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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-01-2013, 02:34 AM
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Posted By bach
Hot side aeration

again, I do not think, that it is a big deal for us.
I was just wondering, if anybody noticed the dripping.
HSA is a recognized problem more on a commercial level,
where the beer should remain...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-31-2013, 05:58 PM
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Posted By bach
Sprouthog, Big John says, what we all know...

Sprouthog,

Big John says, what we all know that HOT SIDE aeration is bad.
What he means is that there should be as minimal as possible aeration or oxygen exposure of hot wort.
That is exactly...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-25-2013, 03:34 PM
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Posted By bach
Hot side aeration

Hi guys,

any of you concerned about hot side aeration ?
With the RIMS there is hot wort dripping down from the malt tube ..
I never had badly oxidized beer from BM (done close to 100 batches on...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-26-2012, 04:02 AM
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Posted By bach
Ball valve connector

Correct - call ADAPT ALL and ask who is the local dealer in your area.
In Twin Cities it is Quest engineering.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-23-2012, 05:59 PM
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Posted By bach
Connector pictures

I am attaching the pictures of the connector I used:
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-22-2012, 04:05 PM
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Posted By bach
BM Reducer nipple

Yes it is SS9007 12-8

The BM side of the nipple is the 3/4" BSPP/ISO (british standard pipe parallel) and the ball valve side is the 1/2" NPT

My reason was to eliminate any parts, which would...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-22-2012, 03:08 AM
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Posted By bach
Spigot

Just an update on the spigot replacement.
I used this piece. It was pricy but connects right into 1/2NPT Ball valve.

http://www.adaptall.com/products/brass/8007.html

I got the stainless steel.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-14-2012, 05:39 PM
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Posted By bach
spigot

Thanks for Swagelok website.

Ralph from Speidel BM emailed me that the Tap for 20L unit has G 3/4" cylindrical(=non tapered) thread.
G 3/4" is also called BSP(british standard pipe) and on...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-11-2012, 08:52 PM
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Posted By bach
output valve

Hi again,

I have tried 0.75", but it does not fit. It is not NPT/FPT.
The thread is finer than US threading. Also, there is no pipe taper.
I am a little lost - the OD is either exactly 1" or...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-09-2012, 06:04 PM
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Posted By bach
This is my schedule for lagers: It is Step...

This is my schedule for lagers: It is Step infusion combined with double decoction
1.mash in 55C 15 min
2.63C 40 min
take about 30% thick mash out, close the malt pipe and let the 63C step...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-09-2012, 01:52 PM
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Posted By bach
Berad, what is the size of the thread on the BM...

Berad,
what is the size of the thread on the BM output - it is metric right ? 25mm or something ?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-04-2012, 04:14 AM
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Posted By bach
Pick up tube

I have read this in several posts. To install the pick up tube, etc
I actually think that the system works better without one.

I use whirlpool at the end of the boil. The circuit goes:...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-02-2012, 05:18 PM
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Posted By bach
Chiller and Hop back

I have not followed the link for a while..
Great setup Berad!
2 questions:
1. how effective is the counterflow chiller you use ?
I also recirculate/whirlpool by using March pump
I am using Duda...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-07-2011, 03:39 AM
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Posted By bach
BM No sparge

I did a simple ESB recipe with no sparge technique.
I filled the pot to 25L mark. Had total of 4.8kg grain.
With no sparge technique I obtained 21L of wort.
The mash efficiency was exactly 70%.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-02-2011, 07:49 PM
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Posted By bach
no sparge ?

Your point well taken.
My point of view was this:
So how different is wart flow through the grain as opposed to water flow through the grain and is there any data on difference in extraction of...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-02-2011, 02:15 PM
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Posted By bach
No sparge brewing with Braumeister

Just an update for those of you interested:
Even though I do not think that BM can do a true no sparge mash becuase of
recirculation, I tried to avoid sparge:
I brewed Schwartzbier.
I found, that...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-22-2011, 01:53 PM
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Posted By bach
No sparge with BM

I am thinking about brewing lager with no sparge technique.
So, I probably can't do a true no sparge mash on BM ?
Because of recirculation ?
Or does it matter? Would it still leach tannins, etc ...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-19-2011, 03:16 AM
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Posted By bach
copper hood

I got the copper hood but I would have not bought it if I could decide again.
I think Chris pointed out earlier that it is a pretty nice and expensive funnel.
I mainly got it, because the existing...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-13-2011, 01:21 AM
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Posted By bach
I am using big Duda Diesel plate chiller and...

I am using big Duda Diesel plate chiller and March pump.
spigot-> March pump->plate chiller-> back to the kettle via curved copper pipe.
It works very well. I start whirlpool with concurrent...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-13-2011, 01:11 AM
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Posted By bach
rattle

Same here.
I have brewed 2x so far.
first was a Surly Saison,
the second was Bavarian wheat - I have used more rice hulls, than Makomachine recommended (400g) and everything went smooth....
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-28-2011, 08:41 PM
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Posted By bach
Wheat

I purchased my BM from Thorsten( morebeer4u) and got it from Germany.
It took 4 weeks.

again, anyone has experience with wheat in braumeister ?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-28-2011, 04:46 PM
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Posted By bach
Wheat Beer

Hi Braumeisters !

I just got my 20L unit and looking forward to start working with it !!

Anyone brew bavarian wheat ? With classic wheat/barley 60:40 percent ratio ?
I am thinking, probably...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-24-2011, 10:44 PM
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Posted By bach
Thanks hfk2 and Mako, Hfk2 - Exactly what I...

Thanks hfk2 and Mako,
Hfk2 - Exactly what I though to do with the sparge process .
The lack of vigorous boil in uncovered kettle bothers me.
So with 220V, the insulation and copper cap the boil...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-23-2011, 08:53 PM
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Posted By bach
Hi guys, I have read the whole thread. Great...

Hi guys,
I have read the whole thread. Great info !!
I have brewed all grain with my gravity, NG powered for 3 years.
I like the Braumeister a lot for winter brewing, but I am not sure if I should...
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