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Colm89’s “probably should have just bought a grainfather” thread

Started by colm89, November 12, 2020, 02:24:23 PM

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CWalsh

Do you know what size fuse is in the plug? Could be a simple case that you need a higher amperage fuse.

colm89

Quote from: CWalsh on November 29, 2020, 08:09:17 PMDo you know what size fuse is in the plug? Could be a simple case that you need a higher amperage fuse.

It's 13A, is that not the highest you'd want to go?

CWalsh

Yeah that usually would be fine for any sort of kettle. Do you know what kw the kettle is? Could very well be the socket as you mentioned

colm89

2 months and 5 brews later, some observations:

- I needn't have worried about a PID to hold a stable temp for mashing. Mashing in full volume with no sparge, with a layer of thermawrap on the outside keeps mash temps super stable. It only lost 1 degree in a 90 minute mash yesterday.
- I've switched to using a different socket and the plug no longer heats up to a concerning temperature.
- Bigger brews are difficult to get through when you're the only beer drinker in the house and in lockdown. I'm a bit over hoppy IPA now.
- Bigger brews kick out a heck of a lot of steam, which is not ideal in a rental house with no outdoor space.

All in all, an interesting journey, but I'm going back to smaller brews on the hob til we move into our own place in a few months, after which I'm building myself up to buying a 10l braumeister if I can find a way to justify it!