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Old 04-09-2010, 03:02 PM   #1
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Hi everyone-

Here is the newest build I am working on. This is for HBT member SuperiorBrew who owns Bitter Creek Homebrew and Supply in Slinger Wisconsin.

System operation of DITCHES (Dual Immersion Thermal Coil Heat Exchange System):


The design is fully hard plumbed and stainless. It includes 13 manually controlled valves and an easy workflow IMO. Capabilities include:

direct fired mash with temp control
HERMS with temp control
immersion mash
decoction mash
batch/fly/no-sparge sparging
full boil up to 15g
DITCHES cooling system using both coils

Stand Layout:


HLT layout:


MLT layout:


BK layout:


The burners will be 23-tip ring burners operating on low pressure propane.

Ignition is direct spark controlled manually or via LOVE controller.

Electrical schematic:


I will save a bunch of posts for build pics, testing, and the first couple batches.

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Auto-fired burners:





The Asco valves are rated for gas use and are controlled by the Honeywell direct spark modules in the box. The pilot light includes a burner pilot (off the tee) and a spark plug/flame sensor. The spark cables are wrapped in Fire proof PET and the plug boots have spark plug wraps to protect from heat (red).

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Heat exchanger coil done for the HLT.











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Interior of the BK, including HopBlocker.






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Here is a rear view of the conduit in progress and the spark cables. The Spark cables are mounted on standoffs to avoid metal contact.





I know there is some surface rust on the stainless, but I figure some BKF at the end of construction should fix that...

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Manifold layout for the pumps. The connections will all point backward, I just have to rotate the end cap pieces.



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The temp sensors:



And how the fit into the inline thermowells:





Shwing!


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Final assembly, hopefully some actual good pics with a nice camera.

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testing...............

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brewday!!!!!!!!!! I can't frickin wait!!!!

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It's lookin good Justin

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I am confident you will be thrilled.

Do you want a logo or something on the bottom half of the control panel? Maybe a system schematic for quick setup reference???

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A system schematic would be cool

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