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Some of the early ones have black elements rather than polished SS. They are actually better at heat transfer than the SS ones. Just make sure they are clean.I think you are safe with a second hand BM, just check out the elements, make sure they are still shiny.
Agree with MHB. I have a 3 year old BMv2 with over 70 brews done and Grainfather chiller & fermenters. I wish that my fermenter/chiller set up had the same level of quality as the BM. I use a boil setting of 103 at sea level to get a boil which is sufficient. I have had a neoprene cover but got fed up cleaning it and am back to bare SS now. The wireless addition isn't worth the cost and I'm tending to using manual settings anyway so the old V1 will provide all you want, provided it's in good nick. Good luck.Hi, would you guys buy a 8 year old v1 braumeister or a new grainfather connect at this point?
I've setup an additional wifi router in my shed in slave/repeater mode because it is able to pickup the signal more easily from the house than the BM module, it is able to connect to the wifi router in the house (also about 20m away) with the benefit's of a boosted signal in the shed. I then connect the BM to this slave router. The other benefit is i can watch Youtube videos in the shed with about 10mb internet speed.Does any one have an easy fix to connect the wifi module? My BM is in the brew shed 20 meters from the router in direct line through a large glass window. Speidel suplied a 30 cm cable, my PC with USB is inside the house.
Yeah their new model looks quite nice indeed, one can even ferment in it and control the fermentation temperature with the controller. I had the Grainfather 30 before this and they are a nice unit, they have released a 70L model recently also and all their models have their controller up high, only drawback is the quality is nothing like the Braumeister. The Brewtools i'm told have their issues also and their quality is also not like the BM's.Thanks WEF, I am starting to think that I have bought a superseded wifi module and that Speidels do not appear anxious to sort it out. I really want to overcome the fogging up and bending over to control the BM.
A new model was advertised on a recent BYO mag.
Hi WEF,I've setup an additional wifi router in my shed in slave/repeater mode because it is able to pickup the signal more easily from the house than the BM module, it is able to connect to the wifi router in the house (also about 20m away) with the benefit's of a boosted signal in the shed. I then connect the BM to this slave router. The other benefit is i can watch Youtube videos in the shed with about 10mb internet speed.
My only problem is i am having issues connecting to the BM portal, it could be a problem with this "repeater router" mode as there are some potential DNS issues etc going this slave/repeater route, however upon scouring the internet to solve this problem it is more likely to do with Speidel web portal itself?
Instead in order to connect to the BM and successfully interact with it, the workaround is to roll back the firmware on the BM wifi module (further info here) and connect to the BM50 over LAN (anywhere i can join my wifi signal on the property). Obviously it would be ideal to connect via the Speidel portal on their current firmware etc so one can easily upload recipes and check on brew day progress from anywhere (Bunnings) but i couldn't figure out a fix for this, not to sure i'd want over 50L of wort on a rolling boil while i'm down at Bunnings anyway.
Thanks chookherder, yeah 1 last thing i'll try is wheeling the BM out towards the house (as long as my 15amp extension lead can go) and pick up the main WiFi signal from the house and see if that overcomes the Speidel portal issue...Hi W
I have similar issue with shed 20m from the house so I put an extra router over there. But I run a 30m Ethernet cable from house router to shed router. No slave/repeater issues.
Never have any trouble now with good healthy wifi inside the shed for BM and anything else.
The cable isn’t pretty but it’s cheap and easy.