20L BM Plus owner, London

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20L BM Plus owner, London

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Hi all.

I've been brewing for about 3 years and took the plunge to buy the 20L BM Plus. I'm 3 brews in and love it.

I'm mainly making French and Belgian styles and will no doubt post some recipes.

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mashy
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Re: 20L BM Plus owner, London

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Welcome aboard.

How are you finding the cooling jacket - we have been discussing it recently?

serum

Re: 20L BM Plus owner, London

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Tbh I wasn't that impressed by the jacket although everything else about the unit is amazing. I fortunately already had an immersion chiller so using that for now.

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LMoerkens

Re: 20L BM Plus owner, London

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Welcome to the forum, I am also a fan of Belgian beers, so let's compare notes. :beer:

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Re: 20L BM Plus owner, London

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Hi,
Welcome to this great forum-there is a wealth of information here :beerbang:

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Re: 20L BM Plus owner, London

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Just wondering how 20l BM plus chilling would be if you daisy chain chiller and jacket.
Cold supply connected to immersion chiller input, output of IC to jacket input.

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Re: 20L BM Plus owner, London

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Thats took me a couple of reads to get there - was off at a tangent for a while.

IF the jacket is least efficeint does it need the coldest water? If so

1. Cold 'in' to jacket [top]
2. Piped from Jacket 'out' [bottom] to immersion coil 'in' [top]
3. Hot water 'out' from coil

As a remedy I like your thinking and you might get away with a standard coil.

As a planned chilling solution I think a good double coil is the way to go (& don't buy the jacketed BM)

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Re: 20L BM Plus owner, London

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I think the jacket in the plus makes for a large contact patch with the wort.
How about a split input? 1 to jacket, 1 to IC?
2 cold feeds, 2 outputs? I would be interested to see chilling time parallel compared to in series.

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Re: 20L BM Plus owner, London

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It would be interesting to see the timings.

I am still convinced (funny that) that a twin feed double coil copper IC is the best way to go. But that won't be everyone's choice.

serum

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I'd not thought of daisy chaining. I found with my immersion chiller I was getting the water authentic bottom really cold but not at the top because it's short. Using the jacket at this stage would finish it off nicely.

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Re: 20L BM Plus owner, London

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serum wrote:I'd not thought of daisy chaining. I found with my immersion chiller I was getting the water authentic bottom really cold but not at the top because it's short. Using the jacket at this stage would finish it off nicely.

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Turn the pump on manually during chilling - makes a big difference.

serum

Re: 20L BM Plus owner, London

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Ah OK. I tended to avoid disturbing the wort when chilling so the trub settles but will try this way and just allow some extra time for that.

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Re: 20L BM Plus owner, London

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I whirlpool after chilling..

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