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cadwallion 12-29-2012 01:35 AM

Cademon Test Lab Build
 
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I started this project about a month ago, but this month has seen two weeks of prodromal labor followed by the birth of my daughter (12/17) so I suppose I have been pre-occupied.

This build is more than just a brewhouse, it is the complete setup of Cademon Brewing Co.'s test lab for recipe design. I have been doing recipe design using a 5 gallon cooler-based system for six months and made some great beer, but we have decided the business needs a more consistent test lab with larger volume and less disassembly.

I have allocated a 300 sq ft space to be built as the test lab. The lab is a 14-15 gallon eHERMS system running on a Raspberry Pi-driven automation system and controlled via touchscreen. Four 15-gallon plastic conicals are being built for fermentation as well.

I have included a topdown model of the intended lab layout, as well as the space as of last month.


cadwallion 12-29-2012 01:35 AM

Cademon Test Lab Build
 
2 Attachment(s)

I started this project about a month ago, but this month has seen two weeks of prodromal labor followed by the birth of my daughter (12/17) so I suppose I have been pre-occupied.

This build is more than just a brewhouse, it is the complete setup of Cademon Brewing Co.'s test lab for recipe design. I have been doing recipe design using a 5 gallon cooler-based system for six months and made some great beer, but we have decided the business needs a more consistent test lab with larger volume and less disassembly.

I have allocated a 300 sq ft space to be built as the test lab. The lab is a 14-15 gallon eHERMS system running on a Raspberry Pi-driven automation system and controlled via touchscreen. Four 15-gallon plastic conicals are being built for fermentation as well.

I have included a topdown model of the intended lab layout, as well as the space as of last month.


cadwallion 12-29-2012 01:40 AM

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First up was building the brewstand. 2"x4" with 1"x4" tops make it up. My wife says I have a thing about constantly building tables (I think I'm up to six or so built in the past year), so I jumped on this while waiting for equipment to arrive.

My business partner helped with the assembly and sanding, and my son decided he was going to tighten all the screws 'just to be sure'.

The last picture is doing a weight test on the table.


cadwallion 12-29-2012 01:40 AM

5 Attachment(s)

First up was building the brewstand. 2"x4" with 1"x4" tops make it up. My wife says I have a thing about constantly building tables (I think I'm up to six or so built in the past year), so I jumped on this while waiting for equipment to arrive.

My business partner helped with the assembly and sanding, and my son decided he was going to tighten all the screws 'just to be sure'.

The last picture is doing a weight test on the table.


cadwallion 12-29-2012 01:40 AM

5 Attachment(s)

First up was building the brewstand. 2"x4" with 1"x4" tops make it up. My wife says I have a thing about constantly building tables (I think I'm up to six or so built in the past year), so I jumped on this while waiting for equipment to arrive.

My business partner helped with the assembly and sanding, and my son decided he was going to tighten all the screws 'just to be sure'.

The last picture is doing a weight test on the table.


cadwallion 12-29-2012 01:40 AM

5 Attachment(s)

First up was building the brewstand. 2"x4" with 1"x4" tops make it up. My wife says I have a thing about constantly building tables (I think I'm up to six or so built in the past year), so I jumped on this while waiting for equipment to arrive.

My business partner helped with the assembly and sanding, and my son decided he was going to tighten all the screws 'just to be sure'.

The last picture is doing a weight test on the table.


cadwallion 12-29-2012 01:40 AM

5 Attachment(s)

First up was building the brewstand. 2"x4" with 1"x4" tops make it up. My wife says I have a thing about constantly building tables (I think I'm up to six or so built in the past year), so I jumped on this while waiting for equipment to arrive.

My business partner helped with the assembly and sanding, and my son decided he was going to tighten all the screws 'just to be sure'.

The last picture is doing a weight test on the table.


cadwallion 12-29-2012 02:00 AM

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Conical work started with inductor tanks arriving (3 at once, the fourth took a few weeks because apparently we homebrewers keep buying them all up. \"\"). Since I already had plywood and 2"x4"x8' lying around, I decided to forego the $60+ on a stand and build them myself. The stands are 2'x2' with 32" high legs with a 3/8" plywood top. I took a measurement of the size of the tank, drew it on the plywood, and cut out the triangles. Then I freehanded the curves with a jig saw and sanded until the tank fit snugly.

An order from Brewer's Hardware came in for the Tri-Clover fittings for the tanks. 1.5" MNPT x 1.5" Tri-Clover, 1.5" Tri-Clover Clamps, and a 1.5" Tri-Clover Butterfly valve make up the bottom portion. I am still working on the racking port, though I have the fittings for the first conical.


cadwallion 12-29-2012 02:00 AM

3 Attachment(s)

Conical work started with inductor tanks arriving (3 at once, the fourth took a few weeks because apparently we homebrewers keep buying them all up. \"\"). Since I already had plywood and 2"x4"x8' lying around, I decided to forego the $60+ on a stand and build them myself. The stands are 2'x2' with 32" high legs with a 3/8" plywood top. I took a measurement of the size of the tank, drew it on the plywood, and cut out the triangles. Then I freehanded the curves with a jig saw and sanded until the tank fit snugly.

An order from Brewer's Hardware came in for the Tri-Clover fittings for the tanks. 1.5" MNPT x 1.5" Tri-Clover, 1.5" Tri-Clover Clamps, and a 1.5" Tri-Clover Butterfly valve make up the bottom portion. I am still working on the racking port, though I have the fittings for the first conical.


cadwallion 12-29-2012 02:00 AM

3 Attachment(s)

Conical work started with inductor tanks arriving (3 at once, the fourth took a few weeks because apparently we homebrewers keep buying them all up. \"\"). Since I already had plywood and 2"x4"x8' lying around, I decided to forego the $60+ on a stand and build them myself. The stands are 2'x2' with 32" high legs with a 3/8" plywood top. I took a measurement of the size of the tank, drew it on the plywood, and cut out the triangles. Then I freehanded the curves with a jig saw and sanded until the tank fit snugly.

An order from Brewer's Hardware came in for the Tri-Clover fittings for the tanks. 1.5" MNPT x 1.5" Tri-Clover, 1.5" Tri-Clover Clamps, and a 1.5" Tri-Clover Butterfly valve make up the bottom portion. I am still working on the racking port, though I have the fittings for the first conical.



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