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Old 03-02-2013, 02:55 PM   #31
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That looks great. I'd like one too! One question though..... those holes look much too big for pellet hops and even too big for leaf, are yoiu going to add a screen to them to keep the hops out of the fermenter?
Odd question because that's not his false bottom, it's his control panel.

 
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:41 PM   #32
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I was hoping he was joking when he posted the hole size part! LOL
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:17 PM   #33
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Hey beluedog, this build is going to be awesome! I see that you're planning on allowing only 1 heating elements to fire at a time. I know it's a controversial issue, but a lot of guys are running 2 elements at once and still using only 50a. Did you ever consider keeping that option open? I'm just curious because I'm hoping to start a build someday soon so I'm taking in as much info as possible.

Thanks for posting all of this, especially the pictures and wiring schematics. Please post any changes to the wiring if anything needs to be changed... it seems like a few of us are looking to do the same (or similar) build as this.

Looking forward to updates. Thanks again!

 
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:00 AM   #34
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wow!

 
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Old 03-27-2013, 03:58 PM   #35
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Hey beluedog, this build is going to be awesome! I see that you're planning on allowing only 1 heating elements to fire at a time. I know it's a controversial issue, but a lot of guys are running 2 elements at once and still using only 50a. Did you ever consider keeping that option open? I'm just curious because I'm hoping to start a build someday soon so I'm taking in as much info as possible.

Thanks for posting all of this, especially the pictures and wiring schematics. Please post any changes to the wiring if anything needs to be changed... it seems like a few of us are looking to do the same (or similar) build as this.

Looking forward to updates. Thanks again!
Did not want to go that route as you would need separate breakers inside the control box and didnt think it was worth the hassel. We are using a 25 gal HLT so if we wanted to back to back 12 gallon batches we wouldn't lose much time.

Just finished drilling, cutting and painting brewing control box, so should start wiring everything up next week. Stay tuned for more pictures.

 
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:41 AM   #36
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How is the build going?

 
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Old 06-03-2013, 02:56 AM   #37
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I see that you're planning on allowing only 1 heating elements to fire at a time. I know it's a controversial issue, but a lot of guys are running 2 elements at once and still using only 50a.
Hijack. . . go for it. I'm running two 6500W, 2 March pumps and a BCS wall wort on a 50a GFIC and have never tripped the breaker. Just size your feed wiring appropriately and you should be good to go. I'm running a HERMS and it's critical to be able to heat liquor for mashin in my BK and simultaneously heat the HLT (with Hex coil) to mash temps. When your heating 10-15 gal it just takes awhile. Being to able to heat simultaneously saves a ton of time. Add in BCS control and you can literally pre-heat before your morning coffee. Awesome
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:57 AM   #38
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--- I'm running two 6500W, 2 March pumps and a BCS wall wort on a 50a GFIC and have never tripped the breaker. ---
You must be using some kind of magic. Just the two 6500W elements together draw over 54 amps.

 
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:59 AM   #39
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You must be using some kind of magic. Just the two 6500W elements together draw over 54 amps.
Unless he's running them on 120V vice 240V
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:30 PM   #40
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You must be using some kind of magic. Just the two 6500W elements together draw over 54 amps.
Nah. . not 110 . . just me being stupid. I'm running two 5500W (not 6500W), 2 march 815 and a wallwort. Under load my service runs hot 230-240V, so a 50A circuits works fine. Not much wiggle room, but it's GFI protected and I've never popped the breaker.

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