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    This was the one I bought, 3 bar = ~44 PSI. ...

    This was the one I bought, 3 bar = ~44 PSI.

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32664271541.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.da524c4djrgUwj
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    I used single normally closed valves. That way...

    I used single normally closed valves. That way you can get away with a 3 way solenoid vs a 5 way for actuation of the valve. In no way am I a professional in this area, that's just what I ended up...
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    I used Alibaba and AliExpress. Alibaba is good...

    I used Alibaba and AliExpress.
    Alibaba is good for package purchases. All the valves or all TC plumbing can be bought and shipped dirt cheap to USA.
  4. corrosion. Remember, your moving chemicals at...

    corrosion. Remember, your moving chemicals at high temps, pressures, and concentrations. The pump should be the last of your worries.
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    Reliability, pneumatic valves last forever as...

    Reliability, pneumatic valves last forever as solenoids can be unreliable unless you use the expensive kinds.
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    Thought I'd post an update. The Keg washer works...

    Thought I'd post an update. The Keg washer works great but I wanted to share a 3D model of the cart I plan to weld for it.

    https://www.tinkercad.com/things/50GrnE8oLHE-kw-design

    This link will...
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    If this is the malt house I'm thinking of, I...

    If this is the malt house I'm thinking of, I heard the base malt extractability is higher than others. Can anyone speak to this?
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    I'm no expert but I believe as long as the seals...

    I'm no expert but I believe as long as the seals are rated for the chemicals, you should be ok. Ask the manufacturer if they're still around, but makes sense to me that it would work.
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    I used 3/4" hose but I think 1/2" would work just...

    I used 3/4" hose but I think 1/2" would work just as well.
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    Small update, I found that the sink idea was a...

    Small update, I found that the sink idea was a bad approach. When blowing out sani or caustic back into their respective tanks it creates a huge mess with all of the pressure being released like a...
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    That's the approach I'm leaning towards as well....

    That's the approach I'm leaning towards as well. PH has always been the main objective but for flavor targets, the only impactful salt additions seem to be tied to Cl and SO4 ratios. Historical water...
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    I just found this post a few hours ago and now...

    I just found this post a few hours ago and now I'm on chapter 7 of your book, LOL. It's weird as I read your experiences and realize I'm going through many of the same defining moments in my own...
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    That's good advice! I have to keep reminding my...

    That's good advice! I have to keep reminding my self to keep things simple especially with the HMI programming. Training on this thing should be 5 minutes tops and the more "over-explaining" I have...
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    Gave it a test run last night. Slight design flaw...

    Gave it a test run last night. Slight design flaw when only washing one keg, exhaust or out wants to travel to the unused coupler instead of the manifold. I can fix it with a check valve though....
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    I ended up using an Ace PLC...

    I ended up using an Ace PLC (http://velocio.net/). The programming was easier than typical ladder logic but still powerful enough to interface with an HMI via Modbus. I'm also using a modified 3-bay...
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    Water profiles - Important or Not?

    I have sort of a basic question for brewers. How important and what approach do you take with the mineral content in water for making your beer? Now I know what you're going to say "it makes 99% of...
  17. New to this thread but if either of you needs any...

    New to this thread but if either of you needs any help with design, let me know. I'm almost done building mine. I programmed an Ace PLC & HMI connected via Modbus, relay controlled pneumatic valves,...
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    Made some more progress... painted the frame,...

    Made some more progress... painted the frame, connected all of the pneumatics, wired most of it, and mounted the control box. Just have to mount some buttons, HMI, and drill some holes in an old...
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    That's actually how I plan to hook my keg washer!...

    That's actually how I plan to hook my keg washer! Originally I was going to make this monstrous keg washer with tanks but now I'm just building a mobile cart that hooks up to an old 3 bay sink. I'll...
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    Here's mine Just started building the frame for...

    Here's mine Just started building the frame for the keg washer last night.

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    Nice! Is this for a keg washer or CIP?

    Nice! Is this for a keg washer or CIP?
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    Keg Washer design

    I thought I'd share the design for the keg washer I'm building. This is just the plumbing layout that the PLC will control for preforming the various cleaning cycles. I think the advantage this...
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    Ended up scoring one of these, hopefully its...

    Ended up scoring one of these, hopefully its enough. Seems to be able to handle anything I would throw at it.

    https://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.aspx?itemid=31740
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    I did some testing over the weekend to find the...

    I did some testing over the weekend to find the flow rate needed to sustain a cascade over a keg inner wall.

    Here's what I did.

    I drilled a large opening into the side of a junk keg for...
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    I hope it's strong enough! I may be leaning...

    I hope it's strong enough! I may be leaning toward a pneumatic diaphragm pump. They seem to be geared toward harsh chemical transfer and I think I could just use the compressor that's going to power...
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