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Old 08-04-2011, 02:25 PM   #21
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Sweet.

Can you post interior photos of the cooler and keggles?


I'm in the process of doing a 2 PID and Timer system (very similar to Kal's less the amp meter and volt meter.)

My spreadsheet shows $1500 for all of the control panel parts, two March pumps, two heating elements, RTD sensors, and all of the power cords and wires for the main power, pumps, and heating elements.

Still need to do the recirculation heating coil, some weldless fittings, and the brew stand.

 
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Old 08-04-2011, 03:30 PM   #22
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I have more photos over on kals forum. I can post more over here tonight
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Old 08-04-2011, 03:37 PM   #23
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Did you solder the copper manifold? Currently mine is just dry fitted together which makes cleaning easy, but I worry about pieces coming apart during re-circulation.

Unfortunately with shipping, that sjoow on ebay is even more than what the seller on amazon wants, even though it is 50' instead of 25'. I have a friend who is a commerical electrical engineer, might have to see if he can get a deal on it.

 
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Old 08-04-2011, 04:18 PM   #24
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I have not sweated it yet, but I thought about doind the end pieces. I also thought about using some other pieces of copper to wedge it at the sides and end, so it holds in place, so it won't move. I have not had an issue with it budging yet. I think the grain packes in around it and helps hold it in place.
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Old 11-05-2011, 06:03 PM   #25
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Swapped out my cooler for a new mash tun. Got a 20 gallon al pot from ebay for 65 bucks. Got a 30 gallon Blinchman false bottom that fit nicely in it. Guy in the club sold it to me for 70. Had to do some mods to it, new dip tube hole, edge grip seal.
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:59 PM   #26
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Great work milldoggy! I'm starting my build very shortly, so it's great to see what others have done with Kal's creation. I'm still in the process of ordering parts, but it will make a good winter project for me. I may be coming to you with questions. Happy brewing on that awesome new system!

 
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:36 PM   #27
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Let me know if you have any questions. I learned a lot during my build that I wish I knew ahead of time.
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Old 12-05-2011, 04:46 PM   #28
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It looks great. Nice work

 
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:13 PM   #29
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Upgraded my hop spider to a hop taco. First batch worked pretty good. Going to try a whirl pool and a rest of a few minutes next time to see if that will force the hops on the top of the hop strainer. Also won a new chugger pump. It seems to have a lot more umph. Maybe this will give me a better whirl pool.

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Old 05-10-2012, 04:06 PM   #30
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I have a question about the first picture here. Is this a modified version of Kal's power supply? I'm waiting on a pot with the same heating element fitting right now and was curious if you were able to just plug and play or if you had to do something special.

 
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