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Julohan 02-20-2010 07:05 PM

May become an electric convert.
 
I have a nice gas system right now, that I just purchased. I love it, but I think I am starting to like electric brewing better. I have not done it yet. But, it just seems better. So maybe next winter I will sell my system and try to build an electric system out of sinks. I figured after college, I will most likely be living in a small apartment with no garage or yard. Though the 3 sinks may be big for an apartment.

Brooklyn-Brewtality 02-20-2010 07:13 PM

If I could, I would go electric in a heartbeat.

But I (with my very limited understanding of wiring) don't believe my little apartment can handle it, and the last thing I would do is spend the green on building an electric system only to plug it in, blow a fuse, and realize that my apartment can't do it.

Cliff897 02-20-2010 07:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Julohan (Post 1896924)
I have a nice gas system right now, that I just purchased. I love it, but I think I am starting to like electric brewing better. I have not done it yet. But, it just seems better. So maybe next winter I will sell my system and try to build an electric system out of sinks. I figured after college, I will most likely be living in a small apartment with no garage or yard. Though the 3 sinks may be big for an apartment.

Cruse the restaurant supply houses for used.
Check you local papers for auctions of restaurants

Sinks lack the aesthetic panache of some other set ups but, unless you plan to keep it in the living area make it a show piece there is not one reason not to use 'em. Their shape makes them the easiest to clean.

Bernie Brewer 02-20-2010 07:50 PM

I think I am the only one here that has no desire to go electric. And I could do it with my eyes closed- I am an electrician. I just figure that it just more sh!t to clean on brew day. I may be right, I may be wrong, but my brew tree works just fine.

Cliff897 02-20-2010 08:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Bernie Brewer (Post 1897026)
I think I am the only one here that has no desire to go electric. And I could do it with my eyes closed- I am an electrician. I just figure that it just more sh!t to clean on brew day. I may be right, I may be wrong, but my brew tree works just fine.

Well if you want to take your brewing indoors and you can't put it under a vent hood ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
And there is the real draw of an electric system

Where I want to put my brewery in in my weight room.
I will have to run both power and water to it, but waste water won't be an issue. I've a rose garden right out side. The plants will love me.

Bernie Brewer 02-20-2010 08:16 PM

I like being outside....:)

egurney 02-20-2010 08:43 PM

Don't you still need to vent all the steam if brewing with electric indoors?

Irrenarzt 02-20-2010 08:51 PM

No desire to go electric here either.

HarkinBanks 02-21-2010 12:30 AM

I like electric, I like gas, but I like being indoors best. That is ultimately why I built an indoor electric system. Especially when it is freezing outside. I can brew all year round with no weather issues.

The Pol 02-21-2010 12:35 AM

There is nothing extra to clean FWIW.

I use my cooling water as my cleaning water, pump 10 gallons to the BK, heat it from 55F to 150F in about 16 minutes, add a scoop of Oxi and start the pumps and recirculate for an hour, 2 hours... doesn't matter, it costs pennies to run. Whenever I get back to it, stop and drain.


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