HOMEBREW Digest #5826 Thu 14 April 2011

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  Text Wrapping Service for Macs/Unix (Fred L Johnson)
  Re: All In One HERMS System Control (Mike Schwartz)
  re: all in one HERMS system control (david ludwig)

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 03:47:54 -0400 From: Fred L Johnson <FLJohnson52 at nc.rr.com> Subject: Text Wrapping Service for Macs/Unix Regarding the text wrapping issue with HBD, I never had this problem until about this time a year ago. Someone pointed me to a script that can be easily be generated in Automator to wrap the text of your emails to 80 characters (or to whatever line length you want. It works for me, although I routinely forget to actually run the script before hitting the "Send" button, and the HBD server bounces it back to me. I even forgot to run the script on THIS post. The description of how to easily write this script as a "service" can be found at: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2234611 Fred L Johnson Apex, North Carolina, USA Return to table of contents
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 08:39:10 -0500 From: Mike Schwartz <mjs at seadogboats.com> Subject: Re: All In One HERMS System Control Rick Theiner is looking for an easy option for HERMS control; inputs of temp and possibly levels and outputs for relays for heaters (I'm electric) and pumps. Take a look at the BCS controllers. They have amazing versatility and are accessed through a web browser from any device. They do need to be "programmed" but it's intuitive controls and can be controlled manually. It may be beyond what you are looking for. From the web site: "The BCS supports eight simultaneous processes, which means that it can control a multitude of devices at the same time. Processes can be saved to a config file, enabling sharing with the community and storing recipe specific profiles. ... Each process has four timers, four programmable Web Input buttons for user input, and eight different 'states' which can control any or all of the outputs. Heat/Cool, PID control, differential control, temperature ramping, mp3 alarms, and PWM outputs are all standard features. Data is logged internally in the device, and displayed on your browser, or saved as a text file" http://www.embeddedcontrolconcepts.com/ Mike Schwartz Beer Barons of Milwaukee beerbarons.org worldofbeerfestival.com Return to table of contents
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 18:52:21 -0700 (PDT) From: david ludwig <djl2357 at yahoo.com> Subject: re: all in one HERMS system control Rick, if you haven't already, check out Kal's website for an electric HERMS system. http://www.theelectricbrewery.com/ A well done website and very detailed info for his design and locating parts (disclaimer: I have no financial affiliation with this site). We seem to be at the same stage of design, so keep posting and we can compare notes. My system is a SHMS so my control requirements are a little bit different than a HERMS but the Auber PID controllers convinced me away from upgrading my old stamp based SHMS controller. Also a good source for cheap 12 volt coil mechanical relays is Mouser ($10 for DPST 240V 25A). http://www.automationdirect.com for boxes. I don't really see a need for anything more than NEMA1 boxes for this application. I'm using a 10x10x4 box. Very sturdy and reasonably priced. As opposed to the industrial 120V controls on "the electric brewery", just use 12V toggles and save money and, IMO, safer and there is no need for additional grounding strap to the door, required for 120V. The heater plugs in " the electric brewery" are expensive. Just use typical household box receptacles. Use a computer PSU for all of your low voltage needs (you probably have a few laying around your house that you forgot about). Keeping it short for now , but just some ideas. Plenty more where they came from. Cheers! Dave Return to table of contents
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