First Brew with RoboBrew

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Robert
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First Brew with RoboBrew

Post #1 by Robert » 1 month ago

Now that I have completely reworked my brewing systems, I have started my first RoboBrew. Brewing a pale ale, using 4.0kg 2-row, 350g 30 Lovibond Crystal, 250g wheat Malt and 10g roast barley. Crystal malt for body, wheat malt for head retention and roast barley for a smidge of colour.

Right now I'm sparging, and expect the extract to come out at 1048. Will use Chinook hops.

I'll post pics after clean-up.

First serious brew since 2009(!)
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brhenrio
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Re: First Brew with RoboBrew

Post #2 by brhenrio » 1 month ago

Where did you find the robobrew? 220V?
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Robert
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Re: First Brew with RoboBrew

Post #3 by Robert » 1 month ago

I got it on eBay. I got the 110V version. It has a 1kW and a 500W element. Both elements are switchable, and it gives a bit of control. I have it on a dedicated circuit, separate from my electric HLT.

I started to heat the wort as it was sparging, and by the time the sparge was complete, it was over 90C. I didn't time the sparge to boil, but I wasn't concerned. My two initial concerns are
(a). While sparging, I had to lift the malt pipe to determine the volume of wort, and
(b) The false bottom is above the element, and moves with the boiling wort. I think might will replace it with a torpedo screen.
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