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Old 12-08-2012, 12:57 AM   #1
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Default Recirculating 3 Gallon BIAB Electric Brewery

So I got basically all my inspiration for this build here and decided to build my own.

So far I have nearly everything ordered and as assembled as I can. Right now the only things I don't have are my 32 qt Bayou Classic kettle and the GreatBrewEh beer pump. I'm using all quick disconnects, silicone hose, 2000 watt Rheem element, DIY Hopstopper, and a Chillzilla CFC. Basically I tried to make every piece as similar to Kal's electric brewery as I could. Here are some pictures of my progress so far (x-post from the eBIAB thread).





This is the diagram I am using. My friend works for a company building control boxes and so I had him wire it for me. 3 fuses and an e stop for protection.


I'd love to answer any questions for people considering this setup, and I am really excited for my first brew day!

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Old 12-09-2012, 04:23 PM   #2
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do you have a running "total" and "parts list" going?

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Very nice looking control panel. Let us know how it all comes together.

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Mostly taken from jrb03's thread:

Pump - http://greatbreweh.com/Beer_Pump.html

Auber instruments - electronics
Project box - http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=143
PID - http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...&products_id=3
SSR - http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...products_id=30
Heat sink - http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=244
Contactor - http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=129
E-stop - http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=259
Push button switch x3 - http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=223
Buzzer alarm - http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=215
Alarm switch - http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=236
Rtd sensor w deluxe cable - http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=246

Amazon
Terminal block - http://www.amazon.com/Sierra-Interna...terminal+block

Bargain Fittings:
2 ball valves- http://www.bargainfittings.com/index...&product_id=62
1 1/2" NPT Tee- http://www.bargainfittings.com/index...&product_id=65
3 female QD- http://www.bargainfittings.com/index...product_id=215
3 Male QD MPT- http://www.bargainfittings.com/index...product_id=197
1 1" NPT locknut- http://www.bargainfittings.com/index...&product_id=95
2 FPT hose barb- http://www.bargainfittings.com/index...product_id=125
1 FPT compression fitting- http://www.bargainfittings.com/index...product_id=132
2 NPT nipple close- http://www.bargainfittings.com/index...&product_id=55
2 1/2" NPS locknut- http://www.bargainfittings.com/index...&product_id=56
1 weldless sight gauge- http://www.bargainfittings.com/index...&product_id=83
1 FPT male QD- http://www.bargainfittings.com/index...product_id=196
1 NPT elbow- http://www.bargainfittings.com/index...&product_id=51
1 MPT compression elbow- http://www.bargainfittings.com/index...product_id=126
1 Pickup tube- http://www.bargainfittings.com/index...&product_id=94
1 NPT 45 elbow- http://www.bargainfittings.com/index...&product_id=50
1 NPT street elbow- http://www.bargainfittings.com/index...product_id=120
1 MPT barbed- http://www.bargainfittings.com/index...&product_id=61

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10 feet silicone tubing- http://morebeer.com/view_product/176..._-_By_the_Foot
10 feet reinforced tubing- http://morebeer.com/view_product/176..._Vinyl_1_2_in_
1 GHT female- http://morebeer.com/view_product/173...ose_x_1_2_Barb
1 GHT male- http://morebeer.com/view_product/173...ose_x_1_2_Barb

McMaster:
1 of each
1-1/8" ID, 1-5/8" OD http://www.mcmaster.com/#98126A754
7/8" ID, 1-3/8" OD http://www.mcmaster.com/#98126A748
Smooth-Band Worm-Drive Hose Clamp http://www.mcmaster.com/#5574K14
1-1/2" ID, 2-1/4" OD http://www.mcmaster.com/#96853A253
30 X 30 Mesh http://www.mcmaster.com/#85385T956
Standard Straight Cord Grip http://www.mcmaster.com/#7529K411
Silicone O-Ring, AS568A Dash Number 111http://www.mcmaster.com/#9396K24
Silicone O-Ring, AS568A Dash Number 211http://www.mcmaster.com/#9396K32
316 Stainless Steel Smooth-Band Worm-Drive Hose/Tube Clamp http://www.mcmaster.com/#45945K61

Lowes:
Single gang electrical box http://www.lowes.com/pd_71209-53911-...electrical+box
2 covers http://www.lowes.com/pd_303624-53911...t_avg_rating|1
12/3 wire for element

I think I am up to like $900 including the kettle, pump and chillzilla. You could probably save money on a bunch of the fittings, but I decided to go all out with the quick disconnects and all that stuff.

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Very nice looking control panel. Let us know how it all comes together.
Here it is mostly wired up. Hoping to maybe give it a small test tomorrow.
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Looking good

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Looking good
Thank you, sir! Big thanks to ya for your thread.

Got the control box fired up for the first time today. Contactor makes some noise, but I am going to assume that is normal. Just a buzzing, not too loud. Also, I was confused why the temperature was reading like 1100 degrees, but I quickly found out the default for the PID is not set to the RTD type sensor. Quick fix! Very excited to get everything put together around Christmas time
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Got the thermometer for my CFC. Looking pretty awesome!

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I just brewed my first batch with my electric RIMS setup this past weekend. It's really exciting to be able to keep your mash temp within a degree of target. I hope it works out well for you.

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I just brewed my first batch with my electric RIMS setup this past weekend. It's really exciting to be able to keep your mash temp within a degree of target. I hope it works out well for you.
Heck yeah! I am really excited to get mine all finished.

Got to use my chillzilla today, it was incredible! Got my wort TOO cold

Also finished up my DIY hopstopper. It doesn't fit in my current kettle, but when I get my new kettle for all the eBIAB stuff it should fit perfectly. Made from the 30x30 McMaster screen.
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