Category Archives: Brew Systems

Raspberry Pi 2 Model B – for temp control, automation, Digital Kegerator & more

Raspberry Pi 2 Model B (1GB) Complete Starter Kit -- Includes Raspberry Pi 2 Model B-- Quick Start Guide--Clear Case--Power Supply--WiFi Dongle--Kingston 8GB Micro SD Card and Adapter--HDMI Cable and

Raspberry Pi can be used for many different things.  Some projects for homebrewers include… Putting together a temperature controller, brew system automation and control and putting together a digital tap list for your kegerator using something like RaspberryPints.  That project can be completed with or without flow meters to track pints served and beer remaining.

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Raspberry Pi 2 Model B (1GB) Complete Starter Kit — Includes Raspberry Pi 2 Model B– Quick Start Guide–Clear Case–Power Supply–WiFi Dongle–Kingston 8GB Micro SD Card and Adapter–HDMI Cable and Heatsink

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STC-1000 Dual Stage Digital Temperature Controller

Lerway 110V All-Purpose Temperature Control Controller with Sensor 2 Relay Output Thermostat Stc-1000

The STC-1000 is a very popular homebrewing temperature controller.  This is a dual stage controller.  That mean it has the ability to control up to two stages… both a heating and cooling device.  Great for a kegerator or a fermentation chamber/deep freeze.  You could also incorporate this into your brew system to control mash temperature and such.

Lerway 110V All-Purpose Temperature Control Controller with Sensor 2 Relay Output Thermostat Stc-1000

Also ConsiderInkbird 110V All-Purpose Digital Temperature Controller Fahrenheit & Centigrade Thermostat + 2 Relays Sensor

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Reader Tip: Inkpird PID Temperature Controller with Relay

Thanks to HBF Reader “HX” for this tip!  There are 8 Ways to Connect with HBF

Inkbird PID Temperature Controller with Omron Relay DIN 1/16 ITC-100 (ITC-100VH+25A SSR+ K sensor)

PID Temperature Controller with Omron Relay from Inkbird

  • PID and ON/OFF Control Mode with high standard self-adjust function
  • Multiple temperature sensors (K, S, Wre, T, E, J, B, N, CU50, PT100)
  • Accuracy of displaying and controlling 0.1ºC,
  • Self-adjusting function and intelligent control of the instrument to ensure the long-term stability.
  • Omron relay inside

PID Temperature Controllers can be used in conjunction with a relay and a thermocouple to control the your kegerator and fermentation temps. You can also integrate a PID controller into your brew system to control mash temps.

Inkbird PID Temperature Controller with Omron Relay DIN 1/16 ITC-100 (ITC-100VH+25A SSR+ K sensor)

Also Consider: Inkbird 110V All-Purpose Digital Temperature Controller Fahrenheit & Centigrade Thermostat + 2 Relays Sensor

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Picobrew Zymatic – Fully Automated Beer Brewing Appliance

Picobrew Zymatic

From MoreBeer: The PicoBrew Zymatic® is a fully automated all-grain brewing appliance, built to brew 2.5 gallons at a time. There are numerous reasons why we love this new all-grain brewery, but we recognize it may not be for everyone. That being said, the Zymatic® is perfect if:

– You’re wanting extreme repeatability. The Zymatic® can remember individual batches, and if you want to replicate one, its as easy as loading up the same ingredients and selecting that brew.
– You want to brew all-grain, but are restricted on space. This unit is extremely compact, making space almost a non-factor when compared to traditional all-grain setups.
– Time is an issue. Set up and clean up are much quicker and easier, and since the Zymatic® is completely automated, you don’t need to be there to monitor temperatures, open valves, turn on burners, etc.

The Zymatic® also runs on 120 v electricty, and plugs into any standard 3-prong outlet. It is WiFi capable, so you can load your recipes without being right next to your computer. If you have to leave during the brew, you can monitor the whole process from your smartphone!

To read more and place your order, click here

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Perlick 630SS

Great DealPerlick Faucet 630SS – Stainless D1218 – $39.99 + Free Shipping with $59 Order

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High Temp Food Safe Pump – 108 GPH

High temperature(100'C) 6.8L/Min (108GPH) mini DC12V Water Pump. Food grade. Sous V

High temperature food safe pump.  108 Gallons per hour transfer rate.  Some possible uses for this small pump… Transferring (hot or otherwise) wort, mash or sparge water within your system.  Note that this is 12V DC.  You need to wire this up to a power supply.

High temperature(100’C) 6.8L/Min (108GPH) mini DC12V Water Pump. Food grade. Sous Vid

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Dual Burner Brew Stand from King Kooker

King Kooker 94-90TKD Portable Dual-Burner Propane

94/90TKD Portable Dual-Burner Propane Cart from King Kooker

This makes a great, budget brew stand.  A number of homebrewers are using this as such.  Read through the product reviews for some thoughts on that.

Features:

  • Propane patio cart with 60,000-BTU cast burner and 105,000-BTU jet burner
  • CSA certified; listed LP hoses and regulator with type-1 connection
  • Brass needle valves for individual flame control; 1-inch angle iron construction
  • 2 thermometers; recipes included; propane tank sold separately; assembly required
  • Measures approximately 16-1/2 by 37-1/2 by 30 inches

King Kooker 94/90TKD Portable Dual-Burner Propane 30-Inch Patio Cart

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50L Braumeister Electric Brewing System – $2,300, Save $650!

I’ve seen this unit featured as MoreBeer’s Deal of the Day on two other occasions.  Both times it was marked down $300.  Today’s Deal of the Day brings it down to $2,300 that’s a savings of a whopping $650.  It also ships for free.

Speidel Braumeister Electric Homebrewing System

Speidel Braumeister 50L all in one, electric all grain brewing system.

Facebook Friend William Says: “I run a commercial micro brewing operation in Norfolk, NE and use this baby every day! work horse, flawless operation.”

Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

Availability: This is a More Beer Deal of the Day. Quantities are limited. Check the Deal of the Day section – Here – to see if this is still available.

Braumeister – 50L BRA500 – $2,950 $2,300 Shipped

Technical Specifications for 50L Braumeister:

  • Braumeisters require a 230v connection and you should plan to have an electrician install a socket and then wire on the appropriate plug
  • Produces 55L/14.5 Gal of Wort resulting in about 50L/13 Gal of finished beer
  • 53 lbs
  • 3200 Watt built in heating capacity
  • 2 x 23 Watt pump
  • 230V (protection at least 16 amp), 50-60Hz
  • 27.5 inches tall
  • 19.75 inches in diameter
  • 26.45 lb max qty of malt (full description and specifications)

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Perlick 630SS

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