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  1. goingmad

    Help in finding the right LP propane regulator

    Hello all, I'm trying to slowly finish my build, currently figthing with the gas/regulator/valve/burner chain. The Honeywel valve (both VR8304M and VR8200A2132) doesn't open and allow the gas to reach the banjo burner BG14 (converted to LP). Also the valves have been LP converted...
  2. goingmad

    BrewTroller alive in Kickstarter

    As a BrewTroller lover, I was quite worried a bit ago to see it going out of business. Adam (thanks a lot!) decided to give a new life to BT, building a new website for the wide community and challenging a Kickstarter campaign to enter again in business. I wish him a huge success!!! :mug...
  3. goingmad

    Fermentation Chamber for 26G ss conical fermenter

    Last Christmas my wife gave me a 26G ss conical fermenter as a gift. From the very first day I had in mind to build a fermentation chamber for it. Here, northern Italy, temperature goes low in winter and high in summer. Perfect! :mad: The place where I should brew is a garage, fully devoted...
  4. goingmad

    New control panel: brewtroller and raspberry pi inside

    Cheers to all! My current control panel is a real mess! It's working, but every time I need to change or fix something I have to move like an elephant in a glass shop! At the heart of my build there is the brewtroller, microcomputer devoted to brewing, and I love it. 2 March 809 pumps...
  5. goingmad

    Adding a 4th [HERMS] kettle to my build

    Hi all! Currently, for those haven't seen my build thread, my build has three 26 gal kettles, the usual HLT-MT-BK, with LP Gas fire burners for HLT and BK. My system is following the HERMS approach, with a ss coil into the HLT and the target temperature for the wort steps is reached...
  6. goingmad

    My 2013 hopyard is here!

    Hi all, I'm delighted to show all of you this image A friend of mine is excited to share with me his unused yard, that seems just perfect for hops growing. We'll start to do something in the yard in the next days, before the weather is too cold (yesterday seen the first snow). In...
  7. goingmad

    News from the Brewtroller site

    Since I have a Brewtroller as my build's heart, I'm glad to have seen some news just added, introducing the new 3.0 version. Copy&paste from this official announcement. "Design Goals: Flexible System Support: BrewTroller 2.x is designed for three vessel systems. A number of hacks have...
  8. goingmad

    Best approach for a big build?

    Hi all, [the idea] I know this could seem to be an insane idea, but together with some friends we're talking on building a big brewing system, where big could be a batch size among 250 and 300 US gallons. [my build experience] Reading and browsing here around I was able to build from...
  9. goingmad

    MyHERMS (automated) build

    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...
  10. goingmad

    HERMS users, how to return wort in mash tun?

    I've seen someone with the silicon hose laying on the false bottom, others returning the wort simply from the top side of the kettle. Which is the best choice? Since the wort is supposed to be filtered from the grain bed while ricirculating in the HLT, I'd think to choose the from-the-top...
  11. goingmad

    Italian Beer Festival

    I had a great sunday today! 1) Visited the Italian (craft) Beer Festival in Milan 2) Had a beer with some friends in the afternoon watching my soccer team winning in tv 3) Had a nice dinner in a lovely place with local food and at least a dozen craft beers available, draft and bottled...
  12. goingmad

    Another ss fb handmade

    Thanks to a local craftman and a friend with a firm food grading ss, now I have my fb ready to be put in my 26 Gal MT kettle, for my upcoming HERMS sys. It's so solid and heavy! Diameter 19.69 inch. Basically, it's made with 2 304 ss circles with holes, one over the other in the way you see...
  13. goingmad

    Help with motorized valves!

    I'm completely stuck on this step of my system build, cannot find the right wiring setup! Before asking I've searched all around, but didn't find a direction... My system is going to be powered by the brewtroller microcontroller, in this way: brewtroller -> 16 channels spdt relay -> electrical...
  14. goingmad

    MyHerms project

    Hello all! Before proceeding I really need to better focus if my actual idea is the right one. 70% of the system components have been already bought, not the valves yet. I'm going to build an usual 1 tier 3 kettles Herms, with gas burners for the HLT and the BK and a counterflow chiller at the...
  15. goingmad

    Need some help in planning my HERMS system

    Hello all, I'm currently collecting the parts needed for building a new HERMS system with the following criterias: 3 26.5 gallons kettles: Hlt, MT, Boil kettle 2 gas jet burners for Hlt and boil kettle wort recirculating inside the HLt from the MT 2 March pumps 1 counterflow cooler for...
  16. goingmad

    My first kegerator will start from this!

    Hello all, I was planning to search an used fridge to convert in kegerator in early 2012, but I've found this used one for less than 100$ and I've taken immediately! The keg and the gas tank are fitting well inside and there is also an internal light, making it nice for nights parties...
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