Single vessel electric system - Braumeister clone

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Post by joshua » 5 years ago

Good Vid Arzaman, well done!!!
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Post by Yeasty » 5 years ago

Well done Arzaman thats one cool set up.

I really like your cooler, I've been looking into stainless steel tubing as its now cheaper than copper, how did you bend it ? it looks perfect :clap:

One thing I noticed tho is that your water connections are right above your pot. I would like them over the side so if I got any leaks they wouldn't contaminate the wort, its still cool tho ( "cool" get it :lol:)

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Post by arzaman » 5 years ago

Thank you for your approval...as an Italian homebrewer I'm very proud and excited by the gratitude of your overseas forum :peace: !
Yeasty wrote:Well done Arzaman thats one cool set up.

I really like your cooler, I've been looking into stainless steel tubing as its now cheaper than copper, how did you bend it ? it looks perfect :clap:

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I have bought the cooler ready made...from a german provider that sells over ebay..budget price comparable with copper tubing
Verry efficent ...15 minutes with tap water to cool to 20 celsius

here the reference
http://zapfanlagendoktor.de/index.php?c ... 1a74f6ffe7

aboout the connection you are absolutely right...I'm looking for a couple of elbow press fititngs to add an extra tubing and quick connect/disconnect rubber tube outside from the vessel.

enjoy
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Post by PistolPatch » 5 years ago

I watched the vid this morning and was amazed at the craftsmanship I saw Davide. Very impressive!

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Post by stux » 5 years ago

I think that's the guy I bought my 4 9.5L corny kegs from :)
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Post by Toonool » 4 years ago

I've read this thread a couple of times now, I've a spare S/S pot that I'm very interested in having a go at this. There's been no more to this thread tho since 2010, does any one know what has happened to this guy??


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Post by arzaman » 3 years ago

Hi
I’m actively working to my second generation of Braumesiter clone (single vessel brewing system) and compared to the first release I have

· Increased the volume usinga 50L thermo pot and a 35L malt pipe
· Moved definitely to camlock sealing (is main weakness in current set up)
· And off course introducing full process automation (currently I have just a PID Sestos thermo regulator) through the super Open ArdBir control system derived from Matho’s controller with lot of fix and new features

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Open-Ard ... 9852720387

In order to have both a central threaded rod in order to fix easily the pipe and central camlock I have adopted this strategy: the rod pass through the camlock and is fixed to the bottom of Y (or tee) fitting. The 3/4 ‘’ bore and 8mm rod diameter ensure enough space for worth flow . In this way when you fix the pipe on the top you also tight the camlock. Removing the bottom fitting plug you can also remove the threaded rod

Following picture are self-explaining…what do you think about?
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I would like also to introduce a different solution for the bottom filter: since I have just the camlook in the middle of the malt pipe as output channel and not the full surface I would like to use a sort of compact filter avoiding empty space between the false bottom and the pipe.

I have tried to build this filter starting from a strainer (other shape can be sued) that in some way I can fix at the bottom of the pipe with a central hole for the threaded rod
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Here some picture, do you see any drawbacks both during the worth recirculation and worth filtering at the end? Is there any risk to create preferred path and non-uniform recirculation or to have trouble during filtration?
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Thank you for support
Ciao
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Post by Toonool » 3 years ago

Many thanks I'm still watching what you do, maybe next year I'll have a go.


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Post by arzaman » 3 years ago

The construction of the clone 2.0 is proceeding very well

I’m now working on the electric part and I have already performed some “wet run” in order to test all the components
Image Image In parallel the Opne ArdBir team has released a new firmware version with some nice new feature and now everything is well documented with an English user manual
Give it a look and discover how powerful is this controller !
http://goo.gl/W3ZKKb" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

last firmware version can be downloaded here
http://goo.gl/nAz2om" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

the FB page for news and announcements
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Open-Ard" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... 9852720387

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Post by Nuff » 3 years ago

I've just edited your original post Davide so it now appears wiht an ! bedide it which means it is an information post. I have also stickied it so please do your best to edit your first post so as it gives the readers the most important links to the most up-to-date information.

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Post by fongasbrew » 3 years ago

hello davide.
Mate that looks brilliant,good on you for making such a good designed vessel.

Well done.


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Post by arzaman » 2 years ago

Hi guys
A couple of update related to my all in one clone solution that has reached the third generation and Ardbir team development

1) Silicone Heater

It’s an idea that I have since long time ago: use external silicon flexible heater band in order to mange the mashing and boiling process
The advantages are more than one, have uniform heating without scorching the worth with immersion heater, have an internal surface without any interference for whirpool, easy cleaning etc…

Now the idea is a reality and prototype, I have requested some custome silicone heater to a specialized company and I have mounted on my BIAB pot
The bottom pud is around 800W @ 220V while the lateral band is 1700W
They are self-adhesive with special 3M glue and easy to install
Image First test are promising , I would like to run a full test from cold water to boiling logging time/power/temperature and share the result

2) ArdBir automation

The ArdBir project is proceeding on many threads ..from SW features…to new HW set up
We decide to engineer an all in one compact board with atmel micro on board, USB interface, all ordinary interface (heater, pump, keyboard..) with component on the bottom and display on top.
The design is completed and here you can view the 3D rendering



PCB for few prototype have benne produced and we have sourced component
Image Image Image In a short time we are ready to test and share the info
follow the progress of ardbir team on FB page
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Open-Ard ... 9852720387

stay tuned
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Post by Toonool » 2 years ago

Davide hi..

Do you have any photos of the inner pot cam lock?? where it will sit on to the cam lock you have fitted in the main pot??

