Temperature probe issue

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Temperature probe issue

Unread postby niels » Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:31 am

This is not a technical issue, therefor I post it in the General section.

Yesterday I did my first 50L brew on the Braumeister. The recipe called for about 100 gr of hop pellets in the first addition. When we were waiting for the 15 min beep we noticed that the counter was stuck on 37 minutes for over a few minutes already. The temperature was down to 96°C but the boil was very vigorous.
Then I realized that the temperature probe might be clogged up with hop trub and so I started stirring and in the vicinity of the probe. Almost instantly the temperature showed 99°C.

So... next time I will use a separate timer as a backup. And I really need to consider a hop spider...

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Re: Temperature probe issue

Unread postby Cervantes » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:53 am

Niels,

Quick thinking on your part.

And thanks for sharing. One to file away in the old memory banks, just in case..............
Cheers :cheers:
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Re: Temperature probe issue

Unread postby BrauTim » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:49 pm

Yeah good tip, I usually set my mobile phone timer to countdown in 30 min increments and have a check on things every 30 mins, so I have a rough idea where the BM should be in it's own countdown.
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Re: Temperature probe issue

Unread postby Dicko » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:28 pm

Thanks for that tip Niels
I quite often go into my office while the boil is on and do some paperwork for my business.
I am within earshot of the brewery and can hear the "beeper" from there.
I may just set my phone timer from now on. :)
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