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Brewers Hardware Sale and Clearance! – lots of tri-clamp gear on sale

Brewers Hardware’s Clearance Page features an ever-changing selection of discounted homebrew gear and hardware.  Quantities can be limited.  If you see something you like, I’d suggest placing your order sooner rather than later.

As of this posing Brewers Hardware has a good selection of Tri-Clamp/Tri-Clover hardware on sale.  That can change quickly, check out the clearance sale for current selection.

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Announcing: BCS-482 Brewery Control System from Brewer’s Hardware

BCS-482 Brewery Control System

BCS-482 Brewery Control System via Brewer’s Hardware

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

ALL NEW! BCS-482 interactive temperature controller
– 8 temperature inputs
– 8 discrete inputs
– 16 discrete outputs
– Removable terminal blocks
– Heavy duty aluminum enclosure with mounting flanges
– Operates on 12VDC power supply (not included)
– I2C bus for additional accessories
– USB Support

Operates at 12VDC. Power is brought onboard via screw terminals to allow for a broader range of PSUs (Not Included). Our power supply unit now comes with the end pre-cut off exposing both wires. If you have your own power supply you will need to cut the end off and attach one wire to 12V IN and one wire to Ground (GND). Check out our third product image for a more detailed look.

What’s NEW!

– New Faster TI Tiva M4F Processor
– Higher current outputs (150mA 12VDC instead of 20mA 5VDC) to directly drive valves and accessories.
– Onboard LED Indicators for outputs
– Operates at 12VDC. Power is brought onboard via screw terminals to allow for a broader range of PSUs (Not Included)
– Internal daughterboard I/O expansion option (Q3/2018)
– I2C Jack for external 7-segment LED displays
– RS485 Port for future expansion boards
– USB Jack for simpler firmware updates
– Built-in alarm buzzer.

Details

Web-based User Interface

The BCS series’ user interface is all web based. Monitor and control temperatures and processes on your browser from any browser enabled device such as a computer, tablet or phone.

Temperature Sensor Inputs

The BCS-482 allows up to eight independent temperature sensors to be monitored simultaneously. Inputs can be any NTC thermistor based sensor with a 10Kohm ambient reading. Use our sensors, or purchase/build your own. Just set the temperature coefficients that are provided by the sensor manufacturer into the BCS-482, or calculate them based on experimental data.

Power

Operates at 12VDC. Power is brought onboard via screw terminals to allow for a broader range of PSUs (Not Included). Our power supply unit now comes with the end pre-cut off exposing both wires. If you have your own power supply you will need to cut the end off and attach one wire to 12V IN and one wire to Ground (GND). Check out our third product image for a more detailed look.

Inputs / Outputs

Along with the eight temperature sensor inputs, the BCS-482 provides eight 12VDC discrete inputs. All inputs can trigger controller responses. Sixteen 150mA 12VDC discrete outputs are provided for relay control or can directly drive many electric ball valves on the market. Eight of the outputs can be controlled by PWM, differentially by a temperature input, or under complete PID control. The remaining 10 outputs provide on/off control.

Expansion Options

The BCS-482 was designed with expansion in mind, supporting both internal and external expansion modules. The first expansion module slated for release in Q3 2018, is an internal in-case expansion board that will allow for an additional 8 inputs and 8 outputs. Additional modules on the drawing board include options for 1-wire support and 4-20mA support.

Advanced Data Logging

Data is logged internally in the device, and displayed on your browser, or saved as a text file. The BCS-482 supports internal logging of four signals up to 4k samples each. The user can set the frequency of the samples anywhere from 1 second to 6 hours, resulting in trace lengths anywhere from 1.1 hours to 2.8 years long.

Programmable Processes

A revolutionary State Machine interface allows the user to program with simple and intuitive rules, giving the controller the ability to exhibit extremely complex behavior. The BCS-482 allows up to eight independent processes, each with eight states. Check out the documentation for programming examples.

Open Interface API

The control system from ECC utilizes a simple HTTP GET/POST mechanism to control and monitor the unit. The protocol is completely open and documented, allowing users the ability to develop third-party interfaces. Does your application require a unique GUI, or if would like to have your own data logging/graphing application? Want to link multiple BCS systems together and have them all controlled from a unified interface? The possibilities are endless.


 

BCS-482 Brewery Control System

 

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Brewers Hardware Black Friday! – a very rare sale

Brewers Hardware very rarely does sales.  Very rarely.  They have come out to play for Black Friday.  Get a free gift card $75 gift card with orders over $500, a free $30 gift card with orders over $250 and a free $10 gift card with orders over $100.  No coupon code is required.  Limit one gift card per ORDER.  Gift cards will be emailed on 12/3/19.  This is a rare chance to get a deal at Brewers Hardware.

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1/2″ ID X 3/4″ OD Silicone Tubing – Made in the USA, up to 500 deg F, FDA & NSF-1 approved materials – $2.50 per ft

1/2" ID X 3/4" OD

Silicone Tubing 1/2″ ID X 3/4″ OD via Brewers Hardware

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

Silicone tubing is translucent, FDA & NSF-1 approved as food safe and the ideal tubing for making brewery hoses. Silicone tubing has a low bursting pressure and must not be placed in an application where it could be pressurized. Our silicone tubing is ultra translucent for the best possible visibility of any silicone tubing on the market. Sold by the foot.

