Grainfather equipment

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  1. Sebrina

    Sebrina Member

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    I have the grainfather all in one connect 220 v and 2 conical fermenter pro. And a glycol chiller.
    Fabulous equipment. I am having fun. One question, my all in one boils to strong at 212 but put it down 1 degree and boiling stops. It over flows and I spend time changing the temp.
    I have a jacket on it and took it off during boil. Is there a reason that the boil is so inconsistent? Shouldn't it still boil if I turn it down one degree?
     
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    Not really. If the probe says 212 and you set it for 211, it would have to cool 1 degree to come back on.

    Personally, a boil kettle should just be on all the time. Set it for 215 and just boil. If you are getting boil overs make sure You have fermcaps on hand
     
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    #3 Craigerrr, Jun 7, 2021
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    Technically, no.
    It is a law of physics. You can break any law that you want, except for the laws of physics.

    You can avoid the boil over a number of ways. What you are getting is hot break as it comes to a boil, once you get past the hot break, you will be fine. You can stir at that point, reduce the wattage (not the temperature), and or you can use a defoaming product like fermcap.
     
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    I probably did not need 220. BUt it is done. I will try other ways as you suggested
     
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    220 is not the problem. Google "hot break" to understand why it boils over just as it starts to boil. The hot break lasts 3-5 minutes only, then boil as vigorously as possible, it won't boil over.
     
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    And 220 is beneficial. 2x less current than 110 for the same wattage.
     
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    Just don't turn your back on it when almost there. I know!
    I stir and keep a spray bottle of water to knock it down. It dosen't take much and doesn't last long.
     

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