Parts List for Building Your Brewery

 

Below is the complete master list of all parts and tools required to build the various components used in The Electric Brewery. This is a compilation of all the parts and tools that we list in the individual 'BUILDING YOUR BREWERY' articles found to the left.

In some cases more than one option may be presented. For complete details please refer to the individual articles as they explain these options in greater detail.

For information on pricing breakdown, visit our FAQ.

Don't want to build it yourself or having problems finding a part? See our Products page as we offer various products and kits.

Happy building!

 

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Kettles

Choose your kettle size based on the amount of beer you wish to brew:

Brew up to 5 gallons per batch:

Brew up to 10 gallons per batch (recommended):

Brew up to 15 gallons per batch:

Brew up to 31 gallons (1 barrel) per batch:

Brew up to 62 gallons (2 barrels) per batch:

 You'll also need the following tool:

Note: In late 2014 Blichmann redesigned their kettles calling them the "BoilerMaker G2" and changed the standard ball valve for a proprietary "linear flow" valve. We recommend this be replaced. (Complete details and instructions) 

 

Heating Elements (2 x 5500W)

To purchase pre-assembled or all these parts in kit form, see our products page.

Parts: 

Tools:

 

Temperature Probes

To purchase pre-assembled or all these parts in kit form, see our products page.

Parts: 

Tools:

*The probe with 1/2" NPT thread is recommended as it will not require a bushing (reducer) to fit in 1/2" plumbing. This is a newer probe that has only recently become available.

 

Hot Liquor Tank

Parts: 

Tools:

*The bushing (reducer) is only required if a temperature probe with 1/4" NPT thread is used. If the recommended probe with 1/2" NPT thread is used, no bushing is required.

 

Mash/Lauter Tun

Parts: 

Tools:

*The bushing (reducer) is only required if a temperature probe with 1/4" NPT thread is used. If the recommended probe with 1/2" NPT thread is used, no bushing is required.

 

Boil Kettle

Parts: 

Tools:

 

Brew Stand

If you're looking for something more industrial than wood, consider a 24 x 60 inch stainless steel commercial work table with a lower shelf. It is the perfect size for 20 gallon kettles and is what we use now in our newly built (larger) brewery.

Parts: 

Tools:

 

Hoses

Parts: 

Tools:

 

Pumps

Parts: 

Tools:

 

Wort Chiller

Parts: 

Source of water:

Tools:

 

Control Panel (Standard 30A with safe start interlock)

To purchase pre-assembled or all these parts in kit form, see our products page.

For more powerful 50 amp control panels see FAQ: Adapting for a 30+ gallon setup or FAQ: Adapting for a back to back setup. To adapt for 220-240V countries see here.

Parts: 

Source of power and power cord:

Tools:

*Not required if building from one of our control panel kits. Our kit enclosures are custom made for us and result in less work for you. There is no need to move the ground post, no need to seal and sand the bottom cable plate, and no need to prime and paint as the enclosure is already professionally powder coated with an industrial flat textured charcoal/black finish.

**You likely already have extra unused NC contact blocks from the various switches you already purchased.

***The hole sizes may vary slightly based on the receptacle brand used. Before cutting, we strongly recommend confirming the hole sizes required for the actual receptacles you will be installing.

 

Ventilation

Parts: 

Tools:

 

Grain Mill

Parts: 

Tools:

 

Some sellers do not ship outside the USA. If you live outside the USA (like us), we recommend using a forwarding service such as Shipito. We've used them to ship to Canada. The good news is that shipping within the USA is very inexpensive or often free. You then simply pay a small forwarded fee plus the cost of whatever shipping method you choose (USPS, FedEx, etc). They will even consolidate multiple packages into one to save on shipping. We recommend USPS whenever possible to minimize brokerage fees. 

     

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