ACE one-pot brewing system

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Re: ACE one-pot brewing system

Post by Fil » Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:12 am

soupdragon wrote:
Good spot, reasonable price if it ever needs replacing.
I can't see me recirculating boiling wort yet though, maybe when I get around to making a hopback type thing. I'd need to pre filter though as the inlet to the pump has no filter. Did think about using the grain basket as a hop spider but the general consensus seems to be that it would affect the boil too much :(

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then you can recirculate the boil back through the grain basket 'hop spider'.. its the solution i employed to counter the containing bag i used from floating on top of the boil.. it also ensures all the liquor flows hot over the hop mass too ;)
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Re: ACE one-pot brewing system

Post by IPA » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:41 am

"You're not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on." Dean Martin

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Re: ACE one-pot brewing system

Post by soupdragon » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:46 am

Just my luck

Should have waited for your reply, bought the other one yesterday :(

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Re: ACE one-pot brewing system

Post by soupdragon » Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:00 pm

Got a brew on as I type

Boiling away nicely (so that's what a good rolling boil looks like). Up to the boil on 2500w then turned it down to 1900 to maintain the boil.
One question about electric boiler things in general. Does it harm the contacts or the element to have it cycling on and off every couple of seconds?

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Re: ACE one-pot brewing system

Post by soupdragon » Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:04 pm

Oh and the cheap foil lined mat is doing the job nicely. How long it lasts is another thing

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Re: ACE one-pot brewing system

Post by Donald » Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:25 pm

Cycling will not harm the elements, but the wiring/contacts and switching might not like it as they are much lighter in comparison to the load.

I would imagine these are set up with relays etc to take care of that tho..

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Re: ACE one-pot brewing system

Post by alexlark » Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:04 pm

soupdragon wrote:Oh and the cheap foil lined mat is doing the job nicely. How long it lasts is another thing

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Job done!

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Re: ACE one-pot brewing system

Post by soupdragon » Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:09 pm

Donald wrote:I would imagine these are set up with relays etc to take care of that tho..
I can only hope so [-o<

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Re: ACE one-pot brewing system

Post by soupdragon » Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:12 pm

Anyone know of an easy way to remove the brown (presumably sugars from the malt) scorch marks from the bottom of the pot? Just around where the concealed element is. Got some of it off but don't want to scrub too hard and scratch the shiny [-X

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Re: ACE one-pot brewing system

Post by f00b4r » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:18 pm

soupdragon wrote:Anyone know of an easy way to remove the brown (presumably sugars from the malt) scorch marks from the bottom of the pot? Just around where the concealed element is. Got some of it off but don't want to scrub too hard and scratch the shiny [-X

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Little bit of citric acid and boiling water or rub a cut lemon on it.

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Re: ACE one-pot brewing system

Post by soupdragon » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:32 pm

f00b4r wrote:Little bit of citric acid and boiling water or rub a cut lemon on it.
Thanks for that, I'll give it a go :D

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Re: ACE one-pot brewing system

Post by Goulders » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:04 am

soupdragon wrote:
f00b4r wrote:Little bit of citric acid and boiling water or rub a cut lemon on it.
Thanks for that, I'll give it a go :D

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Or vinegar

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Re: ACE one-pot brewing system

Post by soupdragon » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:23 am

I'll have a go tonight

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Re: ACE one-pot brewing system

Post by soupdragon » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:22 pm

Happy camper :D

The Mrs forgot to get a lemon so I've just had a go with some vinegar. Had to leave it to soak but it all came off without a problem

Thanks for the help =D>

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Re: ACE one-pot brewing system

Post by DaveGillespie » Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:45 pm

Very tempted with one of these contraptions. A few questions for any owners:

- Is the pump strong enough to create a whirlpool whilst chilling? Has anyone chilled in this whilst recirculating hot - wort back onto your immersion chiller?
- Is there any facility for automatic ramping up of temperature when step mashing?
- Any facility for automatically turning on in the morning?
- Anyone got a copy of the manual if one exists digitally?
- How are you dealing with steam extraction?

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