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FiveKaiBrewing 03-25-2011 03:16 PM

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Just got my 5 gallon system.. its big! looks great I will post more pics when its up and running. thanks! Thorsten your the man!


FiveKaiBrewing 04-11-2011 03:49 PM

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here is one pic with the malt tube up in the draining position. i just recycled some wort from the spout through the grain bed again. after the boil i stirred to create a whirlpool and it was pretty cool how all the sediment just settled in the center in a cone shape. i didnt thin the whirlpool was going to work well due to the heating elements inside the kettle but it worked perfectly.

the only problem I had was that my brother added 1 oz of centennial pellets instead of 1/2 oz as stated in the recipe. we will see how this comes out.


hfk2 04-12-2011 05:16 PM

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Finally put the 20l Braumeister together. I installed it on an old night table I had. Added castors and my march pump. Within an arms length I have 240V power, water, and my basement door to discharge cooling water.
Attachment 23923

This show the interior of the kettle. The discharge hole is so high that it leaves about 1.5 gallons in the kettle. I added the copper tube and now it leaves about 1 cup.
Attachment 23924

You add 23liters (about 6gals) cold water, program the controller and hit start. When kettle reaches temperature it beeps to indicate to add malt pipe, the first stainless screen and the stainless cloth. Then add malt, stirring as you go.
Attachment 23925

Acknowledge malt is added and top screen and cloth are in place and press start and the Braumeister starts the protein rest or whatever program you put in.
Attachment 23926
The water pushes up through the malt pipe through the malt and cascades over the sides. I put shims under the wheel to get an even flow over the top of the malt pipe.

Thought I'd show the plug replacement. Easy to do. Yellow/green wire in Speidel cord is ground. That must be connected to ground plug. The other 2 hot/neutral wires go to the other 2 wire in the Speidel cord.
Attachment 23927


hfk2 04-12-2011 05:16 PM

5 Attachment(s)

Finally put the 20l Braumeister together. I installed it on an old night table I had. Added castors and my march pump. Within an arms length I have 240V power, water, and my basement door to discharge cooling water.
Attachment 23923

This show the interior of the kettle. The discharge hole is so high that it leaves about 1.5 gallons in the kettle. I added the copper tube and now it leaves about 1 cup.
Attachment 23924

You add 23liters (about 6gals) cold water, program the controller and hit start. When kettle reaches temperature it beeps to indicate to add malt pipe, the first stainless screen and the stainless cloth. Then add malt, stirring as you go.
Attachment 23925

Acknowledge malt is added and top screen and cloth are in place and press start and the Braumeister starts the protein rest or whatever program you put in.
Attachment 23926
The water pushes up through the malt pipe through the malt and cascades over the sides. I put shims under the wheel to get an even flow over the top of the malt pipe.

Thought I'd show the plug replacement. Easy to do. Yellow/green wire in Speidel cord is ground. That must be connected to ground plug. The other 2 hot/neutral wires go to the other 2 wire in the Speidel cord.
Attachment 23927


hfk2 04-12-2011 05:16 PM

5 Attachment(s)

Finally put the 20l Braumeister together. I installed it on an old night table I had. Added castors and my march pump. Within an arms length I have 240V power, water, and my basement door to discharge cooling water.
Attachment 23923

This show the interior of the kettle. The discharge hole is so high that it leaves about 1.5 gallons in the kettle. I added the copper tube and now it leaves about 1 cup.
Attachment 23924

You add 23liters (about 6gals) cold water, program the controller and hit start. When kettle reaches temperature it beeps to indicate to add malt pipe, the first stainless screen and the stainless cloth. Then add malt, stirring as you go.
Attachment 23925

Acknowledge malt is added and top screen and cloth are in place and press start and the Braumeister starts the protein rest or whatever program you put in.
Attachment 23926
The water pushes up through the malt pipe through the malt and cascades over the sides. I put shims under the wheel to get an even flow over the top of the malt pipe.

Thought I'd show the plug replacement. Easy to do. Yellow/green wire in Speidel cord is ground. That must be connected to ground plug. The other 2 hot/neutral wires go to the other 2 wire in the Speidel cord.
Attachment 23927


hfk2 04-12-2011 05:16 PM

5 Attachment(s)

Finally put the 20l Braumeister together. I installed it on an old night table I had. Added castors and my march pump. Within an arms length I have 240V power, water, and my basement door to discharge cooling water.
Attachment 23923

This show the interior of the kettle. The discharge hole is so high that it leaves about 1.5 gallons in the kettle. I added the copper tube and now it leaves about 1 cup.
Attachment 23924

You add 23liters (about 6gals) cold water, program the controller and hit start. When kettle reaches temperature it beeps to indicate to add malt pipe, the first stainless screen and the stainless cloth. Then add malt, stirring as you go.
Attachment 23925

Acknowledge malt is added and top screen and cloth are in place and press start and the Braumeister starts the protein rest or whatever program you put in.
Attachment 23926
The water pushes up through the malt pipe through the malt and cascades over the sides. I put shims under the wheel to get an even flow over the top of the malt pipe.

