Mine is the same, the temperature readout is higher than the actual if I don't stirYes the pump was on and recirculating. Will keep an eye on it. No issues elsewhere in the brew but a bit odd during cooling. The two previous brews it seemed to function fine.
Yes, I‘ve found a 4 degree temp difference between the BZ reading and true reading in the centre. No-one needs to know the temperature of the wort under the false bottom whether you or mashing, cooling or whatever. A separate temp probe is crucial.The temp probe is right at the bottom by the heating elements and that whole area retains a lot of heat so when cooling there will be quite a bit of difference between the heart of the brew (where the cooling coil is) and where the Brewzilla temp probe is. When heating I find there is a 3 deg C difference between the Brewzilla readout and the middle section of the wort so I compensate for that by adding 3 degs on the setting. For cooling though always use a separate thermometer due to the heat being retained at the bottom as mentioned which can give notable difference in temperatures between the zones. Better still use a whirlpool arm during cooling (I use the Brewmonk one which fits the Brewzilla). As this circulates the wort it speeds up the cooling massively, no doubt by mixing up the various zones better and bring hotter wort in to contact with the coil rather than it sitting at the bottom cooling slower than the rest of the wort.
Just watching this:I'm not certain what the micro pipework does (!), but I cant see a comparable accessory for the Brewzilla.
I hope so as that is what I'm planning on doing.....Is it perfectly possible to do the smaller brews on the Brewzilla?
The micro pipework allows the Grainfather to do a smaller batch as it brings the overflow pipework down to a position that will still allow proper overflow with a lot lower grain / wort level in the system. You don't want to go much smaller than 10litres as a small batch though due to the amount of wort that is beneath the grain basket.Hello. I have a question for you all.
I don't own a Brewzilla at the moment but have started to do small scale AG at home in the kitchen and am hoping to purchase a 'system' sometime in the New Year so that the Mrs can relegate me to the garage.
Choice is probably going to be between the Grainfather and the Brewzilla for all the reasons that are covered on other threads.
One accessory for the Grainfather that interests me is the micro pipework to enable 10L brews to be made. I don't want to do full 19/23L brews all the time and doing smaller brews to perfect or trial new recipes is something that I definitely want to do.
This is where my ignorance shows.... I'm not certain what the micro pipework does (!), but I cant see a comparable accessory for the Brewzilla.
Is this an advantage that the Grainfather system has over the Brewzilla, or is it perfectly possible to do the smaller brews on the Brewzilla?