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Old 03-24-2014, 07:09 PM   #51
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So I decided to spend the extra on the tubing and added it to my Bargain Fittings order.

So last night I setup on a temp table and plugged in a few things and filled up my HLT and BK and tried out each element and they both worked Didn't take the BK to boiling yet but did get my MLT upto 180 in about 10 minutes with 8 Gallons water.

I have to work on my pumps tonight. I have 2 pumps from greatbrewpumpeh and they kept losing suction last night. I read today about the priming with them and never realized that. So hopefully that will take care of things.

Getting so excited now about my build. Will post some more pictures when I get a change.

I also rewired my Spa panel so that the main power in and the dryer out are both secured.

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Old 03-25-2014, 04:39 PM   #52
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Quick update:

Boil Kettle went from 70 degrees to full boil in 30 minutes with 6 gallons of water.

Also got my pumps running not that I know to prime them first.

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Old 03-25-2014, 06:24 PM   #53
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I just wanted to tell the guys building their E-brewery's, keep the faith. I just brewed on my build for the first time and it was so sweet. It was fast,easy, and took a lot less effort than LP. Now that I brew electric, I could never go back. And yes I blew my 500$ budget out of the water, but it was worth every penny.

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So life has been pretty hectic lately but I am slowly making some progress on my Ebrew room build. Since my whole basement is getting remodeled, I still have to work on the other areas as well to keep the wife happy.

I got most of the tile up behind the brew stand and hoping to get it grouted this weekend. I also put up half the drop ceiling with lights. And have all my kettles ready for a full water test this weekend.

I am in the process of planning the ventilation now. I got my fan. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

And plan on using stainless duct. Should be a straight 10' run to the outside with one elbow. But now I need to figure out a hood.

I came across this the other day at Ikea and was wondering if anyone had any input on it to use as a hood.

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/pr...972/#/00130129

Figure I could cut out a 6" hole on the top to run up through the ceiling to a 90 degress elbow and out. And most likely get the fan installed somewhere along the run. Also figured that if I don't like the clear bin I could always try and paint. So any thoughts?

One of these days I will get some updated pictures going too.

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So after brewing up a couple of batches on my new system, I think I need to upgrade the size of my hlt. Currently it is a mega pot 8 gal with my herms coil. I found a 80qt concord stainless pot for about $90 at my lhbs and thought that that would be perfect. I find that the 8 gallon pot is a pain since I have to refill it after filling my mash tun and have to wait while the water heats up again. Any thoughts there?

Also, would I be better moving all my fittings to the new pot or selling off my e-hlt and starting from scratch with the new pot?

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Move you're fittings. I bet you'd be lucky to get 50% of what you spent back if you sell it whole. Maybe you'll sell the kettle, Maybe not but I bet you take less of a loss just moving things over.

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