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SimoB

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klangers said:
The problem with pressure relief valves is that they're designed to open up to full bore suddenly. If you use these for spunding, then you're likely to release more CO2 than necessary and the pressure will drop more than you want.

The industrial equivalent would be something akin to a back pressure regulator.
Correct, these are the industry standard spunding valves and what we use at the brewery. about $400

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Yeah, the keg king ones are useless. After one use I got the shits and built an electronic one. Auber have a suitable pressure sensor an controller, and i got a 1/4" solenoid valve off ebay. It is highly accurate and there is no fiddling around, a bit expensive though.

Later when i wanted to build two more I just bought the Auber sensors and solenoid valves off ebay and made a controller from an arduino, relay board and display I had lying around. The benefit of this is that you can control as many as you like with the one controller.
 

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trevgale said:
Yeah, the keg king ones are useless. After one use I got the shits and built an electronic one. Auber have a suitable pressure sensor an controller, and i got a 1/4" solenoid valve off ebay. It is highly accurate and there is no fiddling around, a bit expensive though.

Later when i wanted to build two more I just bought the Auber sensors and solenoid valves off ebay and made a controller from an arduino, relay board and display I had lying around. The benefit of this is that you can control as many as you like with the one controller.
Don't suppose you have the project up on github might be nice to tie this in with BrewPiless I think I've got a spare pin. Would you consider sharing?
Mardoo said:
Niiice. Next life I'll learn electronics properly.
Got ya covered Mardoo ;)
 

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I don't have it up on github but here is the code.


#include <Wire.h>
#include <LiquidCrystal.h> // include LCD library
#include <EEPROM.h>

const byte EEPROM_ID = 0x99;

float pres_1;
float pres_2;

// DEFAULT VALUES - ONLY USED ON FIRST RUN OR IF EEPROM IS NOT AVAILABLE
//------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
float SET_PRES_1 = 5;
float SET_PRES_2 = 5;
int DELAY = 30;
float Hy = 0.2;
float PRES_OFFSET_1 = 0;
float PRES_OFFSET_2 = 0;

int menu = 1; // Set starting menu to 1 - Pressure Menu

int write_current = 0;

// RELAY CONTROL VARIABLES
//------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
int pres_1_relay = 12;
int pres_2_relay = 13;

int countdown_1;
int countdown_2;

long start_time_1;
long start_time_2;

int relay_state_1;
int relay_state_2;

int start_relay_state_1;
int start_relay_state_2;

// EEPROM ADDRESSES FOR STORED VARIABLES
//------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
const int ID_ADDR = 0; // the EEPROM address used to store the ID

const int SET_PRES_1_E_ADDR = 1;
const int SET_PRES_2_E_ADDR = 2;
const int DELAY_E_ADDR = 3;
const int Hy_E_ADDR = 4;
const int PRES_OFFSET_1_E_ADDR = 5;
const int PRES_OFFSET_1_SIGN_E_ADDR = 6;
const int PRES_OFFSET_2_E_ADDR = 7;
const int PRES_OFFSET_2_SIGN_E_ADDR = 8;

int SET_PRES_1_E;
int SET_PRES_2_E;
int DELAY_E;
int Hy_E;
int PRES_OFFSET_1_E;
int PRES_OFFSET_2_E;
int PRES_OFFSET_1_SIGN_E;
int PRES_OFFSET_2_SIGN_E;

