I'm picking up a brew magic system tomorrow that's setup to run on residential natural gas. I don't have NG and I'd like to go all electric.
Since the brew magic already has an electric control for an e-RIMS mash tun, I'd only need to convert the HLT and BK.
Seems feasible that I could do a basic control box with one PID with the inputs wired to a socket to plug in the heater elements and temp probes where I could plug in the appropriate plugs when using the HLT and switch them over when I'm ready to boil.
I could probably keep the current RIMS system in place.
Has anyone on the forum gone through the effort of doing something like this? Someone posted a comment on theelectricbrewery.com about converting the brew magic over and I'm hoping that person is a member here.
This went from refurbishing a Sabco Brew Magic system from the ground up, converting it to electric from NG, and maintaining the RIMS portion of mash temp maintenance, to a HERMS build with a wiring diagram and some design influence from P-J. Eventually, after the build is complete, I'll post as much of the details (wiring diagram, parts list, etc) on this first post, and leave as much of the rest of the thread intact to see the design changes and thought process unfold and develop. The idea was to have an electric brewery with temperature controlled, recirculating mash designed to be as portable as possible for when my family moves. As sexy as Kal's build is, I didn't need some of the extra bells and whistles. I probably could have gone simpler (junction boxes instead of the triclover element housings, etc).
Here is the wiring diagram I'm working with, but I'm added a pair of indicator lights to show when the element is firing and maybe a keyed 2 position power switch.