#include <OneWire.h> //Enables use of one wire temperature sensors
#include <DallasTemperature.h> //Enables support of specific Dallas temperature sensors
#include <SPI.h> //Needed to communicate with data logger
I'll assume you are already using a controller of some type and know how to connect/control other stuff (relays/etc) from it.
To be transparent I am a complete hack. See those capacitors in that board above.. No idea if they were necessary or even helpful but everywhere I looked people said to...
I'm going to go out on a limb and say yes. Mine stops short of transferring to the fermenter but leaves the cooled wort in the BK.
Pick something small (but meaningful to you) and get started. You'll likely see other barriers fall along the way.
I started with arduino just wanting to...
Cleaning is basically:
2x cycles of fill/circulate/purge
a 3rd cycle with some PBW (I actually use Oxi-clean free)
then a 4th cycle to flush out the Oxi-clean (and 5th if needed).
On the 3rd cycle I heat the system up a bit and get a clean cloth in the BK to break away the stubborn stuff and...
Welp.. It worked almost as intended on its first brew last weekend. It was hands off until the hot break when I manually controlled the heater duty cycle to avoid a boil over. After I get a few brews under my belt I should have enough data collected to automate the heat coil duty cycle during...
Sorry for the delay. Life happened and I finally got to brew with this system last weekend for the first time.
Unfortunately... The hops did NOT drop when this thing rotated. I had to manually dump them in (notice the missing tube I had to amputate :smh:). The servo actuated as designed but the...
Servo is either a MG996R or MG946R... Those are the two kinds i keep on hand but I don't remember which one I used. I believe this is using a PWM signal. Admittedly I am just using a library from the webs so my contribution to SW was minimal.
The tubes I used did come with caps. I guess I...
Also posted this in a new thread to make it easier to find. I couldn't find much on automated boil additions on the webs let alone HBT..
When searching I didn't see a lot of posts on automating boil additions so I decided to post this apart from my main project thread to make it easier to find.
This is a small part of a larger project to fully automate brew day which can be...
Check out the automated section of this forum. I am not using this software but I have seen several posts from people who have and could likely answer your questions.
In your initial statement it sounds like you want to use wood for cost. If that is the case, consider something like this. Pots on this setup are 8gal each. Raise it up a foot and you could have the boil kettle on the ground.
Bill of materials for stand alone --> All can be had from woMenards...
Same basic concept as Hops-Boss (check youtube). I will use a servo at the center of rotation instead of a stepper/DC motor at the perimeter. Mine will be mounted to the brew stand instead of the kettle.
Scraps of ABS sheet: $5?
ABS box to keep steam from servo: $5
More details on the electrical hardware.
What is not obvious in the pictures is the purple PCB is a shield which sits on top of an Arduino Mega. The purple PCB just gives me a one-stop-shop to hook up everything that requires logic to operate.
You might notice the SSVR is NOT connected in the...
This is pretty close to capturing the big ticket items and incidentals.
Total cost came in around $1,750. After I add in parts for automated boil additions we could probably round up to $1,800.
Note that $360 was just for stainless fittings. Of that ~$111 was for camlock fittings to make...