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Old 01-20-2012, 09:50 PM   #1
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What are my electric brewing friends using to exhaust the steam/ control condensation?

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Old 01-20-2012, 10:32 PM   #2
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ive seen anything from a fan blowing across the top of the BK and someone using a 48qt rubbermaid bin as a hood with sum clothes dryer ducting out the side with a small fan pulling the steam out!!

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Old 01-20-2012, 10:59 PM   #3
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I saw that Rubbermaid jobber. I like that.

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Old 01-20-2012, 11:00 PM   #4
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Just pickin at the genius within the HBT. What else would work?

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Old 01-20-2012, 11:02 PM   #5
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I'm planning my electric brewing setup now as I rebuild the room it will be in. I have read Kal's stuff on theelectricbrewery.com and he is using around 420cfm's for his setup. I have seen another guy on here, his name escapes me, and he used a bath fan (guessing 70-90cfm) and said it didn't work well. It's going to depend on what size boil, how long you boil and how long is the run to the outside, as well as how many bends you end up with as to what will work best. I will be able to direct vent right out of my hood to the outdoors. I think, but I'm not certain yet, that I can vent that I should be okay with around 250cfm's. I also have a fresh air intake within 3 or so feet of the hood. I hope someone with more knowledge stops in here and shares it with us.

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Old 01-20-2012, 11:14 PM   #6
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I'm the bath fan guy. It cant keep up. I had it lying around from a remodel. I like the Rubbermaid container upside down with a vortex fan.

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Sorry mux, I couldn't remember. I saw someone on here today that made a wood framed hood with a vortex fan, they covered the interior of the hood with FRP. I think this is what I will be doing for the hood, but I may look for a slightly smaller fan to save a few dollars.

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I use a ~200 cfm bath fan over my 11 gal eBIAB setup and it works pretty well.

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I'm thinking along the lines of this for my direct vent, Amazon.com: 6-Inch 110VAC 250 CFM In-Line Duct Fan: Electronics

It does say use as a super quiet bathroom exhaust fan which would lead me to believe it would work for condensation.

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I just installed and tied together a couple of 100 cfm bath fan vents over my eBIAB set up. It's directly vented to the outside. (Went through a couple 15 inch masonry bits getting through the stone foundation) I like that I'll have a light directly over the kettle.

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