Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Brew Stands > SuperiorBrew's DITCHES
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-09-2010, 03:02 PM   #1
Boerderij_Kabouter
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Boerderij_Kabouter's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Posts: 8,467
Liked 135 Times on 110 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default SuperiorBrew's DITCHES

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.

Cheers!



Boerderij_Kabouter is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2010, 03:21 PM   #2
Boerderij_Kabouter
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Boerderij_Kabouter's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Posts: 8,467
Liked 135 Times on 110 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default






















Boerderij_Kabouter is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2010, 03:21 PM   #3
Boerderij_Kabouter
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Boerderij_Kabouter's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Posts: 8,467
Liked 135 Times on 110 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

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).

.................................................. .........

Heat exchanger coil done for the HLT.











.................................................. .........

Interior of the BK, including HopBlocker.






Boerderij_Kabouter is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2010, 03:22 PM   #4
Boerderij_Kabouter
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Boerderij_Kabouter's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Posts: 8,467
Liked 135 Times on 110 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

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...

.................................................. ...........

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



.................................................. ...........

The temp sensors:



And how the fit into the inline thermowells:





Shwing!

Boerderij_Kabouter is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2010, 03:23 PM   #5
Boerderij_Kabouter
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Boerderij_Kabouter's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Posts: 8,467
Liked 135 Times on 110 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

Final assembly, hopefully some actual good pics with a nice camera.
Boerderij_Kabouter is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2010, 03:23 PM   #6
Boerderij_Kabouter
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Boerderij_Kabouter's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Posts: 8,467
Liked 135 Times on 110 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

testing...............
Boerderij_Kabouter is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2010, 03:24 PM   #7
Boerderij_Kabouter
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Boerderij_Kabouter's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Posts: 8,467
Liked 135 Times on 110 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

brewday!!!!!!!!!! I can't frickin wait!!!!
Boerderij_Kabouter is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2010, 03:53 PM   #8
SuperiorBrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,693
Liked 26 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

It's lookin good Justin
SuperiorBrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2010, 03:56 PM   #9
Boerderij_Kabouter
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Boerderij_Kabouter's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Posts: 8,467
Liked 135 Times on 110 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

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???
Boerderij_Kabouter is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2010, 04:00 PM   #10
SuperiorBrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,693
Liked 26 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

A system schematic would be cool


SuperiorBrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DITCHES (Dual Immersion Thermal Coil Heat Exchange System) Boerderij_Kabouter Brew Stands 154 09-08-2010 04:50 PM
BeerSwap III SuperiorBrew's Beers: SuperiorBrew Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 8 12-12-2007 02:14 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS