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Old 07-08-2011, 10:18 PM   #591
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My 50l with both the long and short malt pipes came in this week. Now to I just need to modify the electrical cord and I can do a test run on this sucker.
Wooo Hooo!!

Let's get on with it!
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Old 07-09-2011, 10:40 PM   #592
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Welcome to the BM world. You can just replace the existing plug with a U.S. type or as some have done on this forum you can purchase a transformer to step down the voltage to 110-120V U.S.. I replaced the plug and use my clothes dryer outlet with no problems at all. Let us know how you make out.

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Old 07-09-2011, 10:45 PM   #593
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Correction for last post. If using a transformer you will be stepping up the voltage from our 110-120V to 220V. If you choose this path check in past posts of the amperage you'll need for outlet. If you change the plug any 220-240V 30 amp outlet will handle the load.

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Old 07-10-2011, 04:22 PM   #594
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I was able to modify a cord for the 50L.

I've got an empty dryer port that isn't being used in the garage. I guess the previous owner had an electric dryer, then converted to gas dryer, which we are as well, so it's open. This is good because I don't have to install a new breaker or pull wire.

The issue is that my brewing area is the backyard, which is about 100 feet away from the garage. Since, I live in San Diego, 100% of my brewing is out back and I have no plans to relocate closer to the dryer outlet, so I needed a way to bring the power to my area.

I went down to HomeDepot and picked up a 100ft, 10 gauge heavy-duty extension cord. It's very heavy and it wasn't cheap at approx $130.

I cut off both ends and wired a dryer plug on one end and a female straight blade plug on the other.



Next, I cut off the end of the BM power-cord and wired in a male straight blade plug.



Then I plugged them together, I was concerned that it would come apart easily but they are very snug.



Lastly, I checked everything with a volt meter.



Total cost for this is about $150

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Old 07-10-2011, 05:08 PM   #595
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Awesome Wreals! Make sure to post some pics of your first brew day with it!

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Old 07-11-2011, 05:28 PM   #596
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Yambor 44... have you worked out your chilling concerns or is it still taking a month of sudays for you to get down to the Temprature you desire?

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Old 07-11-2011, 05:55 PM   #597
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Yambor 44... have you worked out your chilling concerns or is it still taking a month of sudays for you to get down to the Temprature you desire?
Yes. Sorry I thought I posted my results. I used my copper IC and it chilled it with straight ice water the whole time. Took it from boiling to 68 degrees in 25 minutes.

I'll sell my stainless IC shipped for $100 if ya want it (no hoses I'm using them). :-)
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Old 07-12-2011, 03:10 AM   #598
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Would one of you kindly post the diameter of the spigot on the 50L model? I'm trying to determine what ID hose can be attached to it. I'm guessing .5" but I can't tell for sure.

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Old 07-12-2011, 04:57 PM   #599
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I just pulled the trigger... I can’t wait to start brewin.
You will be pleased. I know because today I have been enjoying my 1st batch, ESB, and it is simply georgious! I did a kit brew once in the 80's so this ESB is my 2nd all time brew, and I could drink this all day long, and prolly will...I am truly...flabbergasted...some novice like me can get these kind of results. And I had a sample of my single hop cascade bottled 9 days ago...stunning! And I haven't even dry hopped or done any fancy moves like that at all yet!
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Wow... your first brew with the SB is a winner. I can't wait, mine should be shipping soon.

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