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Old 01-11-2012, 07:33 PM   #1
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Hello all!

Before proceeding I really need to better focus if my actual idea is the right one. 70% of the system components have been already bought, not the valves yet.

I'm going to build an usual 1 tier 3 kettles Herms, with gas burners for the HLT and the BK and a counterflow chiller at the end of the process.

Two March pumps already here waiting to be switched on

I'd like to automate as much as I could with brewtroller

Some images will explain much better my current understanding of the process (thanks to this forum and the brewtroller as well). Let's see some!











I'm not detailing here the firing of the burners and the two different phases for sparging out.

I'm going to choose both two ways and three ways valves, the same found in the oscsys store.

If useful for anyone, here is the ppt file with the slides.

What do you think? Any correction to make?

Happy brewing time!

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There's issues with your "phase 4".

You won't be able to purge the HLT HEX or pump with clean water.

I use pump two for recircing the water in the HLT, or filling the MT with strike water only.
Pump one is for HERMS recirc, sparge flushing the HEX coil, and chiller.

You'll find the system MUCH easier to clean and maintain if during sparge you can route the HLT out to the HERMS input, and then into the MT input.
You need to figure out how to get HLT out to Pump one in

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"Phase 3" Have P2 on recirculating HLT for more uniform temp. And luhrks is right, use one pump for water only.

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Thanks guys!

As for the phase 3, I already had this in mind, just not showed up in the slide.
You are absolutely right also concerning the P2 just for water best use. I'll try to find different better flows around P1 and P2.

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Did you ever find a source for 3-way valves? OSCC hasn't had them in stock since I've been searching. I did a similar plumbing diagram HERE, but it's very rough, and I'm trying to make it efficient to eliminate unnecessary valves and such.

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Did you ever find a source for 3-way valves? OSCC hasn't had them in stock since I've been searching. I did a similar plumbing diagram HERE, but it's very rough, and I'm trying to make it efficient to eliminate unnecessary valves and such.
Sorry for delay in answering!

Yes, I've found a different source for both two and three ways valves. Here you can see I've successfully made them to work with the original 16 channels relay board from bt store.

This is the website where I've found what I was looking for, even cheaper. Write to smartvalves@yahoo.com asking what you are looking for, they give a very fast support. My 3 ways valve code is CWX-60P, in brass.

If you need more info, I'm here!


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How are the CWX pumps holding up? I also found these and was wondering how the quality was. System looks great by the way!

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