This morning I managed to get 20 bottles full with 7.82 % Bastogne/Trappist Ale, the rest went in to the Keg.
OG 1.080, FG 1.020….
Looking forward to tasting this in 3 or 4 weeks time.
Yesterday there was a nice new REV C BrewPi shield kit waiting for me when I got in from Work. Elco was kind enough to also send me a bare Rev B Shield PCB to build up, which, once I manage to get it up to our Technical Support Services SMD facilities and build it, I plan to hack around and play with on the mega2560 and the I2C displays
Piccies to follow when my phone is charged
After my last mash, I decided to make some changes to my Mash Tun False bottom. Last weekend I applied Silicone Sealant .
It’s been curing for a week now and i’m wondering if it’s ok to do a mash with it yet ?
The Acetic acid smell has gone but it’s got a petro chemical smell about it
I used Homebase general Purpose Silicone Sealant, the one with a 25 year guarantee, I wondering if I should have used Aquarium/ fish safe sealant
I plan to have a #Brewday either tomorrow or over the weekend, maybe a test soak is in order …..
Bastogne Ale Brewed using the @BrewPi Just entering the rise phase…
|Bastogne fermenting with REVA BrewPi Shield and master Code Branch
I’d been pondering how to get the Temperature probe into the Second FV, and after seeing Coombes69 build it gave me the idea of using a John Guest speed fitting that I had spare. 12mm hole and the John Guest speed fitting fits a treat. My blow off bottle isn’t as fancy but what the heck it’ll work !
I was getting worried last night as there wasn’t much sign of the ferment starting but as the day wore on the Yeast had really got going, so Profile mode engaged !
After reading Coombes69 troubles with Cheap Chinese Fotek SSR’s and whilst browsing on Ebay, I came across the following listing http://r.ebay.com/X1rmLN listed as ERL SSRs but are in fact ERI SSR’s made by Electronic Relays India and seem to have been around for 25 years so I decided to get a couple
I can’t find the exact model on their website so I’m hoping they’re an old model
I’ll let you know how they work out
They have arrived, obviously not new other as the seller said the part number 009-0022313 suggests that they are from ATM machines and are possibly also made by powersem data sheet pdf
Two new I2C boards arrived very quickly from China . I need to get on and get to grips with my novice attempts at trying to use them in my BrewPi dev system, I’m realising just what a novice at C++ I really am.
I found another library fron DigiSpark that works and looks more compact than ones listed on arduino-info site.
I’d tried to adapt the Brewpi code to use the i2c code on the arduino-info site without much success and It’s got to the point where because i haven’t read up enough I’m thinking of replacing the functional code from the DigiSpark drivers into the SPi drivers done by Elco . I need to try and find more time to learn and read more tutorials on C++ Tutorial – Introduction to C++ – Cprogramming.com. Maybe if I ask both Elco and MDMA they can integrate it into the Dyna build as an option but I’ll wait until the current build frenzy is out of the way…
Yesterdays #BrewDay didn’t go without it’s problems !
I need to sort out the mesh in the bottom of the Mashtun, either that or get another Stainless Steel mash Tun with a better fitting False bottom ! The grist came past the edges of the mesh and blocked the copper tube filter plus the Weight of 9Kg of malt didn’t help !
Then in the Last 1/2 of the boil the thermal trip on the boiler kept cutting out so boil was at 88c… In the end the contents were dumped back into the mash tun and the boiler bottom was removed and the trip bypassed
The boil then resumed…
Took longer than anticipated but lets hope the Trappist/Bastogne ale comes out ok
OG of the Bastogne 1.080 which is pretty close to the design value of the Beersmith recipe
Now what temperature should i throttle it down to ? don’t want too much of that banana in there …