/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Defines
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
// Pins in use
#define BUTTON_ADC_PIN A0 // A0 is the button ADC input
#define LCD_BACKLIGHT_PIN 3 // D3 controls LCD backlight
// ADC readings expected for the 5 buttons on the ADC input
#define RIGHT_10BIT_ADC 0 // right
#define UP_10BIT_ADC 145 // up
#define DOWN_10BIT_ADC 329 // down
#define LEFT_10BIT_ADC 505 // left
#define SELECT_10BIT_ADC 741 // right
#define BUTTONHYSTERESIS 10 // hysteresis for valid button sensing window
//return values for ReadButtons()
#define BUTTON_NONE 0 //
#define BUTTON_RIGHT 1 //
#define BUTTON_UP 2 //
#define BUTTON_DOWN 3 //
#define BUTTON_LEFT 4 //
#define BUTTON_SELECT 5 //
//some example macros with friendly labels for LCD backlight/pin control, tested and can be swapped into the example code as you like
#define LCD_BACKLIGHT_OFF() digitalWrite( LCD_BACKLIGHT_PIN, LOW )
#define LCD_BACKLIGHT_ON() digitalWrite( LCD_BACKLIGHT_PIN, HIGH )
#define LCD_BACKLIGHT(state) { if( state ){digitalWrite( LCD_BACKLIGHT_PIN, HIGH );}else{digitalWrite( LCD_BACKLIGHT_PIN, LOW );} }
/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Variables
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
byte buttonJustPressed = false; //this will be true after a ReadButtons() call if triggered
byte buttonJustReleased = false; //this will be true after a ReadButtons() call if triggered
byte buttonWas = BUTTON_NONE; //used by ReadButtons() for detection of button events
/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Init the LCD library with the LCD pins to be used
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
LiquidCrystal lcd( 8, 9, 4, 5, 6, 7 ); //Pins for the freetronics 16x2 LCD shield. LCD: ( RS, E, LCD-D4, LCD-D5, LCD-D6, LCD-D7 )
/*--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
setup()
Called by the Arduino framework once, before the main loop begins
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------*/

//Presure Sensor Details
//----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
#define SENSOR_1_PIN A4 // Pin that pressure sensor 1 is connected to
#define SENSOR_2_PIN A5 // Pin that pressure sensor 2 is connected to

#define NUM_SAMPLES 50 // Number of samples

int INPUT_ARRAY_1[NUM_SAMPLES]; // Setup input array
int INPUT_ARRAY_2[NUM_SAMPLES]; // Setup input array
int i; // Integer for inputing values into array

// REFRESH TIMES
//----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
long previousMillis_1 = 0;
long interval_1 = 1000; // Serial refresh time

long previousMillis_2 = 0;
long interval_2 = 1000; // LCD refresh time

long previousMillis_3 = 0;
long interval_3 = 500; // Button debounce time (LEFT & RIGHT)

long previousMillis_6 = 0;
long interval_6 = 2000; // Delay between probe probe reads

//______________________________________________________________________________________________

// PROGRAM SETUP
//______________________________________________________________________________________________

void setup()
{

// Serial.begin(9600);


// READ STORED VARIABLES FROM EEPROM
//------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

// Serial.println("Using data from EEPROM");
SET_PRES_1_E = EEPROM.read(SET_PRES_1_E_ADDR);
SET_PRES_2_E = EEPROM.read(SET_PRES_2_E_ADDR);
DELAY_E = EEPROM.read(DELAY_E_ADDR);
Hy_E = EEPROM.read(Hy_E_ADDR);
PRES_OFFSET_1_E = EEPROM.read(PRES_OFFSET_1_E_ADDR);
PRES_OFFSET_1_SIGN_E = EEPROM.read(PRES_OFFSET_1_SIGN_E_ADDR);
PRES_OFFSET_2_E = EEPROM.read(PRES_OFFSET_2_E_ADDR);
PRES_OFFSET_2_SIGN_E = EEPROM.read(PRES_OFFSET_2_SIGN_E_ADDR);

// Calculate SET_PRES values from stored integers
SET_PRES_1 = SET_PRES_1_E;
SET_PRES_2 = SET_PRES_2_E;

// Calculate DELAY value from stored integers
DELAY = DELAY_E;

// Calculate stored Hy value from integers
Hy = 0.1 * Hy_E;

