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Brew day timer
« on: December 02, 2011, 10:13:13 AM »
I was digging around over at TBN, and found this little gem. Anyone else who has a brewery computer might like. I have not used it yet, but it looks really sweet!!

http://www.thebrewingnetwork.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=15279
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Re: Brew day timer
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2011, 10:18:27 AM »
I tried an online stop-watch once, but my laptop isn't very loud and I couldn't hear it over the pump, vent hood, boiling wort, etc.

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Re: Brew day timer
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2011, 10:54:01 AM »
If you want to get really automated you can have the computer open and close valves, start and stop pumps, start and stop burners...  Then all you would have to do to brew is stare at the PLC.  If you install SCADA you can brew from anywhere with broadband connectivity. 

You could be in Ohio while brewing in Idaho.    ;)
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Re: Brew day timer
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2011, 11:38:29 AM »
iPhone/Pad/Pod app anyone? 
It may not be the best option, but I've started using it because it works for me and it's simple.  Has a master time, and timers running in sync of various times for hop additions or infusions. 
The free version you can use for one or the other very easily, if you pay for it you can set up different timers, say one for mash schedule and the other for boil.  hope this helps!

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chronolite-timer/id302950976?mt=8


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Re: Brew day timer
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2011, 12:05:04 PM »
If you want to get really automated you can have the computer open and close valves, start and stop pumps, start and stop burners...  Then all you would have to do to brew is stare at the PLC.  If you install SCADA you can brew from anywhere with broadband connectivity. 

You could be in Ohio while brewing in Idaho.    ;)


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Re: Brew day timer
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2011, 02:53:15 PM »
i use the BDT and love it.
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Re: Brew day timer
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2011, 06:44:45 PM »


I'm pragmatic too...  ;)
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Re: Brew day timer
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2011, 08:15:12 PM »
I just use a $3 Sunbeam wind up timer.  yeah, I'm cheap and low tech
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Re: Brew day timer
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2011, 11:03:06 PM »
I use an egg timer and mark down every time I flip it.

I'd use a sundial, but it rains a lot here.
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Re: Brew day timer
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2011, 11:34:08 PM »
I just set alarms on my cell phone. or an egg timer.
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Re: Brew day timer
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2011, 11:52:59 PM »
I measure my heartbeats against the National Bureau of Standards clock station, WWV to determine how many bpm my heart is beating, and then I just count my heartbeats and do the math. 

I call it the modified Ken Kesey LSD method.
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Re: Brew day timer
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2011, 05:30:06 AM »
I measure my heartbeats against the National Bureau of Standards clock station, WWV to determine how many bpm my heart is beating, and then I just count my heartbeats and do the math. 

I call it the modified Ken Kesey LSD method.

and all this time i have just been winging it.  now i have a method, thanks for the tip
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Re: Brew day timer
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2011, 09:23:37 AM »
I use a digital kitchen timer but I just downloaded the BDT for timing my hop additions. I'll give it a try. Thanks!  :)
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Re: Brew day timer
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2011, 02:58:26 PM »