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Old 02-15-2012, 04:22 PM   #1
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First off I have to give a big thank you to everyone on this site. I started this project over a year ago, with planning and scrounging parts on ebay and there is no way I could have built my rig without all the great information on this site. After all the planning, I had decided to build a brewtroller controlled HERMS system that I was finally able to get up and running last Saturday. I decided to do a 10 gallon batch of a blonde ale. Surprisingly, everything went really well. I was able to maintain my mash temp consistently, reaching an efficiency of about 78%. Although everything went as planned, there are a couple things I'm going to change. I currently have a stainless immersion coil in the brew kettle that I think im going to change out to a plate chiller. The coil worked, but it takes up alot of room in the kettle and is difficult to clean. I also need to move my mash temp sensor out of the mash tun and in line with the fluid going through the HEX coil. Overall though I am very pleased with the results. Anyways on to the pictures....

The Brewery!


The HLT


The Mash Tun


Inside the control panel


Brewtroller


First Brew Day


First Beer!

 
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:08 PM   #2
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Congratulations on finishing your system, and on your first brew! I like the cable runs you used.

Can you post a better picture of your control panel front?

 
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:20 PM   #3
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WOW!!!

Maybe when I grow up I'll have a schweet set-up like that!!
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:09 PM   #4
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GREAT BUILD!

+1 on a control panel pic and - if you have the time to design and post it - the schematic of the connections.

 
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:11 PM   #5
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what kind of airlocks are these?

 
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