I have the following setup today. The temperature control does not work, so I’m looking to replace the control part. I would like to learn if BrewPi could be my new control unit. I’m completely newbie so I need some help, please
I have today:
- 3 x 200L jacketed Unitanks each with a solenoid valve on the cooling jacket and a PT100 probe.
- A control unit with a REX C-700 PID controller for each tank
- a Lindr AS-200 cooler
The PID controllers are connected through a SSR that turns the pump of the cooler on, if any of the tanks need cooling and shots it off if none of them needs cooling.
If possible I would like to change the 3 PID controllers to a setup that I can both monitor and control online as I’m not in the brewery every day. I would also like a system that is easy to tune in and balance. My current controller undershoots the temperature with several degrees and I can’t get the settings right.
I would like to keep the functionality that stops the pump in the cooler if none of the tanks need cooling.
Can anyone help me to understand how I can setup the temperature control using BrewPi, and what I would need to buy to get it running. And will a system based on BrewPi fulfil my described requirements for a system?