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> ~*~ Stumptown Craft Brewing ~*~, This thread is of a complete electric backyard brewery build.
WillM
post Sep 16 2012, 09:20 PM
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~*~ Stumptown Craft Brewing ~*~


Hello everyone,

My name is Will and I want to share with you all, by way of this thread, the building of my backyard brewery. The name of it is "Stumptown Craft Brewing", after the old unofficial name of Matthews, NC, and will be a 20gal electric system. This is going to be a very picture intensive thread with lots of details and information but first I would like to take this moment to thank all of my family and friends and many of the brewers of the various local brewery's here in the Charlotte, NC area as well as a great gentleman by the name of P-J, which is also a member of this Brew Board, for all the support and help that they have all given me as I now begin my build.

I will also be asking questions as I do not know everything and will need your help along the way. Please if anyone see's something that looks questionable by all means speak-up as I could use all the help and eye's as I can get. Thanks in advance. (IMG:style_emoticons/brewboard/smile.gif)

I am in the very beginning stages of this build as I am having a 12' x 16' building built in the backyard of my house which will be solely for the purpose of "Stumptown Craft Brewing". This building was purchased from Home Depot in Matthews, NC as they have models of various buildings there and the one we chose was one called the "Sierra". It looks somewhat similar to this picture.......


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One thing that one will need to know if they live in North Carolina is that if you build a building on your property that is more than 12' x 12' then you are suppose to get a building permit from the county in which you live. Being that I also live within the city limits I also had to purchase a permit from the city.

My house has a standard 240v, Single Phase, 200a Residential Electrical Service which I will tap off of and run power to a 100a sub-panel in the building. I will then use a 60a Spa Panel to feed my Control Panel.

One thing also to remember that when getting your building permit, also add who will be doing the electrical and plumbing at that time or you will have to pay more later if you have to have it done as it will take a permit to do both. If you add it to the building permit when you get it, it won't cost any extra.

The 20gal. system I chose to do this build with is by Stout Tanks & Kettles. They are scheduled to be shipped to me sometime November or December as they are being manufactured overseas. Here is a picture of what I am to expect.......


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That is a picture of a BK and a MT but I will also be getting a HLT as well.

I will be using 2 - 5500w ULWD elements one in the BK and the other in the HLT. The Control Panel will allow both elements to work simultaneously and allow me to have a large enough volume of water at the right temp. for larger batches.

Here is the AWESOME!!!!!!! electrical diagram/schematic that P-J has drawn for the Control Panel build.......

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I can't thank P-J enough for helping me with this build and for the great work he did. Thanks a million Paul.

More later.......
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post Sep 18 2012, 09:30 AM
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Well, I have many pictures of the things that have came in thus far that I will be using in my build. Here are the items that I have acquired thus far.


First off I would just like to share that I just received a phone call from the builders and the scheduled build date for the building is slated for October 8th. Three weeks from yesterday. That should give me plenty of time to work on other things like the control panel and such.


When I was looking for an affordable option for a box to house my control panel, being the regular electrical boxes that are purchased new run anywhere from $300 and up depending on what size and make you are looking for, I first thought of using fire retardant plywood. As I have been in the electrical field for over 30 years I have used such materials as back boards for control panels to telephone boards. Then I thought how cool it would have been to have an acrylic see through box. I have always prided myself on my wiring techniques as to clean lines and bends and such but to have it critiqued each time someone came over might be far more than I am willing to deal with. (IMG:style_emoticons/brewboard/crazy.gif) So after a few pints of some of the local craft double rye IPA that I love so much (IMG:style_emoticons/brewboard/beerchug.gif) and playing around on Ebay looking at hundreds if not thousands of various boxes to bid on, or buy out right at 3am, I found it. There she was. She was a 23 1/2" x 23 1/2" x 10" old Hoffman Electrical Enclosure. Though she was used and had a few holes in her face and bottom I saw my new Control Station before my eye's. WHAT! $65.00 shipping and handling? You got to be kidding me. Wait a minute. Clover, SC. Let me call when I wake up in the morning and see if they will allow local pick-up. Ta-Da they do. So I hop in the car and make a trip down to Clover, SC to Southbend Industrial, Inc. (http://stores.ebay.com/southbendindustrial). It was right at an hour and fifteen minutes but was a beautiful morning and was a very enjoyable drive. Not to mention I was able to fill my gas tank on the way back with gas .30 cents a gallon cheaper than I can find around the house. So I get there and this place is AWESOME!!!!!!! They have two larger warehouses full of all kinds of stuff. I meet with the nice young lady that I had spoken with over the phone and made the deal. She said since it was my first purchase with them that she took an additional 10% off the price. So I got the panel and put it in the trunk and headed home. When I got home I took some pictures of it and here they are.........



