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Huaco 04-02-2012 04:00 AM

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I have decided to make a clone to this entire system and I have started building the brew-stand already. I got started Saturday evening about 5pm cutting wood the best I could with a speed square and circle saw. By midnight, this is what I had...


Huaco 04-06-2012 03:55 AM

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So, this evening I was able to finish sanding my brew stand. I will lay down some polyurethane tomorrow.

Before and after...


Huaco 04-06-2012 03:55 AM

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So, this evening I was able to finish sanding my brew stand. I will lay down some polyurethane tomorrow.

Before and after...


Huaco 04-06-2012 10:06 PM

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After the Second coat of Poly...


Huaco 04-22-2012 04:08 AM

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I built the supply cords for my heating elements. This is 10/3 wire covered with a protective/decorative sheath and 3/4" heat-shrink wrap on the ends to keep the ends from migrating... The NEMA L6-30 plugs will connect into receptacles in the control panel while the other end will be connected to the 4500W ultra low watt density heating elements.

A few evenings ago, I started on building the boxes to house the elements. The Keggles will all be bonded back to the house ground.

Friday at lunch I went to the electrical supply house and picked up 30 feet of 8/4 wire to make my 50 amp main power cable. Wow... are they ever proud of copper these days!!! Holy smokes!

Today I got my element boxes finished to the point of putting elements in them... unfortunately, I purchased 5500W elements and then decided to build a "Back-to-Back" electric brewery. I need to sell these elements now. I re-ordered some 4500W elements and it is just hurry up and wait now 'till my new elements come in.
I also built a GIGANTIC 30 foot extension cord for my rig. I am waiting for the special connector for the other end to come in... This connector is 3" diameter. I guess when you get up to 50 Amps, you want PLENTY of insulation from that current. The cord is 8/4 cable and is bigger than my thumb! I just REALLY wanted to be able to brew outside in the driveway on nice days.


Huaco 04-22-2012 04:08 AM

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I built the supply cords for my heating elements. This is 10/3 wire covered with a protective/decorative sheath and 3/4" heat-shrink wrap on the ends to keep the ends from migrating... The NEMA L6-30 plugs will connect into receptacles in the control panel while the other end will be connected to the 4500W ultra low watt density heating elements.

A few evenings ago, I started on building the boxes to house the elements. The Keggles will all be bonded back to the house ground.

Friday at lunch I went to the electrical supply house and picked up 30 feet of 8/4 wire to make my 50 amp main power cable. Wow... are they ever proud of copper these days!!! Holy smokes!

Today I got my element boxes finished to the point of putting elements in them... unfortunately, I purchased 5500W elements and then decided to build a "Back-to-Back" electric brewery. I need to sell these elements now. I re-ordered some 4500W elements and it is just hurry up and wait now 'till my new elements come in.
I also built a GIGANTIC 30 foot extension cord for my rig. I am waiting for the special connector for the other end to come in... This connector is 3" diameter. I guess when you get up to 50 Amps, you want PLENTY of insulation from that current. The cord is 8/4 cable and is bigger than my thumb! I just REALLY wanted to be able to brew outside in the driveway on nice days.


Huaco 04-22-2012 04:08 AM

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I built the supply cords for my heating elements. This is 10/3 wire covered with a protective/decorative sheath and 3/4" heat-shrink wrap on the ends to keep the ends from migrating... The NEMA L6-30 plugs will connect into receptacles in the control panel while the other end will be connected to the 4500W ultra low watt density heating elements.

A few evenings ago, I started on building the boxes to house the elements. The Keggles will all be bonded back to the house ground.

Friday at lunch I went to the electrical supply house and picked up 30 feet of 8/4 wire to make my 50 amp main power cable. Wow... are they ever proud of copper these days!!! Holy smokes!

Today I got my element boxes finished to the point of putting elements in them... unfortunately, I purchased 5500W elements and then decided to build a "Back-to-Back" electric brewery. I need to sell these elements now. I re-ordered some 4500W elements and it is just hurry up and wait now 'till my new elements come in.
I also built a GIGANTIC 30 foot extension cord for my rig. I am waiting for the special connector for the other end to come in... This connector is 3" diameter. I guess when you get up to 50 Amps, you want PLENTY of insulation from that current. The cord is 8/4 cable and is bigger than my thumb! I just REALLY wanted to be able to brew outside in the driveway on nice days.


Huaco 04-22-2012 04:08 AM

4 Attachment(s)

I built the supply cords for my heating elements. This is 10/3 wire covered with a protective/decorative sheath and 3/4" heat-shrink wrap on the ends to keep the ends from migrating... The NEMA L6-30 plugs will connect into receptacles in the control panel while the other end will be connected to the 4500W ultra low watt density heating elements.

A few evenings ago, I started on building the boxes to house the elements. The Keggles will all be bonded back to the house ground.

Friday at lunch I went to the electrical supply house and picked up 30 feet of 8/4 wire to make my 50 amp main power cable. Wow... are they ever proud of copper these days!!! Holy smokes!

Today I got my element boxes finished to the point of putting elements in them... unfortunately, I purchased 5500W elements and then decided to build a "Back-to-Back" electric brewery. I need to sell these elements now. I re-ordered some 4500W elements and it is just hurry up and wait now 'till my new elements come in.
I also built a GIGANTIC 30 foot extension cord for my rig. I am waiting for the special connector for the other end to come in... This connector is 3" diameter. I guess when you get up to 50 Amps, you want PLENTY of insulation from that current. The cord is 8/4 cable and is bigger than my thumb! I just REALLY wanted to be able to brew outside in the driveway on nice days.


Huaco 04-23-2012 05:47 AM

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Tonight, I finally put together all the pieces of my stir plate I have been meaning to build. I may have to bump up to a 7V power supply because the 5V just barely puckers the surface of the water with 4L in the flask. I am afraid it won't do much of anything with a yeast starter in it...


Huaco 04-26-2012 04:03 AM

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Not much today... I removed the spears from all my kegs as well as a keg of my buddies. Man, those kegs were NASTY inside! Major big stink! Filled them up with water and sloshed them about pretty vigorously... Keg cutting will happen soon!

Also, here is a nice shot of my "almost-finished" heating element components.



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