  • -100ºF to 500ºF  temperature range
  • 1/2″ ID X 3/4″ OD
  • 10PSI working pressure 30PSI burst pressure at 70ºF
  • Translucent so you can see wort color and flow
  • Remains flexible across a wide variety of temperatures
  • Kink Resistant
  • Made here in the USA.

 

As of this posting, Brewers Hardware has this for $2.50 per foot As of this posting, this tubing is one of Brewers Hardware’s most popular items.  See – this search to check current standings.  Check product page for current price & availability.

Silicone Tubing 1/2″ ID X 3/4″ OD

2″ and 3″ Tri-Clover, Tri-Clamp Compatible Clear Caps – on Clearance at Brewers Hardware

Clear 2″ and 3″ Tri-Clover Clear Caps.  As of this posting, Brewers Hardware has these on clearance.  $2 for the 2″ size and $5 for the 3″ size.  Availability is limited, check Brewers Hardware’s Clearance Page for current availability, selection and pricing.

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Also: Brewers Hardware has a gigantic selection of Tri-Clover Compatible Fittings including some really unique offerings

1″ – 1.5″ Tri-Clover, Tri-Clamp Compatible Cap – $2.25 on Clearance at Brewers Hardware

1"/1.5" Tri Clover Compatible Cap - RefurbishedTri-Clover to Cam & Groove Adapter via Brewers Hardware

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

1″/1.5″ Tri Clover Compatible Cap. Having several extra Tri Clover Compatible caps around is always a good idea. They are usually put in place over the open end of a valve to keep it sanitary. They can also be drilled and welded to make other fittings. .25″ thick 304 stainless.

It is in full working condition, but because this item is on clearance, there are no refunds unless defective.


 

As of this posting, these are on sale for $2.25.  Supply is limited.

1″/1.5″ Tri Clover Compatible Cap – Refurbished

Also: Brewers Hardware has a gigantic selection of Tri-Clover Compatible Fittings including some really unique offerings

Brewers Hardware T-Shirts… $10 on Clearance

Brewers Hardware’s Clearance Page features an ever-changing selection of discounted homebrew gear and hardware.  Quantities can be limited.  If you see something you like, I’d suggest placing your order sooner rather than later.

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As of this posting, the Clearance selection includes select Brewers Hardware T-Shirts for just $10

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Convert NPT to Connections to Tri-Clamp/Tri-Clover

1"/1.5" Tri Clover Compatible X 1/2" Male NPTIf you’re looking to convert our homebrewing gear – kettles, jumpers, pumps, etc- to tri-clamp/tri-clover style disconnects, Brewers Hardware has a fitting for that.  They have an extensive lineup of NPT x Tri-Clover fittings.  These offer an easy and economical way to make the switch.

Tri Clover Compatible X NPT Adapters at Brewers Hardware

Brewers Hardware has a gigantic selection of Tri-Clover Compatible Fittings including some really unique offerings

More About Tri-Clovers from Brewers Hardware: “Tri Clover compatible fittings can be a little confusing at first. But take a look in any commercial brewery (or dairy for that matter) and look to see what they are using to make their connections. They will almost certainly be using Tri Clover type sanitary connections. The advantage to these connectors is how easily they are cleaned and how sturdy the are. With no nooks or crannies for nasties to hide, they clean like a breeze. There are no ball-sockets like a conventional brass, plastic or stainless quick disconnect. You can see every surface that meets your precious wort. If that weren’t reason enough: they don’t leak. I had been using brass garden-hose type quick disconnects for years and I was always fighting sticky dripping wort getting on the rest of my brewery every batch. That slight leak would also create an air-bleed into the line that would inevitably cause my March pump to cavitate.”

1/2″ ID X 3/4″ OD Silicone Tubing – Made in the USA, up to 500 deg F, FDA & NSF-1 approved materials – $2.50 per ft

1/2" ID X 3/4" OD

Silicone Tubing 1/2″ ID X 3/4″ OD via Brewers Hardware

More Info

From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

Silicone tubing is translucent, FDA & NSF-1 approved as food safe and the ideal tubing for making brewery hoses. Silicone tubing has a low bursting pressure and must not be placed in an application where it could be pressurized. Our silicone tubing is ultra translucent for the best possible visibility of any silicone tubing on the market. Sold by the foot.

  • -100ºF to 500ºF  temperature range
  • 1/2″ ID X 3/4″ OD
  • 10PSI working pressure 30PSI burst pressure at 70ºF
  • Translucent so you can see wort color and flow
  • Remains flexible across a wide variety of temperatures
  • Kink Resistant
  • Made here in the USA.

 

As of this posting, Brewers Hardware has this for $2.50 per foot As of this posting, this tubing is one of Brewers Hardware’s most popular items.  See – this search to check current standings.  Check product page for current price & availability.

Silicone Tubing 1/2″ ID X 3/4″ OD

Silicone Tubing Odds & Ends on Clearance at Brewers Hardware

Brewers Hardware’s Clearance Page features an ever-changing selection of discounted homebrew gear and hardware.  Quantities can be limited.  If you see something you like, I’d suggest placing your order sooner rather than later.

Brewers Hardware periodically features scraps of high temp silicone tubing available a variety of sizes as part of their clearance sale.  Availability and prices vary.  Quantities are limited.  Some offerings have different length options.  Check Brewers Hardware’s Clearance page for current availability

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