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Old 02-22-2012, 12:00 AM   #1
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I'm planning on constructing an HLT similar to the one described in www.electricbrewery.com Not the full meal deal, just the HLT. Since I already brew in the laundry room, Ill be plugging it into the dryer recepticle. Any ideas on controlling the 220 heater? I'm even thinking of wiring in some kind of switch and just shutting it off when the water reachs 170.

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Old 02-23-2012, 07:54 PM   #2
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check out my build using Arduino Micro Controller

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/bre...rewery-306571/

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Old 02-25-2012, 01:59 AM   #3
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A beautiful build, but way beyond what I want or have the ability to build. I probably should have bought a 120 v element instead of the 220 but I assumed I could purchase a device that I could just hook up between the power and the element, turn a dial to set the temp and be good to go. apparently not.

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Old 02-25-2012, 02:58 AM   #4
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How about a simple setup like this?

With a single Auber Instruments PID you can set and control the water temperature very precisely. It can also be used in manual mode during a boil and regulate the rate of the boil. It's a very simple set up that could work for you.

As always - click on the image to see a full scale diagram printable on Tabloid paper (11" x 17")

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Old 02-25-2012, 03:28 AM   #5
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P-J is right. Use the HLT as your boil kettle also. Its remarkably efficient and easy. Well worth the small expense to set up.

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Interesting...You got a picture of how that all fits in a box?

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would this be the exact same setup if i were to use a 5500 watt element instead?

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Interesting...You got a picture of how that all fits in a box?

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No, but a few people on this forum have. The whole rig will fit in a Project Box that is also offered by Auber Instruments. Click the link and you can see a picture of the base setup with the PID, SSR and heat sink in place. You would just need to add switches and wiring.

Hope this helps.
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would this be the exact same setup if i were to use a 5500 watt element instead?
Short answer - Yes.
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If the e-stop is activated, does the fuse blow as well as the gfci breaker trips?

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