Ferminator Connect

Ferminator Connect

Manufacturer
Brewolution
€ 349.00
Product no.
504901

With a Ferminator you can ferment at a precise and stable temperature, which ensures a perfect fermentation without difficulty.

It is now possible to control your Ferminator online and see current temperatures and settings. Follow Ferminator Connect in real time from any modern mobile, tablet or computer. You can also control your Ferminator directly on the display. At room temp. (20°) the Ferminator can lower the temp. to 0° and raise it to 50°*.

With a Ferminator you can ferment at a precise and stable temperature, which ensures a perfect fermentation without difficulty.

It is now possible to control your Ferminator online and see current temperatures and settings. Follow Ferminator Connect in real time from any modern mobile, tablet or computer. You can also control your Ferminator directly on the display. At room temp. (20°) the Ferminator can lower the temp. to 0° and raise it to 50°*.

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Ferminator Connect

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Ferminator Connect
with WiFi

It is now possible to control your Ferminator online and see current temperatures and settings. Follow Ferminator Connect in real time from any modern mobile, tablet or computer. You can also control your Ferminator directly on the display.

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Modular design

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Can cool/heat from 0 to 50 degrees (ºC) at room temp.*

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Stable temperature

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WiFi

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Can be controlled via WebApp

Temperature control is one of the most important elements in beer brewing

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The power is in your hands

Control your Ferminator online wherever you are and see all the information you need about your brew and settings in real time. All temperature information is all gathered in a nice, detailed graph, where you can follow the temperature and see the changes that have been made.

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Achieve a cleaner and better taste in your beer

A uniform fermentation temperature ensures that unwanted flavor notes are avoided and that the yeast goes dormant.

The correct temperature

It is e.g., possible to ferment pilsners and lagers at the right and stable temperature or ale with lots of desired esters at a high fermentation temperature.

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Compensates for heat generation during fermentation

Even if the room temperature is 20 degrees, the temperature in the fermentation tank rises to several degrees if you do not use a Ferminator.
Ferminator also protects your brew from sunlight.

Bluetooth and WiFi

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi modules are located at the top above the display. This ensures the best possible signal strength. The Wi-Fi signal is used to connect the Ferminator to our WebApp BrewCreator.

The Ferminator can only be used on 2.4 GHz networks, as this Wi-Fi signal has the longest range.

The Bluetooth signal is used to connect the Ferminator Connect with a Graviator

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WebApp gives you all possibilities

BrewCreator is a brand new WebApp that allows you to control your brew, anywhere, anytime. It only requires you have access to a browser and the Internet; mobile, tablet and desktop compatible. Easy and clear overview of your brew. Allows you to connect products and collect data from your brew.

The Ferminator's software can be easily updated online at BrewCreator.

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Connect with Graviator

BrewCreator makes it possible to connect a Graviator (or Tilt) to the Ferminator. Graviator is a wireless Wi-Fi hydrometer and thermometer.

When you connect a Graviator, the Ferminator reads from the temperature inside the beer via the Graviator and adjusts the temperature based on this. The result is an unprecedentedly precise and stable temperature control, which ensures that the beer's fermentation process gets the most optimal conditions.

The perfect set-up

A Ferminator connected to the Graviator removes the uncertainty of whether the fermentation process is proceeding as it should. You get nice and clear graphs of the fermentation process as well as all the most important information: OG, SG, FG, ABV, SET and ACT temperature. This set-up provides reassurance that your brew is on the right track. You can see when your fermentation begins and when it is finished. The alcohol percentage is automatically calculated.

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Easy to setup

Connecting a Graviator to the Ferminator Connect is easy and straightforward by using BrewCreator. See in the video how easy it is.

Easy integration

We have made it incredibly easy to integrate with user-defined cloud services, e.g., Brewfather. In BrewCreator, only the cloud URL must be inserted.

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Cooling/heating unit

Consistent temperature

The built-in fan is designed to circulate the air around the yeast tank instead of directly onto it. This ensures a uniform temperature throughout the unit, and unwanted very direct temperature adjustments in a limited area are avoided. This creates the best conditions for the yeast, and the most optimal conditions for the beer.

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Sound level

The speed of the fan can be adjusted in 4 levels in the Fan Speed menu:

Fan Speed 1: 40 dB
Fan Speed 2: 45 dB
Fan Speed 3: 47 dB
Fan Speed 4: 50 dB

40 dB corresponds with a quiet library or birds singing outside in the garden.
50 dB corresponds with a quiet office or muffled speech.

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Ferminator vs. Refrigerator

Some may have considered using a refrigerator as a fermentation cabinet. The refrigerator is not built to be used as a fermentation cabinet, which is a danger. A standard refrigerator allows a temperature difference of 3 degrees before it starts regulating the temperature; contrary to a Ferminator, which stays more accurate within 0.5 degrees.

⋅ More precise and stable temperature control
⋅ Ferminator contains no freon or harmful chemicals
⋅ No compressor
⋅ No maintenance

No smell from the fermentation

Minimal to almost no smell from the fermentation. The unique design and construction of the Ferminator ensures an almost airtight environment, where most of the smell from the fermentation is encapsulated.

