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Old 22-06-2017, 02:12 PM   #231
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Actually, now I think about it a little more the only problem I've had are some doubts about the control panel temperature accuracy. I'd noticed that a number of brews when mashing at 67 were coming on the OG but not reaching the FG. My suspicion was that the mash was too hot and extracted some unfermentable sugars I also felt that some IPA and Pale ale had too much body and a hint of sweetness. So in my last brew (Greg Hughes Single Hop Nelson Sauvin) I dropped the ferment temp on the control panel to 63 and it has produced a beautiful wort right on the dial for OG it fermented out to 1010 and should come out at right about 5%.
Obviously one brew won't confirm so I'm thinking of making a string of simple pale ales over the next couple of months to test out the theory.
I thought the same initially.
I then dug out my old Hanna digital thermometer and double checked with that. It was spot on.
The first time I checked the temp I wasn't recirculating but once I flicked the pump on the temp settled out well

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I am pretty sure I read somewhere that you can re-calibrate the temperature reading if its out. It may have been on the ACE facebook site. I'll see if I can find where I read it.
Better Still there is a video.
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I am pretty sure I read somewhere that you can re-calibrate the temperature reading if its out. It may have been on the ACE facebook site. I'll see if I can find where I read it.
That would be awesome
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Beat you to it the video is above.
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Thanks Dave, I'll have a look at that when I get home!
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Got distracted with some work and couldn't refresh my browser
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Ouch. I'm really sorry to see it. Both because it put you out, and it means there are multiple points of failure on this thing...

I'm worried I should have taken the refund.




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Well switch melted on me. Sucks but I think it was my fault maybe? When I reassembled everything I noticed the wire attached to the switch was a bit tight. Rather than cut the zip ties to loosen it up I left it. Unfortunately during the long brew process it ended up melting the back of the terminal away from the contacts causing failure. I should have tried bypassing the switch but decided to go to the stove.

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Just another few words about the burnt on brown stuff from a couple of pages ago............

Now it might be a coincidence but I had a brew day today using crisp mo instead of the previous muntons stuff I had. There was still some brown stuff over the element but it wasn't burnt on. It came off easily using an old worn out scouring pad. No lemon juice soak required.

Just thought I'd mention it.

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Ouch. I'm really sorry to see it. Both because it put you out, and it means there are multiple points of failure on this thing...

I'm worried I should have taken the refund.
Bleh don't take it to heart quite yet. You gotta think that it's a numbers game. Every product is going to have it's % of failure and lots of people are brewing with no problems whatsoever. I'll admit I have just accepted that I got a bad one but have worked through it and replaced things which would otherwise never contribute to the knowledge base other users. It's nice that is something does fail, you can just Youtube it on how to replace it
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