I know these types of questions get pounded into the ground everyday, but I have had a little trouble figuring out a solution to my newest project.
I have been fabricating simple brutus type systems for a while now, but up until now they have all been simple, manual gas fired up to 45 gal. The current system I am putting together must be electric, as it is in the basement of a brewpub with minimal ventilation. The issues I am facing are these:
1) the service available is 220v 20amp. The kettles will be keggles, can I boil 10 gallons on this service?
2) will I be able to run the HLT and kettle simultaneously? He could probably pull HL from his 10bbl HLT and maintain temp with a 110v element.
3) would the pumps have to be running off of a separate breaker? (I assume so)
I guess my biggest concerns are if I can get 10 gal to a boil on a 20 amp breaker, and if I will be able to run both kettle and hlt elements at the same time. I am thinking a very basic PID controller for both elements.
I apologize if these are ignorant questions, and yes a professional will be doing the wiring.