The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Electric Brewing > My consolidated Brutus 20 questions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-09-2011, 09:13 PM   #1
Keith_Mahoney
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Posts: 230
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default My consolidated Brutus 20 questions

I am in the process of putting together a counter top Brutus 20 in the next couple of days. I have purchased almost everything I will need for the build now just one more trip to Lowes and I should be good to go. I just wanted to open up a thread to place all my random questions as they pop up. I just have one at the moment.

Can someone please tell me what size pvc cap to get for the heating element?

__________________
Keith_Mahoney is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-09-2011, 10:54 PM   #2
Keith_Mahoney
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Posts: 230
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Also do I buy a 3 wire or 2 wire cord for it?

__________________
Keith_Mahoney is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-09-2011, 11:23 PM   #3
hatfieldenator
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 494
Liked 16 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

3 Wire cord for sure. I'm not sure about the pvc question though.

__________________
hatfieldenator is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-10-2011, 05:30 AM   #4
Keith_Mahoney
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Posts: 230
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Thanks.
I put some work in on it today. Installed three weld-less fittings in the brew pot today, 2 with valves and one for the sight gauge/RTD probe. I'll get some pics tomorrow.

__________________
Keith_Mahoney is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-11-2011, 01:52 AM   #5
Keith_Mahoney
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Posts: 230
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Alright here are some pics as promised. It's basically a clone of JKarps build only I changed a few things around and was not able to hit his $500 budget by a long shot. Probably due to going all stainless, false bottom and unsing QD's on this build.







You can see some of the changes I made to the original design. I have my CFC output at the bottom so that I can drain more of liquid out of it. I also added an extra valve to the brew pot with a whirl pool attachment on it to try and get a cone going so I can draw off more clean wort and less break material.
I bought the center inlet pump which after bolting the pump to the bottom of the bucket makes for a nice firm securing point for the QDs.

__________________

Last edited by Keith_Mahoney; 09-11-2011 at 01:56 AM. Reason: spelling
Keith_Mahoney is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-11-2011, 01:58 AM   #6
Keith_Mahoney
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Posts: 230
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I went to Lowes, HD and ACE and no one had 2000 watt heating elements so I need to order one off the net. Does anyone remember a link that was posted to Low density 2000 watt element?

__________________
Keith_Mahoney is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-11-2011, 09:26 PM   #7
Keith_Mahoney
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Posts: 230
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Here are some shots of my control box. Only thing left now is to find a 2000 watt heating element and install it.







No shots of the inside since I did not use proper wire colors I do not want anyone to try and copy what I did.

__________________
Keith_Mahoney is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-11-2011, 09:51 PM   #8
P-J
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 3,231
Liked 244 Times on 196 Posts
Likes Given: 430

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Keith_Mahoney View Post
Here are some shots of my control box. Only thing left now is to find a 2000 watt heating element and install it.
Here you go,

Heating Element 2000W 120V - LWD Resistored Stainless Steel

Heating Element 2000W 240V - LWD Resistored Stainless Steel

HTH
__________________
P-J is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-11-2011, 10:01 PM   #9
Keith_Mahoney
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Posts: 230
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Thanks PJ you are the man. It's a little pricey but I just ordered it anyway as it's the only LWD 2000w element I have seen.

__________________
Keith_Mahoney is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-11-2011, 10:11 PM   #10
P-J
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 3,231
Liked 244 Times on 196 Posts
Likes Given: 430

Default

Found another place that carries the same parts for a lot less money:

Boston Heating Supply:

Heating Element 2000W 120V - LWD Resistored Stainless Steel

Heating Element 2000W 240V - LWD Resistored Stainless Steel

HTH even more... And I hope I'm not too late.
__________________
P-J is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Simple Brutus 20 Electric Build digg1es Electric Brewing 10 08-15-2012 11:03 PM
Stovetop Induction Full Boil Brewing - Brutus 20 Style DKershner Electric Brewing 2 07-15-2011 08:31 PM
Questions about spa box poolshark021 Electric Brewing 7 07-12-2011 10:23 PM
E-HLT questions killian Electric Brewing 2 04-24-2011 07:54 PM
Countertop Brutus 20 build w/ immersion chiller...help jramirez126 Electric Brewing 1 04-07-2011 08:45 AM