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by rogerh
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: General / Tips and Tricks
Topic: Ideas for removing the steam!
Replies: 32
Views: 10325

Re: Ideas for removing the steam!

Brew day done (a 1.055 stout - getting ready for winter) and I ended up using an aluminium foil tray. Perfect fit, and caught all the condensation dripping from the fan motor.
drip tray.jpg
by rogerh
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General / Tips and Tricks
Topic: Ideas for removing the steam!
Replies: 32
Views: 10325

Re: Ideas for removing the steam!

The tray is HDPE (a "FastRack" bottle holder tray) so hopefully will hold shape in steam. If not, my backups are a steel oven baking tray with 16mm high sides, and an aluminium foil tray with 40mm high sides. Thanks for the link to the Electric Brewery - some good tips there. My rangehood fan has a ...
by rogerh
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: General / Tips and Tricks
Topic: Ideas for removing the steam!
Replies: 32
Views: 10325

Re: Ideas for removing the steam!

I've mounted a kitchen rangehood above the BM, with a 150mm 90 degree bend on the outlet, then a 150mm DWV pipe sloping slightly down to a hole in the wall to carry the steam outside. I've removed the grease-collector grilles on the underside of the rangehood, and it does a great job, but condensati...
by rogerh
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: [For Sale] Speidel Braumeister 20L
Replies: 5
Views: 4058

Re: [For Sale] Speidel Braumeister 20L

Hi Doingatun, where in the world are you?
by rogerh
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Reversing the Flow through the Malt Pipe on 20lt BM
Replies: 12
Views: 6777

Re: Reversing the Flow through the Malt Pipe on 20lt BM

Hey wobbly, I like the BM concept of "reverse flow" circulation. It fundamentally separates the BM from the others which recirculate from the top down, so it comes down to whichever school you go with. I got a BM because I like the way it does things. To try to re-engineer a BM to act like a Grainfa...
by rogerh
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: need to replace mesh filter
Replies: 116
Views: 26397

Re: need to replace mesh filter

I'm thinking of getting a pair or two of these, but the mesh size?

On their website, Inoxia recommends a 30 mesh, however the size being ordered here seems to be 20 mesh (same as original Speidels). Have any of you guys used the 30 mesh?
by rogerh
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Show-off
Topic: BM50 LOB setup
Replies: 16
Views: 6407

Re: BM50 LOB setup

With 12.2 kg of grain and a brew length of 47 litres (44 in the fv) the OG in my system would be 1.066. That is significantly higher than 1.051. My efficiency is 83%. Follow my advice about mashing and you will achieve the same. Hi IPA Second brew just finished. With attention to good stirring of t...
by rogerh
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Show-off
Topic: BM50 LOB setup
Replies: 16
Views: 6407

Re: BM50 LOB setup

I'll steer clear of the underletting. It complicated things big time. With my HERMS system, I set the efficiency at 81% and I was bang on with my numbers, so I'd expect at least as good in the BM. (doughing in the same way, bit by bit and stirring all the way) Incidentally, I'm using Beersmith 2, an...
by rogerh
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Show-off
Topic: BM50 LOB setup
Replies: 16
Views: 6407

Re: BM50 LOB setup

Hey mashy and IPA, I certainly respect that you guys have made nice beers, as have I (mostly ales), but I've never actually tasted a fresh commercial beer (as in lighter German styles) brewed using LODO techniques, so I have nothing to compare with. You guys over in Europe are probably spoiled for c...
by rogerh
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Rubber Seal for filter plates
Replies: 167
Views: 40226

Re: Rubber Seal for filter plates

I thought the U profile might be more resistant to rolling off. I'll check out their range to see whether another profile might be more suitable.

Thanks for the tip on creasing though.
by rogerh
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Show-off
Topic: BM50 LOB setup
Replies: 16
Views: 6407

Re: BM50 LOB setup

Yeah, I understand where you're coming from. I'm generally a follower of the KISS principle, but something about LOB intrigues me, so I'll give it a go, taste, compare, and see whether it's worthwhile for me. Incidentally, I have in the last hour, ordered Graham Wheeler's book "Brew Classic European...
by rogerh
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Rubber Seal for filter plates
Replies: 167
Views: 40226

Re: Rubber Seal for filter plates

How do you guys think this silicone profile would go for a seal around the top plate inside the malt pipe?
silicon profile.jpg
by rogerh
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Show-off
Topic: BM50 LOB setup
Replies: 16
Views: 6407

Re: BM50 LOB setup

The two methods for removing dissolved oxygen (DO) in the strike water are: (a) boil it vigorously for five minutes, then chill it down to strike temperature; and/or (b) set up a mini fermentation, by dosing it with dried baker's yeast and dextrose (at ambient temperature). Leave it for 2 to 3 hours...
by rogerh
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Show-off
Topic: BM50 LOB setup
Replies: 16
Views: 6407

Re: BM50 LOB setup

Yeah, the mash was really thick -- like very difficult to even stir it to any extent -- and when I cleaned out the mashpipe I noticed a lot of doughballs. My next mission is to fabricate an efficient mash stirrer to thoroughly mix the grain without adding too much oxygenation. So, early days, and on...
by rogerh
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Show-off
Topic: BM50 LOB setup
Replies: 16
Views: 6407

BM50 LOB setup

Well, it's all come together. The new hood and LOB kit arrived, my sparky installed a 15amp power socket in the brew shed, and Saturday, my first ever brew with my "new" 2nd hand BM. I used the baker's yeast/dextrose treatment to prepare the strike water, filled to the top mark (55 litres) then slow...