// Calculate stored Pressure Offset values from integers
if(PRES_OFFSET_1_SIGN_E == 1){
PRES_OFFSET_1 = 0.1 * PRES_OFFSET_1_E;
}
else if(PRES_OFFSET_1_SIGN_E == 2){
PRES_OFFSET_1 = -0.1 * PRES_OFFSET_1_E;
}

if(PRES_OFFSET_2_SIGN_E == 1){
PRES_OFFSET_2 = 0.1 * PRES_OFFSET_2_E;
}
else if(PRES_OFFSET_2_SIGN_E == 2){
PRES_OFFSET_2 = -0.1 * PRES_OFFSET_2_E;
}


//button adc input
pinMode( BUTTON_ADC_PIN, INPUT ); //ensure A0 is an input
digitalWrite( BUTTON_ADC_PIN, LOW ); //ensure pullup is off on A0
//lcd backlight control
digitalWrite( LCD_BACKLIGHT_PIN, HIGH ); //backlight control pin D3 is high (on)
pinMode( LCD_BACKLIGHT_PIN, OUTPUT ); //D3 is an output
//set up the LCD number of columns and rows:
lcd.begin( 16, 2 );

// RELAY CLOCKS AND PIN OUTPUT
//---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
start_time_1 = -1000*DELAY;
start_time_2 = -1000*DELAY;

pinMode(pres_1_relay, OUTPUT);
pinMode(pres_2_relay, OUTPUT);

digitalWrite(pres_1_relay, HIGH);
digitalWrite(pres_2_relay, HIGH);
}

//______________________________________________________________________________________________

// MAIN PROGRAM LOOP
//______________________________________________________________________________________________
void loop()
{

float media_1;
float media_2;


countdown_1 = DELAY - (millis() - start_time_1)/1000;
countdown_1 = constrain(countdown_1, 0, DELAY);

countdown_2 = DELAY - (millis() - start_time_2)/1000;
countdown_2 = constrain(countdown_2, 0, DELAY);

start_relay_state_1 = digitalRead(pres_1_relay);
start_relay_state_2 = digitalRead(pres_2_relay);

unsigned long currentMillis_6 = millis();

if(currentMillis_6 - previousMillis_6 > interval_6) {
previousMillis_6 = currentMillis_6;


// Writes resistance readings from analog pin to array
for (i=0; i< NUM_SAMPLES; i++) {
INPUT_ARRAY_1 = analogRead(SENSOR_1_PIN);
INPUT_ARRAY_2 = analogRead(SENSOR_2_PIN);
}

// Sums array values
media_1= 0;
media_2= 0;
for (i=0; i< NUM_SAMPLES; i++) {
media_1 += INPUT_ARRAY_1;
media_2 += INPUT_ARRAY_2;
}
// Divides sum of array values by number of entries to find average
media_1 = media_1 / NUM_SAMPLES;
media_2 = media_2 / NUM_SAMPLES;

// Convert the thermal stress value to resistance
media_1 = (media_1 * 5) / 1024;
media_2 = (media_2 * 5) / 1024;

pres_1 = PRES_OFFSET_1 -14.5 + (media_1 - 0.5) * (36.3 + 14.5) / (4.5 - 0.5);
pres_2 = PRES_OFFSET_2 -14.5 + (media_2 - 0.5) * (36.3 + 14.5) / (4.5 - 0.5);

pres_1 = constrain(pres_1, 0, 40);
pres_2 = constrain(pres_2, 0, 40);


// SET RELAY OUTPUTS
//---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
if(pres_1 > SET_PRES_1 && countdown_1==0)
{
digitalWrite(pres_1_relay, LOW);
}
else if(pres_1 > SET_PRES_1 && countdown_1 > 0)
{
digitalWrite(pres_1_relay, HIGH);
}
else if(pres_1 <= SET_PRES_1 && pres_1 > SET_PRES_1 - Hy)
{
digitalWrite(pres_1_relay, LOW);
}
else if(pres_1 <= SET_PRES_1 - Hy)
{
digitalWrite(pres_1_relay, HIGH);
}

