Pohlman, Nicholas A.
B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)
Department of Mechanical Engineering
There are few automated gas control systems that incorporate anything more than proportional control. This thesis will look at the process of making beer at home with a three kettle setup, the possible parts that would need to be incorporated in the system to allow proportional integral derivative control, and how the control theory may work. The research required will look into the basics of control laws. A design hurdle that will need to be met is a control valve that is within the weekend home brewers price range. With a truly robust control system, a home brewer would save money and time. The final conclusion that was approached is that there is room for the product, but the product is not currently producible.
Berger, Joshua, "Automated Brewing Process" (2013). Honors Capstones. 208.
Northern Illinois University
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