Well it was a work intensive and somewhat frustrating build but it's about finished! I've done 2 brews on this system and it's just ridiculous how fast and easy this electric setup makes brewing. (project was frustrating mostly because the home depot guy sold me the 10/14 gauge stiff wire used to wire houses instead of the flexible wire used in electronics projects.... ugh what a nightmare).
Here are some pics of the finished project (just an electrical retrofit... the 3 keggle herms was already in use prior).
Pics of the finished control box. Operates 2 (only 1 active at a time) 5500W camco ripp ulwd elements and 2x (simultaneous) march 809/120v devices from a 30amp 240v dryer plug.
The brewery (always a build in progress)
Overall I love it! Thanks so much to PJ and Kal for inspiration and guidance on this thing.
One issue though... I followed that last wiring diagram and I'm having an issue with the PID. Maybe I havent calibrated it correctly, but it seems like no matter what output% I set in manual mode for the BK... that the boil is 100% power anyway. Also, in auto mode when I set 169 deg F, the HLT heats to that level and just keeps heating. I have heard others talk of these issues with their Auber PID as well... so maybe theres a solution out there I just havent seen it. Anyone know whats up?