Well, I just got my all electric rig built up. It turns out to be pretty similar to the Brewtus 20, I guess, although I wasn't aware of it's existence when designing the thing.
It's a two keggle, one pump (insert joke here) kinda setup with PID and a single SSR controlling a 5500 watt heating element.
Done 3 batches so far (2 5-gallon and 1 10-gallon) and it's been a real pleasure! I have learned that, unlike my initial thoughts/theory, I want a third vessel to sparge into (rather than just sparging in to my BK/Hot liquor tun...so the old 5-gallon kettle does rather nicely for now.
Sorry that I don't have any ramp-up times for you all at this moment. I've just been training myself in it's quirks, of which there are few (I approve!).
It is completely different to be able to brew with this thing in relative auto-pilot and SWMBO not getting on me about "the smell" (which I think probably smells lots
better than me some days...).
anyway, shutup and make with the pics...