Thanks to Santa and a very awesome SWMBO, I am finally going electric! I've got a mostly unmodified keggle and a 10gal round cooler MLT, and really can't wait to be done lifting gallons of hot water over my head during my brew day! I've got a 5500W ulwd element going into the HLT/BK and will be doing a RIMS for dummies approach to my rims element. Since the water here sucks, and I batch sparge, I will just be doing a 1500W element in the RIMS tube, no need for on demand sparge water yet.
2 Auber PIDs and SSRs/heatsinks, pretty illuminated buttons (2 red for element power, blue for pump, and green for PID power), contactors (30a) for element power switching, RTDs and my potentially overstuffed ammo can of a project box:
The dimplemaster proudly posing next to its first victim:
Got a 50a spa panel, pics of that to come once I actually do something to it. Waiting on a pump, tubing, camlocks and sightglass. Still need to order DIN rail, breakers, and terminal blocks. Also need to get a regular 50a breaker for my breaker panel, some conduit and 6awg wire for a short (10ft) run to the spa panel.
Thanks to P-J and Kal, and everyone else posting their builds and advice in this forum. I wouldn't be able to do this without this awesome resource! That being said, I am pretty confident in my ability to do this right, but would love to be called out if it looks like I'm planning on doing something stupid.
That's all for now, more to come once I start putting it together.
Yes, it is crooked, I have to buy another pipe wrench.