if(pres_2 > SET_PRES_2 && countdown_2==0)
{
digitalWrite(pres_2_relay, LOW);
}
else if(pres_2 > SET_PRES_2 && countdown_2 > 0)
{
digitalWrite(pres_2_relay, HIGH);
}
else if(pres_2 <= SET_PRES_2 && pres_2 > SET_PRES_2 - Hy)
{
digitalWrite(pres_2_relay, LOW);
}
else if(pres_2 <= SET_PRES_2 - Hy)
{
digitalWrite(pres_2_relay, HIGH);
}


relay_state_1 = digitalRead(pres_1_relay);
relay_state_2 = digitalRead(pres_2_relay);

if(relay_state_1 == HIGH && start_relay_state_1 == LOW) {
start_time_1 = millis();
}

if(relay_state_2 == HIGH && start_relay_state_2 == LOW) {
start_time_2 = millis();
}
}


byte button;
byte timestamp;

//get the latest button pressed, also the buttonJustPressed, buttonJustReleased flags
button = ReadButtons();
//blank the demo text line if a new button is pressed or released, ready for a new label to be written
/* if( buttonJustPressed || buttonJustReleased )
{
lcd.setCursor( 4, 1 );
lcd.print( " " );
}
//show text label for the button pressed
switch( button )
{
case BUTTON_NONE:
{
break;
}
case BUTTON_RIGHT:
{
Serial.print( "RIGHT" );
break;
}
case BUTTON_UP:
{
Serial.print( "UP" );
break;
}
case BUTTON_DOWN:
{
Serial.print( "DOWN" );
break;
}
case BUTTON_LEFT:
{
Serial.print( "LEFT" );
break;
}
case BUTTON_SELECT:
{
Serial.print( "SELECT" );


//clear the buttonJustPressed or buttonJustReleased flags, they've already done their job now.
if( buttonJustPressed )
buttonJustPressed = false;
if( buttonJustReleased )
buttonJustReleased = false;


// MENUS AND VARIABLE INPUTS
//-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

//MENU 1 - MAIN MENU ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
if(menu==1){
lcd.setCursor( 0, 0 );
lcd.print( "F1 " );

lcd.setCursor( 7, 0 );
lcd.print( "psi " );

lcd.setCursor( 11, 0 );
if(SET_PRES_1<10){
lcd.print(" ");
lcd.print(SET_PRES_1,0);
}
else
{
lcd.print(SET_PRES_1,0);
}
lcd.print( "psi" );

lcd.setCursor( 13, 0 );
lcd.print( "psi" );


lcd.setCursor( 0, 1 );
lcd.print( "F2 " );

lcd.setCursor( 7, 1 );
lcd.print( "psi " );

lcd.setCursor( 11, 1 );
if(SET_PRES_2 < 10){
lcd.print(" ");
lcd.print(SET_PRES_2,0);
}
else
{
lcd.print(SET_PRES_2,0);
}
lcd.print( "psi" );

lcd.setCursor( 13, 1 );
lcd.print( "psi" );


lcd.setCursor( 3, 0 );
if(pres_1 < 10){
lcd.print(" ");
lcd.print(pres_1,1);
}
else
{
lcd.print(pres_1,1);
}

lcd.setCursor( 3, 1 );
if(pres_2<10){
lcd.print(" ");
lcd.print(pres_2,1);
}
else
{
lcd.print(pres_2,1);
}


if(button==BUTTON_LEFT){
menu = 5;
lcd.clear();
}
else if(button==BUTTON_RIGHT){
menu = 2;
lcd.clear();
}
else if(button==BUTTON_SELECT){
menu = 1;
lcd.clear();
if(write_current == 1)
{
eeprom_save_standard();
write_current = 0;
}
}
}

