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Dedicated Braumeister Guide, Problems & Solution Thread

Discussion in 'Gear and Equipment' started by idzy, 29/12/13.

 

  1. wide eyed and legless

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    Posted 31/10/18
    I have the 20 litre made a hood for mine to keep a reasonable boil happening, somewhere MHB put up a post explaining the reason for a lower than vigorous boil.
     
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    Posted 31/10/18
    I use an over the side element
     
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    Posted 31/10/18
    From what I remember of Marks post there was some reasonable reasoning for the boil rate of the BM, hopefully he will reply.
     
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    Posted 31/10/18
    Ok cheers
     
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    Posted 31/10/18
    I have the 20 and don’t get a vigorous boil, like I did with my previous nasa burner. Having said this I also don’t get boilivers anymore. And TBH a vigorous boil is not needed it just needs to boil.
     
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    I also didn't get a reliable rolling boil, especially in the winter.I use a cut to fit gym mat around the outside. It gets to temp faster and boils more reliabliy. You can see it here https://beerbackhome.com/the-brewery
    It only cost about $13 with enough to cover the HLT (12L urn).


     
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    Posted 1/11/18

    Sometimes mine seems to be a bit lack-lustre if I don't have the hood on. Once the hood's on, the boil definitely becomes more vigorous.
    My hood is a large S/Steel mixing bowl with a 150mm hole cut into it.

    Interestingly, the boil off rate doesn't seem to be that much different whether using a hood or not.
    Disclaimer (Only compared it once and was boiling water).
     
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    I was thinking of ordering a pair of fine mesh filter replacements from BAC brewing but the shipping from Italy is fairly expensive. I'm in the Canberra area and I would be keen to see if anyone else wanted to order anything from them to make the postage more worthwhile. Or if anyone can recommend a cheaper option for better built fine mesh filters.
     
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    I got rid of the mesh filters, got sick of jabbing my fingers, got light gauge perforated plate from Geordie Stainless, or there should be someone in Brisbane sells S/S mesh or perforated plate, you only need off cuts.
     
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    He's after the perforated disc that Bac brewing makes (or one made locally as per Weals suggestion).

    How much was postage from Italy? When I got mine sent to a mates place in the UK, they came in no thicker than an envelop.
     
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    Delivery would come in at just under 60 euro for 26 euro worth of gear. I'm trying to find an email they sent me earlier that says it's a flat rate up to a certain weight but I can't locate it.
     
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    Here is one of mine I made from an off cut I have another piece left you can have for free, I get to Moorabbin a fair bit so I can call into Geordie and get another piece. Will you be able to cut and drill the pieces? Also is it the 20 litre BM

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    I just say f* a lot! Its a shame Speidel don’t fix this issue its the one bad thing with the Brau. Oh, other than the tap…. Garlock have a machine for putting SS edges on metal/graphite gaskets for the petroleum industry it would cost sod all to do at the factory.
     
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    I have the 50lt and the boil was a bit howdy doody, now with a jacket and the stainless hood (both original Braumeister) I have to use FermCap AT antifoam to stop boil overs.
     
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    I use the 50 with just the stainless hood and need to use Fermcap.
     
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    Thanks for the offer but I don't have the means to cut it myself. I'm looking into options here, it's not too urgent so I'm not stressed at the moment. If I come up empty I might hit you up if you're still happy to help.
     
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    Been out of the brewing game for a few years :(

    Too time poor :(

    Wife and kids decided to fix this for Father’s Day :)

    Proud new owner of a BM50+!!!

    Now, I’m sure I have some fermenters around here somewhere...
     
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    lucky barstard, i have a 2nd hand BM50 and so glad i bought it over the chinese knock offs....built to last your lifetime
     
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    I have both, the Chinese SVB's and the BM, when I got the BM direct from Germany it came in a box that a Leopard tank commander would have been proud of, but even though I have pushed the Chinese SVB's to their limit they are holding up. In saying that I would never get rid of my BM just in case.
     
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