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BoxBrewer 12-07-2012 11:57 PM

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!

Rivenin 12-09-2012 03:23 PM

do you have a running "total" and "parts list" going?

limulus 12-09-2012 03:40 PM

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

BoxBrewer 12-09-2012 05:29 PM

Mostly taken from jrb03's thread:

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

Auber instruments - electronics
Project box - http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=7_34&produc ts_id=143
PID - http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_ id=3
SSR - http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_30&produc ts_id=30
Heat sink - http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_30&produc ts_id=244
Contactor - http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_31&produc ts_id=129
E-stop - http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=7_32&produc ts_id=259
Push button switch x3 - http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=7_32&produc ts_id=223
Buzzer alarm - http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=7_33&produc ts_id=215
Alarm switch - http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=7_32&produc ts_id=236
Rtd sensor w deluxe cable - http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=20_15&produ cts_id=246

Terminal block - http://www.amazon.com/Sierra-International-FS40680-Marine-Terminal/dp/B00144CK7W/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1344055580&sr=8-4&keywords=terminal+block

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

More Beer
10 feet silicone tubing- http://morebeer.com/view_product/17608/104578/Silicone_Tubing_1_2%22_ID_-_By_the_Foot
10 feet reinforced tubing- http://morebeer.com/view_product/17603/104578/Tubing_-_Reinforced_Vinyl_1_2_in_
1 GHT female- http://morebeer.com/view_product/17390/102342/Brass_Hose_-_Female_Hose_x_1_2_Barb
1 GHT male- http://morebeer.com/view_product/17392/102342/Brass_Hose_-_Male_Hose_x_1_2_Barb

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

Single gang electrical box http://www.lowes.com/pd_71209-53911-S100E-RL_4294722504__?productId=3663866&Ntt=electrical+b ox
2 covers http://www.lowes.com/pd_303624-53911-S340E-R_4294722499__?productId=3408140&Ns=p_product_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.

BoxBrewer 12-09-2012 05:32 PM


Originally Posted by limulus (Post 4665210)
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.

jrb03 12-10-2012 03:01 AM

Looking good :)

BoxBrewer 12-10-2012 03:46 AM


Originally Posted by jrb03 (Post 4667053)
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 :)

BoxBrewer 12-11-2012 09:18 PM

Got the thermometer for my CFC. Looking pretty awesome!

Jon73 12-11-2012 09:22 PM

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.

BoxBrewer 12-12-2012 09:37 PM


Originally Posted by Jon73 (Post 4672911)
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 :p

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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