Probably the simplest item I constructed by possibly the most important was the sump tank.
During the brewing and cleaning processes water or unwanted wort needs to be disposed of. This is done by the sump tank.
This tank which is located underneath the main brewery is positioned where it can catch any unwanted liquid from the brewery. When the tank itself fills up with liquid it makes a float switch rise. The signal from this float switch is connected to the Pokeys57e control board which then automatically turns on a 12 volt boat sump pump which pumps the unwanted liquid through a small length of pipe into our drain.
The pumping then automatically shuts off after a certain length of time, This process just happens automatically whenever it’s required without any operator intervention.