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GUTEN

Discussion in 'Gear and Equipment' started by wide eyed and legless, 1/3/17.

 

  1. Sjek

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    Posted 11/2/20
    I've been following this thread for a little while now because I'm tossing up between Guten 70L and Brewzilla 65L. Good to see the helix did the job for you. How liters of wort/trub was lost on dead space after filling your cubes?

    I borrowed my mate's brewzilla 65L on the weekend and the overflow pipe is screwed into the bottom screen of the malt pipe. Seems a bit more solid than the welds.

    Also, really curious about the Guten immersion chiller. Has anyone here used the immersion chiller that comes with the 70L Guten? Does it reach all the way to the bottom and would you be able to chill a single batch? The problem with the brewzilla 65 chiller is that it doesn't reach to the bottom and as a result you can't efficiently chill a single batch with it. The in and outlet also don't hang over the edge of the kettle so all together it's a stuff around trying to use the immersion chiller that comes with the brewzilla.
     
  2. wide eyed and legless

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    Posted 11/2/20
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    Bit of silicone tube inside the stem (original version) the bazooka over the top just have the top of the silicone tube peeking over the top of the wort, just in case. If you know where your level is each time it is easily adjusted, full volume mash is always the same level or there about's grain bill dependent.
     
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    Posted 11/2/20
    What you see in my previous pic is how much I left. Probably a litre or so after tilting it to make sure I filled the cube.
    That was for a Dark Mild so not a lot of hop matter to filter out.

    This pipe has a thread welded on the bottom with a nut on the other side of the screen.
    I think the 65L zilla is the same as my old Robo Gen 2 where the thread is machined in to the pipe? Definitely a stronger solution.
     
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    Posted 11/2/20
    80% is insane! All I've ever got is a stuck sparge or 68%...
     
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    Posted 12/2/20
    Checked mine it's about an inch off the bottom, might get closer with some water in it.. It's quite large I don't see why it wouldn't do the job.
     
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    Posted 19/2/20
    Due to postage issues I haven't received my replacement extendable overflow pipe and have been waiting to brew. So necessity being the mother of invention I started thinking of ways to make another overflow pipe. Had pulled apart of 50lt commercial keg recently and found that the spear from that with a couple of taps with a hammer fits perfectly over the collar of the broken extendable overflow pipe. It's not extendable but fills the hole in the bottom screen and doesn't brake when stirring the grain. works for now. PART_1582069460213.jpg
     
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    Posted 10/3/20
    Hey guys. My pump got blocked after last brew. I tried percarb and hot water. Running the hose through it and It still wouldn't pump water. Pulled it apart today and found a Couple of little pieces of Crap where the magnet is which must have jammed it. After putting it back together the pump works fine but I now have a vibration coming from the pump. If I lift the guten it stops but when sitting on the ground it vibrates. Has anyone had this before? Any idea what might be wrong. All screws seem to be tight. Thanks in advance for any advice.
     
  8. wide eyed and legless

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    Posted 10/3/20
    Never heard of that, seems quite odd.
     
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    Posted 11/3/20
    Is it just a wire vibrating against the body?
     
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    Posted 11/3/20
    Had another look inside and it was a loose screw on the pump. Only thing is I didn't touch that screw. Looks like the little nut on the bracket which the pump screws to was broken during construction and came loose when I moved the pump yesterday. Seems to be holding good for now. No vibration. Might have to get some other nuts to put on the screw so it doesn't happen again. Thanks for the help guys. Brew #5 this Saturday. Loving doing all grain and the guten is performing really well makes AG brewing relatively easy for a beginner.
     
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    Posted 12/3/20
    Spoke with kk today and supposedly the new overflow pipes are in for the 70lt guten.
     
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    Posted 12/3/20
    Did they mention to you what has changed?
    Mine is on the way but the guy I spoke to wasn't sure.
     
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    Posted 12/3/20
    No didn't ask. Will find out when it arrives.
     
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