Originally Posted by idigg
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?
Justin - I'd start a new thread about it and ask there as this one's more about Blichmann's offerings mentioned in the first post. Since your questions are not really specific to these products, you'll get better responses if you start your own thread.
Now that said, I do give suggestions on venting and electrical requirements on my TheElectricBrewery.com website that may be of help.
Originally Posted by kzimmer0817
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.
No reason why you can't follow my free instructions and use a shorter (smaller) element if you find one. Most brewers use 10 gallons at a minimum so we haven't gotten any requests so far for smaller/lower wattage elements like you mention. The elements I use are also universal/standard which is something that was important to me: When I punched a hole in my $400 Blichmann kettles I wanted the hole size to be able to take a standard element that I know will always be available for purchase a year from now or 20 years from now. I didn't want to rely on some custom element by one manufacturer who may or may not be around in 5, 10, or 20 years. I'm a big fan of standards/open sourcing/etc. Your needs may be different... This is also sort of off-topic Keith so I don't want to derail - if you have follow up questions please send me a PM or email directly (firstname.lastname@example.org). Cheers!