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Old 09-15-2012, 09:38 PM   #1
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Hey folks! I wanted to get some professional opinions on my new rig schematic, so here it is.
Oh, and I forgot to translate it from Portuguese to English, my bad. It should not be a problem though, and by the way bomba = pump, água = water and TC is a plate heat exchanger

The full schematic:


Getting the strike water ready:


Dough-in:


Recirculating mash and HLT trough heat exchanger to keep mash temp:


Vorlauf (it shouldn't be necessary, but I want to be able to do it):


Fly sparging:


Whirlpooling:


Dumping the hot break:


Chilling the wort and sending it to the fermenter:


Sorry for the huge amount of images!

So, any insights?

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Old 09-16-2012, 06:17 AM   #2
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25 valves?

I sure hope this isn't a five gallon system

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Old 09-16-2012, 02:59 PM   #3
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Yeah, I know! hehehe
Its actually 35 gal, and since I want it fully automated via computer, I'm not sure if I could remove any =(
You would do it any differently?

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[...]You would do it any differently?
Latitude is given for a 1bbl or larger system

If you're going for total automation anyway, you might look into using a common transfer manifold or two and plumbing everything into that/those. I've seen some pretty cool systems using that technique and it strikes me that many fewer valves and a lot less piping were involved...

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Old 09-17-2012, 03:21 PM   #5
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[...] you might look into using a common transfer manifold or two and plumbing everything into that/those [...]
Humm, sounds interesting! But I have no idea of what you are talking about, do you have a thread / schematic to share?

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Old 09-18-2012, 01:12 AM   #6
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This is the model. There were a few corrections and adaptions made to the schematic, and most likely there's still a lot of mistakes.



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