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Old 05-14-2013, 06:05 PM   #1
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Default Three vessel e-keggle bottom drain herms pics

My build like so many was inspired by Kal’s work and made a reality with P-J’s help along with countless others who shared and posted on this site, thank you.

Since there is an abundance of fantastic build threads, I won't go into detail and just share some pics.

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Old 05-14-2013, 07:09 PM   #2
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Very nice! I hope you'll share a pic of your rig in action, I'd like to see how you've got the control panel and pumps set up.

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looking great!

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It's glorious!!!1




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Very nice Jem.

I am building a bottom drain 3 vessel eHERMS system myself and have been on the fence about having them on a table/platform and having them stand independent with legs as you have. A couple of questions...

Do you find any stability issues with the kettles full?
Any reason you went with three points of contact/legs as opposed to four other than the cost of material and an extra caster?
Do you feel you might need to add any cross braces near the bottom of the legs to prevent leg flex?

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Thanks for the complements.

Here's the control panel. Still playing with the timer. I need to get some of Bobby's labels, just haven't gotten around to it. Labeling the switches is a must when brewing with others.

Still looking for the best pump set up, this is my latest attempt. I did just read a post that its best to mount them with the head horizontally, I'm going to try that. Priming the pumps is a pain, especially when you need two.
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Right now you have the input on the high side and output on the bottom. That's probably the most challenging configuration you can put these heads in.

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Very nice Jem.

I am building a bottom drain 3 vessel eHERMS system myself and have been on the fence about having them on a table/platform and having them stand independent with legs as you have. A couple of questions...

Do you find any stability issues with the kettles full?
Any reason you went with three points of contact/legs as opposed to four other than the cost of material and an extra caster?
Do you feel you might need to add any cross braces near the bottom of the legs to prevent leg flex?
Thanks.

I did try a couple versions of a table and couldn't find a setup I liked. I usually bring the keggles outside to clean them so the independent legs work great. I've seen some pretty cool clean in ace set ups but my brew area won't work for that, it's kinda small and no floor drain.

Having the keggles independent is nice for storage and smaller brewing areas.

I went with three legs for the cost of materials and ease of leveling, adding a fourth leg and bracing was a back up plan but it hasn't been necessary. They are pretty stable, especially when full, but I won't move them much if at all while in use. Attaching the legs at both the top and bottom keg skirts provides allot of stability.

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It looks like like to opened from the bottom, and used the keg spout for the drain connection; correct? Did you cut out the old spout completely ;or just the top piece? Please give keg build details!
Looks awesome, I would like to make a mash tun from a keg I have and go RIMs.
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looks good, I'm planning a single keggle for biab very much like these. what element did you use?
I'm still not sure which elements are safe to use, I presume it would have to be copper or stainless steel, apparently chrome is carcinogenic.

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