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Old 01-23-2013, 03:34 PM   #11
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I have looked at that system also. My conclusion was that the controller was expensive and one day i will try to do it my self. Mor gratification for me like this and if it breaks then i would be able to fix it.

Now, however I brew inside, using propane, I know the dangers of it, but what I do is this. I heat up the strike water in the stove and add the grain. Then I take the pot off teh stove and place it on the banjo cooker. After sparging, I only use my propane to take it up to boiling temptures. After boiling temptures have been reached (I hate waiting for the boil), I put the kettle back on the stove and continure to boil that way. I have seen people do the whole thing on there stove by using eletric or natural gas.

I still do partial mashes untill I get my eBAIB system going.

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Old 01-23-2013, 04:40 PM   #12
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I recently bought this system although I haven't had the power run yet to be able to use it. I'm looking forward to it. It seems expensive, but I don't think it's too far out of line when you get all the parts together and factor in some time cost for assembly. Given my near complete lack of electrical skill, I didn't even want to risk it and mess with DIY. This system was the perfect solution for me since I already BIAB and like it. I'm hoping to be up and running soon and will report back on how it goes.

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Old 01-23-2013, 07:05 PM   #13
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That would be awesome Spaceman. I am the same as you, really don't know if I could do the electrical DIY without possibly killing myself!

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Old 01-24-2013, 12:21 AM   #14
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Question Spaceman, did you get the 62 qt. Bayou Classic kettle? If so, do you know how much clearance there is from the bottom of the basket to the bottom of the pot? I was really hoping to install one of these but wanted to make sure it didn't get in the way of the basket.
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:55 AM   #15
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Question Spaceman, did you get the 62 qt. Bayou Classic kettle? If so, do you know how much clearance there is from the bottom of the basket to the bottom of the pot? I was really hoping to install one of these but wanted to make sure it didn't get in the way of the basket.
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Yes I got the 62 qt pot. Just measured and there's about 2.5 in from the bottom of the basket to the bottom of the pot. Plenty of room for the element and looks like the sight glass may fit also. Pretty interesting idea. I marked off my old pot but never really liked dipping and guessing at the volume.
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Yes I have the same thing with my current keggle that I use to BIAB. I actually marked off my mash paddle to measure the volume. But if I am going all out for this setup then I might as well drop another $27 and get a sweet sight glass.

Thanks for measuring. I'll post back in a few months once I get my whole setup put together and have a brew day. I'll try to post some pics.

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Any update on this yet? Curious about their eBIAB system.

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Any update on this yet? Curious about their eBIAB system.
Not yet, was supposed to have been in a new place by now where I was going to purchase this system. Doesn't look like that will happen until June/July now. I'm holding off in the purchase until then so I know what type of plug I'll need.

If you do get this before then please report back with how you like the system. I can't wait to try it out!
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:46 PM   #19
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I built my own herms system and the cost for that high gravity system is way high, but if you want pre built then its not too bad. I think I paid less than $600 for my controller (which had multiple pids and a timer). Factor in the pots and pump I'm sure you could do their system a good bit under a grand if you did it yourself

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High gravity is high quality. I love that system.

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