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Old 04-25-2013, 03:19 PM   #11
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If I can turn it down through the PID thats perfect. Here is P-J's drawing anyways though
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:04 PM   #12
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Which SSR do you guys recommend? ive been looking at the 40 amp ones but want to make sure I grab the right one. Im pricing all of this out and plan on getting a detailed price list up. I have a few friends getting there masters in Electrical Engineering who want to help so this should be pretty painless and ive been doing custom carpentry and handywork for 5 years now and have had my fair share of dealing with wiring up houses with our companies electrician. Just want to get everything in order. Can't wait to have this setup!

 
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:23 PM   #13
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yea the cord is basically an extension comes with 4-prong plug on one end but the other end is the 4 wires exposed so I just used that end directly in my controller.

Crydom is supposed to make good ones (industrial grade), I picked up a like new one on ebay for $10.

 
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:22 PM   #14
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as for the kettles, i got three of these http://morebeer.com/products/brewing...14-gallon.html

great so far
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:24 AM   #15
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as for the kettles, i got three of these http://morebeer.com/products/brewing...14-gallon.html

great so far
Im looking for bigger than that. I have lots and lots of friends who love beer. It seems the 5 gallon batches ive been making the past couple years are gone in seconds haha. Ive researched the concords more and I think those are the way to go!

 
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:46 AM   #16
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so you are looking at making how much at a time?
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:56 AM   #17
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15 gallons. I wanted to have ample amounts of room. I just ordered 1 of the concord pots to test it out then ill order the other two. Ill post pictures. Just ordered a gfci for my breaker and all of the internals for my control panel. Still looking for a housing for it all. How do you like the toolbox?

 
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:35 PM   #18
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i think the toolbox is great, it's a cheap economical solution. i said at some point that i don't need a cadillac as my first car... but maybe my second.

plus, everything is basically reusable.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:40 AM   #19
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I like that. Ill look and see what I have lying around. I think I have an old toolbox. Maybe ill give it a shot.

 
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:19 AM   #20
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The control panel was wired with the intentions of being similar to the EBC III. The only thing its missing that I would like a dial to control the element that is powered on so Ill be able to slow my boil. Where would I add it? between the PID and SSR?

here's the diagram
http://www.pjmuth.org/beerstuff/imag...-pb-e-stop.jpg
I did an eBIAB panel with the same functionality as ebc 3. I use the phase angle ssr for analog power control to element and use a relay output PID to turn the element on/off via the contactor. With this setup I can set the element to 50% power during the mash.

PID with manual mode provides similar functionality for the BK with digital control via PWM.

 
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