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jrb03 07-13-2012 06:19 AM

110v Recirculating eBIAB 2.5 gallon batches
 
First off a little background. I have brewed several 5 gallon extract kits, and recently have done 3 Brooklyn Brew Shop 1 gallon all grain kits. I love all grain and am ready to switch. Having brewed 5 and 1 gallon batches, I know that 2.5 gallon is the perfect size for me. I'm the only beer drinker in the house, and like to brew often.

Thank you for the great wealth of knowledge, I have spent ALOT of time on these forums researching what it is I want in my setup. I'm looking to build a eBIAB kettle with recirculating pump, running on 110v 1650 watt element. I already have the 6 gallon ss kettle with strainer basket, and a greatbreweh 12v pump is on the way. I'm going to add a weldless bulkhead with valve to attach the pump to. The pump will be used to recirculate during the mash, and to pump through a plate chiller after the boil.

Now on to the part I need help! I want to have a small control panel with PID for controlling mash temp, and have a switch for the pump and heat and probably main power. I plan on getting all the parts from Auber, including their small project box, illuminated press button switches, and PID with rtd sensor. I have not seen many 110v control panel builds, and none like what I have envisioned. If someone can point me in the right direction for a wiring diagram that would be great. I have a pretty good understanding of how this stuff works, but when it comes to wiring I really need a diagram. Any help/pointers/suggestions is really appreciated!

P-J 07-13-2012 12:57 PM

jrb03,

I see that you have been a member here for several years and I'm honored to be able to answer your first post.

I spent a few hours this morning drawing a diagram that should fit your needs.
The entire build should fit in the Auber Instruments Project Box.

I suggest that you also order their External Mount Heat Sink for the SSR.
The RTD temp probe could be the Deluxe version of Liquid Tight RTD Sensor. It is well worth the extra $9 for it.

I'm not sure how you plan on supplying the 12V power to your pump. I show a 120V outlet that can be used to plug in a transformer. (Edit: I did a search on greatbreweh and found their pumps. They ship with a 12V plug in transformer so the diagram is good to go for that as well.)

I hope this is of some help to you.


As always - Click on the image to see a full scale diagram printable on Tabloid paper (11" x 17")

http://www.pjmuth.org/beerstuff/imag...B-120V-D-s.jpg

Wishing you the best.

P-J

jrb03 07-13-2012 03:12 PM

Wow P-J, I am truly grateful that you took the time to draw that for me. I have studied many of your drawings trying to figure out how to convert them to 110v and auber switches. This is absolutely perfect. I have studied your drawing and have everything ordered from Auber now! I will make a trip to the hardware store this weekend to pickup the wire and terminals. What size wire do I need to use? Does it all need to be low gauge?

Thanks again for the great drawing. I will make sure to document my build here in case it can be of help to someone in the future.

P-J 07-13-2012 10:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jrb03 (Post 4248575)
Wow P-J, I am truly grateful that you took the time to draw that for me. I have studied many of your drawings trying to figure out how to convert them to 110v and auber switches. This is absolutely perfect. I have studied your drawing and have everything ordered from Auber now! I will make a trip to the hardware store this weekend to pickup the wire and terminals. What size wire do I need to use? Does it all need to be low gauge?

Thanks again for the great drawing. I will make sure to document my build here in case it can be of help to someone in the future.

It pleases me a great deal that I could help you in your adventure.

Regarding the wire: You will need #12 wire for the power being delivered to the SSR and the heating element. The pump outlet wire should be #14. All of the balance of the wiring can done with much smaller wire gauge as the current draw is very small.

Please feel free to ask any questions that you might have.

Oh: Another benefit of this set up is that it can very easily be converted to a 240V BIAB setup. Think about that and if you would like a plan for that for your future adventures, Please let me know.

Wishing you great success.

