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$15 Kmart Pot / CraftBeerPi BIAB Rig

Discussion in 'Electronics, Hardware & Software' started by mickeytee, 13/8/19.

 

  1. mickeytee

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    Posted 13/8/19
    Hello AHB Crew,

    Thought I would share a few pics of my frankenstein CraftBeerPi rig capable of currently doing 10L AG batches but built for expansion. First brew under the belt on Friday night and it didn't skip a beat. Ultimately heading for a HERMS system but have a few life things going on that are currently taking precedence.

    Wiring is a bit messy and still using solderless breadboard to be sorted soon but the guts of it is:-

    Controller:
    Raspberry Pi 3B+ running Raspbian + CraftBeerPi3
    2x Fotek SSR25DA Solid State Relays
    2X DS18B20 Temp Sensors
    1x MeanWell 15W 5v 3A Power Supply
    1× 15A RCD
    Mini XLR Connectors for Temp Sensors
    IEC Connectors for Power
    ABS Plastic Enclosure

    Mash/Boil Vessel
    15.1L Anko Stock Pot from Kmart
    1x 240v 2000W Heating Element
    1x 100mm 1/2" Stainless Thermowell
    1x Weldless Bulkhead/Ballvalve Outlet
    1x False Bottom

    Will be adding insulation around kettle before next brew to keep mash temps closer to the mark when element is not on. CraftBeerPi autotune for the PID works pretty well tho.

    Feel free to ask any questions or if anybody out there has upgrade suggestions im all ears!

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  2. mickeytee

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    Posted 13/8/19
    Some further pics for those interested:-

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  3. Hangover68

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    Looks good, i'm aiming for a similar system although i went with a 40ltr pot and yet to organise a temp controller.
     

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