//MENU 2 - Fermentor 1 Set Pressure ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
else if(menu==2){
lcd.setCursor( 0, 0 );
lcd.print( "Fermentor 1 " );
lcd.setCursor( 0, 1 );
lcd.print( "Set Pres: " );

lcd.setCursor( 10, 1 );
if(SET_PRES_1<10){
lcd.print(" ");
lcd.print(SET_PRES_1,0);
}
else
{
lcd.print(SET_PRES_1,0);
}
lcd.print( "psi " );


if(button==BUTTON_UP){
SET_PRES_1++;
SET_PRES_1 = constrain(SET_PRES_1, 0, 30);
write_current = 1;
}
else if(button==BUTTON_DOWN){
SET_PRES_1--;
SET_PRES_1 = constrain(SET_PRES_1, 0, 30);
write_current = 1;
}

else if(button==BUTTON_LEFT){
menu = 1;
lcd.clear();
}
else if(button==BUTTON_RIGHT){
menu = 3;
lcd.clear();
}
else if(button==BUTTON_SELECT){

if(write_current == 1)
{
eeprom_save_standard();
write_current = 0;
}

menu = 1;
lcd.clear();
}

}


//MENU 3 - Fermenter 2 Set Pressure ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
else if(menu==3){
lcd.setCursor( 0, 0 );
lcd.print( "Fermentor 2 " );
lcd.setCursor( 0, 1 );
lcd.print( "Set Pres: " );

lcd.setCursor( 10, 1 );
if(SET_PRES_1 < 10){
lcd.print(" ");
lcd.print(SET_PRES_2,0);
}
else
{
lcd.print(SET_PRES_2,0);
}
lcd.print( "psi " );


if(button==BUTTON_UP){
SET_PRES_2++;
SET_PRES_2 = constrain(SET_PRES_2, 0, 30);
write_current = 1;
}
else if(button==BUTTON_DOWN){
SET_PRES_2--;
SET_PRES_2 = constrain(SET_PRES_2, 0, 30);
write_current = 1;
}

else if(button==BUTTON_LEFT){
menu--;
lcd.clear();
}
else if(button==BUTTON_RIGHT){
menu++;
lcd.clear();
}
else if(button==BUTTON_SELECT){
if(write_current == 1)
{
eeprom_save_standard();
write_current = 0;
}
menu = 1;
lcd.clear();
}

}



//MENU 4 - Solenoid Delay ----------------------------------------------------------------------
else if(menu==4){
lcd.setCursor( 0, 0 );
lcd.print( "Solenoid Delay:" );

lcd.setCursor( 0, 1 );
lcd.print(DELAY);
lcd.print( "sec " );


if(button==BUTTON_UP){
DELAY++;
DELAY = constrain(DELAY, 0, 600);
write_current = 1;
}
else if(button==BUTTON_DOWN){
DELAY--;
DELAY = constrain(DELAY, 0, 600);
write_current = 1;
}

if(button==BUTTON_LEFT){
menu--;
lcd.clear();
}
else if(button==BUTTON_RIGHT){
menu++;
lcd.clear();
}
else if(button==BUTTON_SELECT){

if(write_current == 1)
{
eeprom_save_standard();
write_current = 0;
}

menu = 1;
lcd.clear();
}

}

//MENU 5 - Hysteresis ----------------------------------------------------------------------
else if(menu==5){
lcd.setCursor( 0, 0 );
lcd.print( "Pressure Hyst: " );

lcd.setCursor( 0, 1 );
lcd.print(Hy,1);
lcd.print( "psi " );


if(button==BUTTON_UP){
Hy = Hy + 0.1;
Hy = constrain(Hy, 0, 5);
write_current = 1;
}
else if(button==BUTTON_DOWN){
Hy = Hy - 0.1;
Hy = constrain(Hy, 0, 5);
write_current = 1;
}

if(button==BUTTON_LEFT){
menu--;
lcd.clear();
}
else if(button==BUTTON_RIGHT){
menu++;
lcd.clear();
}
else if(button==BUTTON_SELECT){

if(write_current == 1)
{
eeprom_save_standard();
write_current = 0;
}

menu = 1;
lcd.clear();
}

}


//MENU 6 - Pressure Offset 1 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
else if(menu==6){
lcd.setCursor( 0, 0 );
lcd.print( "Pressure Offset 1: " );

