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Old 03-11-2013, 06:20 PM   #41
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PJ do you have any diagrams for brewtroller rims systems ?

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Old 03-11-2013, 06:35 PM   #42
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PJ do you have any diagrams for brewtroller rims systems ?
Sorry, no. Brewtroller is one of the systems that I do not diagram.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:48 PM   #43
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I hope this helps and fits your needs.

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Totally helps. A little more complicated than what I drew up, but I guessing that the added fuses and so on are good additions. Hopefully this is something I can wire up without having to solder any of the connections.
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:44 AM   #44
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P-J,
When building off of your diagram, when a wire intersects another one (of the same color and you designate it with a little dot) , does that just mean I bring both wires to the same slot on the terminal block?

Sorry for the totally newb question and threadjack.

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P-J,
When building off of your diagram, when a wire intersects another one (of the same color and you designate it with a little dot) , does that just mean I bring both wires to the same slot on the terminal block?

Sorry for the totally newb question and threadjack.

That is absolutely correct.
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That is absolutely correct.
Thanks PJ! Sure do appreciate having you as a resource!
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PJ,
Have you designed a 3 kettle system with PID's and RTD's on the MLT and HLT and just a switch for the BK? I am looking to add automation to my system and I have it set up with Honeywell electronic ignition now.

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PJ,

After reviewing your build with the 2 PID's, the whole Brutus system's wiring makes so much more sense to me now. I have been swimming in information for the last 2 weeks trying to figure everything out. Thank you so much.

My only question, if I plan on using a second pump, would I just wire it the same way you have the single pump?

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Old 03-19-2013, 08:37 PM   #49
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After reviewing your build with the 2 PID's, the whole Brutus system's wiring makes so much more sense to me now. I have been swimming in information for the last 2 weeks trying to figure everything out. Thank you so much.

My only question, if I plan on using a second pump, would I just wire it the same way you have the single pump?
Short answer - Yes. Just add the second pump circuit.
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Rather than jumping into complicated systems, I started off pretty basic and branched out. Initially I just direct fired on the stove. I later added a pump for recirculatipn but the burner control was still manually controlled. I learned a lot about using the pump and adjusting flow rates, grain bills, efficiency adjustments, etc. Then I added a RIMS tube with a toolbox controller, reusing most of the parts from the manual setup. I still manually direct fire with the pump on to move from mash step to step and use the RIMS tube for temperature maintenance. I have an alarm in the box, so when I'm heating with the burner I get a warning to pay attention when the temp nears the goal temp. I didn't start with much electrical knowledge but now I feel pretty confident.

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