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Forum: DIY Projects 03-04-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 64,052
Posted By Vesku
My wooden capper gave up, I made a new version...

My wooden capper gave up, I made a new version from steel + plexiglass:...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-03-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,791
Posted By Vesku
A really easy way to make an Arduino PC-interface...

A really easy way to make an Arduino PC-interface is MegunoLinkpro. It works really well with a touchscreen and it's so much easier to put all the "buttons" on the screen than use real switches. And...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-03-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3,350
Views: 2,121,848
Posted By Vesku
+ there's that small "bathroom fan" in the...

+ there's that small "bathroom fan" in the ventilation channel. I did some modifications to the sucking end, it totally sucks now:
...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 02-03-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,098
Posted By Vesku
I did a longer test, I'm building scales under my...

I did a longer test, I'm building scales under my fermenters for monitoring the fermentation in real time, and the drift is actually non existing. I had the scale on for 3 days under a 15kg load and...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-22-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3,350
Views: 2,121,848
Posted By Vesku
Here's quick video, if you want to have a look. I...

Here's quick video, if you want to have a look. I didn't have the time to edit it, but it's still easier to see how it goes than explain it. Works quite well even without the lid....
Forum: DIY Projects 01-17-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3,350
Views: 2,121,848
Posted By Vesku
An angle grinder and a couple of standard discs +...

An angle grinder and a couple of standard discs + some work to get the polyurethane insulation off from it was all that was needed.

On the mash tun it's great to have the bottom access i.e. the...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-17-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3,350
Views: 2,121,848
Posted By Vesku
It's stainless, most of them are around here. My...

It's stainless, most of them are around here. My HLT, on the wall in the previous pictures, is also an old water heater, but that one is made from "normal steel" with an epoxy inner coating (at least...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-17-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3,350
Views: 2,121,848
Posted By Vesku
The vent system is just a 12V computer fan and...

The vent system is just a 12V computer fan and some semi rigid ventilation duct. The duct's upper end has the fan and it's next to a ventilation duct that has a small bathroom duct fan on it. There's...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 01-15-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,352
Posted By Vesku
You can blame the Hamilton guys (MegunoLinkPro)...

You can blame the Hamilton guys (MegunoLinkPro) for that, they made the PC-interface with the Arduino + touchscreen so easy to do that the rest of it sort of followed it... Sure would be nice to be...
Forum: Hops Growing 01-15-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By Vesku
The local wild hops work too, I got these from a...

The local wild hops work too, I got these from a neighbors yard:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Alr_lYuhc3g/UhinzlS6WyI/AAAAAAAAOJ8/PAupkXCSrmE/s720/IMG_20130824_5743.JPG

They are great for...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 01-15-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,352
Posted By Vesku
In fact I'm using the flow sensor now just to...

In fact I'm using the flow sensor now just to detect flow in my CF-HERMS's "heating pump" :mug:

Yep, still brewing (with nz-hops) although had a wee pause because the move. I was planning to go...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 01-15-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,352
Posted By Vesku
I've a flow meter in my setup (an Arduino), but...

I've a flow meter in my setup (an Arduino), but the problem is that the flow sensor gives different readings depending how fast or slow the flow is. I replaced it with a scale and that's been working...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-15-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 527
Views: 162,133
Posted By Vesku
Here's an easy way to improve the crush quality: ...

Here's an easy way to improve the crush quality:
http://braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php?title=Malt_Conditioning
Forum: DIY Projects 01-15-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3,350
Views: 2,121,848
Posted By Vesku
I think it's from a VW, 15" wheel fits like a...

I think it's from a VW, 15" wheel fits like a glove (after some angle grinding) under the kettle (made from a hot water cylinder, the other half is the mash tun). The boil times are about 15% better...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-14-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3,350
Views: 2,121,848
Posted By Vesku
Pano-Matti ver.96

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-wMZ0tlZozYU/UtWUA0yrCpI/AAAAAAAAOnQ/VLFaf_FuueY/s512/isot%2520hinkit.JPG
Forum: DIY Projects 12-22-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 15,210
Posted By Vesku
I had (another) go with a reverse flow HERMS,...

I had (another) go with a reverse flow HERMS, pumping the wort under the grain bed and collecting from the top to get faster heating from step to step.

It failed miserable (again), but after the...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-19-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 162,133
Posted By Vesku
Not the prettiest: ...

Not the prettiest:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-_zumzjrDU2I/UgUJagEu2QI/AAAAAAAAOJ8/4FxoL5qhbsE/s720/IMG_20130810_5655.JPG

It's made from an old cloths wringer. The aluminum rollers are...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-19-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 64,052
Posted By Vesku
And now the final video of this prototype,...

And now the final video of this prototype, bottling some beer:

http://youtu.be/b6Hz2QIyvlU

If I get an inspiration to do another one, it will have a conveyer-belt + Arduino controlled...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 12-19-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By Vesku
I am, if an Arduino with a PID-library is...

I am, if an Arduino with a PID-library is counted? Actually I've two PID's in a cascade. The serial is used to control and monitor temperatures + if needed changing the PID parameters.
Forum: DIY Projects 12-16-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 64,052
Posted By Vesku
Nearly there, a few things still hold in place by...

Nearly there, a few things still hold in place by bubblegum, but it works reasonable well already. A big bummer was the fact that the magazine bended when I glued it together, it sometimes shoots two...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-12-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 64,052
Posted By Vesku
I'll put the caps on a magazine, trying to get...

I'll put the caps on a magazine, trying to get the dimensions right for the mechanism, it starts to be in the right ballpark:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ym95iWEgmTY
Forum: DIY Projects 12-11-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 64,052
Posted By Vesku
Trying to make it feed the caps automatically: ...

Trying to make it feed the caps automatically:
http://youtu.be/K9FQmfjGtBE
http://youtu.be/pDDr1t1ElhQ
Forum: DIY Projects 12-09-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 64,052
Posted By Vesku
Here's my prototype in action: ...

Here's my prototype in action:
https://picasaweb.google.com/104045943760755128661/LievalanPanimo#5954648645400791346
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 12-02-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,098
Posted By Vesku
I added a tab for mash settings + made the...

I added a tab for mash settings + made the controls tab prettier. I've to learn how to use Arduinos EEPROM, it would be handy to put all the calibration values + PID stuff on the controls page too,...
Forum: Automated Brewing Forum 12-02-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,098
Posted By Vesku
I connected the cell's in a Wheatstone Bridge, it...

I connected the cell's in a Wheatstone Bridge, it drifted about 60ml on overnight test run (1st brew with this mashtun/scale sometime during this week). The hoses that are connected to the mashtun...
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