lcd.setCursor( 0, 1 );
lcd.print(PRES_OFFSET_1,1);
lcd.print( "psi " );


if(button==BUTTON_UP){
PRES_OFFSET_1 = PRES_OFFSET_1 + 0.1;
write_current = 1;
}
else if(button==BUTTON_DOWN){
PRES_OFFSET_1 = PRES_OFFSET_1 - 0.1;
write_current = 1;
}

if(button==BUTTON_LEFT){
menu--;
lcd.clear();
}
else if(button==BUTTON_RIGHT){
menu++;
lcd.clear();
}
else if(button==BUTTON_SELECT){

if(write_current == 1)
{
eeprom_save_standard();
write_current = 0;
}

menu = 1;
lcd.clear();
}

}

//MENU 7 - Pressure Offset 2 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
else if(menu==7){
lcd.setCursor( 0, 0 );
lcd.print( "Pressure Offset 2: " );

lcd.setCursor( 0, 1 );
lcd.print(PRES_OFFSET_2,1);
lcd.print( "psi " );


if(button==BUTTON_UP){
PRES_OFFSET_2 = PRES_OFFSET_2 + 0.1;
write_current = 1;
}
else if(button==BUTTON_DOWN){
PRES_OFFSET_2 = PRES_OFFSET_2 - 0.1;
write_current = 1;
}

if(button==BUTTON_LEFT){
menu--;
lcd.clear();
}
else if(button==BUTTON_RIGHT){
menu = 1;
lcd.clear();
}
else if(button==BUTTON_SELECT){

if(write_current == 1)
{
eeprom_save_standard();
write_current = 0;
}

menu = 1;
lcd.clear();
}

}

}


//____________________________________________________________________________________________

// BUTTON READ SUB ROUTINE
//____________________________________________________________________________________________
byte ReadButtons()
{
unsigned int buttonVoltage;

unsigned long currentMillis_3 = millis();


byte button = BUTTON_NONE; // return no button pressed if the below checks don't write to btn

//read the button ADC pin voltage
buttonVoltage = analogRead( BUTTON_ADC_PIN );
//sense if the voltage falls within valid voltage windows

if(currentMillis_3 - previousMillis_3 > interval_3) {
previousMillis_3 = currentMillis_3;

if( buttonVoltage < ( RIGHT_10BIT_ADC + BUTTONHYSTERESIS ) )
{
button = BUTTON_RIGHT;
}
else if( buttonVoltage >= ( UP_10BIT_ADC - BUTTONHYSTERESIS )
&& buttonVoltage <= ( UP_10BIT_ADC + BUTTONHYSTERESIS ) )
{
button = BUTTON_UP;
}
else if( buttonVoltage >= ( DOWN_10BIT_ADC - BUTTONHYSTERESIS )
&& buttonVoltage <= ( DOWN_10BIT_ADC + BUTTONHYSTERESIS ) )
{
button = BUTTON_DOWN;
}
else if( buttonVoltage >= ( LEFT_10BIT_ADC - BUTTONHYSTERESIS )
&& buttonVoltage <= ( LEFT_10BIT_ADC + BUTTONHYSTERESIS ) )
{
button = BUTTON_LEFT;
}
else if( buttonVoltage >= ( SELECT_10BIT_ADC - BUTTONHYSTERESIS )
&& buttonVoltage <= ( SELECT_10BIT_ADC + BUTTONHYSTERESIS ) )
{
button = BUTTON_SELECT;
}
}
//handle button flags for just pressed and just released events
if( ( buttonWas == BUTTON_NONE ) && ( button != BUTTON_NONE ) )
{
//the button was just pressed, set buttonJustPressed, this can optionally be used to trigger a once-off action for a button press event
//it's the duty of the receiver to clear these flags if it wants to detect a new button change event
buttonJustPressed = true;
buttonJustReleased = false;
}
if( ( buttonWas != BUTTON_NONE ) && ( button == BUTTON_NONE ) )
{
buttonJustPressed = false;
buttonJustReleased = true;
}

