Brew Magic Sabco System - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Brew Magic Sabco System

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-06-2012, 08:53 PM   #1
trueclimber
Recipes 
 
Dec 2012
Yakima, Washington
Posts: 7
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts



Has anyone brewed or own one of these? We have one and just started using it this last Sunday.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2012, 09:04 PM   #2
OldManBrew
Recipes 
 
Oct 2011
Allen, TX
Posts: 25
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Yes have and use one. Like anything it has its good points and bad...
The biggest one I ran into had to do with mash in and mash temps.
Best way I have found is heat mash water in HLT. Do not put grains in mashtun, move water over to mashtun, using back fill and top, reheat water to temp. Add grains a little at a time and stirring. Let grains settle for about 10 mins then start recirculation.
Also yes thermometer on top and bottom until you figure out what you want your mash temp to be. It like me you are used to using a thermometer in the top of the mash you will find you need different temp pulling temp from bottom of mash.

trueclimber Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 12:46 AM   #3
FATC1TY
 
FATC1TY's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2012
Atlanta Area, GA
Posts: 1,615
Liked 141 Times on 114 Posts


I'm planning on getting one in the near future after I get through building/buy a house after the new year. Will probably score one with a pinch of my Xmas bonus.

Anything to add/subtract?
__________________
----------
Bubba's Backyard Brewery

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 03:21 AM   #4
trueclimber
Recipes 
 
Dec 2012
Yakima, Washington
Posts: 7
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


I found that my temp is pretty consistent thru the mash tun. But I know now that I should definitely use hop bags in the boil kettle...plugged up drain. This one is about 9 years old but last Sunday got its first brew. Do you have any suggestions on adding anything to the set-up?

Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20121206_192027.jpg
Views:	464
Size:	46.3 KB
ID:	87293

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 02:59 PM   #5
OldManBrew
Recipes 
 
Oct 2011
Allen, TX
Posts: 25
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


a BIG propane tank -- once you start using it you will be brewing allot more..
The best thing I think I bought for me brewing was the plate chiller. It cut about an hour or more off of my brew day and really lets me dial in the temp of wort going into the fermentors.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 05:18 PM   #6
trueclimber
Recipes 
 
Dec 2012
Yakima, Washington
Posts: 7
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


I think we will definitely look into the plate chiller. We used a little over half a small propane tank when we brewed 20 gallons of Lazy Days (pale ale) and Punnani (a hoppy stout), but a larger tank would be ideal...thanks.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 05:28 PM   #7
trueclimber
Recipes 
 
Dec 2012
Yakima, Washington
Posts: 7
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


I have a little concern that we have done something wrong somewhere in the process...fermentation process the Lazy Days is poor...no aeration through the airlocks. I need to check the specific gravity.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 06:00 PM   #8
GoodDogShelby
 
GoodDogShelby's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2012
Erlanger, KY
Posts: 219
Liked 30 Times on 24 Posts


Just curious the stand is nine years old but just had its first a gion last week? What's it been doing all this time?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 05:09 AM   #9
trueclimber
Recipes 
 
Dec 2012
Yakima, Washington
Posts: 7
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


My friends bought this from a brewery that closed down and never used it...and my friends never used it until I convinced them to bring it over and for us to figure out how to brew. None if us brewed before this. We figured go big or go home!

Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20121209_210939.png
Views:	513
Size:	360.7 KB
ID:	87852

Brewfist Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2012, 10:33 PM   #10
mcl
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Feb 2011
hays, ks
Posts: 196
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


That is an awesome system to start out on. As far as your beer not fermenting. Did you take a gravity reading? What temp did you mash at?

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sabco Brew Magic System Jpost2 For Sale 16 09-25-2012 08:09 PM
Sabco Brew-magic system jcrock72 For Sale 22 04-04-2012 01:27 AM
Sabco Brew Magic system BNAllen All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10 12-15-2011 03:39 PM


Forum Jump