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Re: ACE one-pot brewing system

Post by john luc » Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:10 am

If anyone is interested in one of these then here is one of our club members putting it through its paces.
http://www.nationalhomebrewclub.ie/foru ... -brew-day/
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Re: ACE one-pot brewing system

Post by soupdragon » Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:39 am

Don't suppose he's a member on here is he?
I can think of a few questions that I'd like to ask. Got a week or so before I get to brew with mine

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Re: ACE one-pot brewing system

Post by ciderhead » Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:58 am

What questions do you have it's a pretty straightforward setup?

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Re: ACE one-pot brewing system

Post by soupdragon » Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:59 am

I know that generally speaking you remove the malt basket before the boil. However if it was cleaned and replaced would it work as a rough hop spider? I'm thinking ahead here, I'd like to hook up the pumped line to some form of hopback and fill my fermenter from there rather than via the bazooka and tap.
I think the only other thing was what water to grain ratio is required for these machines. I was thinking maybe 4 to 1?

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Re: ACE one-pot brewing system

Post by john luc » Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:44 pm

I use a grainfather myself but your idea to use the malt tube as a super hop spider is a good idea. Might look into that for myself. =D>
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Re: ACE one-pot brewing system

Post by soupdragon » Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:18 pm

Oops

Just deleting what I've already said in previous post

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Re: ACE one-pot brewing system

Post by lordnoise » Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:29 pm

Incredible! Now on ebay for £1,325 rather than the £325 when I originally posted ... :shock:

RIP OFF alert .... :evil:

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Re: ACE one-pot brewing system

Post by Fil » Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:35 pm

lordnoise wrote:Incredible! Now on ebay for £1,325 rather than the £325 when I originally posted ... :shock:

RIP OFF alert .... :evil:
dont panic its a 'common' ebay ploy to manage out of stock situations with a running ebay sale page/ad.

the price will normalise when the item is back in stock,

i guess its easier to mod one aspect of an ad rather than delete and revive???
ist update for months n months..
Fermnting: not a lot..
Conditioning: nowt
Maturing: Challenger smash, and a kit lager
Drinking: dry one minikeg left in the store
Coming Soon Lots planned for the near future nowt for the immediate :(

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Re: ACE one-pot brewing system

Post by soupdragon » Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:43 pm

You could try giving them a call.
Can't really see the point of raising the price like that just because their stock is low. I'm certain they'll be getting more though as last time I spoke to them they said they were selling well.

One comment on the temp probe...........
Seems a bit slow to read the actual temp. Did a short boil test today with water and it was out by between 3 and 8c. Was worried I'd got a duffer but once it had reached the boil the reading was near enough spot on with my Hanna probe all the way down to 60c. Will do another test tomorrow heating to 70 on my hand held and see how long it takes the built in probe to catch up. Will report back

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Re: ACE one-pot brewing system

Post by soupdragon » Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:44 pm

Ah, well spotted Fil :)

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Re: ACE one-pot brewing system

Post by lordnoise » Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:13 pm

Meanwhile the seller won't mind if some poor uninformed and gullible soul clicks on buy it now for £1,325 ... 8)

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ACE one-pot brewing system

Post by ciderhead » Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:05 pm

Sorry lads using the grain basket as a hop spidef it's not a good idea, you will never get your full rolling boil, its a big heat sink.
As the element is in the base heat reflection will trip out the sensor, also in the base, to suggest entire water temp is 100 because of a localised "hot spot".
Use a weighted nylon bag for leaf and pellet or if using small volume of pellet straight in. Larger pellet volumes in a bag as well.
Grain ratio is same as GF.

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Re: ACE one-pot brewing system

Post by soupdragon » Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:12 pm

soupdragon wrote:One comment on the temp probe...........
Seems a bit slow to read the actual temp. Did a short boil test today with water and it was out by between 3 and 8c. Was worried I'd got a duffer but once it had reached the boil the reading was near enough spot on with my Hanna probe all the way down to 60c. Will do another test tomorrow heating to 70 on my hand held and see how long it takes the built in probe to catch up. Will report back

Cheers. Tom
A second test has just confirmed, thankfully, that the temp probe is actually reasonably accurate.
This time I had the recirculation pump running and my Hanna was step for step with the on board probe :D

One question for those who boil outside.

This is the first time I've needed to do it myself as I've previously used a 33l pot on the stove and the hob's extraction unit was able to cope with the steam from the weak boil.
During yesterday's brief trial in the kitchen I managed a good vigorous boil but where was rather a lot of steam. Today when outside it wasn't as lively, presumably due to the temp outside being a bit chilly. So...........
What options are there for lagging the machine? The walls do get quite hot so I'm presuming it's not as well insulated as the more expensive machines? So what materials that are generally available would be able to withstand the temperature and assist in improving the boil?

Cheers Tom

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Re: ACE one-pot brewing system

Post by IPA » Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:23 pm

These make super thermal jackets.

http://www.decathlon.co.uk/club-fitness ... 48145.html

This is my BM with one fitted. It fastens at the back with velcro.

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Re: ACE one-pot brewing system

Post by soupdragon » Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:35 pm

Just plain foam or did I miss something in the description?

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