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Automated Brewing

Postby Tyler Durden » Sat Jul 31, 2004 3:42 pm

Anyone got any ideas on setting up an Automated poor mans Home Brewery, I'd like to set it up close to something maybe a commercial brewery might be using but way cheaper. Im looking for a system for consistent brewing all the time, without some of the hassles that do come about with home brewing. If you know of some parts or something I need to look out for or know of some plans that are great and easy to follow that would be great. Im not looking to spend alot of money here by all means. -Ideas Suggestions-
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Postby DreamWeaver » Sun Aug 01, 2004 12:53 am

Aw, C'mon... get your hands dirty and brew. you'll appreciate it more if ya got some spilt wort and can brag to your friends... "I made this beer!"

I sold my magnetic pump because one day I watched as it aerated my wort before my eyes. My back aches every time I do a 10 gallon batch and brew days are 7 hours of hard work & anxiety that rewards great beer on Carbonation Day and I forget all of my pains as a mother giving birth... ok maybe not.... but close. Brew On! :D
Four More Beers!... Four More Beers!... Four More Beers! ...
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Automated Brewery

Postby Mirabeau » Tue Aug 03, 2004 7:11 am

I took a look on a similar project.
Such equipment like PCI interface and automats are VERY expensive.

I agree with Tyler, saying that the pleasure in homebrewing is not only to open a well carbonated brand new homemade beer, but also to make it !
Feel it, smell it, watch it, and look at it living, evoluting like your baby does !

Have fun with homebrewing !

PM : a friend of mine has built what we call a "pico" brewery :
http://biere.jg-laurent.com
but not so "fully automated"
(beware of french speaking !)
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Re: Automated Brewing

Postby Mesa Maltworks » Wed Sep 15, 2004 5:56 pm

Tyler Durden wrote:Anyone got any ideas on setting up an Automated poor mans Home Brewery, I'd like to set it up close to something maybe a commercial brewery might be using but way cheaper. Im looking for a system for consistent brewing all the time, without some of the hassles that do come about with home brewing. If you know of some parts or something I need to look out for or know of some plans that are great and easy to follow that would be great. Im not looking to spend alot of money here by all means. -Ideas Suggestions-


I used to be a DDC/Process Control engineer before I became a brewer. What do you want to control, how accurately and what is your budget to establish such a system? There has to be a payback (like labor savings, consistency or/and quality improvements) to justify the investment. And... "I don't know" or "as little as possible" is not an answer. Tell me how much you are willing to spend to achieve your goals. I will be able to tell you whether your desired outcome is achievable given your budget.

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Postby canman » Wed Dec 22, 2004 8:34 am

http://p221.ezboard.com/fbarleysforume. ... =184.topic
there are some great ideas here.
I am semi auto with seperate heat exchanger and auto mash temp
www.bobsbretique.ca
www.texanbrew.com
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