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Old 01-15-2012, 05:41 AM   #1
Apr 2011
Chicago, IL
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I just wanted to share that I finished my electric build and documented the whole process in pretty explicit detail over on instructables.com. My goal was to put together a system as simple/cheap as possible. The whole thing including electric outlet installation ran me about $300. Hopefully people considering an electric build in the future will find it useful. Thanks again to everyone who helped with feedback here. Did a 5 and 10 gallon batch on it in the last 3 days. Life is good.

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Old 01-15-2012, 12:02 PM   #2
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Great job man, thanks for taking the time to go through everything in the detail you did!

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Old 01-15-2012, 02:05 PM   #3
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Thank you for sharing ...
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Windham, VT

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Old 01-15-2012, 05:40 PM   #4
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thanks: this is great!!

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Old 01-17-2012, 12:54 PM   #5
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Subscribed and bookmarked. Nice job.
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:52 PM   #6
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Are you brewing tea with that? haha. love the comments.
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:02 PM   #7
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:32 PM   #8
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Great job documenting! 1 question:
Why did you decide on a switch instead of a contactor?


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Old 01-17-2012, 05:01 PM   #9
May 2011
Kensington, CT
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Nice job! I've been wanting a simple build just like this to get started. Theres a lot of good material but its either wicked expensive builds or spread out in a bunch of different spots This is a reasonable cost and looks well written.

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Old 02-18-2012, 10:01 PM   #10
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I'm in the process of building this based on your instructables. First, I just wanted to say thank you for putting this together with the amount of detail that you did.

I have a question though. If I built this with an interchangeable power cord so that I could plug it into a 240V outlet or a 120V outlet would I have to change any of the internals or any of the PID settings for it to function? I realize that it will have half the power, I'm just hoping that I can use the same controller with multiple input voltages.

Thanks for the help,
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