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Single vessel brewing system

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

I’ve been working on a single vessel brewing system, strongly resembling the one sold be speidel, called braumeister.

Some progress has been made already, and I hope to be able to brew using this system soon.

Short version of what happens in this system: The system consists of two vessels, one 33 liter vessel and another 20 liter vessel with a false bottom.

The larger vessel has heating elements controlled by a PID temperature controller. The smaller vessel sits in the larger and holds grains during mashing. Water is circulated through the grains during mashing to keep temperature even and allow for step mashing. After mashing I remove the vessel and drain it into the larger vessel, where the wort is boiled.

This is my mash tun. It’s a 20 liter plastic bucket and I cut the bottom out of it and put in a fine mesh stainless steel net. During mashing it will hold all the grains, with a pump circulating water through the grains and keeping temperature stable.
This is the inside of my boil kettle. Visible are 2x2200w heating elements, pump inlets and outlets and a pt100 temperature probe. The probe and elements will be connected to a syl-2362 PID controller from auber instruments.
That’s all for now.