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JC in GB

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PID Controller
« on: May 25, 2022, 09:21:30 AM »


Here is a picture of a PID controller that I made to control my electric and charcoal smokers.

I also use this design for my sausage curing chamber or any application that I need thermal control.

JC  8)
« Last Edit: May 25, 2022, 09:27:42 AM by JC in GB »
Cooking/Processing Equipment:
Stump's Baby Charcoal Smoker
Smokin-It 3.5D Electric Smoker
Wood fired stone oven (Rado Hand Design)
Sausage Curing Chamber (Designed and built by me)
LEM #12 Grinder, Stuffer, Mixer
Globe G12 Slicer
PID Controllers for various uses
Future: DIY Sous Vide system

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Re: PID Controller
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2022, 07:45:31 PM »
Having the talent to go home brew is a real plus.  Thanks for sharing.
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JC in GB

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Re: PID Controller
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2022, 08:15:10 AM »
Right you are.  I was looking at the BBQ Guru which is a nice set-up but I was like I can make this for less than I can buy it.  I also used this set-up to revive a couple old MasterBuilt smokers.

If I could do metal work, I would be all set.  ;D

JC  8)
Cooking/Processing Equipment:
Stump's Baby Charcoal Smoker
Smokin-It 3.5D Electric Smoker
Wood fired stone oven (Rado Hand Design)
Sausage Curing Chamber (Designed and built by me)
LEM #12 Grinder, Stuffer, Mixer
Globe G12 Slicer
PID Controllers for various uses
Future: DIY Sous Vide system

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Re: PID Controller
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2022, 12:08:44 PM »
Nice. If I can ask, what parts do you use for your sausage chamber. I want to make one for sausage and cheese. 👍
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JC in GB

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Re: PID Controller
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2022, 08:46:55 AM »

I use a thermoelectric cooler and a radiator inside the cabinet for cooling.

The TEM cools the water that flows through the radiator.  I have a PWM controlling fan speed.

I use a PID controller to monitor and control cabinet temperature.  I have an ultrasonic humidifier hooked up to an Auber humidistat.  The humidistat also controls a purge fan that purges moist air out of the cabinet through 2 one way valves.

If you will be operating in humid conditions, you will need a dehumidification scheme.

JC

Cooking/Processing Equipment:
Stump's Baby Charcoal Smoker
Smokin-It 3.5D Electric Smoker
Wood fired stone oven (Rado Hand Design)
Sausage Curing Chamber (Designed and built by me)
LEM #12 Grinder, Stuffer, Mixer
Globe G12 Slicer
PID Controllers for various uses
Future: DIY Sous Vide system