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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).

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d3...E48AE8DD38.jpg
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d3...42F123B4DF.jpg
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d3...42F7DC91AD.jpg
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d3...449CFC25F0.jpg
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.
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d3...4548D07F71.jpg

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?ma...roducts_id=143
PID - http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...&products_id=3
SSR - http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...products_id=30
Heat sink - http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=244
Contactor - http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=129
E-stop - http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=259
Push button switch x3 - http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=223
Buzzer alarm - http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=215
Alarm switch - http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=236
Rtd sensor w deluxe cable - http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=246

Amazon
Terminal block - http://www.amazon.com/Sierra-Interna...terminal+block

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

More Beer
10 feet silicone tubing- http://morebeer.com/view_product/176..._-_By_the_Foot
10 feet reinforced tubing- http://morebeer.com/view_product/176..._Vinyl_1_2_in_
1 GHT female- http://morebeer.com/view_product/173...ose_x_1_2_Barb
1 GHT male- http://morebeer.com/view_product/173...ose_x_1_2_Barb

McMaster:
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

Lowes:
Single gang electrical box http://www.lowes.com/pd_71209-53911-...electrical+box
2 covers http://www.lowes.com/pd_303624-53911...t_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

Quote:

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.
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d3...DE7F45B71C.jpg

jrb03 12-10-2012 03:01 AM

Looking good :)

BoxBrewer 12-10-2012 03:46 AM

Quote:

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!
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d3...3EC20FF221.jpg
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d3...3EC7A87B6E.jpg

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

Quote:

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.
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d3...60E4E3FBA6.jpg


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