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Re: Blatzhaus Electric Brauerei
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2012, 03:47:42 PM »
Good work on that brewery set up.
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Re: Blatzhaus Electric Brauerei
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2012, 04:04:37 PM »
Looks good. Did you just buy the Control Box straight from Cal? That is what I am doing. And the ss herms coil.

Did you buy the hole punches? I am about to need some.
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Re: Blatzhaus Electric Brauerei
« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2012, 02:25:19 PM »
Looks good. Did you just buy the Control Box straight from Cal? That is what I am doing. And the ss herms coil.

Did you buy the hole punches? I am about to need some.

Yes on all counts - the CP assembled was just plain worth it to me, get it done rather than spending a year doing it.  I tried cooling the herms myself but that ended badly so I purchased it.  And I bought all the punches.
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Re: Blatzhaus Electric Brauerei
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2012, 05:58:48 AM »
How many oz of hops can fit in the spider?
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Re: Blatzhaus Electric Brauerei
« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2012, 06:15:51 AM »
How many oz of hops can fit in the spider?

At least 12 whole leaf in my experience - pellet, prob more than you can possibly use!
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Re: Blatzhaus Electric Brauerei
« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2012, 02:02:29 PM »
Very nice Paul.  Why aren't there any AHA stickers on your freezers? ;)
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Re: Blatzhaus Electric Brauerei
« Reply #21 on: December 14, 2012, 02:05:23 PM »
Very nice Paul.  Why aren't there any AHA stickers on your freezers? ;)

haha - actually the "on deck" chest freezer with the Old Rasputin sign on it does have the "I brew the beer I drink" on it - i'll have to work on the other 2
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Re: Blatzhaus Electric Brauerei
« Reply #22 on: December 14, 2012, 07:28:25 PM »
Very nice.  Looks a little too warm there for my liking.  Hard to ice fish with all those palm trees around.

How long does it take to bring a pot to a boil with the electric elements?  I'm thinking of going electric and I'm debating putting in two elements in one pot for 15 gal batches (in a 100 qt pot).  Just wondering if that would help or be overkill. (thinking I'd stay with the turkey fryer for any batches under 10 gals).  I don't think I'll ever get to a HERMS system but you've got it very well set up. Nice and compact looking.

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Re: Blatzhaus Electric Brauerei
« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2012, 06:34:57 AM »
Outstanding setup!  So many people seem to be going the electric route now. 
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Re: Blatzhaus Electric Brauerei
« Reply #24 on: December 15, 2012, 07:43:22 AM »
Nicely done.

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Re: Blatzhaus Electric Brauerei
« Reply #25 on: December 17, 2012, 02:00:12 PM »
Very nice.  Looks a little too warm there for my liking.  Hard to ice fish with all those palm trees around.

How long does it take to bring a pot to a boil with the electric elements?  I'm thinking of going electric and I'm debating putting in two elements in one pot for 15 gal batches (in a 100 qt pot).  Just wondering if that would help or be overkill. (thinking I'd stay with the turkey fryer for any batches under 10 gals).  I don't think I'll ever get to a HERMS system but you've got it very well set up. Nice and compact looking.

gmac - not sure on the timing for out of the tap to boiling since I heat in steps - room temp to strike temp, then use the HERMS to get up to mashout temp, then from mashout temp to boiling.

I haven't actually timed it (but I can this weekend if you'd like) but going from 75-160 with 20gal, it seems to take about 20 minutes give or take a few.

not sure why you'd need two elements though - one 45-5500W unit should be more than suffiicient for that volume.
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Re: Blatzhaus Electric Brauerei
« Reply #26 on: December 17, 2012, 02:01:29 PM »
Would have liked to see more of the hop-spider in action.

I can try to take more pics next session. 
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Blatzhaus Electric Brauerei
« Reply #27 on: December 17, 2012, 04:11:13 PM »
Very nice work Paul! Looks like Walden likes to hang out for the brewday.
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Re: Blatzhaus Electric Brauerei
« Reply #28 on: December 17, 2012, 05:16:49 PM »
Would have liked to see more of the hop-spider in action.

I can try to take more pics next session.

Thanks! Was this particular piece of equipment store-bought or made to spec?
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Re: Blatzhaus Electric Brauerei
« Reply #29 on: December 21, 2012, 02:56:14 PM »
Would have liked to see more of the hop-spider in action.

I can try to take more pics next session.

Thanks! Was this particular piece of equipment store-bought or made to spec?

It looks a lot like one of these: http://www.stainlessbrewing.com/Hop-Strainer-with-SS-Mesh_p_123.html