New BM Owner, Canterbury, Kent, UK

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New BM Owner, Canterbury, Kent, UK

Unread postby Mashman » Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:56 pm

Hi Guys

My BM 20lt will be delivered in March. ( Waiting on you Niels ! )

I'm 64 and have brewed all grain for more years than I care to remember. Not brewed a lot since moving 4 years ago, a new brewshed was really needed. Braumeister was not on my radar till I read about it on Jim's Beerkit. WOW, that lightbulb moment. Not a new shed, a new brewery!

Really looking forward to the new kit and getting a brew on. Stand by for lots of questions.

Mick
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Re: New BM Owner, Canterbury, Kent, UK

Unread postby Nesto » Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:18 pm

Welcome Mick! I'm sure you'll love your new brewery. What kinds of beers do/did you like brewing?
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Re: New BM Owner, Canterbury, Kent, UK

Unread postby Mashman » Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:21 pm

I love them all. APA, IPA and stouts.
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Re: New BM Owner, Canterbury, Kent, UK

Unread postby Oz11 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:15 pm

Welcome from Tonbridge
FV: Northdown/EKG Bitter
Cond: Oatmeal Stout
On MiniKeg: Boadicea Bitter, Single Hop Boadicea, Dogbolter, US Amber
Bottled: Triple Stout, English Wheat Beer, Salem Porter, Triple Stout '15, JHB, Exmoor Gold, APA, Foundryman's Gold, Whitbread 1905 XK, US IPA, Irish Stout, SNPA, Autumn Mild, US Stout, Summit IPA, Milk Stout, Jaipur, 1930's Courage Stout

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Re: New BM Owner, Canterbury, Kent, UK

Unread postby niels » Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:56 am

Welcome Mick! We love answering questions, so fire away!

- Niels
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Re: New BM Owner, Canterbury, Kent, UK

Unread postby BrauTim » Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:12 am

Welcome Mick - are you able to pop out to the fields and pick a few hops (EKG)?
To brew or not to brew, that would be a stupid question !
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Re: New BM Owner, Canterbury, Kent, UK

Unread postby red ice » Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:45 am

Mine should arrive today. I have probably waited about a year for this!

Got my mill set at 1.2mm. Ready to go! Probably brew on Monday.
Simple golden ale coming up!

I'm sure I'll load you up with questions too!
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Re: New BM Owner, Canterbury, Kent, UK

Unread postby Mashman » Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:16 pm

Cheers guys, really looking forward to getting my BM.

Oz, I'm on pubsandbeer as Mick and jimsbeerkit as Mashman. Looking at your visits I'm sure our paths must have crossed at some point...

Mick
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Re: New BM Owner, Canterbury, Kent, UK

Unread postby Wezzel » Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:44 pm

Good luck Guys. You'll love it. My new BM 20 (courtesy of Niels) had its first run a couple of weeks ago and I was amazed what a stress-free brew day it was.

My only newbie tips would be:

don't forget the bottom screens when pouring in the malt (as some have done).

Add the grain slowly, stirring well, to avoid dough balls and limit the risk of wort fountains.

Clean the pump after each brew. It's really easy to do.
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Re: New BM Owner, Canterbury, Kent, UK

Unread postby pablo » Sun Mar 08, 2015 4:58 pm

Clean the pump after each brew. It's really easy to do.

Wezzel - are there any instruction on cleaning the pump. I've just done a quick search and couldn't find anything straight off?

Cheers

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New BM Owner, Canterbury, Kent, UK

Unread postby Wezzel » Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:44 pm

When I wash out the BM I clean out the pipes by squirting some water down each of the holes in the bottom in turn so it flows out the other. This washes out any bits of hop or whatever.

Then upend the unit, unscrew the pump housing and remove the impeller (it's held in place by a strong magnet so will need a tug) and give the impeller a rinse to make sure the holes are clear. You can wipe out the inside of the pump with a cloth.

When you replace the housing just do it hand tight.
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Re: New BM Owner, Canterbury, Kent, UK

Unread postby dinnerstick » Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:40 pm

to clean i fill the kettle with my cooling water (saved from the immersion chiller), add PBW, set to 65, run the pump for a while, then power down and leave overnight. after dumping the PBW solution i blow out the pump as wezzel describes, from both directions. when i open the pump housing after this treatment it is always completely clean.
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Re: New BM Owner, Canterbury, Kent, UK

Unread postby hughjampton » Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:56 pm

I turn the BM on its side then hose down the inside and blow water through the pumps. I then take the pumps apart and clean them. I scrub the inside of the BM with a solution of sodium percarbonate using a nylon brush. After that I sit it upright, add about 25l of water with a weaker solution of sodium percarbonate, heat it to 60C with the pumps running, switch off and leave it to soak for about 30 minutes. I then drain it down and rinse with fresh water before leaving it to dry.
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Re: New BM Owner, Canterbury, Kent, UK

Unread postby Mashman » Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:01 pm

BM arrived yesterday. Build quality looks superb. Have heated water to 40 degrees, washed the inside and run the pump, hope to brew next weekend.
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Re: New BM Owner, Canterbury, Kent, UK

Unread postby Oz11 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:16 pm

Mashman wrote:Cheers guys, really looking forward to getting my BM.

Oz, I'm on pubsandbeer as Mick and jimsbeerkit as Mashman. Looking at your visits I'm sure our paths must have crossed at some point...

Mick


Sorry Mick, I've only just noticed your reply :oops:

I'm normally around at the usual fests, you might be able to recognise me from my avatar (sans guitar) as, sadly, I do look like that. :shock: Often to be found wearing the latest in Rockin Robin Brewery leisure wear. :roll:

Possibly coming to Canterbury for the brewers' meet mentioned elsewhere.... viewtopic.php?f=14&t=791

Mashman wrote:BM arrived yesterday. Build quality looks superb. Have heated water to 40 degrees, washed the inside and run the pump, hope to brew next weekend.


Good luck,hopefully will be a most relaxed brewday 8) . Do you use pellets or flowers? did you get a hop filter? Questions, questions...

Hope to be getting a brew on next Sunday too.
FV: Northdown/EKG Bitter
Cond: Oatmeal Stout
On MiniKeg: Boadicea Bitter, Single Hop Boadicea, Dogbolter, US Amber
Bottled: Triple Stout, English Wheat Beer, Salem Porter, Triple Stout '15, JHB, Exmoor Gold, APA, Foundryman's Gold, Whitbread 1905 XK, US IPA, Irish Stout, SNPA, Autumn Mild, US Stout, Summit IPA, Milk Stout, Jaipur, 1930's Courage Stout

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