New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermeneter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Exhaust system for electric brewing?




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-20-2010, 02:46 PM   #1
Malric
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: , Chicago, IL
Posts: 479
Liked 25 Times on 22 Posts
Likes Given: 19

Default Exhaust system for electric brewing?

I am going to be building a house in the near future and want to get my brewing out of the kitchen. I currently use the kitchen for 5 gallon extract and partial mash batches.

I plan to build a finished brew space & pub in the basement. I did a bit of searching, but couldn't find a solid answer for the CFM needed or the type of hood that is recommended. Any suggestions?



__________________
Malric is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-20-2010, 02:48 PM   #2
Malric
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: , Chicago, IL
Posts: 479
Liked 25 Times on 22 Posts
Likes Given: 19

Default

One detail I forgot to add is that this will be a custom builder home. They will work whatever request I have into the final product.



__________________
Malric is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-20-2010, 03:00 PM   #3
wilserbrewer
Vendor
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 7 reviews
 
wilserbrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Jersey Shore, Jersey
Posts: 6,202
Liked 331 Times on 284 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Malric View Post
One detail I forgot to add is that this will be a custom builder home. They will work whatever request I have into the final product.
Didn't you mean to say...They will work whatever request I have into the final invoice.

All kidding aside, you can go as upscale as you want IMO. I use a simple window fan and brew in the basement. Sure it doesn't capture all the steam during the boil but clears the room pretty quickly after the boil. A blinging ss hood and power vent would be great, but I have found that just by propping a fan I already owned in the window works very well.

Search around, a few people have installed elaborate venting.
__________________
wilserbrewer
BIAB Bags, Hop Bags and Ratchet Pulleys for sale

Expert tailor and supplier of custom sized, top quality BIAB bags, hop bags and ratchet pulleys at reasonable pricing

http://biabbags.webs.com/


CORONA MILL BUCKET SYSTEM V. 2.0
wilserbrewer is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-20-2010, 03:38 PM   #4
Malric
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: , Chicago, IL
Posts: 479
Liked 25 Times on 22 Posts
Likes Given: 19

Default

I appreciate the feedback. I figure, I'm building it now, I might as well get it right the first time. And yes, custom request = cha ching.

__________________
Malric is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-20-2010, 10:15 PM   #5
SpaceCoastBrew
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 134
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I would take a look at this link first, just to give you an idea of what can be done, and I'm sure you can find a few threads about your question using the search.

http://www.theelectricbrewery.com/ventilation

+1 on doing it correct the first time. It may be some money up front, but in the long run you'll be happier and you won't be potentially damaging your great new house.

__________________
SpaceCoastBrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-21-2010, 05:45 AM   #6
TheZer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 152
Liked 29 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Type: You want a simple condensate hood with condensate channel (lip) and drain. Stainless looks better and more expensive, but galvanized is fine.

Size: You want a hood with a minimum of 6" overhang on front side, left side, and right side to fully capture all vapor/heat/GAS from kettle. No overhang required on rear side due to wall. Example, if cooking area is 30" x 30" (w/ rear wall), hood size should be 42" x 36". If island style, hood size should be 42" x 42".

CFM: You want to use the least amount of cfm that will do the job. No need to suck out costly AC or Heat from your home. A typical condensate hood will draw 150 to 400 cfm per linear foot of hood, depending on the location and application. If you can locate your brewing equipment in a corner of the room, and thus mount the hood in a corner, you can lower your cfm requirements. Also, as you decrease the distance between your cooking surface and the hood (vertical distance), the less cfm's you will need. I do not know if there is a code for the minimum height that a hood must be mounted above the finished floor in a home. For restaurants, code is 6'-6" or 6'-8", so the cooks don't bang there head on the hood. Lots of variable go into cfm calculations, but nothing difficult.

Make-up air: This could be accomplished by simply opening up a window that is close to your cooking area, or less simply by a second fan and duct work.

Fan Size: First, must know cfm needed at hood. Second, must know length of duct run. Third, must know duct size/diameter.

You should be able to find a used condensate hood for cheap at a used restaurant equipment dealer. If it is stainless, it will clean up nicely.

__________________
TheZer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-21-2010, 06:16 AM   #7
Sparky
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Muir Beach, California
Posts: 289
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts

Default

And, put that fan on a dedicated circuit. We always do, it IS a motor, after all....



__________________
Sparky is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help with exhaust fan for electric indoor brewing Dgonza9 Equipment/Sanitation 38 11-20-2010 08:42 PM
Indoor electric brewers unite, I need exhaust hood ideas! HarvInSTL Equipment/Sanitation 22 11-08-2010 06:30 PM
3 gallon electric system? crooow Equipment/Sanitation 8 09-07-2010 11:07 AM
All Electric Brewing System with Steam whitehotdawn Equipment/Sanitation 43 03-28-2009 01:28 AM
Will this schematic work for my electric system brewjunky Equipment/Sanitation 18 08-11-2008 01:19 AM