B3-2050 Conversion to Electric

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B3-2050 Conversion to Electric

Postby nealperkins » Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:19 pm

About 6 weeks ago I ripped out my digital SMART and burners and switched to Highgravitybrewing.com ('s) EBCIII. So, the HLT and the BK have a 5500 watt element.

Actually, I didn't believe Dave that one element was enough so I added a second that I work manually (I call it Turbo Mode). He was right; but, damn it's fast!

Anyway, if you've been putting this off...I'd tell you it's just a MAJOR upgrade in terms of the brewing experience. And, the B3 sculpture is is just great for accommodating the change.

BTW, since I was paranoid about this, punching a hole in the kettles is a piece of cake!

For what it's worth...
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B3-2050 Conversion to Electric

Postby Brewtime » Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:52 pm

Pics or it did not happen :)



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Re: B3-2050 Conversion to Electric

Postby nealperkins » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:51 pm

my bad...

highgravitybrew.com

yeah, you know why...
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Re: B3-2050 Conversion to Electric

Postby nealperkins » Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:47 am

OK, here are the pics via a Picassa web album. There are before and after pics of the structure here:

https://picasaweb.google.com/nealperkin ... 3030938450

And, should anyone be interested, here is the link to the electric controller:

http://www.highgravitybrew.com/productc ... 8p3858.htm

A last bit of advice...Never, EVER, build a walk in fridge. I just spent the better part of a week re-sealing, upgrading the insulation, upgrading the AC. Only God knows how much money I have in this beautiful DOG. Oh well, anything for the hobby.
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Re: B3-2050 Conversion to Electric

Postby Monster Mash » Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:33 am

Nice!! Electric is the way to go.

$800 is a bit steep for the controller though, you can build one for about $250...

Another upgrade you might think about is using plugs on the pots so you can lose the cords, it make moving the pots around easier.

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Re: B3-2050 Conversion to Electric

Postby nealperkins » Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:16 am

I might have to do the plugs, makes sense!

Also, not being 'electrical' I was afraid I'd kill someone...like me.
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