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Re: Yet another first Brewday

Unread postby Brambo » Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:06 pm

Hi!

a few weeks back i saw this video of the mixer and i went to the local construction shop to buy one.
its a little mixer for my cordless drill. i have a BM20.
I tried it once and my efficiency was better than otherwise! I brewed a quadrupel with 5.8kg malt. (sg 1085 and 17.5l wort)

Those are my comments:
Mash in: I mixed a very long time (such as in the video)
and that was for me too long, the pump had a hard time and the wort flowed slowely.
after 10min: i mixed again, 10 sec and stop.
The wort flowed very well!
after 20 min: i mixed again very long and again the wort flowed slowely.
after 25 min: mixing 10 sec ==> the wort flowed very well.
every 15 min again 10 sec and it went very well!

Next time i will mash in and stir whit a spoon and then mixing every 10-15min.

So this is my report and sorry for my bad english :cheers:

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Re: Yet another first Brewday

Unread postby stevodevo » Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:16 pm

Your English is very good Bram - definitely no need to apologise.
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Re: Yet another first Brewday

Unread postby McMullan » Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:38 pm

My old man was a plasterer. And I remember using these great tools. I wouldn't stick one in my wort though. Seriously, that ain't a good idea. The abrasive nature of grain and slightly acidic environment! You or your customers will die young. If you want to go to this extreme, go stainless steel and pay about 10x what would pay for what you thought was a good idea. This crap idea will give home brewers a bad name!!! I've even heard of some twats using plastic mixers :| :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Yet another first Brewday

Unread postby BrauTim » Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:04 pm

McMullan wrote:My old man was a plasterer. And I remember using these great tools. I wouldn't stick one in my wort though. Seriously, that ain't a good idea. The abrasive nature of grain and slightly acidic environment! You or your customers will die young. If you want to go to this extreme, go stainless steel and pay about 10x what would pay for what you thought was a good idea. This crap idea will give home brewers a bad name!!! I've even heard of some twats using plastic mixers :| :lol: :lol: :lol:


Huh! What? Why is it not a good idea?
To brew or not to brew, that would be a stupid question !
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Re: Yet another first Brewday

Unread postby MattSR » Sat Apr 04, 2015 1:56 am

McMullan wrote:If you want to go to this extreme, go stainless steel and pay about 10x what would pay for what you thought was a good idea.


That's what I'm in the process of doing - I have found a supplier of stainless steel, food safe mixers and I'm waiting on a quote :beer:
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Re: Yet another first Brewday

Unread postby bruulog » Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:12 am

MattSR wrote:
McMullan wrote:If you want to go to this extreme, go stainless steel and pay about 10x what would pay for what you thought was a good idea.


That's what I'm in the process of doing - I have found a supplier of stainless steel, food safe mixers and I'm waiting on a quote :beer:


http://www.psscientific.com/shop//stain ... blies.aspx
it's in US but gives you a idea what those cost. LOL @ total waste of money on shiny metal thingis.
I use my stainless steel skimmer and some elbow grease.
Seriously guys... if you can't stir a small pot of grains on your own, you need to cut back on beer, crisps and TV and go shovel snow or cow shit or chop fire wood for someone older.
I make my own copper/ss chillers (immersion) - 20l & 50l and counterflow (cfc)
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Re: Yet another first Brewday

Unread postby Wezzel » Sat Apr 04, 2015 2:20 pm

I use a bit of wood. Works a treat
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Re: Yet another first Brewday

Unread postby dinnerstick » Sat Apr 04, 2015 4:03 pm



oh cool, i have some of those implements in my S&M dungeon already! nothing a good soak in PBW can't take off, and then hey instant mash paddle!
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Re: Yet another first Brewday

Unread postby bruulog » Sat Apr 04, 2015 4:30 pm

dinnerstick wrote:


oh cool, i have some of those implements in my S&M dungeon already! nothing a good soak in PBW can't take off, and then hey instant mash paddle!


J.F.C, you sick pervert, see a psychiatrist and get some professional help.
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Re: Yet another first Brewday

Unread postby MattSR » Sat Apr 04, 2015 4:35 pm

This thread certainly has gone in a very different direction to what I had intended lol
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Re: Yet another first Brewday

Unread postby Wezzel » Sat Apr 04, 2015 5:25 pm

I find my gimp mask and rubber suit helps to protect against burns too
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Re: Yet another first Brewday

Unread postby McMullan » Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:53 pm

Now, now fellers. Let's not get too carried away...

It's a great idea. I'm trying to convince myself to splash out on one of these offerings, which all have EU suppliers:

http://www.camlab.co.uk/jiffy-mixer-blades-p13764.aspx

http://www.coleparmer.com/Category/303_ ... Assemblies

http://www.refina.co.uk/acatalog/Indust ... es-p1.html

Refina are too expensive and way over the top for mixing a mash, probably suck up the bottom filter screen. The other two are looking worth further consideration.
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Re: Yet another first Brewday

Unread postby McMullan » Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:23 pm

BrauTim wrote:
McMullan wrote:My old man was a plasterer. And I remember using these great tools. I wouldn't stick one in my wort though. Seriously, that ain't a good idea. The abrasive nature of grain and slightly acidic environment! You or your customers will die young. If you want to go to this extreme, go stainless steel and pay about 10x what would pay for what you thought was a good idea. This crap idea will give home brewers a bad name!!! I've even heard of some twats using plastic mixers :| :lol: :lol: :lol:


Huh! What? Why is it not a good idea?


I kind of admire those who are prepared to experiment on themselves to gain an understanding for why it's not advisable to do certain things :lol:
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Re: Yet another first Brewday

Unread postby MattSR » Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:10 am

bruulog wrote:LOL @ total waste of money on shiny metal thingis....


Some people reckon the Braumeister is a "total waste of money" on a "shiny metal thingis" as well... :lol:
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Re: Yet another first Brewday

Unread postby cpa4ny » Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:51 am

dinnerstick wrote:
oh cool, i have some of those implements in my S&M dungeon already! nothing a good soak in PBW can't take off, and then hey instant mash paddle!


Beat me to it DS - when I clicked that link, I also thought those "tools" are straight out of "50 Shades of Gray" :beer:
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