Well I had some time last night and I was able to finish up my stir motor mount for my HLT. I figured while I was at it I myaswell make it into a lid for the HLT at the same time.
I coated the wood with butcher block oil, i'm not sure how it's going to work or if it's going to put oil in my HLT water. It's food safe so at least if it does it's not the end of the world. After coating the wood has soaked up all the oil and is dry to the touch so I think it will be ok. I may spray it with some water and see how much of a film I get from it. Worst comes to worse i'll just cut another lid out and paint it or some other coating.
3/4 Plywood from Home Depot
100rpm gearmotor mcmaster part number 6142k49
Mixing shaft mcmaster part number 34935k66
Stainless coupler mcmaster part number 6099k22
Here is one of the caps hot off the CNC machine
Here is the stuff I used to coat the wood
Here is the mcmaster gearmotor finally mounted
Current Rig 4.5KW E-HLT
MasterFlex Peristaltic Primary Pump
March Secondary Pump
Therminator for Chilling
Planned Automated Grain Drop
Automated Hop Dropper
part number 29952-155 might work for wrapping up the wood or attaching with adhesive. anything over 0.001" of an inch thick is considered a water barrier and free of any punctures from the manufacturing process.
yeah that's awesome, I need to do one, I put my HEX and heating element up a bit too high and put my temp sensor too low, so I have a bit of a problem w/ that when I don't stir it manually.
Fermenting/Kegged/Bottled NONE :( I moved to the NW and haven't had time to setup my brew rig since! (but hey, I'm in the Pacific NW so there's so much awesome beer I don't need to brew it as much hah!