So I have a different brewery layout to many on here & during my last two brew days the temperature overshot by 10C & the ony way I could get the temperature down again was by adding 10L cold water from the tap from my sparge water amount, I didnt realise until about 20 minutes that my temperature was too high, the beer tastes crap & had to be tipped so I’d like to get it fixed asap.
My set up is a HLT with a 3.6Kw heating element & a temp probe.
MT that recirculates through another small vessel with a 3kw heating element & coil inside, the MT & outlet of the small vessel both have temp probes.
BK with two 3.6Kw heating elements & a temp probe.
Just to add to this I changed the following parameter after reading some posts from here:
Ti to 3m
Td to 1m
MT filled with water & temp set to 68C
Temperature when getting close to 68C was constantly dropping the power percentage in increments, temperature reached 70.3C & the percentage was at zero, the temperature is slowly dropping to its set point of 68C its currently at 69.8C but its taken 16minutes to drop this far, any pointers or do I just set mt desired temp to be 2.3C lower than I want?
I had a brew day planned today & still the same constant temperature overshoots, ending up adding cold water to get the temp back down, then again back to within a degree of final temperature & we are still at 50% power, I resorted to controlling the power output using the maximum power constraints.
I think that the RIMS wizard is more compatible with my small HERMS coil & will test this set up, I will use this for when I’m mashing to see if I can stop the constant temperature overshoots.
I have added my log from the brew day, one thing to note is I have only two SSR’s connected at present & once I’ve completed the mashing & sparge, I disconnect the HLT & Hermit elements & swap over to the two elements for heating the BK, I change temp sensors in the HLT & MT to the BK temperature sensors.