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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 12:20 am 
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Pint Glass

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Hey Scott,

I really dig the new heat curves. I brewed today, and have to figure out the recipe thing, but there's some gotchas. Seems overly complex. Going to brew again next week with that element working... Personally, I think it's worth it, but yer mileage might vary.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:30 pm 
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One more data point.

The recipe portion has gotten me thinking a bit. While I do not see the need to enter the specific recipe, using the recipe to setup commonly mashing schedules is quite interesting. I just input a purposely overly complicated saison mashing schedule - and saved the recipe as "Saison A Mash", and used generic information on the recipe for the front end. So would be something like this:

Saison Mash

OG: 1.056
FG: 1.006
ABV: 6.5%
Batch Size: 10.5 lb
Boil: 90 minute

Pils/2-row: 24 lbs
Wheat/Rye: 2 lbs
Acid Malt: 8 ounces

Boil Additions:
BA 1: FWH, 90 minutes
BA 2: Bitter 60 minutes
BA 3: Flavor 30 minutes
BA 4: Aroma 15 minutes
BA 5: Finings 10 minutes
BA 6: Flameout

Mash Step 1: 122F Protein Rest, 15 minutes
Mash Step 2: 148F Beta Rest, 45 minutes
Mash Step 3: 156F Sac Rest, 20 minutes
Mash Step 4: 170F, Mash Out

I plan to do a few of these for the various styles I like to brew.

A couple of other thoughts:
1. Make sure the touchscreen is calibrated - the buttons can be tiny
2. There are additional slots past the pre-loaded recipes (use the down arrow key)
3. The wireless connectivity would surely make entering the recipes easier, but it doesn't take all that long
4. This might be what I need to tight up repeatability... including matching heat ramp speed between rests, especially for long/low steps
5. Recipe editing only really works when not brewing - you MUST exit Brew Sessions before adding/editing a recipe. That is not immediately clear.

I hope to brew again this week using a recipe - and then brew the same again next week to evaluate the repeatability and notifications.

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