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  1. Just an update on this pump since Ive gotten a...

    Just an update on this pump since Ive gotten a lot of private messages about it and we've been using it for 6 months now.

    It has been working flawlessly for our needs so far. I have been...
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    We are in a similar boat... It took us over 2...

    We are in a similar boat... It took us over 2 years to open due to doing the renovations ourselves while working our day jobs and unforeseen delays from inspectors and such. Also the rules changed so...
  3. Understood, so its using a duty cycle or ssvr...

    Understood, so its using a duty cycle or ssvr relays to control output similiar to the manual duty cycle mode on a pid controller with the manual option build in would but the knob control makes it...
  4. I just wanted to follow up that I did end up...

    I just wanted to follow up that I did end up going with 4 5500w elements and with my single phase power my control panel needed a minimum of 100a to do this. (I went with 2 60a gfci circuits ).

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    I realize things are different in the states but...

    I realize things are different in the states but I was quoted by as forum sponsor for 3bbl jacketed unitanks and can say the price is less than half whats mentioned above.. even with customs and...
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    I am curious about what is really needed myself....

    I am curious about what is really needed myself.
    We are able to control temps on all four of our plastic 3bbl conicals in a 55-60 degree avg room with one little 1/3hp chiller right now. (You might...
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    We have a 3bbl, we use mostly 3/4" ID santoprene...

    We have a 3bbl, we use mostly 3/4" ID santoprene hoses but I have some 1" and even 1.5" ID hoses we use with our 3/4hp chinese sanitary pump we bought on ebay for CIP and cleaning kegs as well as...
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    I cant give you a ball park value because you...

    I cant give you a ball park value because you never stated what wattage or voltage the elements are?
    This could help,...
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    just look for the ohms reading across each one......

    just look for the ohms reading across each one... if they are good they will all read relatively close. the reading actually depends on the wattage and voltage (208 vs 240) ...
  10. How does it control a steady boil? Most pid based...

    How does it control a steady boil? Most pid based systems use manual duty cycle mode for the actual boil to get a smooth consistent boil and to be able to dial in your boil off rate.. in PID mode it...
  11. Yes the pump works fantastic, I usually throttle...

    Yes the pump works fantastic, I usually throttle it down a bit with a butterfly valve as its super strong. Using it with a cheap sprayball on my plastic conicals that have stainless cooling coils in...
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    did you request the elements in the MT? I have...

    did you request the elements in the MT? I have the same kettles as you from the same forum sponsor I assume and there is no elements in my mash tun? this would seem to me to be some sort of custom...
  13. depends on the amount of boiloff desired for us.....

    depends on the amount of boiloff desired for us.. also 4 5500w elements 60% is a good strong boil but little boiloff.
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    ok I think there a communication issue and...

    ok I think there a communication issue and misunderstanding about what is what.

    It sounds like you are trying to use the HLT or BK as the Mash tun? I have the same system bought direct from...
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    been using mine... more than powerful enough to...

    been using mine... more than powerful enough to clean 3 kegs at a time. in fact I still have to throttle it down.
  16. we use a 1/6hp gear reduction motor like this one...

    we use a 1/6hp gear reduction motor like this one
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/BODINE-42R5BFC1-E1-INDUCTION-MOTOR/392195604831?epid=1348604080&hash=item5b50ae015f:g:WoQAAOSw9r1V~D6h:rk:2:pf:0
    direct...
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    So ive found the cip cleans the top of the top 3...

    So ive found the cip cleans the top of the top 3 elements but does not clean where the sprayball doesnt directly strike including the lowest element which needs to be submerged in order to allow the...
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    I just had a chance to look at this and found...

    I just had a chance to look at this and found this spreadsheet has a lot of incorrect information on it that should be pointed out. For example it states gas and electric heat as both being 75%...
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    If your speaking of the one in the pictures of...

    If your speaking of the one in the pictures of this thread, I am hoping to use mine for whirlpool and CIP/kegwashing.

    I found that I needed to upgrade the inlet hose to 1.5" ID brewery grade hose...
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    We bought Our 3 bbl electric kettles from him as...

    We bought Our 3 bbl electric kettles from him as well, No issues and we saved quite a bit vs buying the same kettles domestically through resellers. We also dealt with Deb at the customs agency he...
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    I know this is old but for anyone else wondering....

    I know this is old but for anyone else wondering. I dont remember if it was a state law or federal but in January the rules changed and we were told having an outside business operating onsite is no...
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    I see... well it was just a couple phone calls...

    I see... well it was just a couple phone calls for me..
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    I may be wrong but I believe stout uses a center...

    I may be wrong but I believe stout uses a center drain like this on some of their kettles... my 3bbl kettle from sungood has it but mine is set up for electric heat so its not an issue but I believe...
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    when I bought my kettles from sungood I did not...

    when I bought my kettles from sungood I did not have to fetch anything myself even though they do not have their own warehouse in the states (Not selling them under their own name anyway) They...
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    It wasnt the "Realities or my question you gave...

    It wasnt the "Realities or my question you gave that upset me.. It was the assumption that since even though I stated my panel was built to NEC code using all ul recognized components, that it was...
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