A Mess to Clean Up This Morning

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Re: A Mess to Clean Up This Morning

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I have an early model and if I cut the power in anyway the screens comes up with " interrupted..resume, abort" Enter will abort, either up/down arrow will resume. I have done it a couple of times.

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Batz wrote:I have an early model and if I cut the power in anyway the screens comes up with " interrupted..resume, abort" Enter will abort, either up/down arrow will resume. I have done it a couple of times.

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Thanks Jeff, Mine is a bit later model I think.
After these post yesterday I got the manual out again and had a read of it and it didn't seem to mention anything re power interuption a resuming the program.
I am goint to put some water in mine today and start a simulated brew and then swith the power off to see what happens.

I'll be back! :lol:
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Re: A Mess to Clean Up This Morning

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I have only had a wort fountain once, and I have no idea why as everything was the same as usual. Lucky that I just happened to be standing there when it happened, I just unplugged the extension cord gave it a stir and resumed the mash, all was good after that.
I often worry this could happen during an over-night mash.


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Batz wrote:I have only had a wort fountain once, and I have no idea why as everything was the same as usual. Lucky that I just happened to be standing there when it happened, I just unplugged the extension cord gave it a stir and resumed the mash, all was good after that.
I often worry this could happen during an over-night mash.


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It has made me think about overnite mashing again.
If I do another overnite mash I will put some rice hulls in the mash to help with an even circulation of the wort through the grains.
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Dicko wrote: If I do another overnite mash I will put some rice hulls in the mash to help with an even circulation of the wort through the grains.
Dicko,
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OK I have just done a simulated brew in part to test my resume / abort function.

If I switch the power off then back on I get the machine beeping when it comes on and I do have the choice of continue/abort.
So mine is the same as others have described on here.

To work out what happened the other day during clean up I can only assume that I bumped the power cord and it made a break in power twice in the one movement, because when I switched the power off then on, then off then on again, the program would not allow me to resume but went to the window that appears when you first power up the BM.

I am pleased that I have got to the bottom of this one. :cheers:
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Thanks for sharing Dicko

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I find it strange that this function is not mentioned anywhere in the Operating Manual.
Well at least not in the one that came with my machine. :roll: :wink:
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niels wrote:The resume option might be implemented in a later firmware. I'll start a thread for collecting info about the differences between the BM versions. I'll have to prepare some questions, though.

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Niels,

I haven't checked but presumably each BM has a serial number?

It would be nice for anyone buying second hand, or even new, to check which year that specific serial number was manufactured and which features were introduced or changed, starting at which serial number.

Is this sort of information available from Speidel?

Just a thought.

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Dicko wrote:OK I have just done a simulated brew in part to test my resume / abort function.

If I switch the power off then back on I get the machine beeping when it comes on and I do have the choice of continue/abort.
So mine is the same as others have described on here.

To work out what happened the other day during clean up I can only assume that I bumped the power cord and it made a break in power twice in the one movement, because when I switched the power off then on, then off then on again, the program would not allow me to resume but went to the window that appears when you first power up the BM.

I am pleased that I have got to the bottom of this one. :cheers:
Good to hear Dicko.
You mention rice hulls, put some in a cup and pour boiling water and let steep. Drink some and I don't think you'll use them again.

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Thanks so much Batz, I've just bought a whole bunch of rice hulls! :(

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Yes mate, I do know the crap that comes from rice hulls.
I should dig up those old pics of my experiment and post them here.
I am on my "dumb phone" at the moment but I will have a look around for the pics when I get back to the desktop.
If I have to use rice hulls I would wash them first at least with three rinses.
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perdido wrote:Today I accidentaly unplugged the chord while mashing. When I plugged it again the program resumed where it stopped although it did start with a pump break. I don't think that the pump break was due so early. Maybe it's an added safety measure.

I am also having issues with wort fountains since the malt grist is low at only 3,1kg for an ordinary bitter recipe (20 litre BM).

I ended up turning down pump speed using the small dial on the pump. I think older BM had a different pump without this feature.
Well, I scurried downstairs to FURTHER study my still unused BM, excited to discover this "small dial on the pump" and much to my disappointment was unable to locate anything resembling that. This is a brand new BM, delivered two weeks ago from More Beer's Pennsylvania location.

Have I acquired an already outdated machine?

(the 220V generator i require is SUPPOSED to be delivered this afternoon.... as it was both Thursday and Friday of last week... I'm actually poised to begin brewing as soon as it begins furnishing juice!)

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Re: A Mess to Clean Up This Morning

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mrpilsner wrote:Well, I scurried downstairs to FURTHER study my still unused BM, excited to discover this "small dial on the pump" and much to my disappointment was unable to locate anything resembling that. This is a brand new BM, delivered two weeks ago from More Beer's Pennsylvania location.

Have I acquired an already outdated machine?

(the 220V generator i require is SUPPOSED to be delivered this afternoon.... as it was both Thursday and Friday of last week... I'm actually poised to begin brewing as soon as it begins furnishing juice!)

tom
The pumps changed a few times over the years. I don't think the dial on the latest models... I don't have it and my Braumeister is from 2013.

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Re: A Mess to Clean Up This Morning

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niels wrote:
mrpilsner wrote:Well, I scurried downstairs to FURTHER study my still unused BM, excited to discover this "small dial on the pump" and much to my disappointment was unable to locate anything resembling that. This is a brand new BM, delivered two weeks ago from More Beer's Pennsylvania location.

Have I acquired an already outdated machine?

(the 220V generator i require is SUPPOSED to be delivered this afternoon.... as it was both Thursday and Friday of last week... I'm actually poised to begin brewing as soon as it begins furnishing juice!)

tom
The pumps changed a few times over the years. I don't think the dial on the latest models... I don't have it and my Braumeister is from 2013.

- Niels
My BM is from 2012.
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