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Old 06-30-2011, 12:52 AM   #11
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Argh I want that pot!

You've inspired me. In spite of the fact that I just upgraded my "brewery", I desperately want one of these in my laundry room for winter brewing. Just might make it happen, if I can find a decently priced 60 qt pot of some type or another...no fiesta's around here!
I dunno about Minnesota, but tamale pots like that are pretty easy to find around here. Usually they are more like 30-40qt size, though. I used to brew in one on my kitchen stovetop in my old apartment.
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Old 06-30-2011, 01:03 AM   #12
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I did a search on these and it looks like the IMUSA 32 qt. tamale pot is available at Target stores for about $20-$30 after shipping and the 50 qt. pot is here for $53 http://www.homevillage.us/50qtcoalstpo.html

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Old 07-02-2011, 07:22 PM   #13
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2nd eBIAB PM batch..... Newcastle Brown clone. All grain next week.


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Old 07-03-2011, 05:53 PM   #14
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Nice! How'd you come up with the name, "40 Paces?"

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Old 07-07-2011, 03:56 AM   #15
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A few photos on my final debug for all grain....

Here is the complete system.



The open project box is temporary. In the photo I have an analog clock wired to the ssr enable line to measure element on time (elapsed on time x 5500w = my power per batch). Turns out I need about 9 kWh or about $0.91 for a 5 gallon full boil batch with a 60 minute boil.

Here is my sparge setup. I was pretty pleased with it's pattern.





Here is the boil setup, pump removed and running at 98C. (normally the bag would be removed)




Picked up my supplies from AHS today. 1st all grain will be a Amarillo/Centenial IPA, probably on Friday night.

Will post some photos then.

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Old 07-07-2011, 04:02 AM   #16
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A few numbers.... for 6 gallon starting water.

tap to 155F = 15 minutes
155 to boil = 20 minutes

... could be faster, but pid slows as it approaches each temp.

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Old 07-09-2011, 01:05 PM   #17
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Ran my 1st all grain batch last night....

Recipe is a simple Amarillo/Centenial IPA.
9 lbs 2Row
2 lbs Munich
1 lb Crystal 60
60 min Amarillo 1oz
30 min Amarillo 1oz
dry hop with Amarillo 1oz and Centenial 1oz

I requested / got a med-fine crush from AHS.



System setup and on its way to temp.



A few minutes after mash in and the color is starting to come thru pretty well.



Approaching the end of the mash.



I started 6gallon, lost 0.5 or so to the grain, and then rinsed with 1.0 to get my pre-boil to around 6.5.



A few minutes later, full boil....




In the end, with the med-fine crush, 6 gallon mash, 60 minutes @ 155, 10 minutes @ 170, 1 gallon rinse, it appears that I have about 67% efficiency.

Setup was very easy and the PID did a great "set it and forget it" job of getting my water to 155 while I ate supper. Change over to boil, was very good as well. 1 hose clamp and no loss.

Pretty happy with the results. Taste test in 4 weeks.

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Old 09-19-2011, 07:36 PM   #18
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Nice build!

I am going to build something very similar. Can you list the parts you used please.

More specifically PID, controller, SSR and probe. And maybe a wiring diagram?

Cheers

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Purchased:

March 809-PL-HS INLINE W/Base & 6ft cord w/plug (300563131104)
ebay (chugbrew) $123
Camco Mfg 5500W 240V Ripp Element 2963
amazon( Ron's Home and Hardware). $19
KEG weldless bulkhead kit
web(bargainfittings.com) $16
PID Temperature Control Heater K Probe Relay SSR 40A Item# 120705522696
ebay (dinicoinc) $48
"Seville Classics SHE18304 18x34x33-1/2 Industrial Cart, Chrome"
amazon $64
XL Aluminum Tamale Steamer w lid/steamer insert
fiesta $39
Jumbo Coarse Nylon Bag
austinhomebrewsupply $6
10’ ½” hose
austinhomebrewsupply $10
Cantex 8 in. Junction Box
homedepot $23
15’ of 4 conductor #10
homedepot $15
4 prong appliance plug male
homedepot $10
4 prong appliance plug female
homedepot $10
2 110AC light switches
homedepot $2
2 110AC plug
homedepot $2
pvc (5pcs 90, 1pc T, 1 hose adapter, 5’ tubing)
homedepot $20
4’ 4 prong dryer plug kit
fry’s $13
power distribution block
fry’s $5

Other: (bits n pieces laying around)

Assorted small guage wire
Assorted hose clamps
PC fan
110-12V wall-wort adapter

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And maybe a wiring diagram?
Sorry. As I mention in my 1st post, this electrical design is not recommended to anyone for the following reasons.

1. No fuse protection.
2. No chassis grounding.
3. Inappropriate/unsafe use/connection of wall - wort.

There are lots of great 1PID/1Thermocouple designs in this forum. I recommend one of them.
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