General Category > Pimp My System

The Clog and Thistle Brewery

(1/1)

alexe_1509:
After over three years of researching, designing, testing and building my new brewery is finished!  I set out with the following principles:
It had to be shiney
Brew-length approx. 30litres (3 crates, a crate and a corney, or a big and a small corney)
Easy to use and clean
Computer control where it matters, ie to improve accuracy and consistency (no gratuitous computer control and automation)
As much as possible to be homemade

I used Bergland type stock pots and used an arduino to provide the temperature control.  The HLT is 70l, the mash tun is 33l, the boiler is 50l and the fermenter has a capacity of 48l. I use a HERMS to control mash temperature.  The arduino is linked to computer which enables a nicer display.

The finished brewery


The HLT



Short leads to make cleaning easier


The mash tun





The heat exchanger


Sparging (sample tap for measuring samples of first and last runnings)



The boiler



The control box and PC screen


The fermenting fridge

morticaixavier:
Very nice. Compact and efficient. Do you ferment in kettle ?

alexe_1509:
Thanks!


--- Quote from: morticaixavier on July 08, 2014, 10:05:50 AM ---Do you ferment in kettle ?

--- End quote ---

No, I use a 48l flat bottomed vessel from Speidel, which seals nicely and fits perfectly in my fermenting fridge.

yso191:
Very, very cool!

dcb:
Beautiful.  I enjoy seeing others who value stuff they make by hand as much as I do.

Navigation

[0] Message Index

Go to full version