Robo Brew V3

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Re: Robo Brew V3

Post by Reignman » 5 months ago

What was your qts/lb grain/water ratio? I go with 1.7.

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Re: Robo Brew V3

Post by Patrickivan » 5 months ago

I can't recall off the top of my head what I did for this Kolsch. But I'm pretty sure it was about 1.5l per lb.
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Re: Robo Brew V3

Post by Reignman » 5 months ago

I seemed to of lost my extension pipe. I have looked everywhere. I dump my grains in a tote and always pull the pipe off before dumping them. Today I used a `1/2" silicone hose and attached it to the lower pipe. I couldn't used the top screen as it wouldn't go through it. Seemed to work, although a real pita.

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Re: Robo Brew V3

Post by Patrickivan » 5 months ago

Reignman wrote:
<span title="|31 Oct 2018|, 07:41">5 months ago</span>
I seemed to of lost my extension pipe. I have looked everywhere. I dump my grains in a tote and always pull the pipe off before dumping them. Today I used a `1/2" silicone hose and attached it to the lower pipe. I couldn't used the top screen as it wouldn't go through it. Seemed to work, although a real pita.
Oh shitty... But at least OBK has the parts... Only $5... Well, $20 if you include the obligatory $15 shipping and taxes lol.

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Re: Robo Brew V3

Post by Patrickivan » 5 months ago

I'll just add some videos here if that's okay. No need to start another thread on the RBV3?

Nothing much really. Just showing people that it WILL boil. Barely LOL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3oEietgFuk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zlnhw2Mmyws
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Re: Robo Brew V3

Post by XXXXX » 5 months ago

Nice! That's plenty of boil in my book. But you're right about boil over.
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Post by Reignman » 5 months ago

I agree with XXXXX, a good boil in my opinion. I aim for a 28 L boil and have on hand fermcap if needed. Almost needed today, but didn't use it. Looking at my level that is cooling now I have around 25 L, more than enough in the carboy.

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Post by Patrickivan » 5 months ago

I read about using the malt pipe as a boil over prevention. Seems like a decent idea, so I cut some silicone tube to length as a standby if required.

But are you really getting 28L to boil? Certainly not without the pump off.

I couldn't get mine to boil without it on. And certainly couldn't get that rolling boil without that and the towel on.

The towel will be replaced with a proper insulation jacket.


What did you just brew?
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Re: Robo Brew V3

Post by brhenrio » 5 months ago

Good catch on the hops! Since i usually fwh, i have missed a few 60 minute additions since i have been using the robobrew.
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Tap 2: Gentleman's Skids Brown Ale
Tap 3: Paddockwood Kolsch
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Re: Robo Brew V3

Post by Reignman » 5 months ago

Yes, it is a good boil even though it is 27 - 28 L in the kettle. I will shoot a video on my next brew. I just eye the level, try for at least 27 L. It's getting easier as I do more batches. Yesterday I got around 21 L in my carboy with around 1 L left in the kettle which was full of junk.

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