Originally Posted by rtockst
Yes, I'd like to make parts of it electric, such as the boil and the hlt. But, we're trying to get our fed paperwork sent in the next week or so, and they require you to list all of you energy usage (3 x 200K BTU burners, etc). If we can file an amendment after we get the license, then I might do that.
We're going to buy a few Stout brand conicals. Probably a few 55gals, and one or two 80 gal.
Can you give me a few more of your systems specs such as element wattage, how many elements, heating times and temps.
We run two 5000 watt elements
It takes about 50 min to heat 40 gallons from 100 f to 180 f
The routine is fairly standard
Heat water for the mash for 50-60 min while getting grain organized
Mash in and then heat sparge water in 50 min and pump to HLT
Sparge and pump to BK when kettle gets about 20 gallons turn on the BK and
By the time the sparge is over the kettle has been boiling for a few minutes.
BTW we start with 100 f water because we run a household wood fired domestic water system which is plumbed into the brewery. You can see the build athttp://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/squam-lakes-brewery-pictures-144764/
I will post some new pictures of the new rig. One comment about the new system is the tilting MT is very good but the real winner is to be able to tilt the BK for cleaning ( this is very important when you have an electric setup )