Thought I'd show the plug replacement. Easy to do. Yellow/green wire in Speidel cord is ground. That must be connected to ground plug. The other 2 hot/neutral wires go to the other 2 wire in the Speidel cord.
Attachment 23927


hfk2 04-12-2011 05:16 PM

5 Attachment(s)

Finally put the 20l Braumeister together. I installed it on an old night table I had. Added castors and my march pump. Within an arms length I have 240V power, water, and my basement door to discharge cooling water.
Attachment 23923

This show the interior of the kettle. The discharge hole is so high that it leaves about 1.5 gallons in the kettle. I added the copper tube and now it leaves about 1 cup.
Attachment 23924

You add 23liters (about 6gals) cold water, program the controller and hit start. When kettle reaches temperature it beeps to indicate to add malt pipe, the first stainless screen and the stainless cloth. Then add malt, stirring as you go.
Attachment 23925

Acknowledge malt is added and top screen and cloth are in place and press start and the Braumeister starts the protein rest or whatever program you put in.
Attachment 23926
The water pushes up through the malt pipe through the malt and cascades over the sides. I put shims under the wheel to get an even flow over the top of the malt pipe.

Thought I'd show the plug replacement. Easy to do. Yellow/green wire in Speidel cord is ground. That must be connected to ground plug. The other 2 hot/neutral wires go to the other 2 wire in the Speidel cord.
Attachment 23927


hfk2 04-12-2011 05:34 PM

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Continuing with my brew day. Mash is complete. You can't tell from photo but wort is very clear.
Attachment 23928

I decided to use the pump and counter circulate the wort back through the grain bed so I could sparge and not loosen the bed and get grains in the wort. I gently ran the pump and left the strainless screen and cloth in place to evenly distribute the water.
Attachment 23929

I sparged with just under 3 gallons, which was too much. I have to adjust my numbers in BeerSmith. I figure I ended up with about 7 gallons of preboil wort. The malt pipe with spent grains is easily lifted out of the pot to be disposed of, however the first lift is a little heavy until the suction is broken.
Attachment 23930

This is where the problems came in. Up until now the machine performed exceptionally. Temperature and times were right on target, gravities were exactly as wanted. I found I couldn't get a strong rolling boil.
Attachment 23931


hfk2 04-12-2011 05:34 PM

4 Attachment(s)

Continuing with my brew day. Mash is complete. You can't tell from photo but wort is very clear.
Attachment 23928

I decided to use the pump and counter circulate the wort back through the grain bed so I could sparge and not loosen the bed and get grains in the wort. I gently ran the pump and left the strainless screen and cloth in place to evenly distribute the water.
Attachment 23929

I sparged with just under 3 gallons, which was too much. I have to adjust my numbers in BeerSmith. I figure I ended up with about 7 gallons of preboil wort. The malt pipe with spent grains is easily lifted out of the pot to be disposed of, however the first lift is a little heavy until the suction is broken.
Attachment 23930

This is where the problems came in. Up until now the machine performed exceptionally. Temperature and times were right on target, gravities were exactly as wanted. I found I couldn't get a strong rolling boil.
Attachment 23931


hfk2 04-12-2011 05:34 PM

4 Attachment(s)

Continuing with my brew day. Mash is complete. You can't tell from photo but wort is very clear.
Attachment 23928

I decided to use the pump and counter circulate the wort back through the grain bed so I could sparge and not loosen the bed and get grains in the wort. I gently ran the pump and left the strainless screen and cloth in place to evenly distribute the water.
Attachment 23929

I sparged with just under 3 gallons, which was too much. I have to adjust my numbers in BeerSmith. I figure I ended up with about 7 gallons of preboil wort. The malt pipe with spent grains is easily lifted out of the pot to be disposed of, however the first lift is a little heavy until the suction is broken.
Attachment 23930

This is where the problems came in. Up until now the machine performed exceptionally. Temperature and times were right on target, gravities were exactly as wanted. I found I couldn't get a strong rolling boil.
Attachment 23931



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