Breweries and Introduction - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Brew Stands > Breweries and Introduction

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-11-2009, 04:34 PM   #1
Jonathon
Recipes 
 
Nov 2007
Australia
Posts: 69
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts



Hey guys,
I have been visiting HBT for a while now and thought I would introduce myself. Im an electrician from Australia and have been all grain brewing for the last 2 years. I must admit i have done alot more building than brewing.

These are my two Rigs, The first is a 50L all electric, RIMS, fully automated brewery.

3 * 3.6kw elements
8 * actuated valves
4 * temp probes
USB io card
custom interface written in VB.



The new system has a 180L capacity all stainless with triclover fittings and electric HERMS system controlled by an SLC500 PLC with scada interface. It has a tipping mash tun for easy spent grain removal. Around %80 finished another month and it should be a goer....





Cheers..

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2009, 04:42 PM   #2
ajwillys
 
ajwillys's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2008
Holly Springs, NC
Posts: 1,296
Liked 26 Times on 24 Posts


Awesome Setup! Welcome to the forum. This is the best first post I've ever seen!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2009, 04:43 PM   #3
Aleforge
 
Aleforge's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2007
Wentzville, Missouri
Posts: 1,232
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


AWESOME! Another forum user to be completely jealous of!

J/k - Welcome to the forums, well welcome to actually "talking" on the forums. You seem to be a very good person to become great friends with.
__________________
PRIMARY - Irish Red
PRIMARY - Apple Bee Cider
PRIMARY - Dunkelweizen
PRIMARY - Orange Blossom Mead

"A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes." -- Mahatma Gandhi

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2009, 04:45 PM   #4
FSR402
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
FSR402's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2007
Jenison, MI
Posts: 2,826
Liked 25 Times on 19 Posts


damn it, now I have to upgrade yet again.
__________________
TWO FISTED BREWING CO.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mr_cad View Post
Its nice when you and your friends have comparable equipment.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Walker-san View Post
some people will tap anything that has a hole.
Buy Two Fisted Brewing gear

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2009, 04:52 PM   #5
de_ronde
 
de_ronde's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2009
Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 73

Good Lord, Man. You could open a brewpub! Welcome to HBT!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2009, 04:57 PM   #6
bull8042
I like 'em shaved
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
bull8042's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2008
Fort Mill, SC
Posts: 10,263
Liked 452 Times on 448 Posts


REAL FREAKIN' NICE..... already on the verge of getting my new system in operation, then some jerk comes in and sucks the damn wind right out of my sails.
Bloody awesome and impressive system, but I still hate you!
__________________
"I brew with a water cooler and some part from the toilet." - JohnnyO

"I do gravity feed the last gallon or two through my Therminator, but I expect you could suck start a Volkswagen before you could suck start one of these. - GilaMinumBeer

"..... Bull was right." - TXCurtis

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2009, 04:58 PM   #7
ClaudiusB
Recipes 
 
Dec 2007
El Paso, Texas
Posts: 1,354
Liked 100 Times on 77 Posts


Great system!

How much automation did you put into your computer stand?

Cheers,
ClaudiusB

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2009, 04:59 PM   #8
bull8042
I like 'em shaved
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
bull8042's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2008
Fort Mill, SC
Posts: 10,263
Liked 452 Times on 448 Posts


Oh yeah, and welcome to HBT. Now, please excuse me while I try to beat myself to death with my mash paddle.....
__________________
"I brew with a water cooler and some part from the toilet." - JohnnyO

"I do gravity feed the last gallon or two through my Therminator, but I expect you could suck start a Volkswagen before you could suck start one of these. - GilaMinumBeer

"..... Bull was right." - TXCurtis

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2009, 05:00 PM   #9
Jonathon
Recipes 
 
Nov 2007
Australia
Posts: 69
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Thanks for the warm welcome guys, opening a brewpub or similar is definitely a long term goal..
few more pics

mash tun tipping:


New control cabinet


 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2009, 05:04 PM   #10
Jonathon
Recipes 
 
Nov 2007
Australia
Posts: 69
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by ClaudiusB View Post
Great system!

How much automation did you put into your computer stand?

Cheers,
ClaudiusB
haha , just tipped out the apples and bobs your uncle...

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools



Forum Jump