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Old 04-14-2012, 02:30 AM   #1391
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My old 50L had the blue replacement pumps on it as well.

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Old 04-14-2012, 05:58 AM   #1392
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Just thought I'd post something really quick before I start my first brew with the braumeister in about half an hour. I picked up the 50L from Speidel right before Easter, then I went to Belgium for the weekend and am now more inspired than ever to brew some more awesome beers!

Big thanks to everyone on this thread as there is some excellent information on here, and a big thanks to Yambor, it was his video's that convinced me that this is an awesome system.

My first beer will be an IPA - I'll be double mashing so I can reach a higher gravity (I'll be using 11kg of grain and I don't want a stuck mash). I'll let you know how it goes!

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Old 04-14-2012, 05:42 PM   #1393
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Thanks beck! Make sure to let us know how it went! Pics and vids are a plus.

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Old 04-15-2012, 06:24 PM   #1394
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Posted a thread on the replacement here:


http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/bra...8/#post3976846
Thanks! I remember seeing that now! Did you notice a difference in wort flow with the newer pump?


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for what it's worth i bought mine within the past month and it has the same pump as the replacement from alchemy's thread above, the light blue BW152 whatever.
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My old 50L had the blue replacement pumps on it as well.
interesting, both of the BM50Ls I have had in my possession since the beginning of the year have had the "old" black pumps...perhaps a question of availability? Also, when i disassembled all of my pumps (I've had 4 so far) they've all had that one impeller blade with bare brass on the end as noted in Alchemy's pump thread.
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:04 PM   #1395
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Hey howdy hey my brewing brothers and sisters, as Jamil would say. Just brewed myself an Imperial Stout yesterday, my forth brew on the Meister. I stuffed the smaller maltpipe with 6,6kg of grain, and had to put in the upper screen upside down with the centre hub facing downwards to create a little bit more space. Then thread a nut over the centre rod so that the crossbar still held everything in place without any grains escaping.

My target OG was 1.095 at 80% efficiency, which I admit was kind of over-the-top with this amount of grain. Ended up with 69% while the OG was 1.082, that's with a 120min boil. I was dumb enough to boil with the lid partly on during the first hour which obviously cost me a couple of points. Did stop the program and stirred the mash five times. My mash in volume was 27 litres and I sparged with 3, and got 17 litres of wort into the fermentor. Pitched on to a WLP001 yeast cake from a previous batch of a smaller porter and it took off almost immediately. Mashed at 147° F and I really hope for an 80% attenuation to get it up to about 9% alcohol. I mashed the previous porter at 154° F and it ended up way too sweet with the final gravity being 1.020.

Made a cardinal mistake yesterday when setting up the mash schedule. I some how got the maltose rest to zero minutes and the mash out (172 F) to 60 minutes and of course noticed my mistake when the temperature had already reached 172. The wort ended up in the toilet and I had to start all over again.

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Old 04-15-2012, 09:32 PM   #1396
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I think 69% efficency with this system and a grain bill big as yours its actually great. I agree that covering the unit while boiling got you a few points down con OG. Im thinking about 5. Mashing without the lid on can be an option to get less wort at a higher OG some evaporation will occur while mashing. Congratulations for your results and keep us informed about how the beers turn out!

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Old 04-16-2012, 02:42 AM   #1397
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Thanks! I remember seeing that now! Did you notice a difference in wort flow with the newer pump?






interesting, both of the BM50Ls I have had in my possession since the beginning of the year have had the "old" black pumps...perhaps a question of availability? Also, when i disassembled all of my pumps (I've had 4 so far) they've all had that one impeller blade with bare brass on the end as noted in Alchemy's pump thread.
I noticed it was a lot quieter but it is hard to tell if there was more flow. I will try some higher gravity brews soon and note here and in the other thread on how it performs
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my first speidel brew is now on tap! nicely spied witbier. very satisfying

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my first speidel brew is now on tap! nicely spied witbier. very satisfying
Congrats sure looks nice and I bet it tastes even better. I bottle condition (no kegs yet) and my first brews still need a couple o days more. Anyway I already try them: here is mi Aitana double IPA
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My first pull from my first beer brewed on the braumeister, "Pedal Time" a alpine spring clone

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