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Old 06-26-2012, 04:11 AM   #1
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Default Six-String Brewing Co. e-Herms build.

I've been throwing around the idea of going electric for the last couple of years. I've finally decided to pull the trigger on acquiring parts for my build. I'm going to start with 2 62qt Bayou stainless pots utilizing my existing mash-tun, a 70qt Colman Xtreme cooler.

This is the schematic that I'm going I be using.

Thanks P-J!

I'm going to start with one pump while planning to eventually add a second one.

I've purchased most of the electronics and just picked up an order from Grainger today along with receiving an order from Auber. I have an e-stop button that should be here in the couple of days.

I'm looking forward to getting into this build and eventually brewing with electricity!


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Here's what I'm going to be using for my control box. I'm going to have the removable side panel water-jet cut for the component mounting locations.

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Hee-larious! I'm predicting a sudden wave of computer-case-as-panel builds after this!

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Old 06-26-2012, 03:26 PM   #4
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This is a great idea, considering the built-in case ventilation equipment.

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Old 06-26-2012, 03:51 PM   #5
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that is an awesome idea. i have a ton of old computer cases collecting dust... time for a new control panel.

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And the best part is that it was free! I should be able to utilize some plexiglas to make it more water resistant where the mesh is at the front and back of the case.

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I had my panel text printed at work. Unfortunately some of the text started coming of the last time I rinsed and cleaned it. I still have to cut the holes for the PID and timer. I put all of the switches, lights and buttons in place to see how it looked. Turned out great!

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Finished and tested my spa panel.

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Drilled holes for an articulating flat screen mount and cut the holes for the ssr and heatsink.

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Started on the internal wiring. I've got the ground and neutral circuits finished at this point.
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Computer case! Brilliant!
Articulated flat screen mount! Also brilliant!

You're on a roll.

One thing: it looks like you have your e-stop wired into neutral. That should be ground.

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One thing: it looks like you have your e-stop wired into neutral. That should be ground.
Never mind, looks like you have the wire end marked green.


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