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Old 01-04-2013, 06:19 PM   #1
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Default Lorglath's 25 gallon E-brewery Build

I have been collecting parts for the better part of a year and and finally started the construction of my e-brewery.

I brew mostly in the garage, and sometimes right out front of the garage depending on weather, however I wanted to move permanently inside the garage, which is really nice in MN winters. I have a hot-tub in the garage already, and I have it wired in through a plug, therefore the power to the garage and to the e-brew setup shouldn't be a problem.

I am going mostly off of Kal's design, with a few differences. I will be bringing in 50A of power because I want to be able to use both heating elements at the same time, on the rare occasion I want to do back-to-back batches. Because of this I have a larger power connector coming in, and some of the switching will be different.

I also plan on using Silver Solder to make most of the connections with my kettles instead of the weld-less connections.

I have started drilling holes in my box, and will start painting soon, I have attached a drawing for the layout of the components on the front. The box is 16x12x6, but there is a bar across part of the 12" width which cuts the usable size down to about 10" which is why it might look a bit smushed.

I don't plan on having any breakers in my box, just the fuze for the kill switch.

I am hoping that P-J might have a schematic similar to what I am looking for mostly ready that he can throw up as I don't have access to any software that can allow me to make such a nice wiring shcematic.



comments / questions welcome.

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Old 01-07-2013, 02:19 AM   #2
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Are you sure that's all going to fit on a 16x12x6 enclosure. That is gonna be jam packed on the outside and probably even worse on the inside. The auber enclosure that size is precut for 3 1/16 DIN devices and that is tight. But 4?

I look forward to following your build. Good luck. I hope you can make it happen!

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Old 01-07-2013, 02:36 AM   #3
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I already cut the holes it fits but it is tight. Ill post pics once I get the two holes for the SSRs cut and the box painted... it looks pretty ugly right now.

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Wow very nice man! I look forward to the pics.

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I am going mostly off of Kal's design, with a few differences.
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I am hoping that P-J might have a schematic similar to what I am looking for mostly ready that he can throw up as I don't have access to any software that can allow me to make such a nice wiring shcematic.
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Your plan is very close to Kal's design. Follow it.

Personally... I do not go with the volt and Amp meters and will not throw my time away trying to display a diagram that includes them. Follow Kal's plan.

Sorry...
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heh Alright, thanks for looking! I'll have some preliminary pictures up in the next day or two

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Here are some initial pics!


This is how I decided that everything would fit. - sorry it is a bit blurry


all drawn out:


Initial holes cut, then bringing in the Greenlee punches to do what they do best, and WOW do they cut like butter!


All holes done:


I found a heatsink, and it is quite large


To give a sense of scale, this is where I am going to attach it:


And this is how it compares:


lightly sanded all of the surfaces


then off to the paint booth for primer


and hammered paint


How it looks at the end of 1/10/2013:

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Looking good! I am a few weeks behind you.

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outside components have been installed, and layout for the internals has been set.





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Looking good! I'm super impressed you got all that on that enclosure. I think the more compact control panels look better!

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