Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Brew Stands > Single Tier flow chart
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-03-2012, 04:09 PM   #1
michaellcoates
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Kettering, Ohio
Posts: 25
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts

Default Single Tier flow chart

I am ordering all my SS fittings and valves today. Wanted to share my flow chart and see if its going to work ok before I commit. Thanks for any input.


Click image for larger version

Name:	Flow Chart.jpg
Views:	1140
Size:	39.7 KB
ID:	67188  
michaellcoates is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2012, 04:24 PM   #2
michaellcoates
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Kettering, Ohio
Posts: 25
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts

Default

also going to add a QD fitting to line 2,6 to reconnect to the water line input on the HLT to recirculate the water through pump 1 while the mash is going through on pump 2.


michaellcoates is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2012, 05:20 PM   #3
LuiInIdaho
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
LuiInIdaho's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Ponderay, Idaho
Posts: 443
Liked 27 Times on 22 Posts
Likes Given: 25

Default Reverse your Flows

If I read your flow chart correctly, you have the inflow for you pumps coming in from the top and the outflow going out the bottom of the pump. You will need to reverse these as the pumps are not self priming (assuming that you are using March, Chugger, etc). Having the inflow from the bottom and the outflow to the top will help prime the pump. This is not a problem if you are using hoses with quick disconnects, but will be a problem if you are going to hard-plumb everything. I hope that this helps. Mark
LuiInIdaho is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2012, 06:02 PM   #4
michaellcoates
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Kettering, Ohio
Posts: 25
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts

Default

That helps a tremendous amount. Thanks a lot. No matter how much I read and research, I still end up feeling slightly stupid setting this thing up.
michaellcoates is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2012, 07:09 PM   #5
br1dge
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Roswell, GA
Posts: 301
Liked 9 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

Also not 100% Im reading this right but you really only need ball valves on the OUTPUT side of your pumps. There is no need to have them on the input side of the pumps as you should never restrict the flow to the pumps. If Im reading this wrong I apologize in advance.
br1dge is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2012, 07:18 PM   #6
michaellcoates
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Kettering, Ohio
Posts: 25
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Because there is a T connection at each input output I will block it off to force the direction. Let me know if this is till correct? Thanks!
michaellcoates is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2012, 07:38 PM   #7
vince805
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Oxnard, CA
Posts: 260
Liked 14 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

If you are going to have QD's on the hose and at the pumps why spend the extra money for the T and ball valves? In other words for the pump on the bottom left, you have a T on the out and then 2 ball valves, one going to the BK with line 8 and the other going to HLT (4,10). Why not just take off the T and a ball valve, leaving only 1 ball valve with a QD fitting, then connect the hose to it and to whichever vessel you need to pump to (BK or HLT).

It seems like you have it drawn up to have every possible connection plumbed up and you control it all manually during the brewing day. That can possibly end up being very confusing, making sure you have all the right valves open and what not. This works great for fully automated systems (using electric ball valves) but I wouldnt be able to keep track of it all myself while also worrying about everything else that goes on during brew day.
vince805 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2012, 08:02 PM   #8
michaellcoates
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Kettering, Ohio
Posts: 25
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts

Default

that is a good point and you are probably right. My thought is it would be less confusing to just flipping valves instead of disconnecting and reconnecting houses.

If going automated, These probably arent worth a **** for electic vavles right? http://www.aliexpress.com/product-fm...olesalers.html
michaellcoates is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2012, 11:03 PM   #9
OneHoppyGuy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Concord, CA
Posts: 1,704
Liked 43 Times on 35 Posts
Likes Given: 52

Default

It will never work, the HLT is at the wrong end...
OneHoppyGuy is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2012, 11:16 PM   #10
michaellcoates
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Kettering, Ohio
Posts: 25
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by OneHoppyGuy
It will never work, the HLT is at the wrong end...
I'm left handed lol


michaellcoates is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Three tier stagger/Counter flow/Kegerator BDFST507 Brew Stands 5 03-14-2012 10:08 PM
Single tier liquid flow / plumbing planning help cripplecreek Brew Stands 1 02-21-2012 09:51 PM
Three Tier vs Single Tier ? chairbornrangerx Brew Stands 10 01-05-2012 09:14 PM
Single Tier vs. Two Tier Build swatman260 Brew Stands 24 06-16-2011 12:02 AM
3-Tier AND Single-tier in one menschmaschine Brew Stands 21 04-26-2009 01:26 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS