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Old 02-20-2013, 05:41 PM   #1
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So, with the move from Belgium to Colorado done, I was setting my sights on brewing again.
Then, I found out that I would need to have a service outlet installed to provide power for my electric setup.
Then, I found out that I was once more deploying to Afghanistan..."holy ****!! nooo!!!!" you might be screaming, but I said "**** YES!!!! MONEY!!!"
and quickly told the wife that I was rebuilding again.

The idea 15G Electric HERMS BRUTUS....

The pots - found a guy here in Colorado that is willing to mod all the pots the way I want, nad treat me nice becasue I am a soldier.
Stock Pots - http://www.highlanderbrewingsupply.c...kettles/Detail

There will be some mods, replace the tubing with stainless pick-ups, and use all SS 3 piece valves, also they will pop the holes for the 5500w elements in the HLT and BK. Add holes for the 25ft 3/8 od SS HERMS coil in the HLT, and add a sight glass to the BK.

Dual PID Control.
Hoping these PIDs will work, please chime in if they will not.
http://www.amazon.com/New-Temperatur...323334&sr=1-93

Control Box
This is the starting point I think.
http://www.ebrewsupply.com/ebrew-kit...0a-kit-84.html

But to be honest, I would rather spend a few extra $$$ and have it built for me, this **** scares me.

Also, I already have 1 pump, and will pick up a second as well.

Also, also...iwill have the thermowells installed when I order the kettels.....

not sure if I am going to use a single tier, or a double to save some space...

So, any help, input or ideas are welcome

Tim

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Keg 1: House Amber Ale
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Total Gallons brewed (2014) - 30

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Old 02-20-2013, 05:44 PM   #2
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Thanks for doing what you do and welcome to Colorado! Im on a propane rims, so not much to say...just wanted to stop in.

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Old 02-21-2013, 01:14 AM   #3
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So, with the move from Belgium to Colorado done, I was setting my sights on brewing again.
Then, I found out that I would need to have a service outlet installed to provide power for my electric setup.
Then, I found out that I was once more deploying to Afghanistan..."holy ****!! nooo!!!!" you might be screaming, but I said "**** YES!!!! MONEY!!!"
and quickly told the wife that I was rebuilding again.

The idea 15G Electric HERMS BRUTUS....

The pots - found a guy here in Colorado that is willing to mod all the pots the way I want, nad treat me nice becasue I am a soldier.
Stock Pots - http://www.highlanderbrewingsupply.c...kettles/Detail

There will be some mods, replace the tubing with stainless pick-ups, and use all SS 3 piece valves, also they will pop the holes for the 5500w elements in the HLT and BK. Add holes for the 25ft 3/8 od SS HERMS coil in the HLT, and add a sight glass to the BK.

Dual PID Control.
Hoping these PIDs will work, please chime in if they will not.
http://www.amazon.com/New-Temperatur...323334&sr=1-93

Control Box
This is the starting point I think.
http://www.ebrewsupply.com/ebrew-kit...0a-kit-84.html

But to be honest, I would rather spend a few extra $$$ and have it built for me, this **** scares me.

Also, I already have 1 pump, and will pick up a second as well.

Also, also...iwill have the thermowells installed when I order the kettels.....

not sure if I am going to use a single tier, or a double to save some space...

So, any help, input or ideas are welcome

Tim
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:01 AM   #4
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Thx, will fix them in a few

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The should be fixed now

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All but the Amazon link.

It looks like ebrewsupply has some neat kits.

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All but the Amazon link.

It looks like ebrewsupply has some neat kits.
It is a link for a REX-c100 PID, I guess you can search it out yourself if you want...sorry

I got one off Ebay for $21 shipped, but it is a relay control only, so I will not use it.

And yes Ebrew has some really great stuff, but I woud rather pay send someone $300 and have them build it for me...
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Thanks, I was more curious than anything. We sell a controller and I always check-out what else is selling. I already know about the REX-c100 - it measures in C (Celsius) only.

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Who is we?

Celsius is not really an issue for me, after 5 years in Europe, I am used to metrics

and yes, I found that thread about the Rex about 6 hours to late...

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"We" are kegkits and I won't send you a link because I don't advertise on this site. We pissed off quite a few members when the business failed a few years ago. But I love participating in this site & I contribute quite a bit - just search for posts by thargrav.

I took the time to research before selling PIDs & I found a low cost PID that can be programmed for F (Fahrenheit) and has a SSR output - it's a CXTG-3000-FK02-V*AN. All of the other low cost PIDs I found out of China would only display C (Celsius) & last time I checked everything sold on eBay will still only display C (Celsius).

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