Mashing program?

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Mashing program?

Unread postby ChilliMayne » Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:05 pm

Has anyone found that after inputting your mash settings and you start your mashing, that the temps and times are different to what you set it to?
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Unread postby Lylo » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:00 pm

This has only happened to me when I was reallllyyy hung over!
I wasn't planning on going for a run today but those cops came from nowhere!
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Unread postby Dicko » Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:25 am

I made a mistake when I first got my BM.
I think I mixed up the time and temp steps by entering the temp before the time and nothing was working so I did a "manual" brew......didn't seem to effect the beer.
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RE: Mashing program?

Unread postby niels » Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:45 pm

This is probably because you program the BM like this:
- Mash-in/Dough-in: temperature (no time)
- Phase 1: time + temperature
- Phase 2: time + temperature
- Phase 3: time + temperature
- Phase 4: time + temperature
- Phase 5: time + temperature
- Boil: time
- Hop addition 1: time
- Hop addition 2: time
- Hop addition 3: time

So you probably missed by setting the mash-in temperature and think the next parameter was the time associated with it. If you don't want a separate mash-in temperature you have to set it the same as you first phase. E.g. mash-in: 55°C / Phase 1: 10 min @ 55°C / Phase 2: 30 min @ 63°C / etc...

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Unread postby Dicko » Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:43 pm

Hi niels,
That is exactly what I did, it was my second brew and I was too over confident with new equipment.
I now double check my settings before commencing.:D
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Unread postby dinnerstick » Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:52 am

hop addition time?? what's this craziness? recent mods to the supercomputer that is the BM brain? sorry to butt in, but what does it do, beep you a warning for 3 additions?
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Unread postby whitegoose » Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:30 am

As others have said it;s almost certainly because you've been thrown by the fact that the first temp you enter is the dough in temp... then the next time you enter is the time for the first rest (not the dough in) and after that is the temp for the first rest...

I've at least once programmed them in on auto pilot assuming the first temp was for the first rest, then the time for the first rest, then the temp for the second rest - but that;s not right!!
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Unread postby ChilliMayne » Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:51 pm

cheers Niels and Whitegoose and think you may be spot on there. Ill need to be more vigilant next time.
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Unread postby niels » Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:40 am

dinnerstick wrote:hop addition time?? what's this craziness? recent mods to the supercomputer that is the BM brain? sorry to butt in, but what does it do, beep you a warning for 3 additions?

Yes, more recent models have hop addition alarms.

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Unread postby Batz » Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:56 am

niels wrote:
dinnerstick wrote:hop addition time?? what's this craziness? recent mods to the supercomputer that is the BM brain? sorry to butt in, but what does it do, beep you a warning for 3 additions?

Yes, more recent models have hop addition alarms.

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Mine is an older model and does not do this, it does not matter because I can't hear the BM beeps anyway. I need to use a timer.....am old and going deaf.
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Unread postby swiggingpig » Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:33 pm

Batz wrote:I need to use a timer.....am old and going deaf.

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Unread postby Twonky » Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:44 pm

swiggingpig wrote:
Batz wrote:I need to use a timer.....am old and going deaf.

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Me to, no spring chicken, but I can still manage with a watch and good old memory ;-)

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Unread postby Crusty » Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:04 pm

dinnerstick wrote:hop addition time?? what's this craziness? recent mods to the supercomputer that is the BM brain? sorry to butt in, but what does it do, beep you a warning for 3 additions?


Mine does this.
It beeps & displays add hops.
It's a great feature on the newer machines.
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Re: Mashing program?

Unread postby kstiglich » Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:11 am

I have one of the latest machines, but I also have a problem with timings because the times you set for each mashing step is counted on the temperate desired, but if the temperature fall a couple of degrees timing will not count and it is like paused until the temperature is reached again....

For example, if you are boiling with a temp set to 102ºC, and 20 minutes before of end of boiling I put my wort chiller inside to sanitize it, but it drop the temperature to 97ºC, and timing pauses until it got back to 99ºC at least. For some reason it is like 10 minutes....
Just in case, I run timer in Beersmith in parallel...
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Re: Mashing program?

Unread postby Elderberry » Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:47 am

It's not exactly intuitive, is it? I run through the program a number of times to make sure I got it right.

As for the hops timer, it's good to hear there are those who find it useful. If it allowed for 10-15 alarms with descriptions (add simcoe... add irish moss...) I might like it. As it is, it annoys me and I hope I didn't pay to much extra for the feature. I LOVE my Brew Timer app on my phone. They should make a Brouwmeister with Android.
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