Robo Brew V3

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What was your qts/lb grain/water ratio? I go with 1.7.

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I can't recall off the top of my head what I did for this Kolsch. But I'm pretty sure it was about 1.5l per lb.
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I seemed to of lost my extension pipe. I have looked everywhere. I dump my grains in a tote and always pull the pipe off before dumping them. Today I used a `1/2" silicone hose and attached it to the lower pipe. I couldn't used the top screen as it wouldn't go through it. Seemed to work, although a real pita.

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Reignman wrote:
|31 Oct 2018|, 07:41
I seemed to of lost my extension pipe. I have looked everywhere. I dump my grains in a tote and always pull the pipe off before dumping them. Today I used a `1/2" silicone hose and attached it to the lower pipe. I couldn't used the top screen as it wouldn't go through it. Seemed to work, although a real pita.
Oh shitty... But at least OBK has the parts... Only $5... Well, $20 if you include the obligatory $15 shipping and taxes lol.

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I'll just add some videos here if that's okay. No need to start another thread on the RBV3?

Nothing much really. Just showing people that it WILL boil. Barely LOL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3oEietgFuk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zlnhw2Mmyws
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Nice! That's plenty of boil in my book. But you're right about boil over.
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I agree with XXXXX, a good boil in my opinion. I aim for a 28 L boil and have on hand fermcap if needed. Almost needed today, but didn't use it. Looking at my level that is cooling now I have around 25 L, more than enough in the carboy.

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I read about using the malt pipe as a boil over prevention. Seems like a decent idea, so I cut some silicone tube to length as a standby if required.

But are you really getting 28L to boil? Certainly not without the pump off.

I couldn't get mine to boil without it on. And certainly couldn't get that rolling boil without that and the towel on.

The towel will be replaced with a proper insulation jacket.


What did you just brew?
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Good catch on the hops! Since i usually fwh, i have missed a few 60 minute additions since i have been using the robobrew.
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Tap 2: Not a Pill; Lager
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Yes, it is a good boil even though it is 27 - 28 L in the kettle. I will shoot a video on my next brew. I just eye the level, try for at least 27 L. It's getting easier as I do more batches. Yesterday I got around 21 L in my carboy with around 1 L left in the kettle which was full of junk.

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