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Old 06-27-2012, 09:37 PM   #11
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Haha! Sorry about that. I'm actually transitioning from stove top 5-6 gallon batches to HERMS electric using two half barrel 15 gallon kegs for HLT and boil kettle and a 10gallon igloo for my MT. I forget that all electric isn't the same because I'm an idiot
No worries. Around here your setup is more "electric" than mine, even though I use two all-electric vessels and no gas or stove whatsoever. It seems unless you have a full-scale Kal-clone you're not "really" electric...or there just aren't many of us.

My thing was to brew indoors but without being limited by a stove. So I put the stove(s) inside the kettles. I still have a cooler and still don't have pumps or any automation/controllers. Just a few light switches, ball valves, hose braid, and a bunch of pallets stacked in a ghetto 3-tier config.
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Open log Fermenting and gas-can secondary?? I am planning my next brew right now!!
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:38 PM   #12
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See. Ghetto, but electric. (the stove isn't even wired)

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Old 06-27-2012, 09:50 PM   #13
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Hey, if it works then it works. My thing was more that I WON'T brew outside and I can only brew in the kitchen when no one else is at home. So rather than fight the Mrs. for more brew time I thought I'd just set up a full on rig in my man cave. And if I don't have a set up that is relatively stable then I'll drag this piece to one corner of the room and a hose will wind up on top of the cabinet and god knows what would happen to the rest of the kit. Just made more sense to have something that only the kegs would be removable for cleaning purposes. Less clutter.

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Old 06-27-2012, 11:31 PM   #14
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I'm in the basement, not even using 1/4 of the space down there (need moar!) Stove was free but cost of copper to wire it (panel on opposite end of basement) kaiboshed that plan. Of course, I spent that much on my current stuff...but it would have never fit on the stove.

Id put a PID on the HERMS setup and leave the boiling "free" if you want to save money and don't plan on boiling within inches of the top. Fermcap-S is greeeaaaatttt stuff for controlling boilovers though!

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Nah, shouldn't be an issue. I plan on limiting myself to 10g batches. So even with the extra water to cover what will boil off in that stage I should be fine.

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Nah, shouldn't be an issue. I plan on limiting myself to 10g batches. So even with the extra water to cover what will boil off in that stage I should be fine.
Yep. See no need to limit a 12g or so boil in a 15g keggle
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Old 06-28-2012, 03:07 AM   #17
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I've got a 16 Gal BK and a 9.5 Gal HLT(cooler MLT) each with pigtails and use one panel for both and just kick it up to 222 for boiling.So,yeah I could
absolutely get by without even the one controller but I already had the Love controller and the contactor.

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