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Re: The new build has begun.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 15:32
by mixbrewery
Cracking build. Ultimate brewing porn :notworthy:

Those 3way ss valves look good, bet they weren't cheap.
I looked a few years ago when building my system and frowned away by the cost.

Re: The new build has begun.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 21:39
by LeeH
Valves were 14 quid each from China.

The new build has begun.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 21:41
by LeeH
jkp wrote:This is a fantastic build!

I don't know anything about plumbing or electronics so I might be totally wrong, but why not put the pumps and valves a little higher? I've been lucky enough to use a Brewmagic on a few occasions which is a similar size system with RIMs etc. and the pipework is all right below the level of the HLT and MT, so all valves are at arms reach.


Thanks.

2 reasons, it was easy to mount the pumps and it gives more head pressure. Not saying they're in the most ideal place but it made sense to me at the time for those reasons.

Cheers.

The new build has begun.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:05
by LeeH
Panel is on its way...by the time I get this build done I'll have no idea how to make beer...

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Re: The new build has begun.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 14:51
by Joe1002
Very neat :clap:

Re: The new build has begun.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 14:58
by Will12283
I has problems just stopping the leaks on my mash tun never mind anything this good. Very nice

Re: The new build has begun.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 18:01
by GAZ9053
Very nice build :thumb:

Re: The new build has begun.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 18:45
by pittsy
Looking very nice . I would be struggling with all those wires , looks a nightmare to do , will you need a special supply from a new fuse board ? Hope it all goes well for you .

Re: The new build has begun.

PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:12
by DethApostle
Did you know about wiring etc before you started the build or are you just an extremely gifted amateur sparky?
I am contemplating a big control panel like that but haven't really got a clue where to start!

DA

The new build has begun.

PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:12
by LeeH
@Deth - I flirt with it from time to time...


@Pitsy - I have pulled in a new 50A supply to the garage.

Ok, wish I just bought a Braumeister!

I'll have chance to finish the panel so the engraving is ready, I'll be drilling the door this week hopefully.



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Re: The new build has begun.

PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:46
by Kyle_T
That puts my one to shame!

Excellent work there Lee.

Re: The new build has begun.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:40
by LeeH
Bit more...

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Re: The new build has begun.

PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 15:51
by LeeH
Making use of the Xmas hols

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Re: The new build has begun.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 17:12
by Buster
Absolutely stunning, credit to you.

Re: The new build has begun.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 21:01
by BarnsleyBrewer
Cracking control panel...............

The new build has begun.

PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 13:53
by LeeH
BarnsleyBrewer wrote:Cracking control panel...............


The enclosure is too small to be honest so it's a little busy inside!

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Buster wrote:Absolutely stunning, credit to you.


Thanks buster

Re: The new build has begun.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:56
by Robdob
What a great setup! I admire your skills, well done! I was pleased I'd managed to wire up my STC1000 using an old fridge! What are your plans for fermenting? Will you have a brew fridge or similar?

Re: The new build has begun.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 13:45
by LeeH
Board of wires, got some plumbing done.

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It's a hot water supply from the new hot water tank in the garage.

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In the summer it's heated from this magic box of tricks that diverts excess solar power into the tank. On a bright day the tank is up to 85decC before lunch.

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So if start brewing late morning i can use the free preheated water then run the brewery off the panels. Should be a 'green' brew.

Re: The new build has begun.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 13:46
by LeeH
Robdob wrote:What a great setup! I admire your skills, well done! I was pleased I'd managed to wire up my STC1000 using an old fridge! What are your plans for fermenting? Will you have a brew fridge or similar?


Yep got a conical in an old large commercial fridge.

Re: The new build has begun.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 14:22
by PhatFil
I too am in awe.. grand job .. should make your brewing a complete pleasure,

However it might be worth sticking a splash proof screen beside the control box what with that tap sat right next to it, you only need to contain a small amount of pressure in a connected hose to cause sprayback when disconnecting..

Re: The new build has begun.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 19:14
by LeeH
Thanks PhatFil, I will look at bending a sheet up when I get back to work.

I've been off since the 8th so full steam ahead!

Pipework nipped up, more cables in, pumps fixed, flow and return on the heat exchanger completed and started to trouble shoot a few gremlins in the control panel.

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Re: The new build has begun.

PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 21:29
by BarnsleyBrewer
New benchmark in homebrewing pal. :thumb:

BB :drink:

Re: The new build has begun.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 18:58
by LeeH
All the gear, no idea B.B....


HLT filter and fill line plumbed in.

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The new build has begun.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 22:45
by LeeH
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It's ALIVE!!

Apart from my RIMS element, I killed it.

Probes on RCA plugs. Maplin only stock 2 of each phono plugs believe it or not!


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Re: The new build has begun.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 01:30
by Lanky94
Lee. Very well done . I really like this build. Well thought out and executed! I am about to embark on a similar build and am just building the control panel.
Just a quick question on cleaning please? What will be your cleaning sequence? Is it designed to leave all pipework connected, or will you have to break any thread on the compression fittings from time to time?

Thanks

Nathan