I am in the process of building a new brewing system, and I want to automate temperature control on the Mash tun. I am planning on using the BrewTroller to do this as later I would like to add further automation later.
It will be a propane system running on high pressure.
I am struggling to get my head around automating the burners. I understand I need a solenoid gas valves to control the flow of gas and that this will be controlled via relay from the BrewTroller. But after this is where I get a bit lost, some systems I have seen have pilots, others have spark ignition systems. And of course there are so many types of gas valve to choose from.
Whatís the advantage of one kind of valve over the other? STC vs Asco vs Honeywell etc? I like the look of the Honeywell smart valves, can these handle high pressure?
Ideally I want to be able to light the burners with the flick of a switch on the control panel. So I assume the spark ignition systems are the way to go?
Sorry if this has been asked and answered a hundred times before, Iíve been reading through numerous build threads and keep seeing different valves being mentioned, to the point where I am more confused than when I started.
Any help would be much appreciated