Originally Posted by shaneritz
Hey everyone, I was wondering if I could get some advice on electric brewing. I have been doing 5G batches with my cooler setup, but would like to start brewing bigger batches. I don't want to mess around with propane or natural gas and have read that in the long run electric is the way to go. I am a big do-it-yourselfer and want to rig this on my own. How much do you think it would cost? and what do I need or what would you recommend to start with? Elements, controls, pumps etc.. Where is the best place to buy? Thanks!!!
If you are a DIYer then your best bet is to start by reading everything at http://www.theelectricbrewery.com/
. Make sure you understand all the concepts and the whys of why he did things the way he did them. Then once you understand, you can start deciding what, if anything, you want to change based on preferences and budget. There are a lot of builds and wiring diagrams here on HBT that you can use for inspiration but I would start by understanding Kals setup on the website listed. I built a basic, 10 gallon electric BIAB system and spent clsoe to $1000 so for a larger system, you are probably looking at quite a bit more but it can range quite a bit based on what you go with.
Hope that helps,