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Old 11-14-2012, 02:54 PM   #101
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:38 PM   #102
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ITS ALIVE!!

Going to do some work on the HEX coil tonight. Try and get that built. On saturday I'm heading to a local member's house and he is going to weld a ferrule on the HLT for an element. I ordered the element adapter from stilldragon.com. Looks well made and half the cost of the brewers hardware version.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:51 PM   #103
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:08 PM   #104
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Here is the heat exchanger for the HLT. Made it just like an immersion chiller so it's removable. It's 50' x 1/2". Have to trim the tubing and solder the connections on. Will probably get that done Monday evening as I'm out of town for the weekend.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:55 PM   #105
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Progress has been a bit slow lately regarding the brewery. With xmas coming up, money has been put towards that. However, I did get a ferrule welded in to my HLT for an element and received my element mount from StillDragon. Slowly saving up some more mula for the rest of the items needed. Should see more progress soon.
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:26 PM   #106
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A few updates. I got the two temperature probes wired up last night. I also ordered the Spa panel and 30 amp breaker for the panel. I'm planning a brew the second week of January or so.
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:00 AM   #107
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  1. HLT Cost Website
    30g Kettle $446.00 www.brewershardware.com
    HERMS Coil $66.99 https://coppertubingsales.com/storef...udksq0u0nb9463
    DIY Sight Glass $45.95 Misc Providers
    Thermocouple $32.55 http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=107
    Dip Tube $25.00 http://www.brewershardware.com/1-Tri...ckup-Tube.html
    3pc Valve $29.00 http://www.brewershardware.com/TC10VBALL.html
    5500w Heating Element $22.00 http://www.amazon.com/Camco-02963-He.../dp/B000BPG4LI
    Heating Element Kit $69.00 http://www.brewershardware.com/TC15F10NPSCOV.html


    MT
    30g Kettle $539.00 www.brewershardware.com
    Dip Tube $25.00 http://www.brewershardware.com/1-Tri...ckup-Tube.html
    3pc Valve $29.00 http://www.brewershardware.com/TC10VBALL.html
    Thermometer $29.99 http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/b...r-1-2-npt.html

    BK
    42g Kettle $274.66 www.bubbasbarrels.com
    DIY Site Glass $45.95 Misc. providers
    Dip Tube $25.00 http://www.brewershardware.com/1-Tri...ckup-Tube.html
    Thermometer $29.99 http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/b...r-1-2-npt.html
    3pc Valve $29.00 http://www.brewershardware.com/TC10VBALL.html
    5500w Heating Element $22.00 http://www.amazon.com/Camco-02963-He.../dp/B000BPG4LI
    Thermocouple $32.55 http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=107

    Other
    Little Giant Pump $120.00 www.ebay.com
    Steel 60 ft $56.00 www.ebay.com
    Electrical cords w/ 30a plug $33.00 www.ebay.com

    Control Panel
    30a kit $180.00 http://www.ebrewsupply.com/index.php...-1pid-kit.html
    2 PID $100.00 http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...&products_id=3
    14x12x8 Enlosure $100.00 Ebay
    Labor $100.00
    Heatsink $25.00 www.heatsinkusa.com

    Total= $2,518.63

    MISC. 10% buffer $251.86 Fittings, plumbing, ETC.

    TOTAL(+Buffer): $2,770.49
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:40 PM   #108
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Can you post a picture of how the tc dip tube works?

 
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:32 PM   #109
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Forgot to take a pic for you. I'll have to see if my Fiance can take one tonight.

I did some more work for a mount for the control panel. Ended up makeing an arm that will swing the panel out of the way. It will be mounted right in front of the HLT.





Found the square washers at a local metal place and the idea hit me. Still have to drill the bracket and 'permanently' mount it. Then I can get the control panel set up on it and I should be all set...for now.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:48 AM   #110
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You can see here how the mount for the panel will look. Then it will swing out of the way when needed.

Picture of the brew area so far. Still have some things to do.


@DrPhilGood: Here is an inside shot of the dip tube. The kettle still needs some cleaning up so disregard the flux.


It comes in through the outside and connects with a clamp, then the ball valve connects to the dip tube. There are two mounts on the dip tube. One for the ferrule on the kettle and one for the ball valve.
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