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Old Today, 01:35 PM   #2631
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Sep 2013
, Missouri
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Originally Posted by DarkUncle View Post
Concerning the new controller, I read the description of it AFTER I bought it as that was never a question. Anyway, the description says 2000w heating. I'm wondering if this new controller is able to turn on both heating elements, if indeed there are two, for an increased boil as opposed to the 1600w OR 400w we've all been brewing with.
probably not as its the same controller for EU and their element Is 2kw

my GF should be showing up today/tomorrow \o/
Keg 1 - Oatmeal Sout
Keg 2 - Christmas Ale -Jmo88
Keg 3 - Bavarian Hefe -Edwort
Keg 4 - empty :(

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Old Today, 03:03 PM   #2632
Mar 2015
Milwaukee, WI
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Originally Posted by Teesquar View Post
Here is my equipment profile with calcs in the notes area based on the original GF instruction manual formula.


Also, I made these adjustments:

I hit my efficiency, vols and gravities spot on most of the times.
Thats exactly what I used for this batch. I'm more thinking me not hitting gravity was based on the sparge not actually sparging, and the boil just not hitting its thing. Definitely going to try again with that profile and get some reflectix before I do adjustments.

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Old Today, 04:46 PM   #2633
Dec 2011
Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia
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Originally Posted by BrewinSoldier View Post
I ordered the new controller from AIH today as well to see how it works out.

I decided to order this ball valve for the sparge heater for now to run inline. Hopefully it will flow enough. They do have a 1/2" version as well but I got the 3/8".

I also ordered the blichmann brumometer 3/8" to run inline on the wort out side of my chiller so I can tell the actual temp of the wort coming out.

I think these few things should dramatically help with the ease of use of the grainfather, especially once the grainfather recipe builder gets released.

That's exactly what I proposed...let me know how it works out ASAP as our GF controllers aren't in til February on this side of the line...I'm likely not brewing until then...just fermenting Festa all grains...

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