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Old 06-27-2007, 01:11 AM   #1
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Anyone built an all grain home brewery? I would love to do this but as with everything else, I don't want to half @$$ it. I want to build it, and I want it to be TOP NOTCH. I've been around the net and seen tons of cool set ups but I was thinking something along the lines combining the best of all the systems.
Not that its a detailed plan but maybe a discussion can lead me to an entire plan.

HLT, MLT, Boil Kettle, CFC, and fermenter, thermometers and a hydrometer. This of course would all be tied to a system of plumbing, pumps valves and solonoids to recirculate water/wort through and around the system in the different places adjusting its rout depending on temperature to maintain immaculate QA/QC. I was thinking that I should also connect the whole system to a cpu for absolute monitoring and control of the process but write the program to run itself once set up so the only thing I have to do is put my ingredients in and click start (minus cleaning). I was also thinking of setting it up so that the house plumbing was tied directly into the system from a charcoal filter so that I didn't have to fill it by hand, and have the house gas piped right to the burners so I didn't have to refill propane. I also thought about having valves set up on the fermenter so that I could pipe right into a keg or bottling bucket. This all sounds great but the bottom line is the almighty dollar...so I thought I should piece this sucker together once I have a complete plan.

Any plans, thoughts, pics I can look at to draw up a draft plan? Of course I will get a permit (NOT) when I build it.

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Old 06-27-2007, 01:36 AM   #2
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If you want to see a sweet setup, check out http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthre...highlight=1972

This guy has it hooked up. But he says he's been doing it since 1972, so He's got quite a few brews under his belt!

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Old 06-27-2007, 01:49 AM   #3
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I am actually working on a system that is very similar I work in controlls and automation and have been lookingat different ways to set up an almost completley automated system right now I am trying to figure out wether I want to heat with gas or electric nothing put together yet but looking promising.

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Old 06-27-2007, 01:58 AM   #4
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This is what you're looking for: http://www.alenuts.com/brutus.htm

I can't drink beer fast enough to brew enough. I don't want my brew day to happen without me just yet. I LIKE being involved.

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Old 06-27-2007, 02:01 AM   #5
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This is what you're looking for: http://www.alenuts.com/brutus.htm

I can't drink beer fast enough to brew enough. I don't want my brew day to happen without me just yet. I LIKE being involved.
That is pretty awesome. But, I think half the fun would be doing all that work myself (meaning what he includes in the plans).
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Old 06-27-2007, 02:18 AM   #6
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I can't find any particular flaws with his system. No need to reinvent something that works. I got a "C" in industrial controls class at DeVry so LOVE controls scare the hell out me though.

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You should also check out Brewpastor's setup: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/...=1&userid=3144

and Monster Mash's setup: http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/brewer007/my_photos

This thread might be interesting for you, too. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=19823

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Also, if you'd rather just drop some cash and get a turn key system, check out the breweries at www.morebeer.com

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This is what you're looking for: http://www.alenuts.com/brutus.htm

I can't drink beer fast enough to brew enough. I don't want my brew day to happen without me just yet. I LIKE being involved.
I think its hilarious to have that sweet system and to hand write "Brutus Ten" on the control panel. Sorry to whoever owns it, but I think its weird to put something together so beautifully and well designed and leave a detail like that in. However, I'm still jealous and would take it 'as is' in a heartbeat.
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I think its hilarious to have that sweet system and to hand write "Brutus Ten" on the control panel. Sorry to whoever owns it, but I think its weird to put something together so beautifully and well designed and leave a detail like that in. However, I'm still jealous and would take it 'as is' in a heartbeat.
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