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Old 10-11-2012, 04:23 PM   #1691
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For you 20L owners, if you could only get either the insulation jacket or the copper hood, which helps better to keep a nice rolling boil? I'm going to be buying a 20L in a few months and am trying to budget for this purchase and would like to get one of those two accessories but am not sure which is more worth the money. Thanks for any insight!



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Old 10-11-2012, 04:43 PM   #1692
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I'd go with the insulated jacket over the copper hood. The jacket is about 1/3 the price and you'll use it during the entire process not just the boil phase. If you need to you can always put the lid on half way to keep a rolling boil.

Granted you can always make your own jacket with a 10 dollar camping mat, but your system will look pretty silly with a beautiful copper hood and a janky, ghetto homemade insulated jacket.



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Old 10-11-2012, 10:03 PM   #1693
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For you 20L owners, if you could only get either the insulation jacket or the copper hood, which helps better to keep a nice rolling boil? I'm going to be buying a 20L in a few months and am trying to budget for this purchase and would like to get one of those two accessories but am not sure which is more worth the money. Thanks for any insight!
Just get one of those $3.00 beach mats foam on the inside and reflective material on the other then cut it to suit that way you can get the copper hood as well ( you could even use a car window heat reflector) but the beach mat is better.
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:55 AM   #1694
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How tall is this unit? Nice job.


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Well I got to use my new stand today for the first time. It was awesome! Even though I was just doing a 22L batch and I probably could have lifted the maltpipe easy enough, the winch made it super easy and also allows me to leave it raised higher than the kettle for a quick sparge and can remain there while I start the boil to get all the run off.

I also found a great use for it I wasn't expecting. During clean up it works great to swing the winch arm over the garden to hold it steady and at a good height while I hose it out. Nice.

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Old 10-12-2012, 08:53 PM   #1695
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Rocked my "bucket heater" in the last brew. Really helped ramp up the heat to boil and make it roaring. Used a coat hanger to make a hook to keep it from swimming.



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Old 10-12-2012, 09:00 PM   #1696
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I´ve talk a lot with the head brewer of my online HBS (the one were I bougth the unit) and they are getting a lot of orders, specially for the 200l unit for small brewpubs. This machine it´s a beauty. Yambor44 I hope your 20l arrives soon. After using it I can pass a week without brewing: brew days are a breeze. I got to say I just love my braumestier
Didn't order it yet... Still waiting.... Just got done with a remodel so I have to save back up (meaning pay off some cards!!)
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Old 10-13-2012, 01:02 AM   #1697
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You guys are way too talented to buy a plug rather than make your own but for those of us electrically challenged what do you think about this? It seems like a good value and fits within the power requirements for the Meister. http://www.stayonline.com/detail.aspx?id=8951

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Old 10-13-2012, 02:58 AM   #1698
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You guys are way too talented to buy a plug rather than make your own but for those of us electrically challenged what do you think about this? It seems like a good value and fits within the power requirements for the Meister. http://www.stayonline.com/detail.aspx?id=8951
It's a C19 connector, not a C13. Here's the one I bought rather than making my own:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005KKCNXW/ref=pe_175190_21431760_M2T1_ST1_dp_3

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Old 10-13-2012, 08:08 AM   #1699
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These are what I used to make an extension cord:

This on one end, this on the other end.

I had a disused light switch alongside a regular Decora duplex kitchen outlet which I rewired using a white Decora version of this.

Since the breaker is 20A and the wiring is 12/3 plus ground, this circuit can handle up to 4800w - more than adequate for either 20L or 50L Braumeisters. As an added bonus, I may use the socket for some European kitchen items.

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Old 10-14-2012, 04:27 AM   #1700
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It's a C19 connector, not a C13. Here's the one I bought rather than making my own:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005KKCNXW/ref=pe_175190_21431760_M2T1_ST1_dp_3

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The 20 L is a c13, I even checked with Speidel.

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Hi Jonathan,

thanks for your interest in our Braumeister.

Yes we use a common C13 at the control.
So you can look for the right power cord
in the USA

Cheers
Ralf Leukart
I ended up making a cord, before I decided to I did find these websites
http://www.customavrack.com/category/345-nema-locking-to-iec-power-cords.aspx
http://rackmountpdu.com/Category/101-30a-power-cords.aspx

Also, I did my first and I mean first ever brew today


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