Originally Posted by jlachesk
Awesome build! This is almost exactly what I'm planning and gives me some great ideas.
Would love to hear any tips or what you'd change about it (maybe once you get a few brews under your belt).
Only tip I can give at this point is to take your time with the build (especially the wiring). I spent several hours laying out and wiring the control box only to finish up @ midnight. A quick test showed an internal short which I then spent the next 3 hours chasing. Finally called it quits at 4:00 AM and forced myself to go to bed.
The next day, with a clear head, it took about 10 minutes to determine that I had actually wired the breaker in the spa panel incorrectly.
I can tell you that so far I really like this electric brewing thing: push a button and the water gets hot. No more lugging propane (and making sure I have enough), hauling out the burner, standing out in the cold (it's Fall here....snow is coming soon), etc.