//save the latest button value, for change event detection next time round
buttonWas = button;

return( button );
}



//____________________________________________________________________________________________

// SAVE STANDARD VALUES TO EEPROM
//____________________________________________________________________________________________
void eeprom_save_standard() {

// Convert decimal values to integers for saving
SET_PRES_1_E = SET_PRES_1;
SET_PRES_2_E = SET_PRES_2;
Hy_E = 10 * Hy;
DELAY_E = DELAY;
PRES_OFFSET_1_E = 10 * PRES_OFFSET_1;
PRES_OFFSET_2_E = 10 * PRES_OFFSET_2;

if(PRES_OFFSET_1 >= 0){
PRES_OFFSET_1_SIGN_E = 1;
}
else {
PRES_OFFSET_1_SIGN_E = 2;
}

if(PRES_OFFSET_2 >= 0){
PRES_OFFSET_2_SIGN_E = 1;
}
else {
PRES_OFFSET_2_SIGN_E = 2;
}



// Send message to serial
Serial.println("Writing default data to EEPROM");

// Write values to EEPROM
EEPROM.write(ID_ADDR,EEPROM_ID); // write the ID to indicate valid data
EEPROM.write(SET_PRES_1_E_ADDR, SET_PRES_1_E);
EEPROM.write(SET_PRES_2_E_ADDR, SET_PRES_2_E);
EEPROM.write(Hy_E_ADDR, Hy_E);
EEPROM.write(DELAY_E_ADDR, DELAY_E);
EEPROM.write(PRES_OFFSET_1_E_ADDR, PRES_OFFSET_1_E);
EEPROM.write(PRES_OFFSET_2_E_ADDR, PRES_OFFSET_2_E);
EEPROM.write(PRES_OFFSET_1_SIGN_E_ADDR, PRES_OFFSET_1_SIGN_E);
EEPROM.write(PRES_OFFSET_2_SIGN_E_ADDR, PRES_OFFSET_2_SIGN_E);

}
 

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trevgale,
rather than drag this thread further off track, I'll send you a PM this evening; very interested, as the Developer of BrewPiLess is also adding ispindel too, so both temp and pressure could be adjusted per gravity, all able to be monitored over wireless network, or the internet if you so chose.
 

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Maheel said:
out of interest for the arduino setup could you use this sort of thing for the sensor?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/0-0-8-Mpa-Stainless-Steel-Fluid-Pressure-Sensor-G1-4-inch-for-Water-Air-Oil-5V-/271802302504?hash=item3f48ae0028:g:ZiUAAOSwnHZYaPtk

I have the KK style spunding but also have plenty of arduino stuff (no pressure sensors but)

thanks for the code :)
You probably could, but the range might be a little high, reducing accuracy. Although it would probably still be accurate enough. Here is a link to the ones I have used:
http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=38&products_id=311
 

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malt junkie said:
trevgale,
rather than drag this thread further off track, I'll send you a PM this evening; very interested, as the Developer of BrewPiLess is also adding ispindel too, so both temp and pressure could be adjusted per gravity, all able to be monitored over wireless network, or the internet if you so chose.
Yeah send me a pm, I would be happy for you to use any of the code you want, sounds like an interesting project.

This code originally started as a network controlled, multi chamber STC style temperature controller. Then I discovered diy brewpi and used those. Later on I started pressure fermenting and figured I could reuse a lot of what i had already written and learnt to make a pressure controller. I ended up ditching the network based stuff because it was a bit clunky and I didn't really need it for pressure.
 

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Well, I finished pimping my KK Spunding valve, or rather, my KK brass T and connecting bits. Giving it a run on a pressurised lager ferment. Let's see how it goes, eh? I'll be rather indisposed, so I'm throwing trust in a blank direction.

