Not much of an update but a few thing I have been making some progress on.
I had been lighting my burner with a BBQ lighter which works fine, I guess. I needed to make it a little more complicated so I made a little control panel , labels coming soon. Main power, burner power switch with blue light coming on once main valve terminal is getting 24v, and switch for my pump.
and got started on mounting up a valve, ignition module and pilot to my stand.
This stuff isn't a final solution to my setup and I will probably only brew a few times on it before I build my all grain setup. The metal box and ignition control stuff are out of an old furnace and I picked up the switches and lights for real cheap from a scrap yard.
I got my false bottom from the Norcal giveaway! Thanks again Jay!
I also picked up a growler of one of my favorite beers - Ballast Point Victory at Sea.
Good question! I had to look back at old online order emails to figure it out. I brewed my first batch in December of 2010. So the evolution has been pretty slow but I have been trying to think my upgrades out to really tailor my system how I want. It gives me a chance to look around for deals also. I feel like every batch I brew I learn something new to improve my beer or figure out a way to cut some time off the process.