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Old 02-11-2014, 01:06 AM   #1
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Default Simple ebiab

http://www.ebrewsupply.com/element-package.html

I just saw this link and was curious what else I would need to convert my 17g kettle over to Ebiab.

I'm mostly just wanting a rough estimate on cost. I know I would need a pid.


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Old 02-11-2014, 01:15 AM   #2
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Depends entirely what you want to do. You dont even have to have a PID if you want to go super cheap.

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Old 02-11-2014, 01:43 AM   #3
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Manual control? I'm mostly trying to see what my options are. What would you recommend?


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Depends entirely what you want to do. You dont even have to have a PID if you want to go super cheap.




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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/sim...ab-rig-443594/

That's clean and cheap. Works like brewing on propane, basically. Also try searching on here for keywords like "simple/cheap" in combination with "1 pid" or "biab".

Stuff like that will get you good results. You can get a PID/SSR/Heatsink combo on eBay for $35 and then use properly rated non-blingy toggle switches and outlets for cheap.
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Thanks for the help. This will work.


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The ssvr in that thread is the cleanest and best eBIAB build I've seen on here. I think it's your best bet by far for simple and cheap.

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I am on "gathering parts" mode right now so I can offer my thoughts.

Pogden (link above) built a terrific setup and I almost went that route. However, I like the idea of setting the controller to some mash temp, walk away and come back later knowing the water is ready, so I went the PID route. Here's my breakdown so far:

Element Package from eBrewSupply - $95
PID/SSR/RTD Sensor/Heat Sink from Auber - $133
Contactor/10ft 4wire dryer cord/L630R outlet/PVC Box - $55

Right now, I am under $300 for a simple/safe PID controlled panel and electrifying the kettle. It's very similar to Pogden's build except I went the PID route instead of SSVR. It's the miscellaneous stuff that runs the tab:

30A GFCI breaker and outlet in my garage - $100 (I did it myself)
Misc (JB Weld/Food Grade Silicone/Multimeter/odds & ends) ~ $50

And finally, I am still debating but I may go for the Greenlee 1-1/4 round punch to make the holes on the kettle and element kit. That's an expensive tool but if I end up buying it, I may list it on eBay once I am done with it. I only need to cut 2 holes. I could use a step bit but it's a big hole to cut and to minimize the chances of a leak, I would like a very precise cut.

I have a pump but I already built a control for it and it's connected to a GFCI outlet in my garage so I don't plan to add that capability to the control panel.

Hope that helps.

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That is very helpful. Thank you.


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The cheap harbor freight chassis punch set works OK for making a couple holes in the kettle or you could use a good hole saw and drill press.

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