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Offline tommymorris

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Re: Robo brew.
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2017, 12:43:30 AM »
Can you set it on a table to raise the controls?

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Re: Robo brew.
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2017, 01:37:24 AM »
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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That's great.
Alot of reviews said rice hulls were a must, mash temp was low during recirculation and even some said there were slight problems with the finished work.
1500 watts enough to boil?

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Re: Robo brew.
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2017, 01:42:51 AM »
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.
Oh. I was under the impression that you could step mash. What a bummer.
I recently watched some of The Beerery videos, it was cool to see the wort change from cloudy to crystal clear during the steps.

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Re: Robo brew.
« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2017, 01:58:12 AM »
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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That's great.
Alot of reviews said rice hulls were a must, mash temp was low during recirculation and even some said there were slight problems with the finished work.
1500 watts enough to boil?

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I didn't have any issues with temps and sparging went fine. My hydrometer readings were not far off.
And I had no issues with the boil, I'm just going to make a reflectix jacket just to bring temps up quicker.
I also didn't mind having to change the temp manually to step mash. so no big deal for me there.

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Re: Robo brew.
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2017, 01:59:23 AM »
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.
Oh. I was under the impression that you could step mash. What a bummer.
I recently watched some of The Beerery videos, it was cool to see the wort change from cloudy to crystal clear during the steps.

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You can still step mash, just not automated.

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Re: Robo brew.
« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2017, 02:01:53 AM »
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?

Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
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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That's great.
Alot of reviews said rice hulls were a must, mash temp was low during recirculation and even some said there were slight problems with the finished work.
1500 watts enough to boil?

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I didn't have any issues with temps and sparging went fine. My hydrometer readings were not far off.
And I had no issues with the boil, I'm just going to make a reflectix jacket just to bring temps up quicker.
I also didn't mind having to change the temp manually to step mash. so no big deal for me there.
Sounds like a winner.
I think I'll wait til Xmas and get one on sale.
Until then I'll sharpen my skills.

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Re: Robo brew.
« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2017, 02:03:11 AM »
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.
Oh. I was under the impression that you could step mash. What a bummer.
I recently watched some of The Beerery videos, it was cool to see the wort change from cloudy to crystal clear during the steps.

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You can still step mash, just not automated.
I'm okay with that. I wonder how many degrees per minute.


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Re: Robo brew.
« Reply #22 on: July 13, 2017, 03:27:24 AM »
I wish I would have timed it. but as I remember it didn't take long to step up.

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Re: Robo brew.
« Reply #23 on: August 09, 2017, 04:18:09 AM »
I wish I would have timed it. but as I remember it didn't take long to step up.
I didn't wait, I got one last Thursday and brewed Saturday.

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