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WiFi module

Unread postby Schmurf » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:30 pm

Hello, I'm about to purchase a Braumeister 10L variant. At the online-shop I'm looking at they present the wifi-module as an accessory to the 20 litre variant, but I have been under the impression the wifi module is generic for all of the 10L, 20L and 50L variations. Am I misunderstanding something? Do I need to find a wifi-module exclusive for the 10 litre variant? Funny thing is that the online shop only show accessories for the 20L and 50L, nothing for the 10L.
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Re: WiFi module

Unread postby brewdog » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:55 pm

It is generic for all 3. They are not that reliable from previous posts.


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Re: WiFi module

Unread postby Cristian » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:57 pm

Are you sure it's useful other than firmware update?
I personally found no other benefit. :?
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Re: WiFi module

Unread postby nibber » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:21 pm

Yes,it is expensive but i like to keep my firmware up to date in the Braumeister and it can update the firmware in the WiFi module as well. :drink:
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Re: WiFi module

Unread postby Schmurf » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:06 am

Thanks for the replies. I will give it some extra thought wether it's necessary or not.
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Re: WiFi module

Unread postby mashy » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:47 am

So you want it for monitoring during brew?
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Re: WiFi module

Unread postby IPA » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:52 am

Schmurf wrote:Thanks for the replies. I will give it some extra thought wether it's necessary or not.


Sorry to be picky but
Weather = the stuff you experience outdoors
Whether= the spelling you should have used
But WETHER= a castrated ram :D :D

Please don't be offended I just have a thing about correct spelling
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Re: WiFi module

Unread postby Schmurf » Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:31 am

mashy wrote:So you want it for monitoring during brew?

I can see some uses of it, like monitoring and remote control. I also prefer doing things on a computer, where I get a bigger view of things, than fiddling with a tiny display unit. All in all, if I'm about to spend quite a hefty sum of money for the BM (although their cheapest one) I was thinking I might as well invest in the Wi-Fi module too.
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Re: WiFi module

Unread postby Schmurf » Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:35 am

IPA wrote:
Schmurf wrote:Thanks for the replies. I will give it some extra thought wether it's necessary or not.


Sorry to be picky but
Weather = the stuff you experience outdoors
Whether= the spelling you should have used
But WETHER= a castrated ram :D :D

Please don't be offended I just have a thing about correct spelling

No offence :lol: I'm aware of the spelling mistake but typing on my mobile makes me less attentive to errors, for a couple of reasons :roll: :lol:
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Re: WiFi module

Unread postby nibber » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:13 am

Schmurf wrote:
mashy wrote:So you want it for monitoring during brew?

I can see some uses of it, like monitoring and remote control. I also prefer doing things on a computer, where I get a bigger view of things, than fiddling with a tiny display unit. All in all, if I'm about to spend quite a hefty sum of money for the BM (although their cheapest one) I was thinking I might as well invest in the Wi-Fi module too.

Yup- I use a 12.9" Ipad Pro on mine :beerbang:
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Re: WiFi module

Unread postby Cristian » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:45 pm

Schmurf wrote:
mashy wrote:So you want it for monitoring during brew?

I can see some uses of it, like monitoring and remote control. I also prefer doing things on a computer, where I get a bigger view of things, than fiddling with a tiny display unit. All in all, if I'm about to spend quite a hefty sum of money for the BM (although their cheapest one) I was thinking I might as well invest in the Wi-Fi module too.



Take into account that you will be busy cleaning, taking measurements along the process, checking and taking notes, preparing sparge water, measuring hops, prepare and sanitise the chiller and fermenter, get the yeast ready. There is no much time to lay down. The most important information from BM will be how much time you have until next step. In terms of inputting the recipe, you will do it only once and then just make minor corrections if needed. I recommend having some brew days with the BM and then to evaluate if the module is really needed. :beer:
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Re: WiFi module

Unread postby Schmurf » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:09 pm

Cristian wrote:....I recommend having some brew days with the BM and then to evaluate if the module is really needed. :beer:

Good point!
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Re: WiFi module

Unread postby mashy » Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:22 pm

Schmurf wrote:
Cristian wrote:....I recommend having some brew days with the BM and then to evaluate if the module is really needed. :beer:

Good point!


Not a good point. A stunning point. Well done and well said - I normally manage to squeeze a tea break in :D
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Re: WiFi module

Unread postby BarnBrian » Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:59 pm

I sold my wifi module. For a start, the connection often dropped out. It had no audio alert system so I found I had to keep looking at my Iphone. Just as easy to set the timer on my phone.
I wouldn't recommend getting one.

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