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Re: whisky all grain

Postby bluc » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:11 pm

I have a rims tube ordered with 5 star. Any recomendations on controllers? Dont think i want to build one from a pid etc would rather a turn key solution. Have seen some on brew sights are they all pretty much the same, pid with a ssr/scr?
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Re: whisky all grain

Postby EziTasting » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:39 pm

hmmm could you hook up an Arduino with a voltage adjuster?

Measures temp then if that slips outside the parameters it turns on the heat...

How does it move the liquid thru? A separate pump?!?
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Re: whisky all grain

Postby bluc » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:11 pm

Yea march pump. There is software for an arduino powered controller but I know if I go this way I will be stuffing around for ages ordering parts working stuff out etc etc i just want a ready made one..
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Re: whisky all grain

Postby EziTasting » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:47 pm

:-D :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: whisky all grain

Postby rumsponge » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:47 pm

https://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=64_65&products_id=533

a bit pricey, but can be used as a temperature controller OR voltage controller (i.e. mashing or distilling). quality components.
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Re: whisky all grain

Postby j0sh2008 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:47 pm

I got one of these : https://www.auberins.com/index.php?main ... cts_id=559

Same thing as rumsponge posted just without the enclosure. I waned to put inside my own with a few other things
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Re: whisky all grain

Postby bluc » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:55 pm

Still kinda diy. I know I said I wasnt gunna but...I was reading about craftbeerpi looks interesting :laughing-rolling:
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Re: whisky all grain

Postby j0sh2008 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:59 pm

bluc wrote:Still kinda diy. I know I said I wasnt gunna but...I was reading about craftbeerpi looks interesting :laughing-rolling:


Have you looked at BruControl ?

I’ve been looking into that.. still trying to work out what I need tho.
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Re: whisky all grain

Postby bluc » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:14 pm

No I havnt looks interesting to..
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Re: whisky all grain

Postby bluc » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:16 pm

Open ardbir is another..arduino based
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Re: whisky all grain

Postby Sam. » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:07 pm

Jaycar are selling voltage controllers now :-B
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Re: whisky all grain

Postby bluc » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:53 am

I have a voltage controller but would like it automatic I guess I could get a pid wired into it....
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Re: whisky all grain

Postby pat_00 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:06 am

I just started ordering a bunch of parts for a craftbeerpi setup. If i wasnt going to diy and was only mashing smaller amounts, I'd go for a grainfather controller. They look great for the price but I think they are 2000w max.
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Re: whisky all grain

Postby bluc » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:13 am

Got me curious with craftbeerpi on the schematic it shows one power source but three ssr's. Two heaters one pump. To run that wouldnt you need three power in sources? I guess it would depend on power drain but pretty pointless having anything under 2400w for heating me thinks 8-} or maybe an industrial 30a circuit..
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Re: whisky all grain

Postby pat_00 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:32 am

Yeah i havent worked that out yet, shouldn't be a problem though. I will have 2 elements as i boil with gas. I plan to have 2 240v inputs for the SSRs.
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Re: whisky all grain

Postby Mormash » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:49 am

bluc wrote:I have a voltage controller but would like it automatic I guess I could get a pid wired into it....

bluc i bought one of these for my boiler and it works perfectly.
So good in fact I bought a second one just as a spare but I've never needed it.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2562134755
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Re: whisky all grain

Postby bluc » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:31 pm

I want automated step mashing but thanks for the idea cheers :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: whisky all grain

Postby bluc » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:31 pm

Trying my all grain non peated whiskey is very nice if I do say so myself. Spicy and floral, fruitiness has subsided and the early chaff taste has faded into the back. Hopefully my rims tube will get here soon so I can add the next installment to this thread recirculation and step mashing . Wont be long till I will need more grain. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: whisky all grain

Postby ThePaterPiper » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:39 pm

Finally got back to my mates house bluc, and all of our Ag peated whiskey is gooone! Anyway, we had a wee dram of the NGW and are amazed by just how good it is for he crap that goes into it.
Are you doing any cereal washes anymore, or is the standard of the AG product, even unpeated, making the time and effort well worth it?
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Re: whisky all grain

Postby bluc » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:49 pm

Only done a few all grains but I find if i do a sugarhead with spent grain and sour mash it. The grain goes a lot further and my spirit lasts a lot longer.. have a couple of all grains then session on the sugarhead. Havent done a cereal in a while as in cfw or nutrigrain, i find grain even as sugarheads make a better drop :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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