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Old 12-28-2011, 11:43 PM   #1
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here is the very beginning of my brew rig! Planning on this taking awhile but I'd thought I'd start a thread while I was in the process

Beginning of my panel it's a 16x20x8 stainless Wiegmann enclosure why so crazy well cause it was free and fit for the job! I think the control panel is my focus rite now so here's some rough pics.


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Hoping to order all the goodies in a couple weeks and then I'll cut up the cover till then she will sit for a bit

I'm gonna use keggles instead of the Blichmann's since I can get them pretty cheap so far only picked up one future HLT


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Still got a lot of work there lol like I said just beginning but I'll b sure to keep this updated and def open to suggestions / thoughts on anything! Enjoy!!

 
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Old 12-29-2011, 02:01 AM   #2
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Looks like a great foundation!

Where are you getting the kegs? I am in the market myself...

 
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Old 12-29-2011, 03:06 AM   #3
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If you can, look in to a water jet cutting facility for cutting your control panel. Unless you have all the tools and want to cut it your self.

Have fun.

 
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Old 12-29-2011, 06:10 PM   #4
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If you can, look in to a water jet cutting facility for cutting your control panel. Unless you have all the tools and want to cut it your self.

Have fun.
Nice thought I can look into it have some friends that may have access

 
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Old 12-29-2011, 06:12 PM   #5
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Looks like a great foundation!

Where are you getting the kegs? I am in the market myself...
My buddy has em just gotta pick them up and pay him his deposit he put on them

 
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Old 12-29-2011, 06:44 PM   #6
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My buddy has em just gotta pick them up and pay him his deposit he put on them
so you are aware, the brewery still ownes the kegs and it is theft to not return them. people do it but that dosent make it less stealing. The best place to get them legally is from a local distribuitor or brewery that is selling damaged ones for scrap or from a scrap yard that buys them from a distribuitor or brewery.

Call around you would be supprised how available they are, and slightly less than the deposit around here!

 
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Old 02-01-2012, 01:44 AM   #7
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So I picked up theese 2 heat sinks from work and was wondering if anyone had any thoughts I don't c why they wouldn't work but I could b wrong

 
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:17 PM   #8
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If they fit on the top of the enclosure and don't get in the way of the handles (assuming you're going to use handles on the top - they're handy for carrying!) then they're certainly big enough. You may want to silicone up the bolt holes however.

Kal

 
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:53 PM   #9
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If they fit on the top of the enclosure and don't get in the way of the handles (assuming you're going to use handles on the top - they're handy for carrying!) then they're certainly big enough. You may want to silicone up the bolt holes however.

Kal
Woot woot I was thinking they were. so ya I def got a Lil bit of cleaning up to do on them but free is worth it!

 
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:32 AM   #10
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So got a Lil bit done today drilled all my 22mm holes ordered all the rest of my switches, lights, pid's, timer, and relays! Hopefully cut my squares when my pid's come and cut squares on top for ssr which I got mounted to my heat-sink! Be nice to get relays here so I can get my backplate laid out and figure out the rest of my din rail just got a few terminal blocks and circuit breakers one for elements and one for controls! I think that's all for today got a bunch of other loose ends to finish on this project probably gonna be awhile here's some pix enjoy

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