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kfield
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Re: NI Week
kfield   9/30/2013 9:14:53 AM
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@anon0586736 Wow, I wish I would have been at NI Week to see it. NI does a fantastic job in pulling these demos together. Would you be interested in bringing your rig to DESIGN West 2014 in San Jose in April???? I am the General Manager of the event and am looking for cool stuff...

JanineLove
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Re: NI Week
JanineLove   8/21/2013 9:01:53 PM
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Sorry I missed your demo. But cheers to you!

anon0586736
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Re: NI Week
anon0586736   8/21/2013 8:47:08 PM
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Ha!  Well, it was actually on the Expo Floor last year (NI Week 2012).  I'm the proud designer, builder and owner of this brewery, and it really is quite amazing that NI helped put together such a cool marketing demo out of a hobyist project.  To be quite honest, I'm currently partaking in a beverage brewed on it while I plan my recipe for tomorrow's brewing session.  It was a fun NI Week demo, but it has turned into a really fantastic home brewery system.

kfield
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Re: Senior Design Project
kfield   8/17/2013 7:09:19 PM
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Thinking? Got me drinking! :-)

Sheetal.Pandey
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Re: watch for contamination
Sheetal.Pandey   8/17/2013 10:24:25 AM
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Some of my friends brews beer and it comes out really nice. Its something you enjoy doing. One of my friend also makes red grape wine and its so very good. Its a good passtime.

Paul Larson
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Re: watch for contamination
Paul Larson   8/16/2013 2:34:34 PM
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This was something we found out about after we were finished drinking all of our brew.  None of us got sick, but you could see the copper was clearly affected.  

cookiejar
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watch for contamination
cookiejar   8/16/2013 2:21:49 PM
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I noticed that several of the rigs used copper and brass fittings.  Since many of the components of beer are quite reactive, I'd be concerned about toxic copper salts forming.  In addition to copper, brass and bronze fittings contain  lead.  The state of California has warnings about lead in brass and bronze even for your bathtub fixtures.  There's also concerns about aluminum and plastics leaching.  Most breweries use stainless steel throughout.

But then again, these toxins may pale compared to the mind numbing and beer belly creating effects that are the major achievements of drinking beer.

Paul Larson
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Re: Senior Design Project
Paul Larson   8/16/2013 12:45:08 PM
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Yeah, the server is pretty slow. Eventually I am going to get it transferred to a new server that won't feel like dial up.

selinz
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Re: Senior Design Project
selinz   8/16/2013 12:39:23 PM
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Thanks for the links! Got me thinking... The links seem really slow though...

Paul Larson
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Senior Design Project
Paul Larson   8/16/2013 12:09:11 PM
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Some buddies and myself built an automated home brewing system for our senior design project in college last year, we really learned a lot.  These projects are great, it's always interesting to see different takes on design and control.

If anyone is interested, our project files are here: http://beaversource.oregonstate.edu/projects/44x201116 (be patient, the site is having issues and may take a while to load).  We've also put together a presentation which can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFSBAoCipsU. The quality of the video is not that great, but it gives a decent overview of our system.  We plan on building another prototype in the near future.

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