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Old 02-18-2012, 01:52 AM   #1
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Hello eBrewers! As some of you know I've been researching eBrewing for a bit now and with my lack of experience/knowledge of electrical I'm thinking I'm just going to buy a pre-built system. It's going to be a BIAB setup, with no PID control, just a potentiometer to manually control the element. Simply put, I'm just replacing propane with electric so I can brew indoors.
That being said the only controller I can find like this is from High Gravity. Has anyone dealt with their controllers? Does anyone have the Kettle Controller which I plan to buy? Anyone care to add a review and pics of their setup?

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Old 02-27-2012, 04:30 PM   #2
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Antler, I see this post is a couple of weeks old. Are you still looking for feedback?

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Old 02-27-2012, 04:58 PM   #3
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I am interested in this approach as well. Was thinking of going with a PID for my BK, but not sure I need it or not.

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Old 02-27-2012, 11:01 PM   #4
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High Gravity just came out with a new controller. It has two PIDs and a pwm. But it costs 800 bucks just for the controler.

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Old 02-28-2012, 12:02 AM   #5
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I have the simple controller from High gravity and use it like you want to. It's just a propane replacement for me.
http://www.highgravitybrew.com/produ...r-306p3084.htm

I love this setup!

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Old 02-28-2012, 04:11 PM   #6
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You may want to check out this thread as well:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/any...ontrol-286565/

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Old 03-03-2012, 01:47 AM   #7
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I have the simple controller from High gravity and use it like you want to. It's just a propane replacement for me.
http://www.highgravitybrew.com/produ...r-306p3084.htm

I love this setup!
Sorry guys been a real busy few days for me. Still looking for feed back yes. Any pics of a brew day? Would love to see your full setup!
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Old 03-03-2012, 04:20 AM   #8
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High Gravity just came out with a new controller. It has two PIDs and a pwm. But it costs 800 bucks just for the controler.
I was at High Gravity Tuesday, I was able to take a look at this model and it rocks. They have put tons of time in building it. If I had 800 to spend on it I would. I am building one that is similar just not paying the 800. Using most of the same parts, when I do get all the parts together i'm sure that I will post photos. This is a video that Dave has on the site that shows how it works.
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Old 03-03-2012, 02:29 PM   #9
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With all of p-j's diagrams and all the help and support here there is no reason a total novice couldn't build a simple control panel. I built one, using a p-j diagram plugged it in and everything worked as intended. For a simple single pid, single ssr like I did you are looking at $200-300 to build.

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Old 03-03-2012, 04:25 PM   #10
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+1 on PJ's diagrams. Super easy to follow the color coordinated diagrams.

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