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sjlammer 01-13-2010 01:32 AM

BCS Based Electric Brewery Build Version 1.1
 
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Update: New Photos 4/21/2010

MY BREWERY IS FINALLY DONE!!!!

well its done for now. here are some photos of the build. please hold off on comments until i get it all posted.

here is the brewery:





I am going to steal a full width cabinet when we redo the kitchen


sjlammer 01-13-2010 01:32 AM

BCS Based Electric Brewery Build Version 1.1
 
2 Attachment(s)

Update: New Photos 4/21/2010

MY BREWERY IS FINALLY DONE!!!!

well its done for now. here are some photos of the build. please hold off on comments until i get it all posted.

here is the brewery:





I am going to steal a full width cabinet when we redo the kitchen


sjlammer 01-13-2010 02:51 AM

HLT and MLT
 
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The HLT and MLT are made from the 26 dollar walmart coolers.

The HLT has a sight glass and weldless fittings courtesy of bargainfittings.com

Above the MLT is my water supply for the brewery.



Fittings are the mcmaster high flow coolant quick disconnects: http://www.mcmaster.com/#6739k59/=5clf54

The tubes hanging out are the silicone recirculation drop tubes




The HLT is powered by (2) 2000W 120V immersion heaters. The HERMS coil is my old Immersion chiller that I gently bent to fit in the HLT. Temperature is meaured using the BSC Temperature Probe:



I saw Bobby M's no leak weldless system, http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/no-l...-design-87197/

and made a small modification by using rubber stock, rather than pvc. I used this part by Mcmaster:

http://www.mcmaster.com/#catalog/115/3483/=5clxnv

i cut the rubber to fit just as Bobby did with the pvc


sjlammer 01-13-2010 02:51 AM

HLT and MLT
 
4 Attachment(s)

The HLT and MLT are made from the 26 dollar walmart coolers.

The HLT has a sight glass and weldless fittings courtesy of bargainfittings.com

Above the MLT is my water supply for the brewery.



Fittings are the mcmaster high flow coolant quick disconnects: http://www.mcmaster.com/#6739k59/=5clf54

The tubes hanging out are the silicone recirculation drop tubes




The HLT is powered by (2) 2000W 120V immersion heaters. The HERMS coil is my old Immersion chiller that I gently bent to fit in the HLT. Temperature is meaured using the BSC Temperature Probe:



I saw Bobby M's no leak weldless system, http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/no-l...-design-87197/

and made a small modification by using rubber stock, rather than pvc. I used this part by Mcmaster:

http://www.mcmaster.com/#catalog/115/3483/=5clxnv

i cut the rubber to fit just as Bobby did with the pvc


sjlammer 01-13-2010 02:51 AM

HLT and MLT
 
4 Attachment(s)

The HLT and MLT are made from the 26 dollar walmart coolers.

The HLT has a sight glass and weldless fittings courtesy of bargainfittings.com

Above the MLT is my water supply for the brewery.



Fittings are the mcmaster high flow coolant quick disconnects: http://www.mcmaster.com/#6739k59/=5clf54

The tubes hanging out are the silicone recirculation drop tubes




The HLT is powered by (2) 2000W 120V immersion heaters. The HERMS coil is my old Immersion chiller that I gently bent to fit in the HLT. Temperature is meaured using the BSC Temperature Probe:



I saw Bobby M's no leak weldless system, http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/no-l...-design-87197/

and made a small modification by using rubber stock, rather than pvc. I used this part by Mcmaster:

http://www.mcmaster.com/#catalog/115/3483/=5clxnv

i cut the rubber to fit just as Bobby did with the pvc


sjlammer 01-13-2010 02:51 AM

HLT and MLT
 
4 Attachment(s)

The HLT and MLT are made from the 26 dollar walmart coolers.

The HLT has a sight glass and weldless fittings courtesy of bargainfittings.com

Above the MLT is my water supply for the brewery.



Fittings are the mcmaster high flow coolant quick disconnects: http://www.mcmaster.com/#6739k59/=5clf54

The tubes hanging out are the silicone recirculation drop tubes




The HLT is powered by (2) 2000W 120V immersion heaters. The HERMS coil is my old Immersion chiller that I gently bent to fit in the HLT. Temperature is meaured using the BSC Temperature Probe:



I saw Bobby M's no leak weldless system, http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/no-l...-design-87197/

and made a small modification by using rubber stock, rather than pvc. I used this part by Mcmaster:

http://www.mcmaster.com/#catalog/115/3483/=5clxnv

i cut the rubber to fit just as Bobby did with the pvc


sjlammer 01-13-2010 04:07 AM

Mlt
 
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The MLT uses a hot water heater braid that is 3/4" stainless steel.

the inside of the MLT:



Here is the pieces to the braid:



Potting the heat sticks


sjlammer 01-13-2010 04:07 AM

Mlt
 
3 Attachment(s)

The MLT uses a hot water heater braid that is 3/4" stainless steel.

the inside of the MLT:



Here is the pieces to the braid:



Potting the heat sticks


sjlammer 01-13-2010 04:07 AM

Mlt
 
3 Attachment(s)

The MLT uses a hot water heater braid that is 3/4" stainless steel.

the inside of the MLT:



Here is the pieces to the braid:



Potting the heat sticks


sjlammer 01-13-2010 04:15 AM

Boil Kettle
 
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I gotta tell you, those last three posts took me two hours... this thread was more work than the build cough drag and drop pictures, cough.

I insulated the boil kettle using half inch think buna-N foam rubber

http://www.mcmaster.com/#catalog/115/3456/=5cmyks

and covered it with a foil tape jacket

http://www.mcmaster.com/#catalog/115/3387/=5cmyx9

This didn't end up staying stuck after i heated it up, so i covered the seams with silicone adhesive bought from Home depot.







Finished with Valves:



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