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Re: New BM fan

Unread postby Dicko » Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:41 pm

It takes a little time but if you weigh your water into tour BM and then make a dipstick marked appropriately then you will always have the correct volume for your brew no matter what malt pipe you are using.

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Re: RE: New BM fan

Unread postby ibbones » Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:01 pm

BrauTim wrote:
texasmedicineman wrote: By the way, I'd be interested in knowing if you've located a Braumeister-specific "How To" book describing various BM brewing techniques, shortcuts, tips, etc. Also do you know of any BM-specific recipe book suitable for either or both of the two BM models?


Now there's an idea...someone had better get writing :lol:

(Raising hand) I nominate Niels.
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Re: New BM fan

Unread postby Batz » Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:27 pm

The diagram earlier in this thread is a bit confusing as it pictures the malt pipe inserted... I'll ask Ralf for confirmation!

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Thanks Niels, I'll be interested in Ralfs reply.
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Re: New BM fan

Unread postby royco » Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:10 am

This week I checked as it is a bit ambiguous. In the Speidel manual the brewing procedure section says you must fill water to the appropriate mark BEFORE inserting the pipe.

BTW, why do they have a separate manual for all models but the 50/20 share a manual. This is where the short pipe confusion comes in as it states "Fill water to the 53/23 liter level" (for a 50/20L batch)
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Re: New BM fan

Unread postby Dicko » Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:40 am

royco wrote:This week I checked as it is a bit ambiguous. In the Speidel manual the brewing procedure section says you must fill water to the appropriate mark BEFORE inserting the pipe.

BTW, why do they have a separate manual for all models but the 50/20 share a manual. This is where the short pipe confusion comes in as it states "Fill water to the 53/23 liter level" (for a 50/20L batch)



Yes, it is confusing and this is the reason I made a dipstick. My quantities are on for every brew since I made mine.

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Re: New BM fan

Unread postby royco » Fri Dec 12, 2014 5:19 am

Yes Dicko, I've been threatening to make one but never got around to it. (Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow or the next day, or the next..........)
I have a length of aluminium flat bar, about 20mm wide. It will be easy to bend into a hook to fit the BM lip.
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Re: New BM fan

Unread postby stokie brewer » Mon Dec 29, 2014 3:15 pm

Dicko wrote:
royco wrote:This week I checked as it is a bit ambiguous. In the Speidel manual the brewing procedure section says you must fill water to the appropriate mark BEFORE inserting the pipe.

BTW, why do they have a separate manual for all models but the 50/20 share a manual. This is where the short pipe confusion comes in as it states "Fill water to the 53/23 liter level" (for a 50/20L batch)



Yes, it is confusing and this is the reason I made a dipstick. My quantities are on for every brew since I made mine.

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Dicko, when you made your dipstick did your weighed volumes match up with the BM marks?
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Re: New BM fan

Unread postby Dicko » Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:40 pm

Yes stokie brewer, it is spot on at 25 litres on my 20.
I have marked my dipstick in graduations of 1 litre and this gives me a pretty accurate check on volumes at different stages of the brew.
I have found that once I have Beersmith 2 configured to my requirements I really dont need the dipstick except for measuring the total water needed as my volumes and gravities are always exactly what the software predicts.
It is so much easier to measure your total water volume from a calibrated dip stick than to guess the volume from the centre rod that is only marked in increments of 5 litres.
I should add here that as of yesterday I have done 40 brews with my BM with the dipstick. :drink:

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Re: New BM fan

Unread postby stokie brewer » Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:48 am

Thanks Dicko great idea
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