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Old 01-21-2010, 12:52 PM   #1
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The premise is a 2 vessel system, capable of 5-10 gallon batches. No sparge, but a Brutus 20 type recirculation process.

-Overall dimensions of 48" wide, 20" deep and 40" high.
-BK wattage: 9000W (30,717 BTUs)
-RIMS wattage: 9000W (30,717 BTUs) (Parts list on page 61)
Pumps: LG 3-MD-HC magnetic drive pumps (2x the flow of a March 809)
Control: BCS 460

It all starts somewhere:


These are the new pumps (sold March 809's in photo):




 
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Old 01-21-2010, 12:52 PM   #2
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MLT needs the AutoSparge installed. The hole punch is a $25 Blichman option... in one of thier chosen locations. I did it for free, in my location, very easy process:

Locating the Hole:



Pilot:


Deburred Hole:


Installed:




 
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Old 01-21-2010, 12:53 PM   #3
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The integrated, removeable chiller.

1/2" OD SS tubing
TriClamp mounted
Modified HD SS chiller from Midwest

Coil:


Coil with silly garden hose fittings removed:


After (2) hours of re-rounding the tube ends, installing the compression fittings and bending the SS to line up the Tri's:




 
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Old 01-21-2010, 12:54 PM   #4
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The BK required (5) holes to be properly located, drilled... then hours of assembly and leak tests.

15 gallon Boilermaker
(2) 4500W elements
Integrated Chiller
Recirculation fitting for chilling/"sparging"

Locating holes... (2) hours:




Leak Test photos:






 
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Old 01-21-2010, 12:54 PM   #5
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RIMS heater:

9000W (30,717 BTUs)
1-1/2" ID SS Pipe
Integrated drain







RIMS done (need to add other element)


 
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Old 01-21-2010, 12:55 PM   #6
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Finished Kettles, RIMS heater 99% complete:

BK Interior FINISHED:


MLT Interior FINISHED:


BK and MLT Exterior FINISHED:


Finished Pump (LG 3-MD-HC)... both are identical.
Temp. reading at inlet


 
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Old 01-21-2010, 12:57 PM   #7
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Some electrical stuff is trickling in...




More stuff arrived, rig top... That is a high temp, charcoal colored nylon work surface to make the kettles POP. It is 48 x 24 x 1/4" thick
Showing Plumbing Panel too (the small SS panel in the center front)






 
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Old 01-21-2010, 12:59 PM   #8
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A couple more photos, starting to lay out the bays...




Pumps complete with 4" BCS temp probes.


RIMS complete with 6" BCS temp probe.


 
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Old 01-21-2010, 08:58 PM   #9
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Drilling, assembling the top... what a chore.

After mounting the protected SS plate to the work top, I laid out the hole locations:


After drilling pilots, used a hole saw to open up the back side to accomodate nipples that run to the valves and the hoses for the triclamp pump inlets:


You can see here the different hole sizes, necessary to use the nipples to tighen the valves to the plumbing panel:


After valve mount, you can see the nipples that will connect to the silicone plumbing:


After mouting valves, here is what people will see. Valves are for the pump outlets, the holes are to accomodate the 1/2" barb Tri's that will have silicone hoses attached for the pump inlets:


Wiring of SSRs


BCS control and clean wiring


Power distribution:



Here is the rig, living and breathing on its own. The pulse of the system is clearly visible




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Old 01-21-2010, 10:42 PM   #10
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Excellent. (rubs hands together, Monty Burns-style)

By the way, I always appreciate these builds of yours. You've got a knack for thinking of some way to combine hot water and grain that others haven't tried before, and the discipline and engineering to see it through.

You've also got me switched to no-chill, and I've never been happier brewing.

Prost!



Reason: additional thoughts

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