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Post by arzaman » 2 years ago

1st ArdBir Contest !!
Post on our Facebook page your BIAB system ArdBir powered and WIN a assembled all in one board

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Open-Ard ... 9852720387

Basic rules
• write on the post “ArdBir contest”
• describe briefly your set up (SW and HW version, litre, recirculation, heating, pump..)
• insert one ore more picture showing ArdBir integration and any relevant technical details

The winner will be selected based on “like” on the post and ArdBir Team evaluation (criteria: most professional, innovative, original, well designed..)

Contest duration 2 weeks
people who has already posted their rig should resubmit !

Enjoy
Davide - ArdBir Team
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Post by arzaman » 2 years ago

Ready to go! Open ArdBir all-in-one KIT presale NOW
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After long wait we are happy to announce that we are ready for professional manufacturing a small batch of all in one ardbir boards.
Read carefully term an conditions, reserve your kit NOW, share with all your homberewing friends and help us to reach MoQ and remember that though the HW purchase you support the project

For all details click below link

http://goo.gl/forms/AU9a2Qdkag

Enjoy
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Post by arzaman » 2 years ago

Good News Open ArdBir supporter

The first batch delivery is almost on track. The board assembled will be ready Wednesday , we try to accelerate test phase, FW upload and packaging in order to provide the complete kit to the shipping agent on Sunday. So one week more of patience and your parcel will be on the way !

There are still few KIT available so if you are interested just complete the order form and we send you paypal money request

http://goo.gl/forms/AU9a2Qdkag
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Post by arzaman » 2 years ago

Even during summer holiday ArdBir team has not stopped design and engineering

we are very proud to announce the reals of a new version of the control board..after the all-in-one the ArdBir NANO a new PCB with “piggy” Arduino NANO MCU

the final result is a ultra compact board, more powerful (more I/O), easy to build and low cost (single side PCB and all trough hole component)
Image what do you think about?

In a few days we are going to deliver CAD file an BoM

enjoy
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Post by Yettiman » 2 years ago

Looks, great, I have been following this thread since the beginning, very impressive, truly is.

Once my Casa (house) is complete, it is definitely something I will be interested in learning more about.

As I am now living in Sicily, with very high summer temperatures, I have also had to build a Catina (underground cold cella) to store my beer and malts in).

Again, very nice.


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Post by arzaman » 2 years ago

Have you ever seen 1L micro(nano) brewery in action ?

Used to test ArdBir and for live demo but fully working

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTqW2OnCGT0
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Post by nik » 1 year ago

Hi there ! I have some qusetions regarding the silicone heater ...
How much does it cost ?
During boiling the outer surface is safe to touch ?
Compared to classic heater elements how efficient are they ,regarding power consumption and time realated (let's say compared to a 3kw element which have an average 1 degree C per minute) ?
Can a single mat of 1700 watt perform boil ?
That's all I can think so far .
Nice work also with the Ardbir


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Post by arzaman » 1 year ago

It’s a few months that I was no more active on this thread..but this not mean I have stopped my interest in home brewing and automation

In the last year I have invested lot of time,effort and money in a new brewing automation project and I have design and engineered a new smart and advanced product called SmartPID that I'm very happy to introduce to you.

The product is so advanced and feature rich there is nothing comparable on the market..in the same size of basic STC1000 thermostat I have inserted all you need for your brewing process, fermentation control or any other custom application !

But the great step head is that SmartPID is a real product engineering tested, certified with all characteristic for mass production. No more DIY unsupported kit but a long life-cycle platform powerful, flexible, programmable and SMART. Are you ready to do the upgrade? Just remove your simple thermostat or DIY solution and plug a smart process controller.
Image I leave you to discover all the features and functions and technical characteristic on the official website http://smartpid.com and FB page https://www.facebook.com/smartPID and I will open as well an official SmartPID thread

I hope you appreciate the big effort put in the design by an homebrewer for the homebrewing community and you support the project as you did for ardbir

Stay tuned
Davide
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Post by Yettiman » 1 year ago

I for one, REALLY appreciate your effort. I followed with great interest your original thread, and am looking to find away of incorporating the SmartPID into my own home brewery.

A simple question, if I may, is there way, other that to reprogram it for each brew to set up multiple 'recipes' that can be access via the front panel.

I am interested. In storing say, 8-10'of my favourite recipes (by recipes, I mean times and temperatures settings, and alarm notifications). This way I will not have to reprogram it each time I brew a new beer.

A great device, very excited by it, I hope I does well


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Post by arzaman » 1 year ago

Yettiman wrote:I for one, REALLY appreciate your effort. I followed with great interest your original thread, and am looking to find away of incorporating the SmartPID into my own home brewery.

A simple question, if I may, is there way, other that to reprogram it for each brew to set up multiple 'recipes' that can be access via the front panel.

I am interested. In storing say, 8-10'of my favourite recipes (by recipes, I mean times and temperatures settings, and alarm notifications). This way I will not have to reprogram it each time I brew a new beer.

A great device, very excited by it, I hope I does well

Thank you for your kind words

regarding your question, absolutely yes!
There is on board a dedicate menu “recipe management” and you can add/store up to 10 recipes completed with mash profile and boil/hop addition profile
You can edit,view, delte clone etc..
Image Next step is to input recipe by web or smartphone interface and import profiles from main SW like beersmith

Have a look to new dedicated thread post and remember to register website newsletter and FB page for last news on the project and early bird offer

viewtopic.php?f=154&t=3749&p=56137#p56137

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Post by Yettiman » 1 year ago

Perfect :)

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