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Old 12-20-2012, 11:21 PM   #1
Jan 2010
Boise, Idaho
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I have been brewing about 4 years and am tired of the jet burners and running out if propane. I jump back and forth between BIAB and my 2 tier rig.

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I am going to sell the two tier and build a BIAB rig for 10 gal batches. Gonna use a Bayou Classic 102 qt with this control panel

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Is it possable to run two large elements in series off the same Pid? I have easy access to my main panel and have a 50 amp welder plug now, can easily swap it out for a spa panel or add a new panel, just thinking it might take a while for a single 5500 w element to heat that much water. Thanks for the help and big thanks for the Pj for all the awsome drawings. Maybe 2 4500s

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Old 12-21-2012, 09:11 PM   #2
Feb 2012
Colorado Springs, CO
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Add a another contactor for the 2nd element for manual control. Also add another SSR for PID control of both elements. The PID output can drive both SSRs in parallel. There are several people using a single 5500w element for 10 gallon batches that can advise on strike temp and boil times.

Keep in mind that the large 25gal pot might limit your minimum batch size, the element(s) needs to be fully submerged. Good luck with the project.

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