Originally Posted by MikeRLynch
Subscribed, we're doing almost the same thing. Eager to see how other people are approaching this.
I am trying to keep it simple, the controls will be 100% BCS computer based. No toggles, no little flashing lights, only the ALARM settings in the BCS to indicate state changes. No wireless capability like the last, only the 100% reliable Cat6 cable.
The pumps were obvious upgrades, March 809s would be an insult, the 3-MD-HC LG pumps would have been OK. But I think the 5-MD-HC pumps will be more capable and offer a little more flexibility for transfers and improve whirlpool performance if that is a desire of the user. They are only slightly more expensive, in the $300 range.
I have experience building out BCS460 control boxes for applications like this, so that part again is pretty standard.
Looking forward to posting some photos when the time comes and some general thoughts.
This is not meant to be a full fledged wire by wire build thread. I do want it to track the progress and general design of the system and offer some ideas to others who are looking to step into this volume of brewing.