Black Heart Brewery Update & Control Panel Test Video

On Sunday, Brett and I spent the entire day, a good 10 hours of it, in the brewery soldering, cutting, stripping, and connecting wires and components. We are happy to announce we now have working switches and LED indicator lights. These let us know that the components are getting power, and are explained further in the video below. We are ordering the rest of the box parts tomorrow and it will be completed on Thursday, less the Brewtroller 4.0, which we are waiting to hear an arrival date on. Other than that, we can finish hooking back up the plumbing, route the wires, test the valves and connections. We will be brewing within 2 weeks; period.
We were pleased to find out today that our friend Adam, who is BHB’s welder, will be finishing up the mounting arm for the control box, and we will have it in place by mid week; pictures to come.
Our grain mill is hopefully going to be completed by the time we brew again, but if not, I will deal with ONE last manual crush session at the local homebrew store [Author’s note: As an aggressive inline skater, I have sustained many shoulder injuries through the years, most recently with a dislocation prior to massive snow storms, so that Monster Mill is going to be my new best friend soon.]
Like I said previously, we are 2 weeks away from being able to brew again, and once we do, the beer will be flowing. We just ordered up 11 1/6bbl kegs, that we hope to fill very soon via a weekly brewing schedule, a goal that we are on task to reach by the end of March.
That is all for now. Please enjoy the short update below, with many more to follow, including some in depth videos on nanobrewing. Cheers!

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2 comments on “Black Heart Brewery Update & Control Panel Test Video

  1. Chris Frank says:

    This is like watching brew-porn.

    I love the valves, where can I find them? They open and close smoothly. Please post a link for the company that supplied them.

    Thanx,
    Chris

    • jaymaslar says:

      We got them from Open Source Control Systems (website); they are basically Brewtroller’s store (Brewtroller website link). We are waiting to get in our Brewtroller 4.0 to fire up the burners again. We hope to brew again within two weeks. Are you working on a beer related project with the valves? I am always interested in what everyone and anyone is doing. Cheers!

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