Moving to E-BIAB

Post #1 made 3 months ago
All,

I've grown tired of having to fill propane tanks and being limited by weather. I'm looking at a custom Spike 15 gallon kettle with triclamp ports for the element, 5500w ripple, and a Blichmann Brewcommander for the controller and paying for a NEMA 14-30 conversion to avoid an the need for an adapter to fit my receptacle. I'm planning to pick up a false bottom with adjustable legs from Brewers hardware to keep my bag away from the heat source. I'll also be wiring in a GFCI breaker with 10 gauge 4 conductor wire to make sure everything is safe and up to code. Can anyone think of something I'm missing?

Cheers,
Tony
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Re: Moving to E-BIAB

Post #2 made 4 weeks ago
Well it didn't turn out as planned and as most people's situations these days things changed. I did end up going electric and picked up a 1800w induction cooktop. It's currently mashing a pale ale I'm going to pitch Imperials Kveik, Loki, and ferment at 86F, about 30C I think. So far so good though.

Cheers
Tony
    • SVA Brewer With Over 20 Brews From United States of America

Re: Moving to E-BIAB

Post #3 made 3 weeks ago
Hello @a@Am33106,

I remember seeing your post. I don’t do electric so cannot be much help. There are some around here with plenty of electric experience...

Let us know how it works out!
    • SVA Brewer With Over 50 Brews From United States of America

Re: Moving to E-BIAB

Post #4 made 3 weeks ago
@Scott That brew day itself went pretty well. I did have to keep the lid partially on to keep the boil going and only boiled off .5gal/1.893L per hour. I do plan on adding insulation to see if it will allow me to remove the lid. Sadly though I lost that batch to a faulty dump valve. It's the first brew I've lost and the wife was not too happy it was all over the carpet. Can't fault the induction cooktop though. The one issue I did have on my second batch is at around 75 minutes into the boil it automatically shutoff. I was able to simply unplug and plug it back in and keep it going.

Cheers
Tony
    • SVA Brewer With Over 20 Brews From United States of America
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