Compact Control Panel

One unharnessed benefit of my electric brewing setup was precise temperature control. So I took a weekend off to fabricate a PID based control panel. I wanted something compact that could sit on the countertop and be stored away when not in use. This is designed to control only one of the two heating elements during mash as well as the pump.

 

Brewdown Compact Counter Top Electric Brewering Control Panel 6

 

I began with a extruded aluminum box, commonly used for computer hardware housing. Did a quick mock up to make sure all the components would fit.

Brewdown Compact Counter Top Electric Brewering Control Panel

BrewDown Compact Electric Brewery Control Panel

And set out to machine the face plates

Fit worked out nicely

And off to its maiden brewday.

Brewdown Compact Counter Top Electric Brewing Control Panel Brewday

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