First brew session with BCS.....

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missing_link
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First brew session with BCS.....

Post by missing_link » Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:06 am

Did my first brew with the BCS on Saturday.

My brewery in a box worked perfectly. I mounted my SSR's to a 9x8 piece of aluminum and all 4 are on the same piece.

Because my pumps, heat exchangers and electronics are all in one small box, the inside of the box did get quite hot. I am going to add a piece of clear plastic to divide the 2 areas of the box and add some vent holes and a fan for the electronics.

I'll have to take some pics but I had a good idea for powering the BCS in a small box. Most users here have installed an outlet and box so they can plug in the BCS power cord. I took 2 female spade wire terminals that are fully insulated and crimped them on to some wire. The female spade fully engages the lugs on the power cord, then I just added this to my power distribution blocks. No need for a clunky outlet in my box!!

Linc

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Re: First brew session with BCS.....

Post by np0x » Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:14 am

I am putting all my stuff in a monster box (18x18x6) so clunky box is my future, but I would like to see your "lugs". :)

Please post pics of your box if you are willing to share, it's always helpful to see what everyone is doing.
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missing_link
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Re: First brew session with BCS.....

Post by missing_link » Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:25 am

I'll get some pics eventually.

My box is just 3/4 inch plywood as a test. Next I'm going to make the box out of aluminum which should help with the heat.

Linc

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