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Temperature adjustment

The Ferminator is designed to cool and heat at a carefully adjusted level with a focus on creating the best conditions for the yeast and the beer. To avoid stressing the yeast or even killing it, the Ferminator is designed to create a controlled and adapted temperature adjustment. The stable temperature and adjustment also ensure that the yeast does not go dormant.


Ferminator temperature adjustment intervals:
From 20°C →  5°C, 24-48 hours*.
From 20°C →  0°C, 48-72 hours*.
From 20°C →  40°C, 8-12 hours*.
From 50°C →  20°C, >24 hours*.

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Ferminator vs. Glycol

The Ferminator's power consumption is minimal, and significantly less than a Glycol cooler, which uses up to 950 Watts. The Ferminator's consumption at maximum is 80 Watt, and in standby only 1 Watt.
The Ferminator is much cheaper to buy than a Glycol cooler. Furthermore, you have no risk of glycol or leakage in your beer. The Ferminator can also both cool and heat and requires no maintenance.

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Innovative products

Brewolution continuously develops ground-breaking new products that set new standards for innovation and development within beer brewing.

No limits

With the Ferminator, you can ferment lagers and lagers at the right low temperature or the wildest Kveik at 40°C, as well as everything in between - only the imagination sets the limits.

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Expansion module

Additional expansion modules can be purchased for the Ferminator so that it can be adapted to most needs.

The expansion module has a height of 22 cm.
In addition to the expansion modules, the Ferminator can be expanded with an additional cooling/heating unit on the back.
Expansion module and Ferminator can be separated so that it takes up minimal space when storing.

Incredibly flexible

The very design of the Ferminator makes it incredibly flexible and it can be easily expanded with several expansion modules, so it can be adapted to most fermentation tanks and needs. Below you can see how the Ferminator can be adapted and possibly how many expansion modules are needed to fit your requirements.

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Ferminator Connect:

External dimensions: 
560 L x 560 B x 651H
Internal dimensions: 
436 L x 436 B x 531 H

Size fits:

  • 32 L. Fermenter
  • 30 L. FermZilla Flat Bottom
  • 29 L. Kegmenter

Ferminator with 1 expansion module

External dimensions:
560 L x 560 B x 871H
Internal dimensions: 
436 L x 436 B x 751 H

Size fits:

  • 30 L. FermZilla All rounder
  • 3 x 19 L. Cornelius Kegs.
  • 58 L. Kegmenter

Ferminator with 2 expansion modules
External dimensions:
560 L x 560 B x 1091H
Internal dimensions: 
436 L x 436 B x 971 H

Size fits:

  • 27 L. FermZilla
  • 35 L. FermZilla
  • 60 L. FermZilla All rounder
  • 4 x 19 L. Cornelius Kegs.

Ferminator with 3 expansion modules
External dimensions:
560 L x 560 B x 1311H
Internal dimensions: 
436 L x 436 B x 1191 H

Size fits:

  • 55 L. FermZilla

Display

The display in the Ferminator has a new design that is easy to read, and the device is easy to operate with a few simple buttons. The set and current temperature is always shown in the display, so it is easy to follow the development. If a Graviator or Tilt is connected, SG appears in the display.

• Clear display – see all the most important brewing information on the start page
• Specific Gravity (SG) display when Graviator or Tilt is connected
• Graviator battery status
• Wi-Fi signal strength indicator
• Fan Speed
• Easy and intuitive design

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Optional accessories

Graviator

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Wireless Wi-Fi hydrometer and thermometer. A Graviator measures the exact specific gravity and temperature directly in the liquid.

Plug & Pour

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Upgrade the Ferminator to a fullblood draft beer system with a simple plug and then pour craft beer

Brew Trolley

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Make your brew system, Ferminator, FermZilla or Digital Turbo Boiler mobile. Useful on the brew day. 4 robust rubber wheels. 2 of them can be locked.

Cooling/heating unit

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The Ferminator can be expanded with an additional cooling / heating unit in the back, giving two units that can cool / heat.

Expansion Module

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Expansion module height 22 cm. in two parts which are easy to assemble and disassemble. Ferminator can be expanded with several expansion modules.

Bottom plate

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Protects the bottom of the Ferminator. The bottom plate has rounded corners and is made of stainless steel.

Did you know that…

The Ferminator can also be used for: Kettle Sours, keeping kegs cold, rising bread, drying meat, sausage making, cheese etc.

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Ferminator Basic:

External dimensions: 
560 L x 560 B x 651H
Internal dimensions: 
436 L x 436 B x 531 H

- Plug & Pour compatible

Upgradable to Ferminator Connect (coming soon)

Ferminator Connect:

External dimensions: 
560 L x 560 B x 651H
Internal dimensions: 
436 L x 436 B x 531 H

- Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz
- WebApp management
- SG view on display
- Online logging in the cloud
- Compatible with TILT
- Plug & Pour compatible

Ferminator Connect videoguides

For an easy and quick start, you will find videos for each step with the Ferminator.