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And to think that I stole this away after the gracious 10% discount for a whopping $34 bucks. (IMG:style_emoticons/brewboard/headbang.gif)

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post Sep 18 2012, 10:30 AM
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Here is a mash paddle I ordered that was made from maple. When I got it I wiped it down two or three times in mineral oil and it was ready to go. I can't wait to use it in the new system.


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Also my triple roller grain mill from www.Crankandstein.com. I have a piece of aluminum to make a shroud to cover the sides.


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I will also be pairing this mill with a motor that was offered to me by a dear friend. This mill should be able to handle whatever I choose to use with whatever beer I wish to make.


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post Sep 18 2012, 01:29 PM
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I went out and sectioned off that part of the backyard that the building is to be built.


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After we saw where we wanted the building footprint to be placed I set my lawnmower on the lowest setting and gave that part of the yard a crew cut. (IMG:style_emoticons/brewboard/omg.gif)


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post Sep 18 2012, 04:20 PM
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I have all of the components for the control Panel as well as the 40 plate heat exchanger. Most all of the instruments are from Arber Instruments (www.auberins.com) and the heat exchanger is from Duda Diesel (www.dudadiesel.com).

The list of items from Auber are as follows:

MULTIFUNCTION TIMER, COUNTER, TACHOMETER***
Item# ASL-51

(3 x ) LED Indicator, 22 mm, 120/240V*** LED Color Option: BLUE Power Voltage Option: 120V AC/DC
Item# IND-1

(1 x ) Flashing Buzzer, 110 or 240V AC. 22 mm Power Voltage Option: 120V AC/DC
Item# FLBuz

(2 x ) 1/16 DIN PID Temperature Controller (SSR control output)***
Item# SYL-2352

(2 x ) Universal 1/32 DIN PID Temperature Controller
Item# SYL-1512A

(10 x ) Selector Switch, 2-Position Maintained 1NO 1NC, 22mm
Item# SW2

(1 x ) Push Button Switch, Momentory. 22 mm*** Button Color Option: Green
Item# SW7

(1 x ) Key Selector Switch, 2-Position Maintained 1NO 1NC, 22mm
Item# SW8

(1 x ) Push Button Switch, Momentory. 22 mm*** Button Color Option: Red
Item# SW7

(1 x ) Emergency Stop (E-Stop) Switch, 22mm
Item# SW6

(2 x ) Contactor, 2 pole, 30A, 120V Coil***
Item# CN-PBC302-120V

(2 x ) 40A SSR***
Item# MGR-1D4840

(1 x ) Contactor, 2 pole 40 A, 120V Coil***
Item# CN-PBC402-120V

(2 x ) LED Indicator, 22 mm, 120/240V*** Power Voltage Option: 120V AC/DC LED Color Option: RED
Item# IND-1

(1 x ) LED Indicator, 22 mm, 120/240V*** Power Voltage Option: 120V AC/DC LED Color Option: GREEN
Item# IND-1

(1 x ) LED Indicator, 22 mm, 120/240V*** Power Voltage Option: 120V AC/DC LED Color Option: Yellow
Item# IND-1

(3 x ) Liquid tight RTD sensor, 2.5 inch, 1/2 NPT Thread*** Cable Option: Deluxe Cable
Item# PT100-L601/2NPT


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I currently have a few questions about the heat exchanger posted to Duda Diesel. I have the B3-23A-40ST. My question is if I have a supply of 34F water and a pump that can pump this chilled water at 15gpm then what flow should I pump the 212F wort and how long would it take to get that wort down to 70F and how much of the chilled water would be used? I need this info for 5, 10, and 15gal. batches.

See my plan is to use a small chest freezer to chill 26gal. of water, hoping that would be enough, to 34F and then pumping that through the heat exchanger at a flow rate of 15gpm and then have another container to catch the water to put back in the freezer for the next batch.

Anyone with such knowledge and are willing to share would be much appreciated.

I also have all of the twist-lock receptacles and plugs which came from Leviton via (www.amazon.com).......

