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Jeepinfool86 08-16-2012 01:38 PM

What is the point of the timer?
What is the reason for using a timer? I have noticed that most of the people's setup use timers. I can't think of a reason I would need a timer for a single vessel system.

kh54s10 08-16-2012 01:50 PM

What kind of timer? Just a countdown clock will tell you how much time is left and give an alarm when done.

A program timer can list steps and ingredients etc.

I use the one in Beersmith. It has a mash timer and a boil timer. For the boil timer it gives time left and time to the next step. It also lists all that is included in that step. Like: 15 min. 1oz Saaz, .5 oz Columbus, 1 tsp Irish Moss.

I have also added my wort chiller as a misc. item so it will appear in the timer to remind me to boil it for the last 15 minutes.

Jeepinfool86 08-16-2012 05:19 PM

Sorry, I was talking about a multifunction timer for a controller. Like the one from auberins.com

lunchbox 08-16-2012 07:33 PM

I believe that they are just used as timers for mash and boiling. They can connect to the alarm, and look just like the PID's, so the control panel has a uniform look.

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