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Old 01-05-2013, 11:41 AM   #1871
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It's not a brewery. It's a machine to produce wort. It's very expensive compared to gas. And if you wanted to double batch with the braumeister compared to a 3 vessel system it would double your day. I love my 50 braumeister but I was going to start a nano I wouldn't get the 500
there's user danibier on here who has posted about using the 200L for a brewpub. maybe they can comment. i always wonder; at home i don't mind relatively low efficiency and leaving behind stray grain bits in the kettle, which i kind of accept as inherent for 'normal' use of the speidel system, but in a professional brewery does that start to get expensive? or do you have to set up a HLT for sparge water and rig up some way to vourlauff (spelling?) just wondering
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:51 PM   #1872
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I am using 48 kg of malt and 4 kg sugar, this results in about 320 l of wort. Yes, if you use also sugar you can easily brew more than 300 l with the BM 200. I then get a brewhouse efficiency or around 70 %, which is absolutely acceptable. Even if it was 60 % the price of the malt does not really matter. The expensive stuff is usually the work and the machinery. I would not recommend doing 2 batches with the BM 200 per day. It really results in very long days ! The BM 200 might not be the prefect solution but one can brew good beer and really earn money. It think if I had a lot of space I would have bought a different system but there is just no other device on the market that is so compact. And the quality is good. I just brewed the 71th batch. No problems so far.

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Old 01-08-2013, 01:13 PM   #1873
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I love my Braumeister but i am tired of things breaking! :-(

I broke yet another pump impeller even though I am very careful to not let grain in a piece will slip by.

Not only that but I have been using a step up down converter (5000 watt) and now it is blowing 30 amp fuses every time i try to heat up the water.

I am going to try to have a cable made that will fit my 250v receptacle in the basement. Hopefully that works.

Also hoping more beer can send me a replacement impeller since it has been longer than a year.

Anyone else breaking impellers?

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Old 01-08-2013, 02:03 PM   #1874
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Alchemy,

Send me a PM with your mailing address. I have three impellers I'll send you. Those are those little ball things right?

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Old 01-08-2013, 03:42 PM   #1875
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How are you breaking your impellers? can you post a pic of the broken one?

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Old 01-08-2013, 08:10 PM   #1876
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How are you breaking your impellers? can you post a pic of the broken one?
Here is the thread i made when the first one broke: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/braumeister-pump-replacement-more-power-317778/

There are pictures in there. The new pump is different but basically the same thing happened. A peice of grain that i didn't even see gets sucked under the impeller and turns it sideways.

the pump starts making a grinding noise and when i pull it apart one of the fins has a gouge on it.
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:42 AM   #1877
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Send me a PM with your mailing address. I have three impellers I'll send you. Those are those little ball things right?

Rob
The generosity of people is amazing here. Thank you so much!
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Update on using a voltage converter for this system. Result: failure.

I have been using a 5000 watt up down converter for my 20l for about a year. It started smelling like solder and blowing fuses a few months ago and now blows a fuse within 20 minutes of trying to heat up the water.

My suggestion to anyone thinking of using one, save your money and make a 220 cord instead. The voltage converters are not meant for heating appliances and they will burn out like mine.


Any electricians want to give me a hand with my power cord splice? I have a 10–30p dryer end, the green ground should be the bent prong at the top right? And the hots, do they matter which side they go on?

I am using the yellow green from the cut braumeister cord for ground on the other side. And I am using 10guage on one end and splicing to the 16guage German cord

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrical_wiring

You should try to stick with coloring on that extension cord that follows standards for any future user/buyer.

Pls verify but I think this img will help you standardize on UK wiring: http://www.justanswer.com/uploads/ElectricDoctor/2008-04-19_143353_30_amp_3_wire_installation.JPG (reminder that is the receptical so need to adjust)
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