01. Unpacking and assembling the Ferminator

02. Connect to WiFi and BrewCreator

03. Programming the Ferminator Connect

04. Getting started and using expansion modules

05. Installing a thermowell

06. Use the Ferminator Connect with BrewCreator

07. Software updating the Ferminator Connect

08. Calibrating the Ferminator

Ferminator FAQs

The FAQ contains the answers to many of the most frequently asked questions about Ferminator.

Condensation can form on the inner fins of the Cooling/Heating unit. Regularly check if too much condensation has formed and remove any condensation by tipping the Cooling/Heating unit slightly to the side. Remove any condensation from the Styrofoam bottom and groove as well.

Condensation can form on the inner fins of the Cooling/Heating unit. It is important that the Cooling/Heating unit and the Styrofoam is completely dry before next use or if the Ferminator is going to be stored away. Alternatively, the Cooling/Heating unit must be tipped slightly to the side, so that if any condensation water can run off and the bottom of the Styrofoam must be wiped.

Ferminator is made in EPS. The material is fireproof. New and more durable quality.

Place the Ferminator in an area between 0°C and 35°C. If the surrounding temperature is lower or higher than previously mentioned, it can adversely affect the unit.

The temperature probe must be placed on the back of the fermenter, facing away from the Cooling/Heating unit. It is a good idea to isolate the probe with an isolating material to get the exact temperature measurement of the beer possible and not the air around the fermenter. Even better would be to measure the temperature inside the fermenter using a thermowell.

If you at some point need to calibrate the temperature probes, you can find more information below and watch the related video guide.

To calibrate the temperature probes of the Ferminator press the + button when the start screen is shown when you plug in the Ferminator.

 

cal.beer: Shows how the long temperature probe has been calibrated.

cal.box: Shows how the short temperature probe by the cooling heating unit has been calibrated.

New Cal: This is where you set your adjustment by pressing the  + or button

temp.beer: shows the temperature of the long temperature probe; the temperature probe you place on your fermenter or inside by using a thermowell.

temp.box: shows the temperature of the short temperature probe by the cooling heating unit. This temperature probe measures the temperature/air temperature inside the Ferminator.

Let us begin with the “temp.beer”.
Let us say it measures 12.5 C, but you want to adjust it to 11.2 C.
Then you set the adjustment in “New Cal” by pressing the button, until it says -1,3. Then you press the “Start/Stop” button to add the adjustment to the “cal.beer”.
You will now see that “cal.beer” says -1,3 and slowly the “temp.beer” will be adjusted to 11.2C

Let us then look at “temp.box”.
Let us say it measures 12.8 C, but you want to adjust it to 13.2 C.
Then you set the adjustment in “New Cal” by pressing the + button, until it says 0,5. Then you press the “menu” button to add the adjustment to the “cal.box”.
You will now see that “cal.box” says 0,5 and slowly the “temp.box” will be adjusted up to 13.2C

Use the Fan Speed button to adjust the speed of the fan in 4 levels. Each level will affect the speed of the fan and the pace of the temperature adjustment. High speed is the most effective.

In the event of power outtake, the Ferminator will remember the last settings entered. When the power returns the Ferminator will automatically start up and continue with the last entered settings.

The additional temperature probe on the back of the cooling/heating unit, next to the cooling/heating ribs, is used to measure the temperature inside the Ferminator. It is also there to decide how much the Ferminator needs to heat/cool and how the control loop should be. In addition, the difference between the two temperature probes is also measured to ensure that the difference is not too high.

To avoid stressing the yeast or even killing it, the Ferminator is dimensioned to create a controlled and adapted temperature adjustment. When the Ferminator approaches the desired temperature, it makes smaller and more precise adjustments, so the desired temperature is reached as accurately as possible.

If testing the Ferminator before use, it is of key importance to do this with a fermenter filled with water and place the temperature probe on the back of it, facing away from the Cooling/Heating unit. For more information read 1.5.1 The temperature probe. This will ensure the Ferminator is operating correctly during the test. Neglecting to do this could result in the Ferminator not operating properly and giving a faulty result!

  • WiFi 2,4 GHz 
    Voltage: 100-240V ~ 1,5A
  • Frequency: 50 / 60Hz
  • Output: 24V ⎓ 4A
  • Standby power: 1 W
  • Max power: 80 W
  • Fuse: 10 A - 16 A
  • Outside Europe: Check whether the indicated current type of the appliance corresponds with the values of your power supply.

E1: Inside fan not spinning or spinning too slow.
E2: Outside fan not spinning or spinning too slow.
E3: High temperature. Temp.beer sensor above 55°C.
E4: High temperature. Temp.box sensor above 55°C.
E5: Low temperature. Temp.beer sensor below -10°C.
E6: Low temperature. Temp.box sensor below -10°C.

*Tested with Ferminator Basic at room temperature 20°C, with 25 litres of water with a temperature of 24°C. When using expansion modules an additional Cooling/Heating Unit may be required.

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