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Multiple job changes, addition of 3 kids, and some health stuff has me giving up some old hobbies, including home brewing and dabbling in distilling. This setup took many years to build up, but I'd love to pass it on it one big collection, at what I think is a very fair price. If you want to sell off what you don't need, great, I just don't have time and motivation to do that.
So this was built after nearly decade of brewing on the 1st system I built up and just skipped to "whoa" level right away compared to how I start with partial boil extract brewing, so this will take a second to lay out what's included and has never been shared online.
The biggest highlights outside of the Still of course, is the control panel.
I have 6 electronic circuits dedicated to the brewery:
The heart of the panel is the BCS-460 by embedded control concepts which allows web browser based control and monitoring of the system. It has temp probes currently in the HLT, HE, and BK for monitoring. I was planning to add another somewhere in the still setup, but never got that far.
All 6 circuits enter a large wall mounted NEMA panel via 2” Conduit.
The 220v circuits each pass through 2 pole 110v coil 40A contactors before then going to either a solid state relay or a phase angle controller. The relays are controlled by the BCS-460 and the contactors are controlled by switches on the front of the panel for double safe standards.
The lights, fan, and pumps are simply wired directly to the switches. All of the heating elements except the boil kettle are hard wired directly to the panel for simplicity and cost savings. The Boil Kettle as a cord hard wired to the BK position with a Twist Lock 30amp outlet on it to ease disconnecting and cleaning.
Has a ethernet jack for connecting to your network and 1/8" jacks for the temp probes.
4 vessel E-Herms setup, so:
Still Pot - 11,000 watt via 2x ULWD 5500 watt elements in a 1/2 barrel keg flipped and welded with a 4" ferrule on top and a drain out the original top.
Some of the Still parts (mostly SD):
I'm basically planning to include everything I can pull together that goes with this hobby...
I've got WAY more into everything, but to try to make this easy, I'd sell EVERYTHING for steal of a deal:
Asking $3,000 in Minnesota, west of Minneapolis a bit. This is too much to ship, so pick up is needed. Could be a great little test setup for a new distillery or a brewery that wants to see if they should expand into distilling.
As a bonus, I'll even include my original SD Large Copper Funnel (w/ 2" TC ferrule soldered on), that thing is just cool.
Pics show a few glances at it from over the years and the still parts laid out just yesterday.