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Old 12-20-2013, 11:41 PM   #1
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Hey guys, figured I would start a thread about my electric brew stand build. I have used bits and pieces of ideas from a lot of different threads. The information on here is incredible.

As far as my build...It is/will be a 50a 2 PID system that utilizes 2 pumps and 2 5500watt elements. I used the print posted below that PJ designed (thank you very much...if you read this).

Right now I have the control panel done.

I am making the hot water heater elements, following kals design on his website (thank you very much...if you read this).

I still have a lot of things to finish up...and I hope I can solicit some advice/opinion as I move along.

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Old 12-20-2013, 11:44 PM   #2
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Old 12-21-2013, 01:18 AM   #3
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Very cool I will be watching!
How are you mounting those elements.
I think I have the same ones and not sure if I want to use a soldered spud or weldless

I ordered a conduit knockout kit from Harbor freight... ?

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Old 12-21-2013, 02:17 AM   #4
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I am doing it all weldless. I have a 1" NPS lock nut that will tighten from the inside on the element with a high temp o ring between the nut and the kettle

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Old 12-21-2013, 10:47 PM   #5
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Do it right the first go and dimple and solder everything. I'm starting my build now and have just finished my boil keg with e-brew parts from Bobby's website. I couldn't be happier with the element triclover kits he sells.

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What do you mean do it right the first time? You are recommending not to utilize a weldless setup?

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Old 12-22-2013, 07:06 AM   #7
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Do it right the first go and dimple and solder everything. I'm starting my build now and have just finished my boil keg with e-brew parts from Bobby's website. I couldn't be happier with the element triclover kits he sells.
Link please?
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Old 12-22-2013, 03:55 PM   #8
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This kit. Bobby does have a weldless kit as well. Scroll down.

http://brewhardware.com/rimsherms-pa...6-elementparts

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awarner, where did you get the used kegs? I'm looking for some now for my eHerms build.

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A friend of mine who owns a bar had a bunch of these kegs which were 'damaged' and the distributor didn't come collect them for whatever reason...so he sold them to me.

But if you are looking....I've actually seen quite a few if then in thrift stores interestingly enough

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