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Brewery Control System
« on: December 10, 2011, 01:40:08 AM »
I don't know if anyone has seen this before, but I thought it was kind of cool.

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Re: Brewery Control System
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2011, 12:28:57 PM »
I presume you're referring to Embedded Control Concepts @ www.embeddedcontrolconcepts.com.

I got one of these to control fermentation temperatures -- http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=8299.msg105760#msg105760

All sorts of other applications out there that are pretty slick... I've heard of some crazy stuff people have been able to do with these devices!

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Re: Brewery Control System
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2011, 02:01:07 AM »
definitely on the Christmas list, cheaper than all the parts I have brought so far to make my own
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Re: Brewery Control System
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2011, 06:13:28 AM »
I have the BCS-460 for my electric brewing system and that thing is awesome. I use a touch screen monitor when I need to change a process, but its as automated as I would want it. Definitely recommend it.


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Re: Brewery Control System
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2011, 10:33:35 AM »
My only thing with this is going to be switching it to gas rather than electric, but I think it could be done rather simply.  My electrician knows a guy who is a genius when it comes to PLC's
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Re: Brewery Control System
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2011, 10:39:31 AM »
I have the BCS-460 for my electric brewing system and that thing is awesome. I use a touch screen monitor when I need to change a process, but its as automated as I would want it. Definitely recommend it.



Crazy [awesome] things such as this ^!

Gas is realtively straight-forward too. For controlling gas, you'll need a pilot light and a solenoid valve rated appropriately for gas (check out Grainger -> Asco Red Hats). A word to the wise though: you'll want to make sure you consult a licensed plumber or HVAC tech - someone well versed in gas applications. Not something you want to mess around with if you're not 100% proficient.

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Re: Brewery Control System
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2011, 11:55:21 AM »
Check out my system.  Uses pilot system w/ solenoid valves hooked up to the control panel using Ranco ETC's.

http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=9482.0
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