Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Electric Brewing > My eBIAB single-vessel build
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-11-2012, 11:34 PM   #21
Ragtop232
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Charleston, West Virginia
Posts: 68
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

thughes, recirculating constantly during the mash is a must for my system. I have a couple ideas if the bag/false-bottom do not work. I do think recirculating at 100% pump capacity is unrealistic, but if I can recirculate at about 1/2 gal per minute I think that would be perfect. A medium fine grind is what I'll be using as efficiency isn't my number one priority, so hopefully that will help in the recirculation.

Jim

__________________
Ragtop232 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-12-2012, 01:05 AM   #22
thughes
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Rochester
Posts: 699
Liked 49 Times on 46 Posts
Likes Given: 14

Default

Understood (being that your temp probe is external to the kettle). I have found that even very gentle recirculation will compact the grain bed (and create a very clear wort), it was suggested that I try adding rice hulls and using a coarser grind but I never got around to experimenting with that. Perhaps those ideas may work for you, keep us updated.

---Todd

__________________

nurture my pig

thughes is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-12-2012, 11:59 PM   #23
Ragtop232
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Charleston, West Virginia
Posts: 68
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I just received my Kettle and fittings today from Brewers Hardware. I'm really impressed with the Kettle, very heavy duty and well made.

First picture is the box, well packed and arrived from CA to WV without issue:

Second is the kettle Front, showing the main outlet and tangential inlet:

Last is the back of the kettle, middle is the where the 4500 element will go, on one side of the element will be the thermowell for the temp probe and the other side will be for the anode.

box.jpg   kettle-front.jpg   kettle-back.jpg  
__________________
Ragtop232 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2012, 12:11 AM   #24
Ragtop232
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Charleston, West Virginia
Posts: 68
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

First photo here is the kettle lid with inlet for recirculation:

Second is the kettle lid holder in position:

Last is the hardware and fittings to put the system together:

kettle-lid.jpg   kettle-lid-rest.jpg   hardware.jpg  
__________________
Ragtop232 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2012, 12:53 AM   #25
BrewHaas
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 73
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I'd love to see a close up of a weld if you don't mind; inside and out.

__________________
BrewHaas is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2012, 12:55 AM   #26
BrewHaas
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 73
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Really like the lid fitting. I don't quite understand the lid holder; seems like a tang on the inside is simpler and doesn't ever put your arms over the heat.

__________________
BrewHaas is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2012, 01:32 AM   #27
Ragtop232
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Charleston, West Virginia
Posts: 68
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

The clip is built on the outside of the lid, and I plan on hanging the lid on the side, keeping you from having to reach over a hot kettle. You are absolutely right, it would be better on the inside and wouldn't be as awkward to utilize. I'll see if the lighting is good enough to get the close ups.

Jim

__________________
Ragtop232 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2012, 01:59 AM   #28
Ragtop232
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Charleston, West Virginia
Posts: 68
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Here are the closeups of the welds. Remember, these are like looking at them with a magnifying glass. I've cropped and sized to fit the upload limits. First is the outside weld and second is the inside of the same fitting.

weld-1.jpg   weld-2.jpg  
__________________
Ragtop232 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2012, 03:18 AM   #29
BrewHaas
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 73
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Thanks. Nice pot.

__________________
BrewHaas is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-27-2012, 04:35 PM   #30
tmm0f5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 93
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Any more updates? I'd love to see a pic of your setup all put together on your stand.

How have the brew days been going?

-Tim

__________________
tmm0f5 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
Yet Another eBIAB Build voltin Electric Brewing 140 05-01-2014 02:51 PM
Single Vessle EBIAB Plan lzrdkng14 Electric Brewing 17 11-12-2013 08:43 PM
Another P-J Diagram: BIAB 5500W Single Vessel Single Pump, Illuminated Switches johnodon Electric Brewing 38 09-16-2012 04:56 AM
Single vessel BIAB electric build thughes Electric Brewing 56 04-15-2012 01:42 AM
Joeybeer's Single Vessel 5500w Artsy Build joeybeer Electric Brewing 19 12-02-2011 06:54 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS