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    Theres about $300 in hardware and about 3 hrs...

    Theres about $300 in hardware and about 3 hrs labor for someone who pumps these out involved in that panel but still for a UL listed panel thats cheap... sellers with UL listing know they can charge...
  2. Understood... Just be sure to check with your...

    Understood... Just be sure to check with your power company since you may find the extra money invested up front might save thousands down the road.
    In our case with the 200amp service we are using...
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    Most control panels use some sort of pid or temp...

    Most control panels use some sort of pid or temp controller which in fact does use on/off pwm or duty cycle control to control heat output and not SCR control which is usually found on manual...
  4. Did you end up speaking with an electrician that...

    Did you end up speaking with an electrician that has knowledge of 3 phase? or are you going with a 200a single phase upgrade? Just wondering.

    Ive been told by a couple different electricians that...
  5. You may even want to consider 4 smaller elements...

    You may even want to consider 4 smaller elements something like these vs 3 larger ones depending on how your kettles are set up....
  6. I'm talking about the complete brew day including...

    I'm talking about the complete brew day including measuring out/grinding grain and cleanup with 2 people. I can see where we could shave an hour or 2 off if we had a dedicated brew area we didnt have...
  7. I'm talking about the complete brew day including...

    I'm talking about the complete brew day including measuring out/grinding grain and cleanup with 2 people. I can see where we could shave an hour or 2 off if we had a dedicated brew area we didnt have...
  8. so after doing some more reading on this I still...

    so after doing some more reading on this I still could be wrong, but im fairly certain stout is incorrect on this info they gave you... a 6000w 3 phase element should draw 8.3a from each phase of...
  9. I do not have 3phase power and am going on what I...

    I do not have 3phase power and am going on what I could find on electrical forums.
    also consider 5500w ulwd elements like the ripples I use as you can use 4 of them on 100a single phase (total of...
  10. Why do you think the brewing would require 200a?...

    Why do you think the brewing would require 200a? The only instance where that would be true is if someone wanted to do 12hr back to back brewdays on a single phases service.. even then for 2bbl it...
  11. So we have a 200a single phase service in our...

    So we have a 200a single phase service in our brewpub. I built a panel that utilizes 4 5500w single phase elements in each kettle and a rims tube of about 4,000w. they are setup with a NO/NC relay to...
  12. Just my 2 cents as someone who built an electric...

    Just my 2 cents as someone who built an electric system and went through a lot of trouble to make sure it was to code and why it should meet code.

    As far as making an extension cord out of 10awg...
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    have you tried homebrewtalk? it really depends on...

    have you tried homebrewtalk? it really depends on a number of things such as demensions of the kettle(s) and insulation if any as well as amount of liquid you will be heating and ambient temps.
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    I actually have the upgraded slotted bottom false...

    I actually have the upgraded slotted bottom false bottom on order along with some unitanks from sungood. We had to make our crush courser than on our pilot system which netted us 91% efficiency due...
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    currently we have seating for 40 but when we are...

    currently we have seating for 40 but when we are busy we have about 50 in our tasting room (we are expanding soon) if the space looks like it can hold 50 then the firemarshall will likely give you an...
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    I have only removed one manway gasket on our...

    I have only removed one manway gasket on our system (3bbl brite) and replaced it thus far but it did require some finesse while installing it into the square channel. you basically need to stretch...
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    It really all depends on the system and specifics...

    It really all depends on the system and specifics like mill crush gap.. we use beersmith with our 3bbl electrice sungood kettles and custom rims and have it dialed in at 85% efficiency but I know a...
  18. There are many options here that can be used with...

    There are many options here that can be used with an rtd... ranging from hundreds of dollars to some of the the cheap inkbird type hysteresis controllers (the $99 prewired inkbird pid box uses a 3...
  19. well the motor is only 170rpm so its not all that...

    well the motor is only 170rpm so its not all that fast Ive never times it to be honest but 8 months later it still looks new and works fine getting use every sunday.
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    same arm that came with my 3bbl sungood setup. I...

    same arm that came with my 3bbl sungood setup. I thought this sort of thing was losing popularity since it oxgenates the sparge water vs a regular hose on the mashbed?
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    The majority of the cost is due to supply and...

    The majority of the cost is due to supply and demand of UL listed control panels... if its just a pid based panel realistically its likely less than $1000 in hardware and the rest goes for assembly...
  22. I reassembled and tested everything with no...

    I reassembled and tested everything with no issues... It would have been "best" if thier were some sort of documentation with the unit or at least on thier website... I understand they dont make...
  23. Thread: Grain Mills

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    We have both a mm3 (non pro) and the kegco 3...

    We have both a mm3 (non pro) and the kegco 3 roller and have decided to use the kegco 3 roller and keep the mm3 for backup. we have a 3 bbl system. We have motorized the kegco and have been using it...
  24. I have the same issue with my sabco chiller......

    I have the same issue with my sabco chiller... the numbers on the gaskets and plates where all way out of order some of the plates were numbered with a magic market and some were not.. I cannot find...
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    it really depends on how closely they look at...

    it really depends on how closely they look at your drawing since most of the breweries ive been too do what you are describing. But yeah, we had the license and when we went to make an amendment we...
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