Hello everyone, I have been a viewer of this forum for quite a while but just signed up.
I have been brewing for about 5 years and have brewed with almost ever technique out there. (with BIAB) as the only exception.
I wanted to share and document my current project (which is already underway) with the other electric brewers out there.
My old electric system was a RIMS system with Propane burner.
Then after studying and studying Kal's sight I decided to go with a HERMS system.
Here is a photo of my previous system.
I built the control box out of wood, and used PID's from Auber Instruments.
It worked pretty well but I found that I had a TON of steam coming from the kettle so much so that it would fill the garage. See photo...lol
(The mash paddle warrior is a brewing friend of mine over for the brew day)
This lead me to look at ways to exhaust the steam. After some pleading with the wife to allow me to move my brewery into the basement..... The journey began...
Location of the basement brewery.