The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Electric Brewing > Electric Brewery Build with Coolers.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-03-2013, 04:08 PM   #51
cupido76
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Posts: 71
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by smittygouv30 View Post
Thanks for the response. I just got it figured out. I ended up getting it to work the same way kal does on his site with a washer around the silicone o-ring. I'm not sure what i was doing wrong yesterday but it kept leaking. To be safe I really plastered the silicone all around the inside of the conduit box. I'll let it sit overnight with 10 gallons of water in it and look for any signs of leaking. If all is well i'll try my luck with the wiring before the superbowl.

http://theelectricbrewery.com/heating-elements?page=7

Corey
If you leave water around your element that long, you might start to get some rust forming on the plated base that the heater cool is attached to.
__________________
cupido76 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-03-2013, 04:15 PM   #52
smittygouv30
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Fayetteville, NC
Posts: 335
Liked 19 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cupido76 View Post
If you leave water around your element that long, you might start to get some rust forming on the plated base that the heater cool is attached to.
Ohhhh, thanks for the heads up. Maybe me not being patient is actually a good thing is come cases. The most I could wait was about 2-3 hours. There was no signs of leaking at that point so I dumped the water and went ahead with the silicone and wiring last night.

Good looking out though, I didn't realize this. It's certainly a good tip for the future.

Corey
__________________
smittygouv30 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-24-2013, 09:55 PM   #53
ssimkins
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hemet, CA
Posts: 42
Default

Almost done. A couple of the labels are wrong but most likely will be ordering new ones from a professional label company. I don't quite like the way these turned out. My dad did all of this so I don't have any place to complain. He is the man! Still waiting on the breaker for my house panel and we will be almost ready to brew!

image-2254966068.jpg   image-2921940692.jpg   image-4061342513.jpg   image-1821970182.jpg   image-2526700543.jpg  

__________________
ssimkins is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-25-2013, 12:58 AM   #54
smittygouv30
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Fayetteville, NC
Posts: 335
Liked 19 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Can I borrow your dad for a couple days? Its looking good man. You are definitely going to finish before me! Keep us posted on your maiden voyage.

I used http://www.signsbannerstags.ca/ it's the same site that kal used in his build. George was great and got my tags done quickly. It was $33.50 for 21 custom tags. Definitely worth every penny.

What do you think of the switchcraft plug/receptacles? What pumps are you using?

-Corey

__________________
Hop Rehab Electric Brewery

Keg 1: The Electric S'more Stout
Keg 2: Sorachi Ace Clone
Keg 3: Bourbon Barrel Porter
Keg 4: Two-hearted Ale clone

Primary: Empty
Secondary: Lemongrass Wheat Kolsch
smittygouv30 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-25-2013, 01:08 AM   #55
smittygouv30
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Fayetteville, NC
Posts: 335
Liked 19 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Here is a shot of some of the tags I'm using just in case you wanted proof that the tags are decent. Let me know if you have any questions.

-Corey

image-1460609545.jpg  
__________________
Hop Rehab Electric Brewery

Keg 1: The Electric S'more Stout
Keg 2: Sorachi Ace Clone
Keg 3: Bourbon Barrel Porter
Keg 4: Two-hearted Ale clone

Primary: Empty
Secondary: Lemongrass Wheat Kolsch
smittygouv30 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-30-2013, 11:05 PM   #56
ssimkins
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hemet, CA
Posts: 42
Default

Well, I am getting really close to finishing this thing. For some reason one of the simplest things I cant figure out, my temp probe switch and wiring is not working. Would you guys be able to enlighten me on how I should be wiring the selector switch that changes from each of the temp probes (HLT and BK, both K type).

I will post some pics soon!

Thanks!
Sean

__________________
ssimkins is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-03-2013, 05:36 PM   #57
ssimkins
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hemet, CA
Posts: 42
Default

I'm wondering since I'm not getting any responses, that it might not be possible. If anybody can confirm or deny, I would really appreciate it! I have hit a wall.

Thanks!

__________________
ssimkins is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-03-2013, 05:41 PM   #58
ssimkins
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hemet, CA
Posts: 42
Default

Some pics of the panel with tags.

image-1101129630.jpg   image-1350756646.jpg  
__________________
ssimkins is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-03-2013, 07:25 PM   #59
BadNewsBrewery
Basement Brewer
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BadNewsBrewery's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Severn, MD
Posts: 1,066
Liked 108 Times on 89 Posts
Likes Given: 36

Default

I haven't chimed in because I'm not really 100% sure, but here's my thought. A K-Type is a thermocouple. It has two distinct types of metal that, when heated or cooled, alter the resistance in the thermocouple. They work because you calibrate them to your system based on a set length, gauge, and type of cable. If you run them through a switch, now you're altering the type and length of cable between the thermocouples, which results in the system having no idea what it's measuring and the thermocouples not working. If you want to have a switch that will allow you to go from one temp probe to another, my suggestion would be to get 2 RTD probes and a switch with 3NO and 3NC terminal blocks. Run one RTD to the NOs, run the other to the NCs, and make sure you keep the wires in the same order from both RTDs. Then jumper the terminal blocks on the non-RTD side, and run 1 wire for each pair of blocks to your PID. Confusing the way I wrote it, I know, but it should allow you to switch between the two.

Or... save yourself the headache, get a plug end on the panel like most people on here use, and just physically switch out the RTDs when you want to swap temperatures.

Short story - probably won't work with K type... (or, I'm an idiot).

__________________
Building a Bad News Brewery - eHERMS

2014:
5gal Scottish Wee Heavy
5gal Saison
15gal American Pale Ale
20gal Belgian Wit (10 dumped)


Keg 1: Apfelwein
Keg 2: Belgian Wit (Failure)
Keg 3: American Pale Ale
Fermenting: Belgian Wit (Take 2)
BadNewsBrewery is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-04-2013, 03:13 AM   #60
ssimkins
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hemet, CA
Posts: 42
Default

Thanks! That actually does make sense. I'll probably just hook one of my sockets directly to the PID and switch between the two probes by unplugging/plugging, as you suggested. That's a bummer since I already put in the switch. Maybe I can think of another use for it.


I really appreciate the input!

I will keep you guys updated, I am really close to finishing this thing. I sprung a leak in my HLT where the element is, so I ordered high temp silicone so I can seal it up for good.


Thanks!!
Sean

__________________
ssimkins 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
My electric brewery build MadGus Electric Brewing 120 05-04-2014 07:50 PM
Help with Electric Brewery/ My electric Brewery Build WiseEyes Electric Brewing 3 11-07-2012 11:26 PM
My Electric Brewery Build! jbsengineer Electric Brewing 185 07-26-2012 07:18 PM
Three E's Electric Brewery Build EuBrew Electric Brewing 54 01-08-2011 07:11 AM
My electric brewery build Suicided1954 DIY Projects 21 03-10-2010 03:06 AM