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    I have 4 110gallon plastic conicals with the...

    I have 4 110gallon plastic conicals with the stainless coils installed in the lid.

    I use a single 3/4hp micromatic beerline chiller with the included pump. I have the cpvc manifold setup with a...
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    Good advice!

    Good advice!
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    This is where I purchased the coils for our...

    This is where I purchased the coils for our plastic 110 gallon conicals... They work very well. We use one 1/3hp micromatic beerline chiller to control temps on all 4 3bbl conicals and just 2 weeks...
  4. My 2 cents would be that electric has real...

    My 2 cents would be that electric has real advantages at 7bbl or smaller... You dont need walls separating the public from the kettles for one and hood systems are not needed. They are more efficient...
  5. Im running 240v. The reason im using the 6000w...

    Im running 240v. The reason im using the 6000w element is I was looking for the lowest watt density in my rims as well as the longest element as ive found longer contact time with the element on each...
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    Another reason electric is popular in the nano...

    Another reason electric is popular in the nano world... We just have a 6inch exhaust pipe venting out our wall from the enclosed Boil kettle. in some states they are still working out the details...
  7. So its been a year... pump gets used multiple...

    So its been a year... pump gets used multiple times a week... Just recently purchased a second one on wheels so we dont have to carry it up and down the stairs to the lagering cellar for CIP so far...
  8. Thank you for this Info John. Just for...

    Thank you for this Info John.
    Just for reference.
    In my 120a (2 60a gfci circuits) 3bbl panel I originally designed the panel so everything could be run off 100a and put 2 real time amp meters to...
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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...
  10. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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....
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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