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Old 04-13-2010, 09:57 PM   #1
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EDIT: Parts list. I will update this as things change and I have time.

Auberins.com
pid SYL-2352
rtd PT100-L50NPT
contactor CN-PBC402-120V
panel conn RTDCON

Automationdirect.com
63a disconnect SD2-063-RR
handle SD-HRY
shaft SD-S200
black switch GCX3300
red switch GCX3252-120L
30a breaker WMZS2B30
10a breaker WMZS1B10
DIN rail DN-R35S1-2

Radio Shack
120v fan
Panel-mount fuse holders
1A fast-blow fuses
10ga wire (red/black)

Home Depot
6/3 Cable
Plastic housing and fittings
Copper ground lug
Ground bar



I've already gotten started on the heatstick for my build. This thread will document the overall progress on the brewhouse.

First parts in today: 25 gallon stainless drums for the HLT and MLT. I'm going to use my current 15 gallon kettle for boiling for now. At least until funds replenish a bit

These drums are beautiful. MUCH heavier gauge steel than I expected, and the bottoms welded instead of rolled.





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Old 04-13-2010, 10:07 PM   #2
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are you going to run 110v or 220v?

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Good lord those drums are fantastic. Where did you get them?

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blackwater: 220v. I've got 40A service there now.

klyph: They far exceeded my expectations I got them from another brewer who apparently picked up a load of them from a pharmaceutical company.

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pharmaceutical company.
Nice. Definitely need some biohazard stickers on them once the system is complete.
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Yes, where did you get the drums?

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They look great Joe! Looking forward to watching your progress. Are you going to automate?

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Negative. It's going to be a relatively simple setup (at least at first). I'm going to continue batch sparging since I've had good results and don't (yet) have a desire for the repeatability of an automated HERMS/RIMS/YFAGH* system.

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Understandable. For those who are curious about the drums (as was I) Check out this site: (note, drums are on the bottom, covers are the cheaper ones listed on top)

http://material-handling.indoff.com/...s-Steel-Drums/

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Crikey!

Those are expensive.

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