Have ordered a BM20

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theviking

Have ordered a BM20

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Hi folks

First of all, sorry for my english because i am from Norway. Hopefully you will understand me.

I recently purchased a BM20 (New version) and it still is in shipping. I am waiting and cant think of anything else than the speidel. Have been brewing 4 years (allgrain) with my mash tun and 30l kettle. Have been brewing many great beers, but since i became a father in december 2014 i have been brewing just 2 times. It is alot of eqiptment that have to ble cleaned and i mash inside, warm mash water outside on propane, have to carry heavy cattle with hot water in/out and IT is alot of work, still fun of course.

Please tell me i have done the right ting buying the BM20. It is alot of money.

Hopefully I still can brew barleywines and imperial stouts when doublemashing.

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Dicko
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Location: Travelling Australia in Retirement

Re: Have ordered a BM20

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Welcome theviking,

First up you have done the right thing.
You wont believe how easy it is to clean the BM. The cleaning time is easily cut in half when comparing to 3v or similar.

Big gravity beers arent generally a problem with plenty of info on here re the methods.

Congratulations on the family addition.

:cheers:
The worst thing that can happen if I die is that my wife will sell all my brewing equipment for what I told her I paid for it

BreadMurderer

Re: Have ordered a BM20

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Great username. :D

And welcome! Enjoy your first brew on the BM when it arrives. :beerbang:

LMoerkens

Re: Have ordered a BM20

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Welcome, you won't regret buying the BM. Great control and easy cleanup, what can you ask for more. You will find a lot of knowledge and experience in this forum, the combined knowledge is amazing so you have a great support group if you have any questions. :beer:

theviking

Re: Have ordered a BM20

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Thank you guys.

I always get nervous when i lay alot of money on the table. But it looks like a great piece of machinery.

Have purchaced the speidel isolation and the speidel stainless chiller also. I am looking forward to being able to do everything in one place. I guess my first brew will be a Black IPA with palemalt, a little cara and maybe 5% carafa spesial III. For hops i will use amarillo, mosaic and some citra.

Looks like a great forum by the way :-)

bierfest
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Re: Have ordered a BM20

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TheViking the only problem you will have is that you will end up brewing so often as its so easy that you will have an awful lot of drinking to do. You may need to get some extra friend accessories!

theviking

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bierfest wrote:TheViking the only problem you will have is that you will end up brewing so often as its so easy that you will have an awful lot of drinking to do. You may need to get some extra friend accessories!
Haha..

Sound good.

Wobbly
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Location: Bibra Lake Western Australia 6163

Re: Have ordered a BM20

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Hi Theviking

Welcome aboard. There is a wealth of knowledge on this site that will expand how you use your new toy such as "No Sparge" and " Full Volume Mashing" as a couple of starters

Also look under this topic for a 20lt Profile if you use Beersmith viewtopic.php?f=11&t=759

Being in a cold climate you may need to think about how to handle/manage the water vapor generated during the boil phase.

Depending on where you will be brewing it may or may not be an issue

This link details what others have done to address the issue viewtopic.php?f=8&t=519&hilit=range+hood

Cheers

Wobbly

theviking

Re: Have ordered a BM20

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Got this new baby today :-)

Checked out the recepie menu, does anyone else got 3 recepies originally? The 3 one is just 5 minutes on each step exept boil witch is 80 minutes. Can i use this recepie for anything?

LMoerkens

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I have the old version, but isn't the purpose of this function to save your own recipes
?
:cheers:

theviking

Re: Have ordered a BM20

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LMoerkens wrote:I have the old version, but isn't the purpose of this function to save your own recipes
?
:cheers:
Yes, i just find the mash recepie strange. 5 minutes at each step and 80 minutes boil. Wondered if i had gotten av second hand one or something.

judgecc
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Re: Have ordered a BM20

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Nope. Its in there from the beginning

theviking

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judgecc wrote:Nope. Its in there from the beginning
Great :-)

Thanks, got a bit worried.

Now it is brewday, first speidel brew. Going to brew a black IPA.

LMoerkens

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that was my first one as well, came out very well, got good reactions from my friends who tasted it :beer:

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mashy
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Re: Have ordered a BM20

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theviking wrote:Got this new baby today :-)

Checked out the recepie menu, does anyone else got 3 recepies originally? The 3 one is just 5 minutes on each step exept boil witch is 80 minutes. Can i use this recepie for anything?
I would thing it is testing data...

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