E-BIAB Setup

I starting thinking about brewing indoors after my first brew, which happened on a pretty chilly Chicago winter night. I really enjoyed that brew day, and most of the brew days after, however I wanted a setup I could really call my own.

Here is the current system in action:

After several nights studying electrical diagrams at homebrewtalk.com and hours spent reading Kal’s work at theelectricbrewery.com I decided my system was going to be a recirculating Single Vessle electric BIAB setup.   I started off with the controller box:Auberin-wiring1-a4-5500w-BIAB-30d6 2013-09-21 15.54.29 2013-09-21 15.58.05 2013-09-25 00.10.04 2013-09-25 00.10.42 2013-09-25 00.30.23


After I finished the controller, it was time to get busy on my brew room, I took a small corner of my laundry room, installed a Cutler Hammer GFCB230 30Amps DOUBLPOLE GFCI GFI Circuit Breaker in my breaker box and ran a 240v electric service to the brew room.


My brother was nice enough to finish the room off with tile, and we installed a 4″ inline vent fan and vented the brew area outdoors:

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The electric keg consists of a 5500 watt heating element prepared theelectricbrewery way, and the interior grain basket is a King Kooker 30-Quart Stainless Steel Turkey Pot, with the bottom cut out, at the bottom of the King Kooker is a 11 3/4″ Sanke Contoured Stainless Steel False Bottom which allows me to drain the grains after the mash process is complete.

Here is the system mashing:


System Draining:


Parts List:

Controller Amount
1 x Emergency Stop (E-Stop) Switch(SW6) $6.99
3 x Pushbutton Switch,1NO 1NC, 22mm.120/240V (SW11) $35.94
Liquid tight RTD sensor $43.55
Box for 1/16 DIN controller*** $28.67
1/16 DIN PID Temperature Controller $45.50
Heat Sink for Solid State Relay, 40A $18.50
Contactor, 2 pole, 30A, 120V Coil*** $16.50
40A SSR*** $19.00
5 X 10A fast acting fuse 5 x 20mm $10.00
5 X 1A fast acting fuse 5 x 20mm $3.00
3 x 2 8 Position Screw Terminal Strip 600V 25A $5.79
1/4 watt 1k ohm resistors $1.99
15Amp 120 Volt Receptacle $3.49
XLR Type Chassis Mount Male 3 Pin $6.49
Gino 10 Pcs Electrical Panel Mounted 5 x 20mm $6.20
Leviton 2715 30-Amp, 125/250 Volt, Receptacle $40.18
Leviton 2626F 30 Amp, 250 Volt, Receptacle $39.47
PETRA 90-2028 10-Foot 4-Wire Dryer Cord $18.67
Leviton 2713 30 Amp, 125/250 Volt Connector $28.62


Neiko 3-Piece Titanium Step Drill Bits $12.99
Greenlee 730BB-1-1/4 Round Knockout Punch Unit, 1-1/4-Inch $83.66
Neiko Titanium Step Drill Bit – 1/4″ to 1-3/8″ in 1/8″ 10 Steps $12.19
TEKTON 66631 8-Inch File Set, 5-Piece $16.23

Home Wiring

Leviton 071-00278-000 4 Wire 30 Amp 250 Volt Dryer Receptacle 7.98
Cutler Hammer GFCB230 30Amps DOUBLPOLE GFCI GFI Circuit Breaker $89.14

Keg and Inner Chamber

sanke Keg – had on hand
King Kooker 30-Quart Stainless Steel Turkey Pot Package $90.00
11 3/4″ Sanke Contoured Stainless Steel False Bottom Q1010 $39.00
Sanke False Bottom Stainless Steel Adapter S200 $17.99
Compact Weldless Sight Tee Kit, NO THERMOMETER $27.00





heating element: $145

(Qty: 1) Camco #02963 5500W (or #02953 4500W) 240VAC ultra low watt density (ULWD) RIPP element
(Qty: 1) Weatherproof 2-gang outlet box
(Qty: 2) Weatherproof 2-gang blank cover & gasket
(Qty: 4) #6-32 machine screw hex nut
(Qty: 4) #6 locking washer
(10 feet) 300V 10/3 wire (10 gauge, 3 wires), oil/water resistant, rubber coating, rated for outdoor use
(1 foot) 3/4″ heat shrink tubing – black
(Qty: 3) 10 AWG wire ring terminals
(10 feet) 1/2″ expandable braided sleeving – carbon colour
(Qty: 1) NEMA L6-30 (250VAC/30A) twist lock electrical plug
(Qty: 1) JB Weld cold weld compound
(Qty: 1) Silicone high temperature o-ring
(1-3/16″ ID x 1-7/16″ OD x 1/8″ width, AS568A Dash No. 217, Durometer hardness A70, FDA compliant, -65F to +450F)
(Qty: 1) Food grade silicone adhesive/sealant
(-75F to +400F, Food grade: Meets MIL-A-46106B, Group I, Type I, FDA compliant, USDA approved, NSF 51 certified)
(Qty: 1) Stainless steel washer/shim
(0.075″ thick, 1-1/2″ ID, 2-1/4″ OD)
(Qty: 1) Standard straight cord/wire grip, 3/4″ NPT
(For cord diameter .50″ to 0.63″, aluminum, -30F to +225F)
(Qty: 1) Stainless steel locknut 1″ NPS

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