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Old 02-11-2012, 07:51 PM   #1
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Default Apartment brewing: eBIAB + all-in-a-toolbox system

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Just wanted to share my apartment based all grain system. This is basically a recirculation eBIAB sytem powered by 2000W 120V element. Having only one vessel and one control panel to move around makes brewing a breeze when space is confined. Although efficiency is rather low 60-65%, beers are turning out great! I would have to say that the only downside to this system is my limitation to brewing high gravity beers, although this can be "fixed" using extract at the boil...

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Fittings installed (bargain fittings)


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RTD cable: wrapped & welded to xlr connector


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Old 02-11-2012, 07:55 PM   #2
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Very nice. I don't know how comfortable I am with the pump being inside the control panel. One leak and the panel is smoked.


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Old 02-11-2012, 07:55 PM   #3
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That's pretty freaking sweet! Good build.
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:00 PM   #4
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Thnx. Ya, for the pump in the toolbox. I was really stressed for the first couple of brews, I would check every 30mins to make sure there were no leaks. After every brew session, I double check each connection. Everything good so far.
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:02 PM   #5
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Good, hopefully it never leaks.
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Sweet build. You could always upgrade to a bigger pot and transfer over your fittings if you get the big-grav itch.
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:21 PM   #7
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True, but then I'd have to go with 240V or become very patient...
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Oh, right, wasn't thinking. Derp. The typical psuedo dunk sparges and stuff could help a little bit, but yeah you're limited. Still a great build.

What, you don't want a single tier monster in your Apartment dining room?
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Actually, I built this system last year. But because it's at my parent's house, I never brew as often as I like, so I built my eBIAB setup until I get my own place.

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You should use a male plug at the element end. Right now your cord has the male end which means the prongs are hot.


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