Nah, I was just cracking stones. My CL keg connection dried up... I think I'm going to have to break down and buy a pallet of them ; )kickflip_mj said:The sankey was $40 a piece, and by the time I get it to you in Santa Clara it's an $80 sankey. Since I'm never that way. Unless you want me to get some, and you can come get them. They had one good condition one from Sierra Nevada and the ironic part is the scrap yard is across the street from Sierra Nevada brewery. Lol (girlfriend lives in chico so if you ever need anything up this way let me know)
No worries about asking a lot of questions. That is the main reason I started this thread. Well first I ordered a bunch of these end caps with 1" holes already cut out from glacier tanks. http://m.glaciertanks.com/product.cgi?group=3621&product=3625 Then I ordered 1" tubing from brewershardware.com in my desired length. I think you can order from glacier tanks but the tubing is a lot more shinny at BH.lol http://www.brewershardware.com/1-304-Stainless-Steel-Tubing-by-the-Foot.html My welding set up is just a basic everlast tig welder with a gas lens, using a 1/16 2% theorated tungston electrode with argon I then tack welded the fitting on like so at roughly 31 amps Then fusion welded the fittings together at 31 amps. I recommend just doing a little bit at a time so you don't warp the TC cap. Just work on different parts while it cools down slightly. Until it looks like this.RonRock said:Wow nice build! I just read all 45 pages. I see a few mentions of welding fittings to the stainless tubing, but not a real good explanation of how you do it. Am I correct that you are drilling the end caps then putting tubing into the drilled cap, then TIG the inside of the cap at the joint? What size tubing? And where did it come from? How are you back gassing the weld? How are you finishing the weld? Also waiting for more info on your control system. I have my brewery set up with a BCS, but have never been happy with my setup. Issues with the igniters causing RF and the BCS to flake out. So I have been planning on a conversion to Brewtroller. Bought the BT setup and then got sidetracked. So curious how you plan to use the BT in your system. Sorry a little long winded. Great build. Cheers, Ron A few pages back you mention some extra TC pieces. Let me know what you have to sell.
It doesn't show on those images because it's right after I welded it, but a scotchbright wheel on grinder works amazing. I'll post images when I get homeBensiff said:Looking good, how are you going to polish that up?
Check out these guys - http://www.ssbrewtech.comkickflip_mj said:I just don't know if I want to dump that kind of coin into a 20 gallon fermenter. And the plastic ones only come in 15 or 30... And for a 20 gallon batch a 30 is to large.. Maybe I will hit up Toledo for 5 fermenters, I have just heard there shipping is insane
I heard that somewhere, they are going to create a GUI instead of the LCD screen too.Kickflip,
Not sure if you're aware, but there's supposed to be some expansion capabilities showing up soon, so you won't be as limited with outputs.... Just thought you might be interested.
Awesome build - pretty similar to what I'm just starting out on, but the hard piping will take a fair while....
SW? Im running raspberry wheezy on the RPI with a light web server running. I plan on plugging the RPI into DX1 and when speaking with Brewtroller today on the phone, they mentioned that I just have to plug the Ethernet plug in.Awesome build!
I love the hard plumbing, starting to go soon I hope.
Just to know, which sw are you going to play on the rip? Seen in your touchscreen (chalkboard?) the live.brewtroller web page and in your post #441 it seems to me you have the open troller dx1 on the left of the image. So, rpi or open troller?
Haha who do you think I got the idea from? I posted on your thread multiple times.All right, I'm sure this is so clever!
If of any help, I'm slowly following the same approach
I agree with you Andy! I have to ask, WHERE DID YOU FIND TRI CLOVER ELECTRONIC VALVES???Andycos said:Guys, While you're talking about "learning from great minds" (which some people may say is "copying from great minds"), I have a feeling that I can probably join you both Kickflip and Goingmad.... It's hard to ignore such inspiration.... So I've also designed my control unit around the Goingmads design, and just waiting for the chalkboard guys to have stock so that I can get a lcd and RPI. Then I think I should have everything to start the control panel build. Then hopefully the hardware (stainless vessels, plate heat exchanger and tri-clover electronic valves) will arrive from China in the next month or so. I'll start a thread soon - have to fly to China this week for work (from Aust). Andy