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Old 11-09-2012, 02:33 AM   #61
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:29 AM   #62
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:48 PM   #63
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:06 PM   #64
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:03 PM   #65
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How much did this end up costing you in parts (all inclusive)?
I am starting to source my E-Brewery and it is exactly like yours.
I thought about buying the control panel from www.theelectricbrewery.com, but that would make my e-brewery project not pass the financial department at my house
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:04 PM   #66
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I added up the cost of this a couple of months ago. Without the cost of the panel itself nor the cost to install the 240v 50a service, I spent just over $900. I also already had the keggles and brewstand. If you're interested in seeing my tracking spreadsheet I'd be happy to email it to you. Just PM me your email address.
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Thank you for posting a very clear diagram
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Old 02-20-2014, 05:32 PM   #68
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Thank you for posting a very clear diagram

That drawing is courtesy of P-J.

Thanks P-J!
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Old 04-17-2014, 03:31 PM   #69
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It's been a couple of years since I completed this build so I thought I'd provide an update.

I finally added those float switches to the HLT I was thinking about.



The bottom one is inline with the SSR control circuit and is closed so long as the water level is above the element. When the water level drops below the element level, the switch opens breaking the circuit and the SSR goes to it's normally open position. Therefore no power to the element.

The top switch connects to the solenoid valve on the water line. That valve is normally closed. It opens when power is applied to it. The float switch is inline with the toggle switch installed with the pilot light on the front of the control panel. This float switch is situated such that when the water level is to the top of the HLT, the switch opens, cutting the power to the solenoid, which then returns to it's normally closed state (so long as the water pressure isn't too much).

Both connections are routed through the back of the control panel with barrel connectors so I can pull the HLT off the stand for maintenance.





To date, I have not dry fired my HLT element nor overflowed the HLT since installing those switches. That's a win-win!

I don't think there would be much else I would change, except make the water filter hanger more sturdy and use a stronger solenoid valve or one that is NO instead of NC.
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Really nice build stlbeer! That's exactly what I intend to do. It makes my evening, saving a lot of time for my future build.


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