HOMEBREW Digest #5994 Mon 14 January 2013

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  Great Club Malt Experiment (National Midnight Star Brewery/Dead End Brewers)
  Homebrew Gadget: Help Needed to Construct a Continuous Liquid Level Sensor for Boil Kettle and HLT Volume Measurements (Kevin Eggemeyer)

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2013 16:34:08 -0500 From: National Midnight Star Brewery/Dead End Brewers <nmstarbrewery at gmail.com> Subject: Great Club Malt Experiment Greetings all! With the lower load of traffic on HBD lately, I have a good topic to get some discussion going. Our club is planning our year and I would like to organize a "Great Club Malt Experiment". Basically we would like to mash and ferment a series of specialty malts with a consistent batch of base malt. We plan to keep as many variables as possible constant with the ultimate goal of tasting all the different beers at a club meeting andeducate ourselves on the tastes of the various specialty malts. Our first stab at a plan includes the following malts: Marris Otter, Six Row, Two Row, Pilsner, Wheat, Rye, Munich, Vienna, Aromatic, Brown, Crystal 40, 80, & 120, Biscuit, Chocolate, Smoked, & Special B. We are thinking about each club member doing 1 malt and we would all use a slug of the same yeast slurry from our sponsorBrew Pub.For the base malts in the list, we would only use that malt. I would love to hear any comments, suggestions, links to experiments already run, etc. Private replies are fine but if you don't mind, please respond back to the HBD and lets get some traffic goingand keep Pat and the boys working! Thanks! - -- Keep Brewing! William Menzl Midland, Michigan [99.8, 344.8] Apparent Rennerian National Midnight Star Brewery Member of Dead End Brewers http://www.hbd.org/deb Return to table of contents
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2013 09:26:19 -0600 From: Kevin Eggemeyer <keggbrewer at gmail.com> Subject: Homebrew Gadget: Help Needed to Construct a Continuous Liquid Level Sensor for Boil Kettle and HLT Volume Measurements I would like to move beyond the sight glass measurement of liquid level that I currently use in my brewery and am looking into a capacitance-based sensor. I have constructed a prototype sensor probe and connected it to a simple circuit. The readings are steady under constant conditions and removing an ounce from the vessel causes a change in the frequency reading. Very promising! I'd like to take the next step and build a better measurement circuit, but find myself in need of help. While this request might be better suited to an electronics forum, I thought I'd pop it up on the HBD to see if there was anyone here-perhaps an electronics or control engineer-who might be willing to provide some advice. If you would be willing to help, or if you are interested in liquid level measurement for your own setup, please send me an email and I'll send more information. Happy Brewing! Kevin Return to table of contents
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