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Re: Robobrew V3

Post by ackes » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:46 pm

LeafMan66_67 wrote:
ackes wrote:
McGruff wrote:If you have a milk crate around put the unit on it for much needed ventilation. I am looking for a fan to strap underneath to suck out some hot air. Computer fan?
Sounds good. Thanks for the heads up. Will do.
I’m gonna use some sturdy work benches to put mine on and they’ve got some holes / places for airflow - so that should help too. But will do the milk crate as well.

How’s everyone dealing with the evaporation / humidity from boil? I know a range fan is ideal (venting directly outside) - but not quite set up for that in basement yet. Plan on doing by open window with a fan sucking all moisture out the window.

Seem problematic? Anyone else doing similar?


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I have a removeable 450CFM inline fan I got through Amazon fitted into my basement window in the room with the RoboBrew. No moisture issues, no smells in the house. If I do a permanent setup, i I may put in a custom hood but so far, no need. Boil off on a 60 minute boil is approximately 2L.
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Re: Robobrew V3

Post by ackes » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:57 am

Thought I'd post this here so we don't hi-jack the "What's everyone brewing?" thread.

Looks like an awesome option for sightglass on the robobrew.
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Re: Robobrew V3

Post by McGruff » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:04 am

My temp probe malfunctioned on my 2nd brew with robobrew. Kept reading 197 F. OBK is sending me a temp probe and a circuit board. They gave up on the Grainfather and must be wondering about the RoboBrew.

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Re: Robobrew V3

Post by McGruff » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:35 am

Replaced the probe and circuit board. Space is kind of limited, but not that bad to work with. Once you take a look inside, you can see there isn't much to this.

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Re: Robobrew V3

Post by jason.loxton » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:24 pm

I got a V3 from Dave. Haven't had the chance to brew on it yet, but one of the clamps that holds the lid down came off the first time I tried it. It's held on by a few little spots of weld. Looks like only one of the three actually connected, however. Not a big deal, as the lid fit snugly on its own (honestly don't understand why you would even need those clamps), but might be an indication of build quality.

Regarding the accuracy of the internal markings, I checked with only the bottom perforated plate in and they seem pretty good, with the following caveat: the lowest marker (10 l) reads high by ~330 ml. (Readings taken with water sitting at the top of the line.) At the 18 l mark it was off by an additional 100 ml. and was more or less constant in terms of error after that (very slight creep). I am going to just assume it always reads ~400 ml high and keep it at that. (I did not check the gallons.)
Anyone else check?

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Re: Robobrew V3

Post by Ruby » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:18 pm

I picked one up at the start of the year. I've only managed 4 brews so far, but i'm hoping to do more during the fall. I've been hitting some pretty good numbers very accurately thanks to the BeerSmith RoboBrew equipment profiles and mash profile. It's great for the apartment. Small and efficient.
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Re: Robobrew V3

Post by McGruff » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:36 am

The clamps are for the add on still lid. You don't need to use it for beer. I didn't measure, but boiled 7.5 gallons and got around 5.5 gallons in my 6 gallon carboy.

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Re: Robobrew V3

Post by McGruff » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:42 am

I installed a bathroom fan underneath my unit and it definitely worked compared to my first brew. The lower part was not hot at all.

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Re: Robobrew V3

Post by Bluefin 774 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:07 pm

I did my first brew with the Robobrew I got on sale at Everwood a few weeks ago. I will post my results when the beer is ready.
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Re: Robobrew V3

Post by ackes » Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:27 pm

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Just got finished calibrating and leak testing (water only) the sight glass modification. Works perfectly.
Can’t wait to give er a whirl with an actual brew!


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