I was wondering if anyone has experience with the kind of brewery I am trying to build. I could really use some advice and help.
This is how I planned my setup:
I have a 1150L fermenter with cooling jacket. Because I need both cooling and heating ( summer - winter) I planned on using a chiller and a heating coil in a vessel filled with water / water+glycol . In the same vessel I have a coil that is connected via a pump to the fermenters jacket. The pump would be always on.
Is this solution ok or should I do it in another way? Any advice?
Also, where should I place which sensor? My plan was to have both the “beer” and “fridge” sensors in the fermenter thermowell, that means in the actual beer. Then I would run the BrewPi in fridge constant mode.
What about PID settings? Any advice on what values I should start with? I don’t know if I can tune it with CHR or Ziegler Nichols, as the temperature sinks veeeery slowly.
Any advice or sugestion is welcomed!