After about a month of work my automated brewery is done. I got everything hooked up last night and powered up my brewery. I set the HLT timer to turn on at 7:00 and the MT for 8:00. After 2 hours they were both at 173 so it will take about 2.5 hours to get 30 gallons of water up to 180.
I have 18 gallons in the MT and when it kicks on it recirculates through the HERMS so it heats evenly. The heat from the HLT also helps heat the MT faster.
I built this to save time but after setting it up I can see that the time I save from brewing will be spent in hooking everything up the night before....
Im brewing a big belgian strong this weekend to test it out..