Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Automated Brewing Forum > Cnfusion: Are gas valves simply on/off?
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-11-2012, 11:15 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Bergenfield, New Jersey
Posts: 468
Liked 34 Times on 28 Posts
Likes Given: 85

Default Cnfusion: Are gas valves simply on/off?

Hi folks:

The more I look into various PID configurations the more confused I get. I am setting up a gas-fired single vessel system. In the mash step the PID needs to (of course) control the temperature. Does the pid simply cycle the gas on and off, or does it actually cause an adjustment to the gas flow rate?

I guess what I am asking is... For this PID:

Or this one:

Would I be using the "on-off" control mode or the fuzzy PID mode? Sorry if thisis a dumb question... Something about this just isn't clicking for me yet.


blakelyc is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-12-2012, 12:03 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
bucfanmike's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Duluth
Posts: 1,013
Liked 21 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 3


its not variable, its on or off when controlling gas. Youll also want to use the on-off control method.


Mike in Duluth

Currently on Tap
1. Hefeweizen
2. BM Centennial Blonde
3. LHMS Clone

Next on Tap-Denny Conn Rye IPA
Kegged and aging Ed Worts Apfelwine, Denny Conn BVIP
Fermenters -

bucfanmike is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Are there beers you simply would not keg? OHIOSTEVE Bottling/Kegging 3 04-27-2012 06:07 AM
Simply apple jtrux Mead Forum 11 12-28-2011 01:20 AM
Shut-Off Valves and Integral Check Valves HenryHill Bottling/Kegging 6 01-21-2011 09:50 PM
Simply because I can.... Tripod General Chit Chat 1 11-26-2009 08:43 PM
AG Simply? cheezydemon All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11 08-22-2007 03:35 PM