We can rebuild it, we can make it better – eHERMS
So not too long ago, I left Sunny San Diego and sold my old keggle / cooler, single pump, propane brew setup to my brew partner. It worked great and helped me make some delicious beer, but it wasn’t going to make the cross-country trip with me.
Now I’m in Maryland and it’s time to rebuild. I don’t have a lot of room in the garage, so that’s out (not to mention – it gets COLD here… who knew). I do have a lot of room in the unfinished portion of the basement, which happens to be very near the electrical service panel. The combination of not wanting to kill myself with CO, and the easy access to electrical makes this the perfect opportunity for an electric build. And if I’m going to be rebuilding my brew house, why not go all out?
Here’s the plan, and a link to each of the individual build threads as they become available (this is a work in progress so I may not have them all up yet).
BK – 15gal Keggle with 4500w ULWD Ripple element
HLT – 13.2gal Keggle with 5500w ULWD ripple element and StainlessBrewing 50’, ˝” HERMS coil.
MLT – 10gal Rubbermaid cooler
Two Chugger pumps with in-line SS heads
˝” SS CamLocks and Silicone hoses
Lumber brew table
Simple but elegant control panel
I’ll update this thread as the system comes together and answer any questions I can. As an engineer and passionate tinkerer, I may get a little long winded about the details, but I am happy to do what I can to ‘pay it forward’ in any way possible!