P-J

jrb03 07-31-2012 12:34 AM

Well all the parts for my build have come in over the last couple weeks. This morning I finally found a few hours to work on the brew pot. I decided to try and use my old turkey fryer pot and basket, mainly because I like the dimensions for my needs and can't find anything like it.

I couldn't find any markings on the pot, so I did a fill test and it seems to be 6 gallons. Perfect. Im using a 1650 watt element from grainier. The bulkhead, valve, sight glass, and camlocks all came from brewhardware.com. I'm very happy with the quality. I drilled the holes with a step bit, making sure to go slow and dip in oil often. Super easy.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a7/...r/IMG_5449.jpg
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a7/...r/d79911f2.jpg
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a7/...r/0eb3a626.jpg

Next Im going to scrub the pot a little more, install all the hardware firm, and do an overnight leak test. Hopefully later this week I can start on the control panel. Goal is to have the inaugural brew ready for opening night kickoff!

thedude00 07-31-2012 04:56 AM

This info is great thanks for posting it i only have one question can i add a other heating element. I would like to have 2 elements.


Quote:

Originally Posted by P-J (Post 4248252)
jrb03,

I see that you have been a member here for several years and I'm honored to be able to answer your first post.

I spent a few hours this morning drawing a diagram that should fit your needs.
The entire build should fit in the Auber Instruments Project Box.

I suggest that you also order their External Mount Heat Sink for the SSR.
The RTD temp probe could be the Deluxe version of Liquid Tight RTD Sensor. It is well wort the extra $9 for it.

I'm not sure how you plan on supplying the 12V power to your pump. I show a 120V outlet that can be used to plug in a transformer. (Edit: I did a search on greatbreweh and found their pumps. They ship with a 12V plug in transformer so the diagram is good to go for that as well.)

I hope this is of some help to you.


As always - Click on the image to see a full scale diagram printable on Tabloid paper (11" x 17")

http://www.pjmuth.org/beerstuff/imag...B-120V-D-s.jpg

Wishing you the best.

P-J


P-J 07-31-2012 12:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thedude00 (Post 4293798)
This info is great thanks for posting it i only have one question can i add a other heating element. I would like to have 2 elements.

You would need to modify the first diagram to add another power input circuit that is independently fed on another circuit breaker. Something like this:

And - as always - Click on the image to see a full scale diagram printable on Tabloid paper (11" x 17")

http://www.pjmuth.org/beerstuff/imag...simple-1-s.jpg

Hope this help you.

TJTHEBEST 08-01-2012 02:47 AM

jrb03,

What sightglass tee combo did you get and what length probe did you use for it?

thedude00 08-01-2012 03:52 AM

Going to take this diagram a figure out how to add a 2nd element. Like the one pump and the buzzer
Quote:

Originally Posted by P-J (Post 4248252)
jrb03,

I see that you have been a member here for several years and I'm honored to be able to answer your first post.

I spent a few hours this morning drawing a diagram that should fit your needs.
The entire build should fit in the Auber Instruments Project Box.

I suggest that you also order their External Mount Heat Sink for the SSR.
The RTD temp probe could be the Deluxe version of Liquid Tight RTD Sensor. It is well wort the extra $9 for it.

I'm not sure how you plan on supplying the 12V power to your pump. I show a 120V outlet that can be used to plug in a transformer. (Edit: I did a search on greatbreweh and found their pumps. They ship with a 12V plug in transformer so the diagram is good to go for that as well.)

I hope this is of some help to you.


As always - Click on the image to see a full scale diagram printable on Tabloid paper (11" x 17")

http://www.pjmuth.org/beerstuff/imag...B-120V-D-s.jpg

Wishing you the best.

P-J


jrb03 08-01-2012 04:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TJTHEBEST (Post 4296496)
jrb03,

What sightglass tee combo did you get and what length probe did you use for it?

Sightglass - Weldless Sight Tee - no thermometer

Probe - Liquid tight RTD sensor, 4 in, 1/4 NPT Thread

I highly recommend the delux cable option for the probe.


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