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Old 02-25-2013, 02:49 AM   #1
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Default Go electric they said, It will be fun they said.

Ok... I thought I would post some pictures of my current eHERMS build in progress. I figured if maybe I could help at least one person it would be worth sharing. Not much original from as I used ideas from several different systems on the forums. I got lots of ideas from Kal, Electric Brewing Supply, and countless others.

This has been almost a year going project. I have taken pics of different parts of the process except welding of the Brutus 10 frame. That has been documented several times and not sense in beating a dead horse. I chose to go with the Brutus frame because I was going to go gas. I then decided to switch to electric but liked the idea of the stand being portable with the lack of space in my garage.

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Single Tier Brutus 10 Clone
3 Keggle (HLT, MLT, Kettle) All Bottom Drain.
50 amp, 2 element, 2 pumps, BCS-460 Controller. With potential for back to back brewing. I have TIG welded all the fitting/couplers myself. The project inspired me to relearn to TIG welding(I did it in HS).
Control Panel: 30x20x8 Stainless Steel Enclosure w/ 10" Touch Screen

Concept Control Panel:


Brutus 10 Plans(not mine, thanks for who shared them! And ignore pots, I am using Keggles):


Wiring Schematic(Thank you Electric Brewing Supply):


BCS-460 Setup(not done yet):


Also Building Fermentation Chamber
IMG to Follow

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Old 02-25-2013, 02:50 AM   #2
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Where I am today 2/25/2012:

Brew Stand:


Early Panel:


I used painters tape to layout switches and lights in a grid:


Post Knockout Punches:


Mounted Heatsink:


DIN Rails Down


BCS Temp Probes: dded heat shrink, soldered XLR connector on one end, and added braided expandable sleeving.
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Keggles, Fittings, and Hoses oh my.

Brewstand just after welding and Keggles pre-polish.


Before and After Polish


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HLT HERMS coil connectors
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A small update. Got the stainless enclosure for the touch screen. Not the same color stainless as the enclosure but its still functional. I have not mounted it yet, going out of town this weekend so I wont have time to mess with it

Starting to think I like building the brewery better then vacation

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Old 02-27-2013, 12:12 AM   #5
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sexy. nice work man

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Old 02-27-2013, 12:18 AM   #6
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Ok... I thought I would post some pictures of my current eHERMS build in progress. I figured if maybe I could help at least one person it would be worth sharing. Not much original from as I used ideas from several different systems on the forums. I got lots of ideas from Kal, Electric Brewing Supply, and countless others.

This has been almost a year going project. I have taken pics of different parts of the process except welding of the Brutus 10 frame. That has been documented several times and not sense in beating a dead horse. I chose to go with the Brutus frame because I was going to go gas. I then decided to switch to electric but liked the idea of the stand being portable with the lack of space in my garage.

My system:

Single Tier Brutus 10 Clone
3 Keggle (HLT, MLT, Kettle) All Bottom Drain.
50 amp, 2 element, 2 pumps, BCS-460 Controller. With potential for back to back brewing. I have TIG welded all the fitting/couplers myself. The project inspired me to relearn to TIG welding(I did it in HS).
Control Panel: 30x20x8 Stainless Steel Enclosure w/ 10" Touch Screen

Concept Control Panel:

Brutus 10 Plans(not mine, thanks for who shared them! And ignore pots, I am using Keggles):

Wiring Schematic(Thank you Electric Brewing Supply):

BCS-460 Setup(not done yet):

Also Building Fermentation Chamber
IMG to Follow
What program are you using for your touch screen?
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:02 AM   #7
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What program are you using for your touch screen?
I actually decided to go with an old Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet running chrome browser to control the web based BCS controller.

The original plan was to reuses an old 10" touchscreen I found at a flea market and Rasberry Pi...but the project has been so much work already that I didnt want to have to take time to program RP to work with the screen. I may still use it for a future project to control my fermentation chamber and kegerator.
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ok...last work I will be doing for 4-5 days and last update. I finally got all the buttons and lights mounted and the power receptacles.

The finger prints and smudges on the stainless are driving crazy, no sense in cleaning it until I am done I guess



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A quick question for everyone out there. Is there a recommended length for the element cables. I am running 2 - Camco 02963 5500W elements and want to know if am limited to 10 feet or if I could get away with 15ft.

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Looking good so far!

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