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Old 11-16-2011, 01:34 AM   #1
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After reading a bunch of the build threads here I have decided to make the leap to electric brewing. It will be quite a change for me as I have been up to this point only brewing 5 gallon extract brews on my kitchen stove. I figured if I was going to go all grain I would also go all electric. I'm hoping the learning curve won't be too steep.

The plan is to have a single tier system with HLT, MLT, and BK. I will be using a 5500W element in both the HLT and the BK. MLT will be a cooler for now, possibly changing to another keggle in the future. I have been slowly accumulating parts from the local surplus store and ebay. Yesterday's trip to the surplus store paid off with an 11.5" x 14" control panel enclosure for $20.00!! So today I started assembling the panel.

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Another work week finished so I have the next six days off to work on some projects. This morning I used a jigsaw to cut out the square holes for a PID and timer. The PID is an Auber SYL-2352 that will be controlling the element in the HLT. The timer is a cheap ebay find.

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For the time being I will be using a dryer outlet as a power source. Unfortunately this outlet is about 50 feet from where I will be brewing. Today I wired up a spa panel to be used for GFCI protection. I can plug the panel in and then connect into my control panel. That is 60 feet of 10/4 SOOW. Quite heavy.

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