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Old 07-05-2012, 02:00 PM   #1991
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1800 holes?? That is dedication. What do you use to keep it off the bottom?
3 non-drilled stoppers


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Old 07-05-2012, 03:30 PM   #1992
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I finished my single tier yesterday! (I only need to get some crimp connectors to connect the solenoids then it'll be functional)

Here is a close up of the control panel.


and a close up of my gas manifold.


Once my QD's arrive I can take her out for her first run! Can't wait!


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Old 07-05-2012, 03:56 PM   #1993
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That looks awesome! I love the light up switches. Very clean design. I'm not totally familiar with the Brutus 10 design. What do the switches control? I assume the pumps, but is there something else they are used for?
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:45 PM   #1994
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That looks awesome! I love the light up switches. Very clean design. I'm not totally familiar with the Brutus 10 design. What do the switches control? I assume the pumps, but is there something else they are used for?
Red is Main power.

Yellow powers the Temp Controllers. Theses switches have stackable contact blocks so I can use 1 switch to feed both TCU's. 1 contact per unit.

The TCU's for the MLT and HLT

Green transfers power through to the solenoid valves for the MLT and HLT burners. The best part of this feature is even when turned on the switches light only comes on when the solenoids are open and the burners are lit. So it's an extra visual so I know what's going on with the system.

Blue are for the pumps.


Tried to make it as clean as possible and have all controls handy from the front. You'll see on the left I put a panel mounted needle valve to control the boil kettle burner. That way I can turn it up to get to a boil and then dial it back easily enough to maintain a boil without scorching the wort.

Can't wait for my first run!
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:58 PM   #1995
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MMurray: So if I am looking at this right, you have manual standing pilots for MT & HLT and controlled solinoids on the burners and your BK is all manual?

Nice looking set up. Very clean.
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:04 PM   #1996
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I finished my single tier yesterday! (I only need to get some crimp connectors to connect the solenoids then it'll be functional)

Here is a close up of the control panel.


and a close up of my gas manifold.


Once my QD's arrive I can take her out for her first run! Can't wait!
I'm not use to seeing a burner layout like you have set up, is there no safety shutoff on your pilots?

Looks great!
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MMurray: So if I am looking at this right, you have manual standing pilots for MT & HLT and controlled solinoids on the burners and your BK is all manual?

Nice looking set up. Very clean.
Yes... the Pilots are made of the following: 1/4" needle valve, 3" long 1/4" brass nipple, 1/4" Cap that has been drilled with 1/16" holes (2 holes per pilot). Once Pilot lights are on, the solenoid allows the burners to turn off and on.

Boil Kettle is full manual with the panel mount needle valve on the left.
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I'm not use to seeing a burner layout like you have set up, is there no safety shutoff on your pilots?

Looks great!
By safety shut off are you talking about automatic shut off if the pilot goes out? That answer is no.

but I do have main shut offs for each propane source on the manifold. My reasoning for that is once I set the needle valves on the MLT, HLT and pilots I won't want to mess with them every time and can simply turn them off or on at the main.
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:09 PM   #1999
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I've still have to get some propane hose to hook up the burners to my manifold, as well as a pump but aside from that it's done. Definately not as intricate as some of the others on here but it gets the job done!
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looks great though!


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