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Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 09-06-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By kladue
Go with another VR8200, LP conversion valves for...

Go with another VR8200, LP conversion valves for Banjo burners from Brewers hardware, a Bernzomatic 200K LP 2 stage regulator from Lowes, Q314 & Q345 pilots and transformer from PEX Supply. By...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 09-05-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By kladue
Here is a link to a diagram...

Here is a link to a diagram https://picasaweb.google.com/110297595278760536729/PanelWiringDiagram?noredirect=1#5507979690350514498,
as to the transformer, if mounted inside a control panel I would...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 08-15-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 765
Posted By kladue
You will need a bigger enclosure to provide room...

You will need a bigger enclosure to provide room for switches and transformer, something more like 10X12X6 would be appropriate, don't start too small and lament the fact that there is not enough...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 08-14-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 765
Posted By kladue
For an enclosure something along the lines of a...

For an enclosure something along the lines of a NEMA 12 or 4 would work as you will spill something on it before you can say it will never happen. With the honeywell valves you will need a 120-24VAC...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 08-13-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 765
Posted By kladue
A quick question, you want to go high pressure or...

A quick question, you want to go high pressure or low pressure propane, or NG. A couple things are universal, the Y8610 ignition module and the Q345 pilot burner.
If you want to go the high...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 07-20-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By kladue
Sialas, Sorry about the delay, about the only...

Sialas,
Sorry about the delay, about the only things that could happen are the internal regulator is missing a spring (the one changed for conversion), or the inlet pressure has tripped the over...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 07-08-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By kladue
SIlas, pull the burner orifice fitting and...

SIlas,
pull the burner orifice fitting and test the opening size, should be able to fit a 5/64 - 3/32" drill bit, if not be gentle and drill it out. If you want an off the shelf orifice/valve...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 07-02-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By kladue
SIlas, Lets start on the gas side first, you...

SIlas,
Lets start on the gas side first, you need the low pressure orifice for the Banjo burner if you have not already installed one. If you have not switched to an orifice with a 3/32" opening...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 05-30-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,526
Posted By kladue
Here is the mash tun with stirring motor and...

Here is the mash tun with stirring motor and paddles https://picasaweb.google.com/110297595278760536729/WetTestProgressPhotoS?noredirect=1#5225298861192897346. Motor is a 60 rpm gear motor with a...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-29-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,548
Posted By kladue
The inner pipe is 1-1/4" type K copper, the...

The inner pipe is 1-1/4" type K copper, the spiral is 1/4" Od copper tube on 2" spread, soft soldered with silvabrite 100, and outer is 2" Od SS tubing. Shafts were 1/2" round stock with washers...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 05-29-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,526
Posted By kladue
FWIW here are a few pictures of the screw...

FWIW here are a few pictures of the screw conveyor, 1-1/4" copper inner pipe, wound with 1/4" od copper tube, soldered full length, running in a 2" SS tube. Power is a 1/8 HP motor with 1-3/4"...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 05-08-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By kladue
The setup with the brass fitting is not the...

The setup with the brass fitting is not the safest route, others have tried them and they are sensitive to drafts blowing them out. Better route is to use a honeywell Q314 pilot burner which mixes...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-23-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 85,729
Posted By kladue
look in the manual for the honeywell VR8200...

look in the manual for the honeywell VR8200 valve, find the internal regulator setting info and turn the screw cap all the way down. Also check to see if the spring has a faint red color (LP...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 04-22-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,220
Posted By kladue
I use Malema M10000 flow transmitters in boiler...

I use Malema M10000 flow transmitters in boiler and wort circuits and have not had problems in the last 5 years of operation, but use SS screen over false bottom. I will take your advice on the...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-21-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 85,729
Posted By kladue
Trying to connect to the flare fitting with pipe...

Trying to connect to the flare fitting with pipe fittings is not going to work as the threads and method of sealing are not compatible. You would need a 3/8" female flare X MIPS fitting with pipe...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-19-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 85,729
Posted By kladue
Sounds like 2 problems, orifice is too small,...

Sounds like 2 problems, orifice is too small, which can be verified by closing the air shutter until flame tips turn yellow. If more than 50% closed you need to enlarge the jet opening, typically...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 04-19-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,220
Posted By kladue
I did not spend that much for flow control with...

I did not spend that much for flow control with flow meters and proportional ball valves, but this would not be difficult to implement with even an Arduino platform. It would take a pulse output...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 04-01-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,784
Posted By kladue
I bought the liquid flow meters, pressure...

I bought the liquid flow meters, pressure transmitters, Mass Flow controllers, Swagelok 3 way, Belimo proportional ball valves, and various RTD's and thermocouples for around $20 - $35 each on Ebay. ...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 03-30-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,784
Posted By kladue
Out of the box PLC hardware

Ladder logic and free HMI/SCADA packages is not what I was talking about. What I have done is build an entire SCADA software package to accomplish the tasks that I needed done with the IO hardware I...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-07-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,833
Posted By kladue
Did you adjust the gas flow to the pilot burner...

Did you adjust the gas flow to the pilot burner to get a 1 inch flame?, which with correct jet .010"(PN 390686) should be burning blue. There is a cap next to the pilot gas connection, remove that...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-06-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,833
Posted By kladue
Is the inlet gas pressure more than 13"-15"WC, if...

Is the inlet gas pressure more than 13"-15"WC, if so the valve is locked shut on over pressure.
Forum: DIY Projects 03-05-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 56,036
Posted By kladue
The smart way to do the boil is to light up the...

The smart way to do the boil is to light up the burner at a lower flame level while transferring wort to the boil kettle, usually a 30+ minute process. By the time all the wort is in the boil...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-03-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 56,036
Posted By kladue
The 6" btu rating was developed using high...

The 6" btu rating was developed using high pressure propane, when used with low pressure the btu rating is more like 40,000. The low pressure route lets you use the Honeywell VR8200 gas valves for...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 02-27-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,085
Posted By kladue
The wet transmitters I use are older Heise 621's...

The wet transmitters I use are older Heise 621's with 0-2PSI span, 4-20 MA output, connected to an Opto 22 AD3T module. The level transmitter spans were tweaked to reduce span to 0-35" WC, (limit of...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 02-26-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,085
Posted By kladue
I get a bit closer with a wet sensor and formulas...

I get a bit closer with a wet sensor and formulas that factor density with grain weight and density,temperature, and extraction over time in mash tun. For boil kettle it is estimated SG,...
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