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by Dan
Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Mashing problem
Replies: 8
Views: 1296

Re: Mashing problem

I've gone as low as 3kg grist in my 20L without any wort fountains.
It will roll over a little more vigorously, but never shoots up.
Given this - I can only assume that the fountains must be mostly affected by crush size (0.9mm for me).
Or pump strength?
by Dan
Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: BM Wheat
Replies: 11
Views: 1561

Re: BM Wheat

I would avoid the lower rests with this yeast (WB-06) A while back I was using Wyeast 3068 and had a very nice recipe that included a ferulic acid rest (44 Celcius), and Protein rest (54 C). I tried exactly the same mash schedule and recipe but with WB-06 and it was like a clove bomb, and very thin ...
by Dan
Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: 7 kg malt in BM 20
Replies: 10
Views: 2536

Re: 7 kg malt in BM 20

Sounds great Lac I recently bought one but have not used it yet. I once tried 8kg with the standard setup :roll: Struggle would be an understatement, but somehow got a pretty good efficiency - only slightly lower than normal. I'll look forward to brewing another dopplebock now! Thanks for the feedback
by Dan
Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Show-off
Topic: Brewery rebuild project
Replies: 7
Views: 2538

Re: Brewery rebuild project

Cheers guys, it's been a bit of a labour of love and great now its all how i want it, i did contemplate running water into the brewery and fitting a small sink and drainer into the work surface, but gave it up as a bad idea, my next mission will be to buy up a set of the bits and bobs i normally pr...
by Dan
Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Show-off
Topic: Gert's home brewery
Replies: 48
Views: 12068

Re: Gert's home brewery

:shock: Looks very nice
And so soon after finishing my little brew room - I think I need a bigger brew room already :wink:
Good luck with the launch - hope all goes smoothly :cheers:
by Dan
Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Mashprogram for Wit
Replies: 9
Views: 1514

Re: Mashprogram for Wit

More than 50% of your grist is unmalted so no diastatic power. The pilsner may have enough enzymes to convert the flakes too, but if it's pushing the limits, then you may need to look at extending your sacc rest - keep it simple and try 60-90 mins at 65 degrees, then mashout. If this doen't help, tr...
by Dan
Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Show-off
Topic: New home for the BM20
Replies: 8
Views: 2708

Re: New home for the BM20

Dicko wrote: Mate, I hope that cow I can see out the window in the door is not related to the one hanging in the shed in the first picture. :lol:

:cheers:
They are - his sister and his niece :shock:
Plenty of spent grain for them in years to come - no plans for eating them.
by Dan
Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: Show-off
Topic: New home for the BM20
Replies: 8
Views: 2708

Re: New home for the BM20

How was the gravity on the dopplebock??? :cheers: 24.5L in the BM post boil and 1.074 for a 75% efficiency. Must have messed up with the pre boil gravity as I recorded 1.056, BS told me to expect 1.067, and working back from 24.5/1.074 - I should have had 1.065. Maybe I misread the hydro?? :? Looki...
by Dan
Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:08 am
Forum: Show-off
Topic: New home for the BM20
Replies: 8
Views: 2708

New home for the BM20

The old "brew room"/butchery/workshop/storage etc... 1.jpg And after many months of hard work, delays, banging my head against every wall, joy at making something fit, more delays etc.... 2.jpg 3.jpg I threw myself in the deep end with the maiden brew; - 7.7kg grist Dopplebock (which I've never brew...
by Dan
Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: The Big Guys - BM200/BM500
Topic: 200L nano brewery
Replies: 11
Views: 4188

Re: 200L nano brewery

Fantastic - Good luck with the start up. Hopefully all the hard work and red tape is outta the way and the fun can begin.
by Dan
Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:08 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: New mesh sieve for 20-litre BM & Springer filter.
Replies: 159
Views: 19963

Re: New mesh sieve for 20-litre BM & Springer filter.

This just in, evidently they changed the configuration of the sieve. See link below. It was to allow for greater flow. http://www.bacbrewing.com/epages/990497525.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/990497525/Categories/Braumeister_BM20 Unfortunately not a lot of use if you've already bought the original. T...
by Dan
Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:03 am
Forum: General Brewing Discussions
Topic: Fermentis S-189 and K-97 Dry Yeast
Replies: 4
Views: 1143

Re: Fermentis S-189 and K-97 Dry Yeast

As Tipsy said - these are available through craftbrewer.
Cheap too!
by Dan
Sat Sep 05, 2015 2:43 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: A very cheap (economical) domed lid.
Replies: 88
Views: 22941

Re: A very cheap (economical) domed lid.

I will have to come out and see your new brew room when it is finished and maybe some pics for others to see if that is OK. Absolutely! It won't be finished fast - not much is out here :wink: except all my kegs :lol: I should take some before :oops: and after shots so everyone knows I am human and ...
by Dan
Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:18 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: A very cheap (economical) domed lid.
Replies: 88
Views: 22941

Re: A very cheap (economical) domed lid.

Another new cheap hood owner here - and very happy with the result. Not if I'll be able to pick the difference in the end product, but happy to take Dicko's experienced advice. I had a length of the black rubber some of us are using on the top filter plate. Ran it around the top of the bowl (now bot...
by Dan
Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Alternative Braumeister Controllers
Replies: 12
Views: 3304

Re: Alternative Braumeister Controllers

Dicko wrote:Just out of interest niels, what is the price of the 20L controller not including freight?

:cheers:
385 euro
https://homebrewshop.be/en/replacement- ... -20-l.html
Makes it over AU$600
I'll stick with my "old" controller :D