- Jun 23, 2020
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I’m not familiar with the Digiboil, but it looks essentially the same as the Robobrew/Brewzilla. I use Beersmith and with my profiles It always sets me up with a 1.7 grist ratio and I’ll go with 1.6 on bigger grain bills. My mashes aren’t thick like oatmeal and you also be aware the heating elements may overheat if you pump too much water/wort out from under the false bottom.Just completed my first batch on a Digiboil kettle with DigiMash upgrade. I used to use a 3 tier propane setup, and moving to the Digiboil I have never felt more in control of the brew day. I hit all the expected numbers using Brewfather software. I am excited to taste the results!
It did leave me with a question though. I used the default mash thickness in Brewfather of about 1.4 qts/lb which is thinner than I have ever used on my old setup. However, the mash was thicker than I have ever seen. Essentially the consistency of oatmeal with no flowing liquid. Is that correct? Should I work toward recirculating the mash as some water may be settled in the bottom below the false bottom? What mash thickness is everyone using?
Also, I saw some talk about thread types on the fittings. I wanted to add cam locks to my kettles, but the standard 1/2" NPT that was advertised wasn't a perfect fit. Through some research I found that the threads on the DigiBoil are actually 1/2" BSP threads, and this adapter helped immensely: