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Old 01-06-2013, 04:12 PM   #11
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Its amazing the evolution in our homebrewing...from simple to provide us just enough delicous tasty beer....to almost broke to make our brewing shiny and complicated! All in the name of tasty beer!

Great looking build!
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:28 AM   #12
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Great build, where did you get your spring loaded clamps? I have never seen those before.

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Old 01-08-2013, 08:38 PM   #13
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I found them at a local scrap yard. I got them for $3 each. I wish they had more!
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:26 AM   #14
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Not much of an update but a few thing I have been making some progress on.

I had been lighting my burner with a BBQ lighter which works fine, I guess. I needed to make it a little more complicated so I made a little control panel , labels coming soon. Main power, burner power switch with blue light coming on once main valve terminal is getting 24v, and switch for my pump.



and got started on mounting up a valve, ignition module and pilot to my stand.



This stuff isn't a final solution to my setup and I will probably only brew a few times on it before I build my all grain setup. The metal box and ignition control stuff are out of an old furnace and I picked up the switches and lights for real cheap from a scrap yard.

I got my false bottom from the Norcal giveaway! Thanks again Jay!




I also picked up a growler of one of my favorite beers - Ballast Point Victory at Sea.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:43 AM   #15
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You are very resourceful. I can't wait to see what you end up with in an all grain system! I am contemplating making my one pot and igloo cooler set up better and it is cool to see your progress.

 
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:31 PM   #16
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Very nice. So how long is this story from the beginning to now? I've made a very similar journey beginning in March of 2012 with a kit to a full blow automated stand . It has been a crazy ride.

 
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:44 AM   #17
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Good question! I had to look back at old online order emails to figure it out. I brewed my first batch in December of 2010. So the evolution has been pretty slow but I have been trying to think my upgrades out to really tailor my system how I want. It gives me a chance to look around for deals also. I feel like every batch I brew I learn something new to improve my beer or figure out a way to cut some time off the process.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:35 AM   #18
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This was so similar to my current brew story as well.. until the second page, where dealing with wiring anything electrical boggles and terrifies me.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:21 PM   #19
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Got the panel labelled up.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:05 AM   #20
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I like the way your progressing


By the way where did you get those sprung tri clover clamps

 
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