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Old 01-08-2014, 10:48 PM   #231
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My element enclosure was inspried by Bobbie's new enclosure except I sandwiched a welding spud with the lid of a stainless steel kitchen shaker with silver solder. See my build linked in my sign for more details.


Silver soldered the ground lug


This turned out to be too much wire. I didn't account for the ground wire taking up space inside the can when I wound the wire (there is about 4' of each color). In the end there is only about 2' of each color within the can (except the ground).


The final product with the connectors pushed into the switchcraft plug (that was a pain).


Just before it was screwed on (I put a reverse torque on the wires before screwing them in so they would relax when tightened).


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Still Dragon setup I'll likely be upgrading that strain relief or painting it black. I just need one more for my boil pot.

I debated over this one or Bobby's from brewhardware.com and in the end in happier with this one. I have the Brewhardware rims tube with element enclosure and the Still Dragon is hands down nicer and beefier. It's also 2" instead of 1-1/2" I barely fit that ripple element in the 2" enclosure.



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Old 01-10-2014, 03:42 PM   #233
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Cheap waterproof and effective as others have stated... just used a 1 1/4" electrical coupler filled with harbor freight epoxy. For now I save my "bling" for the beer...
Later I may want something a little more impressive looking for me and the brew friends.... ( have yet to befriend anyone locally in the hobby but one person who brews with gas in his shed an hour away) Right now I'm spending were its more important though.
I do wish I had put the switch craft connectors close to the kettles as the longer cords are a pain when carrying my boil kettle over to the bathroom to clean it. ( brewing in a spare bedroom - no basement)
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Old 01-20-2014, 08:44 PM   #234
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My element enclosure was inspried by Bobbie's new enclosure except I sandwiched a welding spud with the lid of a stainless steel kitchen shaker with silver solder. See my build linked in my sign for more details.


Silver soldered the ground lug


This turned out to be too much wire. I didn't account for the ground wire taking up space inside the can when I wound the wire (there is about 4' of each color). In the end there is only about 2' of each color within the can (except the ground).


The final product with the connectors pushed into the switchcraft plug (that was a pain).


Just before it was screwed on (I put a reverse torque on the wires before screwing them in so they would relax when tightened).


And complete
I LIKE THIS!!!

Did you just the lid that came with it, with all the holes and stuff?

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I used Still dragon element guard kits. Really like how they turned out. Here are some pictures.

Build thread here - http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/my-e...rewery-421059/








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Old 01-21-2014, 01:25 PM   #236
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That looks pretty great! Who did your welding on the Blichmann?
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Still Dragon housing here. Another member here welded the TC ferrule to the keggle. I removed the too-small plastic strain releif that came with it, widened the hole, and used a large SS PG21 gland. Works great. Nice to be able to remove the ripple element so easily for cleaning.

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That looks pretty great! Who did your welding on the Blichmann?
The welding was done by a fellow HBTer named Colebeer78 who is located not too far from me here in the Chicago south burbs. He did a great job at a reasonable price I think.
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I LIKE THIS!!!

Did you just the lid that came with it, with all the holes and stuff?

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Yes I did. If you check out my build in my signature I have pictures of me putting it together before I soldered the whole thing.
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Enclosures by bobby, they're the weldless version with camco ripple elements. Perfectly waterproof the first time. Awesome product.


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