Refer to the newspaper article on our automated brewing system from Giessner Anzeiger (07/29/2017)
During winter semester 2016/17, our students Fabian Berg and Miklas Münke have built an automated brewing system as part of a project supervised by Prof. Schröder. It will serve as a tool in various future laboratory experiments in the Process Monitoring & Control lab (LET). Miklas Münke reports:
First and foremost, foundational knowledge in brewing is required for the overall conceptualization of the plant. After analyzing a variety of brewing methods, we transitioned into the planning phase. We decided to equip the plant with two containers – one for mashing and the other one for lautering. The mashing container required a heater, a stirrer, as well as a component for temperature and fill level monitoring. For the lautering container, we originally planned to utilize a component for temperature monitoring and a component for once-through cooling. But since the latter was not necessary, we decided to do without it.