Long time lurker, first time poster here! I've been brewing with electric for about a year now using a 32 qt electric turkey fryer and a 1500W heatstick I built to supplement the weak 1650W element. This works great for my modified BIAB routine, but I wanted something bigger, better, and shinier!
I took my inspiration from the following (and countless other) threads:
I'm using P-J's 2-element 120V diagram that was posted in one of the above threads, and have to say, P-J, you're awesome!
For my build, I'm using a 62qt Bayou Classic SS Pot with a steamer basket (conveniently sold to me by another HBT member), all SS camlock fittings from BargainFittings, a GreatBrewEh pump, and DudaDiesel 20-plate chiller. For the control panel, I'm using the Auber project box, SYL-2352 PID, and a mix of switchgear from Auber and eBrewSupply. For heating elements, I'm using 2000W SS elements from BostonHeatingSupply.
Just finished my controller yesterday! It all fits in a small Auber project box with a couple modifications.
A few photos of the build:
Front panel punched:
Modifications to the back (actually ended up flipping the handy box around later):
Trial fitting the insides:
Contactors and terminal strip mounted; e-stop on top:
Starting to wire:
All wired! Ready to button up:
And here are the finished pictures. Tested all functions with a light bulb - everything is working!
From the back:
And a side view:
Next on the list: kettle modifications.