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Discussion in 'Gear and Equipment' started by KegLand-com-au, 26/4/18.

 

  1. dkril

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    Does anyone use the 96% Phosphuric acid for their pH adjustments?

    If so what is the flavour threshold, as in is there a maximum mls/ltr or mls/Kg of grain? I know it comes down to grist and salts in the water etc but a ballpark figure would be good. I cannot find anything on the internet as to limits. Even when using 10% or 85% amounts that the Americans use.

    For instance the 88% Lactic threshold comes in at around .4mls/Ltr

    Thanks
     
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    Posted 11/1/20
    I use Lactic acid 88% around 2.6ml / 26L mash which is only 0.1ml/L same ratio for sparge water
    As per MHB post
    "Phosphoric acid reacts with Calcium in your water, forming insoluble Calcium Lactate and leaving a bunch of Hydrogen ions behind (making it acidic) but it will remove Calcium and anyone using RO water is paying good money for an acid that will remove some of the Calcium, so you need to add more... it gets sort of circular."
    https://aussiehomebrewer.com/threads/brewfather-and-water-chemistry.101325/#post-1546828
     
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    Posted 11/1/20
    Pin extraction on a SS reg would achieve this.
     
  5. KegLand-com-au

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    Posted 13/1/20
    Great to see you think so. This is one of the features of the new regulator.
     
  6. KegLand-com-au

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    Posted 13/1/20
    Yes that is a good point. Having a washer that holds captive in the female side would be ideal.
     
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    Thanks for that. We will take this into consideration.
     
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    @KegLand-com-au for some reason i can't log into my account on your website, tried resetting my password but i haven't received the reset email. Tried multiple times, even creating a new account but it won't let me because i already have one. Any ideas?
     
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    Posted 13/1/20
    did you end up adding the sightglass to your robobrew 3 ?
     
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    Posted 13/1/20
    Not sure if it's AVG overreacting or if your site really is trying to inject a browser script but I got this message when trying to load the bucket blaster link earlier

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    Posted 13/1/20
    Hey Kegland.

    Whats the latest ETA on the maltzilla?
     
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    Posted 14/1/20
    G40 takes 4 days to go from 28⁰ to -10 , then can't keep fermenter at 18⁰.

    Not good enough for a warranty claim!
     
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    We did up grade security recently so longer passwords are required. If you are in this category then we need to manually reset this on the back end. Any chance you can give us a call to sort this out out for you. It will only take a couple moments once we have the related email address.
     
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    This has also been changed yesterday at about 5pm. So if you have a look now this has also been fixed. Please let us know if you have the same issue but to my understanding this has been resolved already.
     
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    Can you please send a photo of your setup so we can see how much heat ingress you have. The G40 have approximately 1kw of cooling capacity.

    What is the size of your fermenter, what is the type of insulation? Can you please give us a bit more information so we can better understand the conditions and make some estimations of the heat load.
     
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    Hi KL, just wondering if you've been able to find out from which date the version changed to 3.1.1 and is this the same date for both the 35 and 65l units?

    To clarify/confirm, the change is to make sure the step timer doesn't start until the BZ has reached the step temp?
     
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    Posted 15/1/20
    1bbl unitank with neoprene jacket. When I last used it in October it had ice over chiller lines and was able to drop it to 0⁰c , now it doesn't even move the temp.
    I have turned the recirc to chiller lines off and it hasn't even dropped 1⁰ in 2 hours.
     
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    Posted 15/1/20
    We made the change in the manufacturing process several months ago however the changes take quite a few months to trickle through to all the various distributors internationally and it's hard to pinpoint exactly when every distributor had the new stock. Definitely all the stock at KegLand in Melbourne has been the new 3.1.1 stock for more than 4 weeks.

    You can see some information on how to do the upgrade if you really want to and also the difference in the upgrade in this PDF here:
    https://www.kegland.com.au/media/pdf/Brewzilla-Gen-3.1.1-circuit-board-instruction-manual.pdf

    You can purchase the upgrade kit here:
    https://www.kegland.com.au/brewzilla-generation-3-1-upgrade-kit.html

    With that said it's really not a necessary upgrade in my opinion and the difference is really quite minor.
     
  19. KegLand-com-au

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    The neoprene jackets are really not great method of insulation for something that ideally you want to crash chill for up to a couple weeks. The energy lost in this fairly basic insulation might warrant you upgrading to more substantial insulation.

    With that said if you see a degradation in cooling performance can you please look at the vents and see if your condenser is blocked up with dust. This is the most common cause of performance degradation. You should air blow these fins out once every 12 months or so (depending on how much dust you have around).

    Also when you put your hand in front of the condenser is the fan blowing the air out this vent at a reasonable velocity?
     
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    This is how it went in October in QLD. It's not even 4 months old.
     

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