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Offline flbrewer

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Electric Pilot System
« on: July 10, 2014, 02:19:23 PM »
Anyone using/used an electric system? Saw one on Brewdogs the other night and I'm intrigued by both the ability to use inside my garage and the temp. controls.

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Re: Electric Pilot System
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2014, 04:33:53 PM »
Yup. Rocks.
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Building a clone of The Electric Brewery to use as a pilot system for new recipes!

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Re: Electric Pilot System
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2014, 04:50:14 PM »
I think they were using an induction burner. I remember Fick was discussing them not to long ago.

Side note. Not sure how I feel about Brewdogs. They make Sam Calagione look like a Puritan.

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Re: Electric Pilot System
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2014, 07:10:10 PM »
I recently switched to using a portable induction range for my 3.5-gallon batches.   It's nice to be able to set it up in my garage and walk away while the wort is boiling.   I do not feel comfortable doing the same thing with my propane stove.  A kettle has to be induction ready to get the most out of an induction range. I built the kettle that I use for 3.5-gallon batches out of a Vollrath Optio 3506, which is induction ready. My larger kettles are not induction ready.

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Re: Electric Pilot System
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Re: Electric Pilot System
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2014, 07:17:37 PM »
I recently switched to using a portable induction range for my 3.5-gallon batches.   It's nice to be able to set it up in my garage and walk away while the wort is boiling.   I do not feel comfortable doing the same thing with my propane stove.  A kettle has to be induction ready to get the most out of an induction range. I built the kettle that I use for 3.5-gallon batches out of a Vollrath Optio 3506, which is induction ready. My larger kettles are not induction ready.

What's the induction part of it? Something to take away any smells?

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Building a clone of The Electric Brewery to use as a pilot system for new recipes!

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Re: Electric Pilot System
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2014, 08:22:04 PM »
Induction is a type of heat source. Instead of applying direct heat to the pot the whole pot becomes the heat source. Basically magnets are used to excite the electrons in the metal, excited electrons generate heat. Thank Faraday

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Re: Electric Pilot System
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2014, 01:25:29 PM »
I have a 100% electric system I use in my garage and absolutely love it!  I bought a kit from eBrewSupply and built the panel.  I'm not an electrician, but I know enough to be dangerous.  I wanted to build it on my own in case something stops working I'll hopefully have a better idea on how to fix it!

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Re: Electric Pilot System
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2014, 09:49:28 AM »
Yup. Rocks.

+1 to this. Ive brewed with Jeff on his system. It indeed, Rocks.  8)

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Re: Electric Pilot System
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2014, 03:50:35 PM »
I love mine. I built this one: http://www.theelectricbrewery.com
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Re: Electric Pilot System
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2014, 02:33:10 AM »
I have a Braumeister. Love it!