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Robo brew.
« on: July 06, 2017, 08:03:47 PM »
Has anybody used or purchased a Robo brew?  They look pretty well made and have good reviews. This may be my next purchase.

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Re: Robo brew.
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2017, 03:17:15 AM »
I just purchased one of these, my first brew day using one of these is tomorrow. I'll post how it went.

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Re: Robo brew.
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2017, 05:19:18 AM »
I just purchased one of these, my first brew day using one of these is tomorrow. I'll post how it went.

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Cool. Where did you get it?

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Re: Robo brew.
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2017, 05:54:30 AM »
I purchased mine from www.Williamsbrewing.com


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Re: Robo brew.
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2017, 06:11:12 PM »
I wonder how this compares to the Grainfather. I have never brewed with these types of systems but I considering it. Please let me know how the Robo Brew does and if you recommend it.

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Re: Robo brew.
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2017, 06:24:18 PM »
I wonder how this compares to the Grainfather. I have never brewed with these types of systems but I considering it. Please let me know how the Robo Brew does and if you recommend it.
Just search Robobrew on you tube.
The new system with pump is equivalent to the grain father an half the cost. The only diffrent is the grain father
Comes with a counter flow chiller and the robobrew comes with a stainless steel immersion chiller.

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Re: Robo brew.
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2017, 11:11:03 PM »
I just purchased one of these, my first brew day using one of these is tomorrow. I'll post how it went.

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How did your brew day go?

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Re: Robo brew.
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2017, 11:25:12 PM »
Sorry for taking so long...
The brew day went really well, I like having everything contained in one unit.
It held mash temps well, I will have to make a jacket for it though. Had a few degrees difference from top to bottom.
The included immersion cooler worked really well. Didn't take long to cool just using kansas summer heat ground water...lol
I like the false bottom screen that it comes with, kept a lot of stuff out of the pump.
Only thing I would like to have had would have been a temp controller that wasn't close to the floor. I'm 6'5", so it's a pain adjusting temps.
But all in all I'm glad I purchased it.

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Re: Robo brew.
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2017, 11:27:36 PM »
Sorry for taking so long...
The brew day went really well, I like having everything contained in one unit.
It held mash temps well, I will have to make a jacket for it though. Had a few degrees difference from top to bottom.
The included immersion cooler worked really well. Didn't take long to cool just using kansas summer heat ground water...lol
I like the false bottom screen that it comes with, kept a lot of stuff out of the pump.
Only thing I would like to have had would have been a temp controller that wasn't close to the floor. I'm 6'5", so it's a pain adjusting temps.
But all in all I'm glad I purchased it.

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Cool.
What was your mash efficiency?
Mash pH?
Did you need rice hulls?

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Re: Robo brew.
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2017, 11:32:50 PM »
Sorry for taking so long...
The brew day went really well, I like having everything contained in one unit.
It held mash temps well, I will have to make a jacket for it though. Had a few degrees difference from top to bottom.
The included immersion cooler worked really well. Didn't take long to cool just using kansas summer heat ground water...lol
I like the false bottom screen that it comes with, kept a lot of stuff out of the pump.
Only thing I would like to have had would have been a temp controller that wasn't close to the floor. I'm 6'5", so it's a pain adjusting temps.
But all in all I'm glad I purchased it.

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Cool.
What was your mash efficiency?
Mash pH?
Did you need rice hulls?

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Going off of beersmith, my mash efficiency was 73%, I was using a 14lb grain bill and there was plenty of room. And I didn't have any need for rice hulls.
My mash ph was at 5.2.

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Re: Robo brew.
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2017, 11:44:05 PM »
As long as the liquid is a constant temp, the grain temp difference will be of minimal concern

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Re: Robo brew.
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2017, 11:46:16 PM »
As long as the liquid is a constant temp, the grain temp difference will be of minimal concern
Yea, I figured so. I am really pleased with it. And also like the delay timer, I just set it for morning time and the water was heated and ready. :)

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« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2017, 11:47:42 PM »
Pretty cool man. The controller on the floor is a bit wonky and I think they missed he mark in not allowing step programming. Price is solid.

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Re: Robo brew.
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2017, 11:49:34 PM »
For the price i cannot really complain, it did what i needed it to. And I don't want something that is fully automated. Would take some of the fun out of it. :)

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« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2017, 11:51:39 PM »
Not saying fully automated, through I wouldn't mind that.