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The Gärmeister

Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:32 pm
by niels
Speidel showed off a prototype of their Gärmeister during Braubeviale last week. It's similar to the BrewJacket temperature controller, but instead of 1 set temperature you'll be able to use "fermentation recipes".

I don't have a lot of information yet, but I'm looking forward to test one of those :p

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- Niels

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Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:47 pm
by LMoerkens
Interesting, hope they don't put the Seidel premium in the price :?

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Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:08 pm
by Cervantes
Does it heat and cool?

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Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:58 am
by niels
Cervantes wrote:Does it heat and cool?

For as far as I understand it will work with Peltier elements which can both heat and cool. But I'll have to get this confirmed.

- Niels

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Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:01 am
by Batz
LMoerkens wrote:Interesting, hope they don't put the Seidel premium in the price :?


You think it will be cheap? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:23 pm
by LMoerkens
No, just wondering HOW expensive :x

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Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:51 pm
by Cervantes
Probably more expensive than a second hand fridge and STC1000+ controller.

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Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:23 am
by MattSR
As someone pointed out to me recently, a fridge with a stainless fermenter inside will reach an even, homogenous temperature throughout the vessel, so there are no hot or cold spots.

I wonder what the temperature differential is between the element, and the top and bottom of the wort as it ferments using the immersed cooling pipe...

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Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:07 am
by beerlover1983
Now that i would love to review looks great just what i need for my flat brewing.

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Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:32 pm
by RichM
if your short of space then it could offer a solution, however just looks like something else to sterilise to me, i'll stick with my brew fridge and a plastic fermenter for now :-)

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Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:33 am
by DaBear
And does it cool down to cold crashing/lagering temperatures? And can it cope with 30c ambient temperatures.
Many peltier based wine cooling cabinets don't do either unfortunately.

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Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:49 am
by mashy
DaBear wrote:And does it cool down to cold crashing/lagering temperatures? And can it cope with 30c ambient temperatures.
Many peltier based wine cooling cabinets don't do either unfortunately.


Different strokes for different folks..

Some of us do not have 30°C ambient to deal with :(

I have no doubt it is very clever, but personally I think it is hideous and probably hideously expensive as well.

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Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:51 am
by BreadMurderer
Yup, I'll stick to a brew fridge thanks. :beerbang:

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Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:44 pm
by bierfest
Are they going to launch this as a commercial product? Its not on the website yet.

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Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:49 pm
by Tom_NL
I just came across this on Facebook and became very enthusiastic about this.

I currently have a fridge with ink bird temperature control (programmable in different stages). But this has some disadvantages (takes up a lot of space and is not accurate. Also is a kind of "hack" and monitoring is basic.

What I expect this to do is:
Control the temperature (both heat and cool) as accurately as the braumeister
Connect to wifi to monitor (temperature actual vs set, time)
Be compatible with my current speidel fermenters (the standard big airlock)

If they also can release a small conical fermenter that is compatible with this it would be even more better. Will save me a lot of space and will increase quality. Also would make a Brite tank less necessary (dump yeast along the way). The kellermeister does not use the standard speidel airlock.

And please connect this to a web environment where I can easily create recepies and distribute them into my braumeister and gärmeister.