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Husky's 2.5BBL Collaboration Brewery Build - 3V 300L

Discussion in 'DIY Projects' started by husky, 13/8/17.

 

  1. MartinOC

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    Posted 19/11/17
    All it needs is a second boiler & you're set for parti-gyles aplenty (just like they used to do in the olden days).

    I genuflect in your general direction.
     
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    Posted 19/11/17
    Super impressive Husky. Your D&C skills is such a pleasure to see. Thank you for sharing.
     
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  3. husky

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    Posted 21/1/18
    Well 6 weeks off work has certainly helped push this project along. Having put over 150 hrs into the electrical and automation since Christmas, my target of commissioning before end of Jan is on track. The electrical works took quite a while to build, wire up and fault find IO testing. I haven't looked at the PLC program for months and assumed I had finished it but it still needed a lot of work so put a few full days into that also. All in all really really happy with it!
    I have done some basic water testing recirculating water and pumping all over the place etc. Have also tested the HERMS/RIMS system to great effect. Running 10 l/min flow rate I was getting approx. 1 deg C temp rise even with such a small tube, the key is being able to run the oil bath up to 150 deg C on a cascade controller. The mash tun heat belt has been tested and gave approx. 1 degC per 4 minutes temp rise however the initial plan will be to run this at maybe 10% power only just to maintain temps.

    Still to do:
    • Add the isolator switch to the front of the electrical panel
    • Add some polycarb sheets to cover the live 240V terminals inside the panel
    • Run a 63A elec supply to the shed and source a 63A flex cable, plug and socket so I can run multiple elements at a time. Currently I have it wired to a 20A point only.
    • Add a density meter to the mash recirc for constant gravity readings
    • Fine tuning control loops
    • Add automation functionality
    • Source some big heaters for the kettle. The wiring and SSR's are already in place just need to decide on some heaters
    • Make a gasket for the HLT electrical box
    • Trial some different mash return options
    • Find some people who need wort!
    Below is some electrical progress shots, I will add some overall brewery shots shortly. I will also add some info on the automation over the next few days once I have done some more testing.

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    Posted 21/1/18
    Awesome work Husky. Love the shot off the midget sparky doing the finishing touches
     
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    Posted 21/1/18
    That is an absolute thing of beauty!
     
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  6. MartinOC

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    Posted 21/1/18
    You're a nutter, but I love what you're doing!
     
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    Posted 21/1/18
    With a taste for alarming photography! Open liquid beverages sat on top of open electrical circuitry's and no NO! tiny tot sticking steel screw drivers into electrical curcuitry's! :eek:
    Lucky we know you around here. Post that up on facepalm nannystate and you'd get reported probably.
    :D
     
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    Posted 21/1/18
    That is beautiful work mate. All your brewery is so clean. You must have some tools.
    What is your profession? Electrical engineer or something?

    Your going to have to open a brewery. Half of its done!
     
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  9. MastersBrewery

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    Posted 21/1/18
    Gents husky obvious has an addiction.... to shiny stainless, being the suportive bunch that we are, we should be encouraging him to attend meetings.


    Like a couple local brew clubs to get thing wet and dirty!
     
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    Posted 21/1/18
    Oh yeah we want pic's more pic's or it didn't happen!
     
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  11. husky

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    Posted 21/1/18
    Yes, I suppose only I know that there was no power supply cables even installed when those pics were taken. I just thought it was cool that the little fella picked up on what I was doing and replicated it. Maybe I should have made him wear some safety thongs:D


    Mechanical/process engineer in food and bev industry so have a lot of contacts and a good sense of best practice when designing and building food manufacturing equipment. Yes opening a brewery may be on the cards one day, lots going on behind the scenes. Unfortunately the equipment is the easiest part.


    If only I didn't work every Wednesday night I'd actually be able to attend some Melb brewers meetings!


    Yep, will put some pics up tomorrow, wheeled it outside yesterday(skid mount is awesome!) and got some good ones just need to sort through them.
     
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    Posted 21/1/18
    Haha, the patented Husky safety thongs, if only they made them in hand size.
     
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    Posted 22/1/18
    Nothing quite like a nice pair of steel capped safety thongs.
     
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    Posted 22/1/18
    Good to have in case you need to put the thong in ;)
     
  15. husky

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    Posted 22/1/18
    No babies were harmed in the building of this brewery!

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    There are no words.

     
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    Posted 22/1/18
    Great! Now I have an erection at work. Bloody hell!
     
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    Flaunt it if ya got it. Granted that might get you fired...
     
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    Posted 22/1/18
    Normally I just give out HR's phone number before I talk. It's like a verbal tick I have :)
     
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    Yeah but there's something missing, ah yeah the safety signs for JB. The young tacker will be fine, he can't ready yet anyway.
     
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