Ok, I think it's time to start a thread showing the state of the art of my HERMS build and give updates until this will start to run properly.
For me it's the first AG system, but I've chosen to follow an automated route, with the brewtroller core to manage my system.
Basically it's a single tier, three kettles with two of them gas powered (HLT and BOIL).
Kettles are around 26Gallons each, I wanna go big!
My water and wort flows have already been discussed here
The system is going to have 10 motorized valves, 7 of them with two ways and 3 of them with three ways.
Two March 809 pumps will power all the different flows.
Gas is managed by the usual Homeywell items, the same you can see here
(thanks to sawdustguy!), with two banjo burners, these
I've insulated the mash tun, I really like the way wood gives to kettles!
This is my false bottom
To cool down the wort I will use this
Three sensors for the temperature and three analog thermometers as backup are available.
Volumes will be monitored with the "bubbling system", here
Now some photos of the actual parts, partially assembled.
This is my motorized mill
The three kettles, the stand is not already planned. I will go with a temporary choice.
The two pumps, some valves, the sight glass
Other valves, assembled together
Valves with the water hose
Pump #2 with the valves tower!
Sight glass with triclamp adapters to 1/2" and hose couplings
Analog thermometer and the sensor wire on the insulated mash tun
The ss hoses that will be on HLT and Boil kettles for the volume sensors system
The counterflow chiller
Here is where the beer will be served chilled
Inside view of the kegerator
That's all folks! More updates as soon as I could spend some (nice) time on this!
(I have to find the way to show properly vertical images... )