Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Electric Brewing > Brewhardware Element Enclosure
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-03-2014, 01:57 AM   #11
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 22,269
Liked 1063 Times on 709 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default

If only this dope didn't wait so long to reorder the solder-on flanges and didn't just run out.

__________________
BrewHardware.com has a new website. Please check it out and let me know what you think!
New 100% Stainless Steel Heating Elements are IN!
Chugger Pumps, Pump Kits, Camlocks, Sightglasses, Clear USA made Silicone Tubing, RIMS, Electric Install Parts, etc. Did you know we are also now a full service homebrew shop selling malt, hops, yeast (Wyeast), etc?
Bobby_M is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-10-2014, 05:59 PM   #12
Lumpyyyyy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Methuen, MA
Posts: 112
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobby_M View Post
If only this dope didn't wait so long to reorder the solder-on flanges and didn't just run out.
Resurrecting this thread as it appears to be the most relevent...

Two questions:

1) If you buy the weldless and decide to try soldering after the fact, can you convert over easily?

2) What is your recommendation for controlling the temp? Do you only use this as the boil element?
__________________
Lumpyyyyy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-10-2014, 10:27 PM   #13
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 22,269
Liked 1063 Times on 709 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default

For the weldless, you need a 1.25" hole. You CAN solder the flange over this but a small ring of the pot will be seen sticking into the 1-3/8" ID of the solder flange. It's not a big deal at all, just a 1/16" ring all the way around. You'd probably want to file a small V groove at the bottom of the hole just so water/wort doesn't pool in there.

For temp control, I always recommend a PID, SSR and heat sink in a project box. Be sure to use a GFCI outlet. Many people want to use a ready-made controller like the A419 or Ranco, but most are not rated for the current draw we need.

__________________
BrewHardware.com has a new website. Please check it out and let me know what you think!
New 100% Stainless Steel Heating Elements are IN!
Chugger Pumps, Pump Kits, Camlocks, Sightglasses, Clear USA made Silicone Tubing, RIMS, Electric Install Parts, etc. Did you know we are also now a full service homebrew shop selling malt, hops, yeast (Wyeast), etc?
Bobby_M is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-12-2014, 03:31 PM   #14
brewtime
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
brewtime's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: sykesville md
Posts: 310
Liked 14 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobby_M View Post
For the weldless, you need a 1.25" hole. You CAN solder the flange over this but a small ring of the pot will be seen sticking into the 1-3/8" ID of the solder flange. It's not a big deal at all, just a 1/16" ring all the way around. You'd probably want to file a small V groove at the bottom of the hole just so water/wort doesn't pool in there.

For temp control, I always recommend a PID, SSR and heat sink in a project box. Be sure to use a GFCI outlet. Many people want to use a ready-made controller like the A419 or Ranco, but most are not rated for the current draw we need.

Are you out of the flanges I can't locate them on your site only the whole kit.



Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew
__________________
brewtime is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-13-2014, 12:55 AM   #15
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 22,269
Liked 1063 Times on 709 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default

There's a new page with all individually available triclover parts:
http://brewhardware.com/fittings-75/...riclover-parts

__________________
BrewHardware.com has a new website. Please check it out and let me know what you think!
New 100% Stainless Steel Heating Elements are IN!
Chugger Pumps, Pump Kits, Camlocks, Sightglasses, Clear USA made Silicone Tubing, RIMS, Electric Install Parts, etc. Did you know we are also now a full service homebrew shop selling malt, hops, yeast (Wyeast), etc?
Bobby_M is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-14-2014, 05:41 PM   #16
Lumpyyyyy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Methuen, MA
Posts: 112
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobby_M View Post
For the weldless, you need a 1.25" hole. You CAN solder the flange over this but a small ring of the pot will be seen sticking into the 1-3/8" ID of the solder flange. It's not a big deal at all, just a 1/16" ring all the way around. You'd probably want to file a small V groove at the bottom of the hole just so water/wort doesn't pool in there.

For temp control, I always recommend a PID, SSR and heat sink in a project box. Be sure to use a GFCI outlet. Many people want to use a ready-made controller like the A419 or Ranco, but most are not rated for the current draw we need.

Couldn't I just increase my hole from 1.25" to 1-3/8" if I switched from weldless to welded?
__________________
Lumpyyyyy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-14-2014, 11:26 PM   #17
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 22,269
Liked 1063 Times on 709 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default

Sure.

__________________
BrewHardware.com has a new website. Please check it out and let me know what you think!
New 100% Stainless Steel Heating Elements are IN!
Chugger Pumps, Pump Kits, Camlocks, Sightglasses, Clear USA made Silicone Tubing, RIMS, Electric Install Parts, etc. Did you know we are also now a full service homebrew shop selling malt, hops, yeast (Wyeast), etc?
Bobby_M is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-23-2014, 04:49 PM   #18
SudsyPaul
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 360
Liked 47 Times on 35 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

I just ordered 2 weldless ones, so we'll know in a couple weeks how it fits and how it works with my 5500w elements Eff this propane nonsense.

__________________
SudsyPaul is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-05-2014, 06:35 PM   #19
TheCanisDirus
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 195
Liked 34 Times on 22 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Is the ETA of 5/21 for the weldless enclosures pretty accurate?

__________________
TheCanisDirus is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-05-2014, 06:57 PM   #20
Jawbox0
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Ormond Beach, Florida
Posts: 389
Liked 11 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

I'm very happy with my weldless enclosures. I've got two in my pot. Well made, no leaks on the first run, they look great, and were a great value. I don't think I could have gotten the ports welded in for the same price.

They'll be very easy to remove if I need to for some cleaning.

__________________
Jawbox0 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brew Hardware (www.brewhardware.com) MalFet Company Reviews 28 11-02-2014 06:52 AM
BrewHardware Giveaway! TxBrew Sponsor Giveaways 1502 10-20-2012 02:29 PM
120V Dual Element Enclosure Size? rack04 Electric Brewing 2 09-06-2012 04:56 PM
element enclosure diy? tch1980 Electric Brewing 3 10-01-2011 02:54 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS