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Old 13-02-2017, 01:12 PM   #151
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Out of interest how are people resetting this after it cuts out?
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Out of interest how are people resetting this after it cuts out?
It resets itself after a minute or two....
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So does that mean on the ones that are cutting out that the sensor is set to switch off the power at a certain temp, like on a burco? That being the case perhaps there are some faulty sensors in this batch of boilers.
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Found link to full brewing video, the plate makes sense now!
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is this the ace or the klarstein system that is tripping the electric
as mine is the klarstein system and mine is ok
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is this the ace or the klarstein system that is tripping the electric
as mine is the klarstein system and mine is ok
Same unit, different badge.
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grate brew rig you have
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Are you guys scraping the bottom of the system occasionally during boil with a steel paddle?
Yep scraping is required to prevent cut-outs, as shown in the Grainfather instruction video:



"As the wort comes to boil some proteins may collect on the base...scraping the bottom...avoids any troubles of the element overheating and cutting out"



https://youtu.be/TGUNmDiViOA?t=9s
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Found link to full brewing video, the plate makes sense now!
Found some things out of order in that video. Like he removes the plate before sparging meaning he has to pour over his paddle instead of over the plate. The Grainfather video I think demonstrates how to sparge better:


Also he takes gravity reading before sparging.



https://youtu.be/hX2wvWKbWwg?t=21s
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Yep scraping is required to prevent cut-outs, as shown in the Grainfather instruction video:

https://youtu.be/TGUNmDiViOA?t=9s

"As the wort comes to boil some proteins may collect on the base...scraping the bottom...avoids any troubles of the element overheating and cutting out"
You just made my day.

This explains why it cut out one time, not the other... the nightmare brew I had, with it cutting out repeatedly, the burner was black at the end and had to be scrubbed with steel wool.

If that's the problem then the brewer is working as designed, not failing for some unexplained reason.
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