If you all have been reading the electrical forum section recently you have probably noticed me asking a bunch of really simple questions. Well, it's because I don't really know much about electronics but living here in MN the concept of electric brewing has really appealed to me after this last snowfall and freeze. After scouring this forum I know way more than I did two weeks ago and have started to think seriously about this. I'm getting the 2352 PID and a 4" RTD sensor from auberins.com for Christmas so I need to figure out what to do with them.
has really inspired me because I like the regulating of temp by recirculating the mash and the simplicity/space efficiency of BIAB. I'm also limited to my kitchen outlets so 120v and like doing 2.5-3 gallon batches. This thread
here has also been of a great help for detailing some of the wiring basics so I feel more confident about doing something like this. So thanks to aubiecat, jbr03, P-J and many others.
I've attached a rudimentary drawing (I tried using some design software and it was too hard) of what I'm thinking about. It's pretty simple (I think) and should work (I believe). I have some basic run of the mill light switches laying around and was thinking of incorporating them for the element and the pump because they are rated high enough to handle them.
Will this work? Do I need to ground the light switches: I know there's a screw for that? Other thoughts, questions, critiques? Of course, I'll have a buddy who is an electrician check everything before I fire it up but I'd like to do as much as I can to learn.