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Forum: DIY Projects 10-08-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 62,449
Posted By TheFlyingBeer
Awesome work carkom...

Awesome work carkom (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/members/carkom). I have not been brewing much this year but have also been searching for a more robust head to replace the cake pans. The brakedrum...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-24-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 23,224
Posted By TheFlyingBeer
Very clean, looks awesome with the custom decals!

Very clean, looks awesome with the custom decals!
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-23-2013, 02:33 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 23,224
Posted By TheFlyingBeer
Here is my panel, I am better at engineering than...

Here is my panel, I am better at engineering than I am at taking pictures:
http://sites.google.com/site/theflyingbeer/HMI_Front22JAN.jpg

And the inside, some wires need to be straightened out...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-16-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 62,449
Posted By TheFlyingBeer
I might have mentioned them in my brewery build...

I might have mentioned them in my brewery build thread. Either way they are 3/4" PrimoChill Anti-Kink Coils (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000ZEI9KO). They are intended for use in water cooling...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-16-2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 62,449
Posted By TheFlyingBeer
It has been a while since I have updated here. I...

It has been a while since I have updated here. I have two pumps built and used one of them regularly as I brewed 5 batches over the holidays. There were a couple tweeks here and there but by the...
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-14-2012, 01:51 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 93,803
Posted By TheFlyingBeer
I will eventually have a way of metering the...

I will eventually have a way of metering the strike volume, actually two ways. The plumbing plan has strike water leaving the HLT and traveling through the HEX coil in the HERMS tank before hitting...
Forum: Electric Brewing 12-12-2012, 05:04 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 93,803
Posted By TheFlyingBeer
Can't believe it has been over a month since my...

Can't believe it has been over a month since my last post, work is taking priority right now :(



I half step currently. There is a trade-off between microstepping and torque, especially at...
Forum: Electric Brewing 10-29-2012, 04:06 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 93,803
Posted By TheFlyingBeer
Thanks! I decided to sneak in a test...

Thanks!

I decided to sneak in a test extract batch tonight (NB White House Honey Ale) to put the equipment through its paces before Sandy shuts this coast down. It has been over a year since I...
Forum: Electric Brewing 09-28-2012, 05:20 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 93,803
Posted By TheFlyingBeer
The originally concept for this was to be...

The originally concept for this was to be entirely controlled by a microcontroller, then came the feature creep. I think PLC(s) would be a fine replacement but they wouldn't give me the exact...
Forum: Electric Brewing 09-25-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Posted By TheFlyingBeer
I designed on the side of caution. A main...

I designed on the side of caution. A main contactor is connected to the 50A service input to my power panel. Each of the two element legs are switched by separate SSRs and the SSR outputs are...
Forum: Electric Brewing 09-25-2012, 05:21 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 93,803
Posted By TheFlyingBeer
I promised pictures but there isn't a whole lot...

I promised pictures but there isn't a whole lot of physical items to show just yet.

A significant amount of progress has been made on both the microcontroller and LabVIEW code:

Any number of...
Forum: Electric Brewing 08-30-2012, 02:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,497
Posted By TheFlyingBeer
Awesome job! Thinking I need to pick me up a...

Awesome job! Thinking I need to pick me up a clipboard...
Forum: Electric Brewing 08-28-2012, 05:32 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 93,803
Posted By TheFlyingBeer
I will definitely make some videos once it is...

I will definitely make some videos once it is actually functional.

It has been a very busy month and not as much has been accomplished on this project as I would like. I am done wiring up the...
Forum: Electric Brewing 08-19-2012, 03:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 739
Posted By TheFlyingBeer
Care to share your source for the LED lights?

Care to share your source for the LED lights?
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-28-2012, 03:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,335
Posted By TheFlyingBeer
I mounted mine to a Monoprice.com LCD TV mount...

I mounted mine to a Monoprice.com LCD TV mount that swivels on an arm.

Here is a picture:
http://sites.google.com/site/theflyingbeer/HMI_mounting_arm.jpg

You can see more details in my build...
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-28-2012, 12:10 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 93,803
Posted By TheFlyingBeer
It is a board that I custom designed, the RDWHAHB...

It is a board that I custom designed, the RDWHAHB and flying bottle logo are my little signatures on it. There should be some details earlier in this thread. Glad you enjoy.
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-27-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 93,803
Posted By TheFlyingBeer
Quick update. The LCD keys are fully functional...

Quick update. The LCD keys are fully functional using a native control GUI, I will be working to implement a control program in my own code soon.
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Forum: Electric Brewing 07-26-2012, 04:27 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 93,803
Posted By TheFlyingBeer
http://sites.google.com/site/theflyingbeer/LCD_Key...

http://sites.google.com/site/theflyingbeer/LCD_Keys_test1.jpg

The LCD key/switch breakout panel is working like a champ during my bench testing. This board breaks out 5 ports for the HLT, MLT,...
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-26-2012, 01:56 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 93,803
Posted By TheFlyingBeer
500mm x 500mm x 200mm (~ 20in x 20in x 8 in). ...

500mm x 500mm x 200mm (~ 20in x 20in x 8 in). There is a bit of wiggle room but it is pretty tight when the door is closed, I would not have been able to fit everything in without the detailed 3D...
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-24-2012, 03:33 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 93,803
Posted By TheFlyingBeer
It's alive! Turned the control computer on...

It's alive!

Turned the control computer on for the first time after assembling the enclosure. The best part was that it didn't burst into flames. Quite the proud moment for the brewery...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-24-2012, 01:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,246
Posted By TheFlyingBeer
I have control boards made but they have not been...

I have control boards made but they have not been populated or tested. My main thrust has been the remainder of the brewery controller. You can follow the progress here: My FULL-ON electric build...
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-23-2012, 02:45 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 93,803
Posted By TheFlyingBeer
The wiring keeps coming along. I would estimate...

The wiring keeps coming along. I would estimate that the control panel wiring is about 60-70% complete. Once all the wires are routed I will be unplugging most of the items so they can be tested...
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-19-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 93,803
Posted By TheFlyingBeer
EE/Systems Engineer. Master brewer on the other...

EE/Systems Engineer. Master brewer on the other hand? I guess only time will tell.
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-19-2012, 03:40 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 93,803
Posted By TheFlyingBeer
Thanks! You say smart, SWMBO says insane... ...

Thanks! You say smart, SWMBO says insane...

I've been working on wiring up the control pannel after painting it black. The PC MB, PC PSU, Motor PSU, and Motor controllers are ready. The control...
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-09-2012, 02:43 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 93,803
Posted By TheFlyingBeer
Sorry folks, been an insane summer so far, I...

Sorry folks, been an insane summer so far, I haven't put many hours into the brewery recently but there are a few updates I can provide.

Two weekends ago I painted the HMI enclosure black like the...
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