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Washington Electric Brewing System, 3-Vessels, 20 Gallon Kettles

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Ethanfox

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I'm moving overseas into an apartment - must get rid of this awesome brewing system. $2000 or best offer (it has to go one way or another). The system's parts alone (can't count the weeks of labor put into this thing) cost more than $3000. I'm in Lacey, WA (Near Olympia) and do not intend on trying to figure out how to ship this beast anywhere. Pickup only, unfortunately.

It's a 3-vessel (Hot Liquor Tank, Mash Tun, Boil Kettle) all-stainless electric setup. The Mash Tun and Boil Kettle are 20 gallons, so a 15-gallon batch (1/2 barrel, full keg size) can easily be made. In the photo, the kettle on the left is the Hot Liquor Tank (just heats water for the sparge,) the middle kettle is the Mash Tun (note the bottom drain - it leaves ZERO wort behind after the mash, and continues to collect wort easily during boil,) and the kettle on the right is the Boil Kettle. The heat for the Mash Tun is controlled by an Auber PID using the Blichmann RIMS Rocket (includes Hops Rocket parts for hopping/hop back if you want,) and the Boil Kettle uses an Auber PID to heat the 240v Blichmann Boil Coil (20 gallon version) which provides a VERY rigorous boil if kept on maximum power. I usually have to turn the power down simply to reduce the evaporation rate.

The system also uses 2x chugger pumps for moving wort/water and maintaining temperatures. I regularly achieve 86% efficiency using this setup. It's extremely easy to use - and lots of fun. Makes incredible beer. I'm VERY sad to part with it, as I spent weeks and weeks building it several years ago. I've never had a single issue with this setup - it's a solid build.

The electric control panel requires 240v connection. I'm including the 240v GFCI outlet I use, which can easily connect to an electric control panel or other power supply near your brewing area. The 29 Foot power cord is far more than I've ever needed for brewing anywhere in or even outside of my garage. Any questions, just ask! Here's a parts list to get an idea of the cost of parts alone for this build:

Cost Item
170 BoilCoil 20 gal
300 Chugger Pump SS x2
30 Brewmometer
80 SS Ball Valves
45 Other SS Hardware
310 Megapot 1.2 20 gal
100 Concord Kettle 20 gal
121 Bayou Classic 1060 62Quart
150 Blichmann RIMS Rocket (+ Hops Rocket)
120 Female Barb QD x 8
80 Male MPT QD x 8
350 Strut Brewing Stand
117 Custom NorCal Brewing False Bottom
125 29 Foot Main Power Cable (10 AWG, SOOW)
30 HLT Power Cable
20 HLT Sight Gauge
75 240v 50a GFCI

Control Panel Parts
10 Yellow Button for HLT heater
8 Green Switch
93 Auber SSR PID Temperature Controller x2
24 AGPTek SSR PID Temperature Controller x1
25 Digital LCD volt / amp meter
30 SSR x3
30 Contactor Relays
7 Yellow Light x 2
18 Black Switch x 3
12 Blue Pump Switches x2
6 Middle Switch
42 Beer Timer
130 Auber RTD Sensor x 3
8 Buzzer
13 Main Power Switch
32 Oversize Heatsink (60A)
40 Wires/Connections/Other Hardware
15 Swivel Mount

Weeks of Free Labor: Priceless!

2766.19 Parts
240.65 Sales Tax
3006.84 Total

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I can't take you up on the offer but you have a nice set up. How did you like the Megapots? Are they a good kettle? How about the other brands - any preference? I'm wondering if anything other than Blichmann is worth it. Thanks
 

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Nice setup. I don't need another compete setup or I wood be interested I the lot. With that Saris if you decide to split I would be interested in the rims/hop rocket, electric control panel with gfi, with all cords and temp probes etc.

Best of luck with the complete sell.. it is a nice one.
 
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I can't take you up on the offer but you have a nice set up. How did you like the Megapots? Are they a good kettle? How about the other brands - any preference? I'm wondering if anything other than Blichmann is worth it. Thanks

The Megapot is my favorite of the three, but I don't think the extra cost is necessarily worth the minor benefits. But it's very sturdy, and has nice coatings on the kettle and lid handles.

The Concord I use for the MT is good also, and by far the best value I've ever seen for SS kettles that size. No issues whatsoever. My friend has Blichmann kettles. They, too, are very nice. I'd never pay that much for them though. Here, more so than the Megapots, the extra cost just isn't worth it. In the end, it's a pot. Is makes wort the same as the cheap kettles.
 
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Ethanfox

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Nice setup. I don't need another compete setup or I wood be interested I the lot. With that Saris if you decide to split I would be interested in the rims/hop rocket, electric control panel with gfi, with all cords and temp probes etc.

Best of luck with the complete sell.. it is a nice one.

If it doesn't sell in a few weeks, I'll hit you up to split the system up, no problem.
 
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