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Old 11-05-2009, 02:24 PM   #21
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Looks great! Can you give a bit more information on how your element wiring and/or pics? Your terminations into the kettle look very clean and I am at this stage in my rig build and would like to pull off something similar.

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Old 11-05-2009, 02:25 PM   #22
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The next project is to fit up the 44 gallon Mash Tun
I have ordered a false bottom from Jaybird. I am planning on using 3/4 pex tube under the false bottom to collect the wort you can see it in the photo. I am going to use a pex connector to the drain so everything will fit

I will make some holes in the tube to let in the wart.

My questions are
1 How big and how many holes?
2 Where along the tube? top, bottom, side, or everywhere
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Old 11-05-2009, 02:27 PM   #23
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Another project will be to take this stuff down and put up a new wall and new sink.
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I will take some close up pictures when i go home for lunch.

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Old 11-05-2009, 03:09 PM   #25
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Please do, we're in the beginning stages of our 1 bbl brewery and we're planning on going fully electric as well. Of particular interest is the mounting of the heating elements, what fittings/gaskets did you use to construct them? Will they stand the high temps, etc. Thanks!

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Old 11-05-2009, 03:19 PM   #26
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Please do, we're in the beginning stages of our 1 bbl brewery and we're planning on going fully electric as well. Of particular interest is the mounting of the heating elements, what fittings/gaskets did you use to construct them? Will they stand the high temps, etc. Thanks!
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Old 11-05-2009, 05:32 PM   #27
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I've got two March pumps with ball valves on on the outflow to control flow. Matching the sparge to outflow is almost as easy as just matching the angle of the valve on each pump. Even without that, its pretty easy to dial it in by just keeping an eye on the level in the mash tun.

That peristalic is nice. A bit pricey for the job. Two march pumps and ball valves will come in over $150 cheaper, but they're not self priming, and the peristalics could be real useful moving fluid to and from fermentors. Are they rated for boil temperatures?

Quick question - just because electricity and liquid tend to make me nervous - with the metal countertop supporting the BK, have you done anything to ground the countertop?

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Thanks for the comments about the pumps.

and yes I have grounded both the control panel and the 220 plug I use for the 15 gallon HLT to the table. You might see a green wire coming down to the table. In addition both the 55 gallon and the 15 gallon kettle are grounded direct to the kettle. And both have GFI.
You can never be too careful and future plumbing will consider where water goes when i get a leak.

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Below are the photos of the electrical element and the connection material. What you see is what I bought from Brumation I did not build these up my self.
And yes the date on my camera went wako again


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Can you post a link for Brumation? I googled it and came up empty handed. Thanks.

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