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Mardoo said:
Well, I finished pimping my KK Spunding valve, or rather, my KK brass T and connecting bits. Giving it a run on a pressurised lager ferment. Let's see how it goes, eh? I'll be rather indisposed, so I'm throwing trust in a blank direction.

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I'm looking forward to hearing how it go's Mardoo. I'm a little over the KK ones. If it works well I can imagine it wouldn't be hard to organize a bulk buy of these.
 

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What are the thread types on the KK spundie ?

I want to DIY a computer-controlled spunding valve, be nice if I could just "jack in" to the end of the KK pipe.
Just looking at solenoid valves now.
 

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Out of interest I got the KK unit to work fairly well. I removed the adjuster, spring and gas seal stopper and keg lubed the inside thread of the unit, ends of the spring and the thread on the adjuster which made adjusting very smooth.
To set the unit, say I want 10psi. Put co2 at 13/14 psi into a PET bottle using a carbonation cap, connect the unit in closed position then slowly open until hiss heard, back off a bit and your close to spot on, which the gauge will indicate.
 

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grott said:
Out of interest I got the KK unit to work fairly well. I removed the adjuster, spring and gas seal stopper and keg lubed the inside thread of the unit, ends of the spring and the thread on the adjuster which made adjusting very smooth.
To set the unit, say I want 10psi. Put co2 at 13/14 psi into a PET bottle using a carbonation cap, connect the unit in closed position then slowly open until hiss heard, back off a bit and your close to spot on, which the gauge will indicate.
Hmm, that's a really good idea.

I already lubed mine up a-plenty. But I'd missed the fermentation boat by then, all the gas had escaped, and now it's basically failing to re-pressureise with the screw wound all the way in. I suspect it's because fermentation is finished, but I had it closed-off right through the 13-18oC rest and to be honest, I did expect a bit of pressure out of this. So I'm scratching me head a bit as to why it hasn't re-pressurised.

I'm mostly certain I re-assembled the spundie' correctly after lubing.
 

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#include <stdio.h>

main( )
{
printf("hello, beer\n");
}
Now we've got that out of the way, thanks for that Grott, that had been putting me off getting a KK valve when I looked into this thread last year.

A question: rather than trawl through 55 posts, is that the $29.95 valve from KK?
I thought I saw figures like $88 in some of the posts, which had also been putting me off.

I want to try brewing lagers in a cornie with a cut back dip tube, under pressure and also over gravity, like the megaswillers do, then transfer to a clean cornie and liquor back with deoxygenated water.
If that's the right price (plus a SS quick disconnect of course) then I'll definitely make that my next project.
 

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Mr Wibble said:
Hmm, that's a really good idea.

I already lubed mine up a-plenty. But I'd missed the fermentation boat by then, all the gas had escaped, and now it's basically failing to re-pressureise with the screw wound all the way in. I suspect it's because fermentation is finished, but I had it closed-off right through the 13-18oC rest and to be honest, I did expect a bit of pressure out of this. So I'm scratching me head a bit as to why it hasn't re-pressurised.

I'm mostly certain I re-assembled the spundie' correctly after lubing.
Ive done 2 pressure ferments now & both times didnt realise the gauge had gone all the
way around thought I had no pressure was set to 10psi
Let pressure out to 10 psi & it stayed there even when I closed the valve off
Beers came out nice a couple of kolsch's attenuation better than I normally get
Will try youre tip Grot cheers
Intrested in how you go Mardoo also
When I first started looking into pressure ferment came across Trevgale Post who has a digital one from Auberins
but its a bit pricey but looks the go
A spare corny set up for blow off with the valve on it sounds like the way to go as well
 

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grott said:
Yes, the right price.
Cheers
Ordered.

Mate, I suddenly remembered where I got the Price from Hell from, one of the forum sponsors has the valve plus QD listed for about $70.

Feck me dead.

Should be here by the weekend,, now to fire up Brewmate :) :) :)
 

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I tried the lube but it didn't work so great for me.

'That's what SHE said' they all say.

'IN BED' I retort.

Much fun was had by all.
 
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