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Old 10-05-2010, 02:11 PM   #1
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Gang, all I have done thus far is acquire a sanke. But I've spent HOURS looking through threads here and saw some great pics and descriptions.

When I built my keezer, the most useful thread to me was the 'Show us your Kegerator' thread and I would love to have something like this for electric rigs.

It would certainly help us 'e-newbs' if there was a thread where folks show a few shots of their rig and then run down the high level specs.

Build threads are great, but you often have to sort through pages to get the whole story.

I am thinking--short, sweet, and to the point.

Show us your electric brewing rig!!

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Old 10-05-2010, 03:42 PM   #2
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This is my buddies electric two-tier two-vessel.

Simple Brewery

Briefly, it runs on 120VAC 20amp (any kitchen or garage outlet). We typically get about 68% brewhouse efficiency
and up to 75% (once). Great system that I am very happy with.

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Updates that Simple Brewing needs are to finish a matching black rubberized keg for the mash tun, and adding QD's.

I love brewing on this thing.

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Here is my brewery (in progress). The 2P-Twent-E is a single tier, two pump, electric brewery that runs on 120VAC at 20 amps.
It is similar to the Simple, but single tier with two pumps and it isn't done.

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This is a control panel for a spark ignition propane system. It includes two LOVE controllers that control ignition control modules to selectively fire the burners. Three timers are mounted in the panel to make brew day more convenient.

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Since it's pretty cheesy to start a thread and NOT post your own pics, I figured I'd add mine. The keg was actually given to me by a member of my club! And it's my inspiration for going all electric. Right now, I am doing stovetop split boils and that's gotten old real quick. I've been lurking electrical threads for quite some time now.



Got the spear out and planning out the next steps. Will cut a lid and order valves soon.

Shortly, I'll be converting it to an electric BK and using my cooler to mash for the time being. As I get new kettles, I'll expand to either a RIMS or HERMS (haven't decided yet) and will automate, hopefully incorporating BCS in the future.

Since I just built a keezer and spent A LOT of dough, I am now relegated to minor acquisitions for the foreseeable future...but I do have tacit approval to proceed.

I think I am going to to a center drain with triclover on an inverted keg like Sizz, then add elements gradually. I am really looking forward to seeing designs and am extremly pleased that there is now a subforum!

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Basic electric basement ten gallon batch sparge rig (usually 1/4 keg batches 7.75 gal.), 2 heat sticks at 2000w each, gallon pitcher to transfer "bail" sparge water. Very basic and cheap, but works well.




I can't pass up a brew kettle lookin for a home, better than collecting cats I guess?

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Adapting things to go from my shop to my "weekday" apartment. The plan is to spend the weekends with the family and the weekdays at work during the day and brewing of an evening. For smaller beers I am doing a No_Sparge constant recirc and for bigger beers I will dump the sparge water into a pot on the countertop and transfer it into the MLT.

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Still working on it, but the eKeggle and eHLT are operational now. Need some new pics, maybe this weekend.

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