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Old 02-15-2012, 01:33 AM   #1
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Default High Gravety Brew EBC III

I don't know enough about e-brewing yet to know if this is a good deal or not but it sure looks nice.

http://www.highgravitybrew.com/productcart/pc/EBC-III-with-Infinite-Power-Control-158p3858.htm

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Old 02-15-2012, 01:39 AM   #2
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$799.00???

Wow. You could build your own with a lot more control capability for the same money or far less than that.

Just depends on what you want to do.

Just saying...

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Old 02-15-2012, 02:09 AM   #3
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$799.00???

Wow. You could build your own with a lot more control capability for the same money or far less than that.

Just depends on what you want to do.

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I hear you, that's a lot of money, but I don't think I could wire up something myself.
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You sure could explore your adventure and then decide later on instead of blowing the cash on something you will discard later on.

Wiring up a rig is no big deal. It is a learning adventure.

With the rig you linked, you still have a bunch of stuff you will need to do. (mounting elements - setting up your power feed - Hmmm.. lots more...)

I'm only suggesting that you explore other possibilities so that you are happy with your final results.

Sorry for the intrusion..

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Old 02-15-2012, 12:03 PM   #5
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yeah, a friend of mine bought one of the EBC 2 units. I'm personally going the Auberins (Auber Instruments) + P-J diagram method for E-biab, which lots of people do, and it is less than a sixth of the price.

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Old 02-15-2012, 02:36 PM   #6
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yeah, a friend of mine bought one of the EBC 2 units. I'm personally going the Auberins (Auber Instruments) + P-J diagram method for E-biab, which lots of people do, and it is less than a sixth of the price.
Yea the EBC 2 is more in line with my budget and to be honest I’m not really looking for all the bells and whistles. A way to control one element and my pump would be fine by me.

Thanks for the comments, I’ll take a look the Auberins + P-J diagram method but after making a couple of heat sticks I really don’t feel all that confident doing it myself.
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Pardon me, I made an error. My friend has the EBC 2 Full HERMS package, not the standard EBC 2. So my pricing estimate applies to that only. The EBC 2 Standard edition appears to be about 2 times the price of my basic e-biab setup, although, the Auberins one I use is waaay more sophisticated.

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Old 02-15-2012, 05:12 PM   #8
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One other thing to keep in mind, High Gravity is building these unit themselves. Personally if I were going to buy a complete package like this I would want something UL approved, with stringent quality control standards. The person building these may be very qualified, but without third part certifications that tell me their ability I would be cautious. There have been threads about wires coming loose and such, http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/anyone-using-high-gravitys-ebc-ii-control-286565/.

Regardless if you build the system yourself or buy one of these I would have someone with electrical knowledge look things over.

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One other thing to keep in mind, High Gravity is building these unit themselves. Personally if I were going to buy a complete package like this I would want something UL approved, with stringent quality control standards. The person building these may be very qualified, but without third part certifications that tell me their ability I would be cautious. There have been threads about wires coming loose and such, http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/anyone-using-high-gravitys-ebc-ii-control-286565/.

Regardless if you build the system yourself or buy one of these I would have someone with electrical knowledge look things over.
I bet half of the $800 goes to an insurance company...
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So who can point me in the right direction to a complete, simple, safe and affordable panel that's detailed enough that someone with little to no electrical experience can put together?

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