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Old 07-12-2011, 02:38 AM   #101
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Thats something I hadnt considered. Our power is pretty stable but knowing my luck when we do have an outatge it would be right when I'm brewing. Once I get my electric setup complete I'll have to look into getting a generator or find a close by friend I can barrow one from in case of a brewmergency!

 
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:44 AM   #102
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I finally threw some labels on the controller. I got the vinyl labels from Bobby M at brewhardware.com. I've come close to forgetting which position was HLT and which was BK so they're definitely useful.


He also fixed me up with a steep angle sight gauge to fix my previous Leaning Tower of Pisa HLT gauge. If you have a Coors type keg like my HLT and have a T that angles down a lot like mine, you need to have the gauge angled quite a bit to get it to look straight once installed. Bobby did an excellent job, especially considering he didn't actually have the kettle with him.

Another weekend of brewing is almost here!

I suck at taking pictures but here are a couple anyway.
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:48 AM   #103
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Very nice! I haven't made much progress on mine. Budgets suck!

 
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:52 AM   #104
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Budgets suck!
Yes indeed they do!

 
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Old 07-15-2011, 04:48 AM   #105
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Looks nice! I still haven't got all the parts for my control panel build. This weekend I'm going to build a bench like the one Kal made and a matching Vent hood like the one here.

 
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:38 PM   #106
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This weekend I'm going to build a bench like the one Kal made and a matching Vent hood like the one here.
That's awesome. That's something I need to work on eventually.

A large hood would be nice and would look a lot better. Having a dedicated exhaust port would be good too. Trying to switch out the steam vent with the dryer vent is a serious PITA.

My makeshift stand is also too short. I'm thinking of getting a stainless prep table and possibly shortening it a little.

The other major thing I want to do is figure out is how to finish my walls. I have a floor drain right in the room which is awesome but it's close to the door and wall framing so it's impossible not to get the door and wall framing wet.

 
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Old 07-16-2011, 05:33 PM   #107
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The other major thing I want to do is figure out is how to finish my walls. I have a floor drain right in the room which is awesome but it's close to the door and wall framing so it's impossible not to get the door and wall framing wet.
The FRP panels that are used in the interior of this hood are wall panels designed for wet areas such as bathrooms. Something like these might work well for your situation.

 
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:30 PM   #108
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I got my spa panel and 12x12x6 junction box from home depot today!

 
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:37 PM   #109
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Cool! That box will be quite a bit easier to wire I'm sure. Can't wait to see your build. I've since upgraded to a SS table and camlocks and stuff. Damn this site!

 
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Old 08-24-2011, 04:34 AM   #110
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I am going to try my hardest to produce pictures tomorrow, I just built a control panel after your setup here. Almost identical in the front (don't have vinyl letters yet) and finally powering my kettles after a short test/cleaning run tonight. I built a 2 tier stand so just running 1 pump. It was dark before I was able to start cleanup tonight, but unless something stops me I will post some pictures of yet another electric brewery that was inspired by this board (and real close to your setup).

 
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