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Old 04-19-2012, 02:31 AM   #1
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I have been doing 5 gallon batches for a long time now and have been doing all grain for quite a while now. I have been disenchanted with my current setup with my cooler mash tun and not being able to hold a consistent temperature during the mash. I have been trying many different things to make this more consistent. When I found out about The Electric Brewery and the consistency that you can maintain with that setup I knew that was what I wanted to build.

I would like to thank this sight and all of the information that I have found on here for giving me the motivation to undertake this project. I would like to thank Kal for his wonderful site and the step by step instructions contained on his site.

I have been following Kal's instructions for building my electric brewery. I decided to start with the brew bench while I am waiting for all of the other components and it will also give me more space to work with.

After the brew bench I built the vent hood, I chose to make mine out of wood to save a bit on the cost. Then I added a sink and prerinse faucet.


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Old 04-19-2012, 01:46 PM   #2
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Looking good so far. I need to make myself a vent hood for my ebrewery. When I was doing propane I would just leave the garage door open and the steam would blow out. Now I don’t plan on opening the door if I don’t have to.


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Old 04-20-2012, 02:53 PM   #3
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Looks good so far! Post more pics as your build progresses...

Are you going to line the vent hood with something? (Plastic?)

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Kal I did line the inside of the hood with Plas-Tex water proof wall pannel, and then calked the seams so no moisture should get to the wood.
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Here is a picture of the hood.
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I have been spend a lot of time building lately, so have not had time to post pictures for awhile, but am taking a break tonight to do just that.

Have made a lot of progress I feel in the last two weeks due to many way too late nights in the build process(have seen the sun rise a couple of times).

So far I have completed the Boil Kettle, MLT Kettle, Transfer pumps, Wort Chiller, Hoses, Power cables and have most of the components installed into the control panel.
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Picture of the Pumps, hoses and the control panel. The only thing I am waiting on is the Amp meter to get here on the slow boat from China.
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I added the heat sink and the handles to the control panel last night.
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I tried to coil up the heat exchanger stainless steel tubing and failed miserable. Got so irritated with myself for hot stopping at the first kink, but after I ruined the first coil and said many choice words directed at the expensive pile of scrap stainless tubing, I started reading the forum closer and learned what I should have done to begin with. I got another coil of tubing from McMaster Carr today and promptly sent it to psbuckland for him to coil it up for me to the proper size, as he has the correct tools to do the job right.

Can't wait to get it back and installed to complete all of my Kettles.
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One thing I can't stand about HomeBrewTalk is their picture handling. I wanna see your pictures larger, so do yourself a favor and use photobucket.com. Upload your photos there then just post the [IMG] links. I'm not trying to be rude, I'm just saying don't waste your time attaching the images because they're practically useless, wheras hosting at photobucket makes them large and in charge!


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