. It takes a pair to have done that, considering the crap you've taken around here recently.
Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ~~Robert A. Heinlein: The Notebooks of Lazarus Long
 

Scott Rohlf
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Username: Mrrohlf

Post Number: 4
Registered: 11-2002
Posted on Saturday, June 25, 2005 - 04:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I concur!
 

Richard Nye
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Username: Yeasty_boy

Post Number: 777
Registered: 01-2004
Posted on Saturday, June 25, 2005 - 05:24 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I agree! Nice going Michael! I thank you.
 

Skotrat
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Username: Skotrat

Post Number: 775
Registered: 04-2003
Posted on Saturday, June 25, 2005 - 02:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nice to see that some that sell here will actually step up.

Good on you Michael!
 

Michael Davis
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Username: Michael_davis

Post Number: 23
Registered: 06-2005
Posted on Saturday, June 25, 2005 - 02:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks a lot guys. I know that despite a little nastiness, the HBD is the heart of brewing knowledge on Earth. It's a much better investment than NPR.
 

Heath
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Username: Frizedo

Post Number: 203
Registered: 09-2004
Posted on Saturday, June 25, 2005 - 07:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

clap on, clap off...
 

PaulK
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Username: Paulk

Post Number: 202
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Saturday, June 25, 2005 - 08:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nice gesture but this isn't a free ticket to endless Automasher propaganda in the forum.
 

ELK
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Username: Elkski

Post Number: 1113
Registered: 01-2003
Posted on Saturday, June 25, 2005 - 09:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I think you need a logo with a little color and a contest just might take up some of these folks idle time.
ELK
 

Ken Anderson
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Username: Ken75

Post Number: 862
Registered: 11-2002
Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2005 - 04:23 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Who's behind this Automasher, anyhow? Couldn't pick up anything from the website.
Ken
 

Ric Heinz
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Username: Rheinz

Post Number: 254
Registered: 01-2004
Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2005 - 02:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Michael - Even as one of the nay-sayers, I thank you for your sponsorship.
Ric
Flatfender Brewing, NW Houston
 

Denny Conn
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Username: Denny

Post Number: 4784
Registered: 01-2001
Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2005 - 05:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm with Ric...no matter what my opinion of your product is, I appreciate your responsibility in the sponsorship. Shows a lot of class...
LIfe begins at 60...1.060, that is.
 

Zymie
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Username: Zymie

Post Number: 70
Registered: 10-2001
Posted on Monday, June 27, 2005 - 03:50 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I applaud the Automasher folks for their HBD sponsorship. It takes some sack to make a large commitment like that with a new product.

I would also like to say that I think the product concept is a great one. If you don't think so, then make sure you're looking at the forest and not the trees.

No affiliation other than giving words of encouragement and sharing the defensive position.

Z
 

DJ Short
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Username: Djshort

Post Number: 16
Registered: 02-2005
Posted on Monday, June 27, 2005 - 06:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Zymie-

What do you think is great about this product concept? I'm getting ready to order one and want to know your thoughts before I do....

I'm not quite sure what you mean about the forest and the trees or sharing a defensive position - please expand if possible.

Thanks,
DJ
 

Zymie
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Username: Zymie

Post Number: 71
Registered: 10-2001
Posted on Monday, June 27, 2005 - 06:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If all you see is a wood box that sits on a stovetop and turns the stove on, then all you see is the trees.

Mechanical modulation of a physical device based upon temperature vs setpoint is a great concept. The concept can be adapted to whatever physical device you want to modulate: Stovetop control, oven control, propane valve, mixing valve, etc.

The same process theory could be applied to almost any other data input. You could, for example, vary the output of a pump exit restriction valve using a pressure input to avoid pump cavitation, and or compaction of grainbed. You could also use a level input to control a sparge water valve for constant water level.

I'm a gadget guy, and this is one of the coolest ideas I've seen in awhile. I wish I would have thought of it, as it seems so obvious now.

The defensive position is from trying to market products to the cheapest hobbiests on the planet. I think some homeless folks will spend more on their shopping carts than some homebrewers will spend on brewing hardware. Its very easy to take potshots at someone that is trying to make things easier for others. Its a lot more difficult to recognize an achievement and encourage developement.

Z

(Message edited by zymie on June 27, 2005)
 

DJ Short
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Username: Djshort

Post Number: 17
Registered: 02-2005
Posted on Monday, June 27, 2005 - 07:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Z-
Agreed, I was thinking about alternative uses, and given the right manipulated variable (control valve or even radial potentiometer) torque requirements this thing could have several uses...

A lot of the people I know that brew are cheap with their equipment. My problem is that I spend way too much trying out everything that is on the market...

Cheers
DJ
 

Hophead
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Username: Hophead

Post Number: 1576
Registered: 03-2002
Posted on Monday, June 27, 2005 - 09:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Basic feedback control system, one of my 'favorite' core classes back in the day (anything but communications theory). Hopefully the disclaimer page lists enough warnings to avoid liabilities...

Good luck Mr. AutoMasher.
 

Heath
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Username: Frizedo

Post Number: 208
Registered: 09-2004
Posted on Monday, June 27, 2005 - 10:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I had a friend of mine make a simular idea with a simple curcuit and motor, shalt I post it..

I call it the automaticscorcher, until he riged up a bread mixer to it(via my set up) If anyone wants to spend a couple bucks on a curcuit board, motor, used mixer motor, concrete mixer paddle, Id be more than happy to post the diagram. Assuming one has electronic aptitude. Or would I be suid. heh that rymes, sry got no more time.

Clap on...


Heath