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Old 04-14-2012, 01:01 PM   #41
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Is there a good solid build thread for the controller? or a post number for a build int he brutus thread? I looked through it a bit but I'm having trouble finding a good plan for the controller.
I'll put one together for you. I built mine from the Countertop Brutus thread.

 
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Old 04-14-2012, 03:39 PM   #42
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I'll put one together for you. I built mine from the Countertop Brutus thread.
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:02 AM   #43
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The CB20 is a great controller.
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:19 AM   #44
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Ditto on the detailed wiring write up...great thread tho. I want to tackle a similar build, but my electrical engineer brother is too busy to wire it up for me so I'll have to tackle it myself. I definitely need the wiring diagram.

 
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:52 AM   #45
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Guys I've been super busy at work, and haven't had time to do a write-up on the controller. I will do one ASAP.

I've been doing double brews lately and using an unmodified cooler to mash in, so I haven't been using the controller at all. Just watching the dial thermometer that I stick through the hole in the lid.

 
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Old 07-10-2012, 04:11 PM   #46
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Subbing, this is something I'm interested in as well.

 
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:46 PM   #47
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Fantastic. This is exactly what I was looking for! Any thoughts on using 2 2000 watt elements? I don't really know much of anything about electric brewing so I'm not sure how/if that would work, but it seems it would help get to boil faster right? Is it ok to plug both the elements in to one wall outlet, or should they be plugged in to separate outlets? (Not one like use a splitter and plug them both in to one, but one like the top and bottom of a normal two-socket outlet).

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EDIT: Something like this? http://www.amazon.com/Camco-02203-20...heater+element

 
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:15 PM   #48
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Fantastic. This is exactly what I was looking for! Any thoughts on using 2 2000 watt elements? I don't really know much of anything about electric brewing so I'm not sure how/if that would work, but it seems it would help get to boil faster right? Is it ok to plug both the elements in to one wall outlet, or should they be plugged in to separate outlets? (Not one like use a splitter and plug them both in to one, but one like the top and bottom of a normal two-socket outlet).

Thanks!

EDIT: Something like this? http://www.amazon.com/Camco-02203-20...heater+element
Each element needs to be on a 20A breaker with nothing else on the circuit. Otherwise you'll not only overload the wiring, but hopefully trip the breaker often (to keep you safe, albeit inconvenient while brewing).

I use two 120v elements, each on their own independent circuit with nothing else consuming power.
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:21 PM   #49
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Each element needs to be on a 20A breaker with nothing else on the circuit. Otherwise you'll not only overload the wiring, but hopefully trip the breaker often (to keep you safe, albeit inconvenient while brewing).

I use two 120v elements, each on their own independent circuit with nothing else consuming power.

Houses are normally wired with 1 circuit in a room, right? But I thought those were 15A circuits not 20. If I'm not mistaken, bathrooms and kitchens often have 20A though, correct? How can I tell what each circuit is rated for? Is there anyway to tell what outlets are on what circuit short of turning off the breaker and seeing what still works?

 
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:35 PM   #50
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My house has multiple rooms on a single breaker, some rooms with multiple, and we only have 20A; so it is pretty case specific.

They make little gizmos that you can plug into an outlet, then hover a remote thingy over your breaker box and it will beep at the breaker that the gizmo is plugged into. Sorry I don't know what it's called. Breaker Locater maybe? It's pretty helpful and not too pricey. If you haven't mapped your house or labeled your box yet it may be worth investing in.

 
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