2x Leviton 2621 30 Amp, 250 Volt, NEMA L6-30P, 2P, 3W, Locking Plug

3x Leviton 4720-C 15 Amp, 125 Volt, NEMA L5-15P, 2P, 3W, Locking Plug

3x Leviton 4715-C 15 Amp, 125 Volt, Flanged Outlet Locking Receptacle

2x Leviton 2626F 30 Amp, 250 Volt, Flanged Outlet Locking Receptacle


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As well as 1-15a and 2-25a DIN Breakers that I picked up from Automation Direct (www.automationdirect.com).......


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post Sep 19 2012, 07:48 PM
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Well we have the 100a 240v single phase panel that I will be installing in the building along with a 60a spa panel.......


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And then there's the 60a spa panel.......


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Now when purchasing any spa panel for this application make sure that the GFCI breaker has the Neutral lug on it.......


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post Sep 19 2012, 07:50 PM
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We also got to fairly large heat sinks on Ebay for $12 each that will be used for each of the 40a Solid Sate Relay's that will be mounted on the top of the control panel.......


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post Sep 20 2012, 08:41 AM
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I just got news that the element adapters I ordered like 2 to 3 weeks ago are now going to be another 1 to 2 weeks out. (IMG:style_emoticons/brewboard/crybaby.gif) Oh well, it ain't like I need them right away.

I found these bad boys here at http://www.brewershardware.com/TC15F10NPSCOV.html.......


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I will be using two of them as I will be using 2- 240v 5500w Camco 2933 ULWD straight foldback elements one in the BK as well as one in the HLT.......


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post Sep 22 2012, 06:58 AM
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Just received an answer to my question that I spoke of in post #5 above that I had posted to Duda Diesel. The question was if I had some water at 34F and good pump it at a flow rate of 15gpm, and my wort was at 212F, how much flow rate would I need to pump my wort and how much time and water for each a 5, 10, and 15gal batch to get the wort down to 70F.

Here is the answer I received fro Duda Diesel.......

"You can safely say that you can chill 6.5 gpm of beer wort, possibly as high as 8 gpm. So for a 5 gallon batch, it will take 37.5 seconds and use 9.4 gallons of water. a 10 gallon batch will take 75 seconds and use 18.8 gallons of water, a 15 gallon batch takes 112 seconds and uses 28.2 gallons of water."

Thanks Duda Diesel for your help as this will help a lot in the sizing of my water storage tanks as well as the size of the chest freezer and/or refrigerator I will use to chill the water.

Again Thanks!
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post Oct 1 2012, 10:17 AM
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Well after a few days I have acquired more materials for the build as well as started prepping the control panel. Here are the latest photos.......

Trub filter that will be attached to the BK outlet prior to pumping to heat exchanger:


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Various materials such as silicone tubing and tri-clap fittings and element adapters:


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The stainless element adapters which I can't hardly wait to see attached to the kettles:


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The "T" fitting that holds a temperature probe that will be mounted after the 40 plate heat exchanger:


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And like I said, I have started working on prepping the control panel

I pulled all the old devices out:


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post Oct 1 2012, 10:19 AM
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And laid the new plate over the door to trace the outline of where it will be installed:


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I did the same for the end where there was some old connectors installed:


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I also gutted the inside of the panel of all the old devices but left the DIM railing and Panduit as this was a plus which will be helpful in the build:


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I allowed 3/4" lip within the outline of the door as well as the end to allow room for drilling and tapping to attach the plates to the panel:


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I then cut out the inner lines drawn for the door and the end:


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Next will be the layout and cutting for the instruments and devices for the control panel.

The materials for the building are scheduled for delivery this coming Saturday and the builders are to begin work on the building next Monday. This will give me like two more months, if nothing happens, before the Kettles are scheduled to arrive to have power and water ran to the building, all the electrical installed within the building, insulation and sheetrock as well as paint completed, the control panel finished and installed as well as the brew stand, pumps, and chilling system installed.


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post Oct 6 2012, 04:30 PM
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The building materials were delivered this afternoon and the delivery driver for Home Depot did a great job in getting all the materials to the back yard right next to where the builders will build the building........


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post Oct 6 2012, 07:56 PM
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Here is a sample layout of the front of the control panel of most of the items I have already received.......


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Here is the identified lay-out scheme of the control panel devices and instruments.......


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So I measured and laid-out the steel plate that will be attached to the front of the control panel.......


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