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Old 11-18-2010, 04:16 AM   #11
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One last post for the night. I build a panel mount in between the HLT and Mashtun. I liked the way Deepsix had his build set up and did something similar (tho slightly less, computerized, lol). I also wrapped the Mashtun in 2 layers of pipe insulation, the stuff thats sticky on one side and foam on the other. I think it looks pretty cool and it should definitely help with heat retention during the mashing process.

The space left on the panel is for the eventual addition of PID's, 1 for the HLT and the 2nd for the Kettle. This will happen when funds (or SWMBO) allow(s), lol.

If you look closely you will also see a large pressure cooker on the bottom shelf of the bench, this will eventually be used for a steam mash system. And next to that is a 4th keg which i have cut the top off of, i will eventually turn this into a fermenter similar to what Yuri has (i think instead of the cooling coils i will use an ice probe, my basement is cool all year long and i only need to drop the temp a few degrees).

A few weekends ago i scored a sweet deal, 2 cornys + 5lb CO2 tank with dual regulator for $125. I want to try making some beer in those first and develop a really solid recipe and then focus on some more building/DIY after that.


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Old 11-18-2010, 10:31 AM   #12
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Looking good. Where did you get the switches?


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Old 11-18-2010, 08:22 PM   #13
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I'm lucky enough to have a friend who has a cart full of "old parts" which are no longer being used.
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Old 11-19-2010, 11:02 PM   #14
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What type of temp controller are you using and where did you get it. Im thinking of building a system this winter at least starting. I have found a few controllers but not sure what everyones normal brand style is? And prices seem to be all over especiall if you plan on using more then one.
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Old 12-04-2010, 10:35 PM   #15
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You've got some really nice control panel parts there! Are those Allen Bradley ($$$) switches?

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Old 12-05-2010, 04:31 PM   #16
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What do you have wrapped around your MLT for insulation? Looks really clean.
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Kal: they are Allen Bradley switches, I got them from the scrap pile at work, saved some dough on those

Akthor: I used pipe wrap insulation that you can get at home depot. Its sticky on one side and foam on the other. I wrapped the MLT in 2 layers of the stuff, it's about $15/30 ft
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Kal: they are Allen Bradley switches, I got them from one of my electricians at work, they were spares, saved some dough on those
That's what I thought. Very nice indeed! I would have loved to use AB stuff on my control panel but they're 10x the price of the switches I used. (They're also all 30mm dia instead of the 22mm I used so you need more room on the panel too).

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Looks like such a neat and clean solution for insulating the keg and easy too. How ggod is it at holding heat?

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Kal: they are Allen Bradley switches, I got them from one of my electricians at work, they were spares, saved some dough on those

Akthor: I used pipe wrap insulation that you can get at home depot. Its sticky on one side and foam on the other. I wrapped the MLT in 2 layers of the stuff, it's about $15/30 ft
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Did you use the foam that is a couple of inches wide to wrap them ?


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