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Old 07-10-2013, 07:25 PM   #11
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If I can buy one of their kettles with the coil installed and the cord, this will be my entry to electric brewing. I plan to start with a simple potentiometer controlled SSR for boil power control and basically brew the same way I use a single propane burner now. Eventually I'll upgrade to a whole PID controlled HERMS setup, but this will get me indoors a lot sooner.

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Old 07-10-2013, 10:02 PM   #12
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I just got an email from Pete,the designer of this system, regarding the plug situation on the Tower of Power.

I will post the email when I get home but I will paraphrase it for you here. He said the connection to the RIMS Rocket/BoilCoil will be proprietary but the connection on the other end will most likely be a NEMA connection. He said the details are still not 100% finalised and they are looking for feedback from the viewers of this video to help them figure out what will work best for people. He said though as of now they are leaning towards a standard NEMA connection to allow it to be interchangable.

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Old 07-11-2013, 01:38 PM   #13
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Very cool, thanks for posting this

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Old 07-11-2013, 01:57 PM   #14
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My vote would be for either a standard NEMA or bare cable to attach our own connector.

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My vote would be for either a standard NEMA or bare cable to attach our own connector.
Its looking like they are going to be using a standard NEMA connector in the final product
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I'm in the final phase of a BCS driven electric system. In retrospect, I would would look hard at any electric offering from Blingmann just due to my experience with their pots and therminator.

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Well thats really cool! I like the boil coil, looks a lot easier to clean than my ripple element. I might have to upgrade when this comes out.
I remember talking to John at San Diego NHC about an electric option with the tower of power, and him saying they had something in the works but had to sort out liability issues before they could move forward with it. Glad to see it might be out on the market soon.

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Old 07-12-2013, 01:09 PM   #18
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This interests me, I batch sparge in a cooler outside with a propane setup. I could definitely see myself going the electric route when I possibly build a home in the next 1-2 years. How would one prepare for an electric setup as far as infrastructure? I'm thinking of building a 2.5 car garage, with one side deep. I could house my brewery in the garage with a large vent? Just curious on where to start, and obviously have 240v ran to that area. Any other requirements?

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You'll want a slop sink, plumbing and a vent hood of some sort. I opted for the basement due to existing infrastructure and better climate control. It's also convenient that my fermentation chamber is there already.

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I could see myself getting one of these.

1. Unless I misunderstood something, the wattage seems a bit low for the kettle size - or, maybe, most of the e-brewers oversize their elements.

2. As others have stated, I would want the element and controller to be stand-alone product such that I could purchase the element and control it with another controller.

3. Kal, I really wish you would produce a shorter element - 3000W or so - using a single-gang box for those of us wishing for smaller setups with smaller kettles. My 7.5 gal kettle is only 12.75" in diameter.

4. I wonder how this would work with BIAB.

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