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ssimkins 12-28-2012 09:34 PM

Electric Brewery Build with Coolers.
 
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Hey Guys,

I am in the process of building an ebrew system using two, 10 gallon Depot coolers and an 11 gallon SS BK. I will be installing a 30amp GFCI breaker to my panel and running a 10-3 line to a 30 amp (125/250V) 4 wire turn lock outlet (smaller than dryer outlet).
I will be building a control panel using one that PJ designed on another thread that seams to be dead. The panel will be running two 5500w elements. One will be in the HLT and the other will be in the BK. The plan is designed to use only one PID and to operate only one element at a time.
I will be using one pump and one motor to mix HLT water both will be connected to the panel.
THe HLT will have a copper heat exchanger coil that will recirculate to maintain mash temps.
For chilling, I will be building whirlpool immersion chiller.

If anybody has any suggestions or see any problems in my thoughts or direction, I would really appreciate!

Thanks!

Sean


ssimkins 12-28-2012 09:34 PM

Electric Brewery Build with Coolers.
 
3 Attachment(s)

Hey Guys,

I am in the process of building an ebrew system using two, 10 gallon Depot coolers and an 11 gallon SS BK. I will be installing a 30amp GFCI breaker to my panel and running a 10-3 line to a 30 amp (125/250V) 4 wire turn lock outlet (smaller than dryer outlet).
I will be building a control panel using one that PJ designed on another thread that seams to be dead. The panel will be running two 5500w elements. One will be in the HLT and the other will be in the BK. The plan is designed to use only one PID and to operate only one element at a time.
I will be using one pump and one motor to mix HLT water both will be connected to the panel.
THe HLT will have a copper heat exchanger coil that will recirculate to maintain mash temps.
For chilling, I will be building whirlpool immersion chiller.

If anybody has any suggestions or see any problems in my thoughts or direction, I would really appreciate!

Thanks!

Sean


ssimkins 12-28-2012 09:34 PM

Electric Brewery Build with Coolers.
 
3 Attachment(s)

Hey Guys,

I am in the process of building an ebrew system using two, 10 gallon Depot coolers and an 11 gallon SS BK. I will be installing a 30amp GFCI breaker to my panel and running a 10-3 line to a 30 amp (125/250V) 4 wire turn lock outlet (smaller than dryer outlet).
I will be building a control panel using one that PJ designed on another thread that seams to be dead. The panel will be running two 5500w elements. One will be in the HLT and the other will be in the BK. The plan is designed to use only one PID and to operate only one element at a time.
I will be using one pump and one motor to mix HLT water both will be connected to the panel.
THe HLT will have a copper heat exchanger coil that will recirculate to maintain mash temps.
For chilling, I will be building whirlpool immersion chiller.

If anybody has any suggestions or see any problems in my thoughts or direction, I would really appreciate!

Thanks!

Sean


smittygouv30 01-01-2013 11:51 PM

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Here is an example of my wiring diagram with utilization of the second PID and the breakers. I have to attach it as a pdf as the JPEG version is terrible quality.

Corey


ssimkins 01-26-2013 03:20 PM

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Alien, thanks for the suggestion! I actually might end up going in that direction.


Last week I brought my parts over to my dads to start building this thing and we got a few holes completed before I had to leave. All week he has been working on it on his own and wow, he is kicking butt!


ssimkins 01-26-2013 03:20 PM

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Alien, thanks for the suggestion! I actually might end up going in that direction.


Last week I brought my parts over to my dads to start building this thing and we got a few holes completed before I had to leave. All week he has been working on it on his own and wow, he is kicking butt!


ssimkins 01-26-2013 03:20 PM

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Alien, thanks for the suggestion! I actually might end up going in that direction.


Last week I brought my parts over to my dads to start building this thing and we got a few holes completed before I had to leave. All week he has been working on it on his own and wow, he is kicking butt!


ssimkins 01-26-2013 03:26 PM

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More progress photos! He ended up using truck bed liner paint! It turned out really nice.


ssimkins 01-26-2013 03:26 PM

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More progress photos! He ended up using truck bed liner paint! It turned out really nice.


ssimkins 01-26-2013 03:26 PM

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More progress photos! He ended up using truck bed liner paint! It turned out really nice.



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