BS in BioResource and Agricultural Engineering
BioResource and Agricultural Engineering Department
The objective of this design and construction was to build a three-tiered brewing system commonly seen in homebrewing practices. As the project evolved, it became an Arduino Microcontroller, controlled automatic brewing system. The BrauMatisch helps automate the brewing process by autonomously heating and transferring water to different tanks based on pre-programmed recipe temperatures and times. It’s simple, easy to use interface allows for the brewer to have constant updates on temperatures, times and other relevant information. In case the brewer is asleep on the job, an alarm has been built in to the control panel to notify the brewer operating the system of any required actions.
This system is designed for a typical homebrewing system, which holds a maximum of 10 gallons. This small system being automated has application to the brewing industry because more and more breweries are moving to semi-automated and fully automated systems. This senior project discusses the mechanical construction of the brewing stand, as well as, the electronic construction and automation of the BrauMatisch brewing system.