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Kettle Ventilation in Basement HERMS System

stevep4

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Any advice on adding a ventilation to an in basement all electric 10 gallon HERMS System?  My fist attempt without any exhaust system tuned my basement into a rain forest!  Next tried an 80CFM bathroom vent right above the boil kettle.  Got better results, but also go some condensate dripping into my kettle.  I?m thinking now of adding a kitchen style hood.  How many CFM does one really need, and does the height above the kettle make a difference?  Any direction in this endeavor will be much appreciated!
 

Oginme

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My advice would be to contact a HVAC professional to make sure the system is sized correctly and will hold up to the heat and humidity you will put through it.
 

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anything more specific?  Real Professionals are very hard to find.  Many pretend to be, but no little more than I can get off the web....
 

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Check out this blog post from Brad:  http://beersmith.com/blog/2017/05/20/planning-an-indoor-electric-brewery-part-2-ventilation-and-airflow/

There is also another podcast from Brad with John Blichmann about setting up an indoor brewing system, but I have not listened to it lately to see if it may offer you some advice.
 
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