I currently am still working on my single tier brew rig, which I have yet to post any pictures and in matter of fact this may be one of my few posts, as I generally borrow other ideas from HBT and run with them in my DIY projects (Only time for building and brewing). But, anyways I have this idea for a brewery control cart and wanted some thoughts. I want my control panel cart to be separate from the brew system and to contain within some of my brew items such as the two brewing pumps, RIMS tube, water filter, and wort plate chiller and being plumbed through an attached diverter panel. On top of the cart would be a mounted control panel with the electricals from the pumps/RIMS being wired up through the top of the cart and into the panel. This would also have a small space for brew notes and a place to sit a pint. The plumbing would be contained within the bottom portion of the cart and one side would have a diverter panel. The system is plumbed with silicone & hi-temp hose with camlocks.
Water filter: On the side of the Cart would have a hose inlet connecting to the inside plumbing, passing through the filter then to the diverter plate with a valve to control flow.
Pumps: Hard wired into control panel, plumbed to diverter panel with Wort In & Outlets and a ball valve attached to the Out side to control flow. Also, autovents on the pumps for flow control.
Wort chiller: Plumbed through diverter with temp. montior on in and out flows.
I would also thinking a hook to hang my mash paddle on the side and also a small drawer to hold brew tools (hydrometer and testing tube, Misc. Fitting, Hoses.
Oh, also I almost forgot it should have a mounted bottle opener.
So enough rambling, any ideas on improvements, thoughts? I know a lot of people put diverter panels directly on their rigs but kinda like this due to also working on a small batch brewery as well in case I don't want to make 13 gal. I will try to post a sketch soon.