Not reaching 100 C

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Re: Not reaching 100 C

Unread postby smokumjames » Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:56 pm

Didn't really see any answers here? I ran a manual test with 5gallon of water on a 50l BM yesterday and with the heating element set on 103 it only reached 101 after 1hr and 10min. It never reached a rolling boil just tiny bubbles and some movement in the water. Also I no one posted their power inputs mine is running on a 220 30amp service which I was told would be sufficient? Not happy for 3k
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Re: Not reaching 100 C

Unread postby Lindh » Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:25 pm

220v at 50hz is enough to provide the energy for the BM50 to utilise 3200 watt. The ampere rating is just a safety breaking point and 16A in enough so that 3200w is not going to release the safety (3200W/220V=14,55A).
With the insulating jacket I can get a good roiling boil with the Braumeister 50 of up to 80l of wort: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tF8wpS7shD0
With the Speidel "hat"/domed lid I get a too intense boil and I need to use the supporting metal rod as a distance to prevent the wort from boiling over: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xm6EL6wt7jw
A good cleaning of the heating elements after every brew is required for maximum power output. Even the backside of the elements.
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Re: Not reaching 100 C

Unread postby smokumjames » Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:46 am

Lindh

Thanks for the reply. I wouldn't think a 3k system would need accessories to do the basic function of a brew kettle but I will keep that in mind. I like the system overall but think at that price it would do the same as my kettle from the restaurant store on the stove. We just hooked it up to a 240 30amp line and will see how it performs this week.
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Re: Not reaching 100 C

Unread postby mashy » Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:05 am

Changing the supply should make no difference.
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Re: Not reaching 100 C

Unread postby bierfest » Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:37 am

It can only be a power issue or a fault in your unit. The jacket and hood just help to get to temp faster and maintain it. Keep the lid partially on when ramping up temperature
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Re: Not reaching 100 C

Unread postby smokumjames » Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:05 pm

I will keep the lid partially on but still if I can get a rolling boil with a stove top and a $40 pot why can't I with a $3,000 brewing system? I don't think it's asking to much?
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Re: Not reaching 100 C

Unread postby wobdee » Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:00 pm

I've seen a lot of people complain about the lack of a good rolling boil but my thinking is Speidel got it right, you don't want a violent boil, you just boil away malt flavor and aroma. Lindh first video looks about right to me, similar to my boil. You don't get that rolling look with just water, I bet you'll be fine and it may take a few batches to dial in your evaporation rate.
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Re: Not reaching 100 C

Unread postby scott312 » Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:04 am

Nesto wrote:You'll want to set your boil temp for 102C - it ensures the heating coil will not cycle on and off. If you set it for 99 or 100,, you won't keep the boil as steady. You might want to run a test to check, but if your boil timer didn't start after about 3 minutes at 99, contact Speidel for troubleshooting. If I recall the logic, it is if it stays at the same temp for 3 minutes and is above 95, the timer should start (for the old model controller).




I was thinking the same thing. I didn't want to say anything because I don't have my new BM20 yet. I wasn't sure if it could be programed above 100C,
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