Bald Brewery

An automated pico brewery in Yorkshire, UK

Overall view January 2014

30 Jan, 2014


This is the current state of the build so far as of end of January 2014.  Currently I need to hook up the mash tun and kettle return feeds, the plate chiller (along with temperature probes) and build the volume measurement system. 

I’m also working on hooking it up to the net using a bifferboard as a serial <-> ethernet bridge so I can start remote monitoring and uploading recipes to the Brewtroller in BeerXML format

Repairing a valve

26 Jan, 2014


The valves I bought are stainless steel, but at $50 each leave something to be desired in the quality department.  This valve was killed by putting 15v into it as the case said 9-24v on it.  Opening the valve revealed not only that the PCB was labelled 3-12v, but that the PCB layout was incorrect and rather than redo the PCB, they’d manually wired the ill fated component in.

The new board is on the right and appears to be of better quality.