So I'm just getting into all grain and have put together an all electric 3 keggle setup. Used it once so far and it went relatively well but nothing has it's own place so I'm building a stand and want to get some community input on what I have so far and some thoughts for down the road.
pictured here is the setup so far.
-5.5' long, ~24" deep including pumps/valves sticking off the front and only 22" high so that it's still easy enough to get into the top of the kettles.
-When set down it is supported entirely by the 4 legs, but the wheels are at the same level so that picking up the opposite end works like a wheelbarrow and it's more mobile.
-I put the pumps on a slight angle in the theory that they will retain less water after cleaning.
-I still need to mount the control box mostly upright in that location so any little splash or whatnot will dribble off and leave me a little table room.
-I'm considering adding a gutter on the front to catch anything lost when connecting/disconnection hoses. I would add one below the pumps too and it would all drain to a small holding vessel underneath. I think this would make catching any accidents possible and cleaning easier too.
-I use beersmith and thought a small laptop table with a swing out arm would be nice to have attached.
-I guess I should add that I want this to be kind of a hybrid system. I want the ability to take it wherever to brew, which won't necessarly have the 220V dryer outlet, so I will need to add a wiring option and selector to run the 220V elements on 120V which will drop them down from 5500W to 1375. I am hoping that this would be enough for the HLT to maintain temp, and thought I could supplement the BK with a propane burner, (obviously need to change the table a little for that.) This way I can still get to a fast boil with the propane and fine tune the boil rate with the PID. Anyone done anything like this before?
-Considering things like a built in 6" vertical PVC tube for mash paddle and spoon storage or a sanitizer bucket built in below the control box.
I just have too many ideas and thought surely someone here has experience with one or two of these question marks and will give a push one way or the other.
Thanks for the input!