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hepkat701 06-18-2012 12:56 PM

electronic valves
Ok putting together my first rig. It will be a HERMS system that I plan on fully automating. Four vessels keggle hlt, 5 gallon heat exchanger, keggle mash tun and keggle bk. All hard plumed all run off 1 pump. Hlt and bk gas fired and heat exchanger electric 220. Obviously lots of electronic valves involved, anyone have suggestions on where to source the valves?

sohara 06-18-2012 01:21 PM

They have motorized ball valves at http://www.oscsys.com/ (the commercial site run by the contributors to the brewtroller project). They are stainless and look pretty nice. $50 a pop. They seem to be out of stock but that might just be because the owners are currently at NHC. I think you can also order these from China in quantity but I think the shipping times are longer.

Rbeckett 06-18-2012 01:52 PM

Ya might wanna contact member "Squeeky" he has a connection to some very nice ball valves that are electrically controlled. he will also have a lot of the answers to how to plumb them in and write the proper control code for a chip. Definately worth talking to him before you decide. Hope this helps get you going in the direction your interested in.
Wheelchair Bob

carlisle_bob 06-18-2012 04:52 PM


Based on a post elsewhere, Squeaky is more or less waiting for 30 pieces to be needed before he places his next order.


Squeeky 06-18-2012 07:11 PM

Wow I feel so loved :D

Thanks for the recommendation guys, carlisle bob is correct about needing 30 claimed before I'd order again. It's not worth it economically to have them come from China unless I order 50; as it's well over $200 in shipping. At that I make roughly $6 a valve for my time and effort, not trying to hide anything. Plus the fund of wiring 2k+ to China, and hoping everything come correctly without extra fees etc.

There have been several members asking, but no one really ready to buy yet. (Emjay, pull the trigger on the 20 you want and I'll get the order placed this week)

Rbeckett it correct, I'm here to help. HBT has done so much for my brewing, I just want to repay the favor. If you have any questions just PM.


carlisle_bob 06-19-2012 12:30 AM


Ok, I'll ask .... how much are the valves?


Squeeky 06-19-2012 01:23 AM

The extras I had went for $42 a piece or $40 if ordering more then 5. They would be the same cost if I ordered another 50, assuming factory prices didn't go up, however I don't know why the would.

OSCSYS sells for $50, but I know he offers a discount if ordering 5+ and 10+, I think the cheapest they go through him is $44 when ordering 10+. Although JC is out right now, he will likely have them in 2 weeks after getting back from NHC.

I'm not a vendor so I can't really buy for resale within the classifieds, and the profit isn't enough to pay for vendor status. So shhhh just PM if you need valves in the future :)

hepkat701 06-19-2012 12:44 PM

Thanks everyone! Hope to start on my rig soon.

psbuckland 06-23-2012 08:11 PM

Just buy them from OSCSYS. They stand by their products.

carlisle_bob 06-24-2012 01:16 PM


Originally Posted by psbuckland (Post 4196419)
Just buy them from OSCSYS. They stand by their products.


Classic choice - save some money or get an 800 number for support.


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