The appeal of home brewing is often the artistry and inventiveness of designing your own beer. Sadly this is often met with poor results. I intend to design and build an automated home brew setup from surplus industrial controllers, valve actuators and readily available fittings.The purpose of which is to answer the following questions:
(1) Can it be done?
(2) Should it be done?
As an aside I too struggle with the notion of ‘automation’ and ‘micro-brewing’ being used in the same sentence. Followers of all things beer may be offended at the thought of microbrewery being anything other than hand-made. I wish to embody the ethos of micro-brewing to mean the active pursuit of creative new beers that is not stilted by solely commercial interests. The final success of the design will evaluated on the following KPI’s:
(1) Repeatable results
(2) Increased output of new beer and delicious beer recipes
System Topology - Water Schematic.pdf (13.3 KB)
Included is attached draft water schematic of the initial design and will attempt to update on project progress fortnightly until system is complete.