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Re: BM Copper Hoods

Unread postby Batz » Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:13 am

Yes I've gone and ordered one, love the bling. Now my stainless fermenters will have to wait, really not sure if I need these anyway.

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Re: RE: BM Copper Hoods

Unread postby PrivateWiddle » Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:40 pm

I did a brew yesterday trying to recreate Thomas Greenall's Original Bitter, long since gone but I have fond memories of it from my youth :drink:. Unfortunately I only have the 4th edition of the The Real Ale Almanac to work from :(

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I saw Greenall's Original mentioned here http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=6vbW ... 22&f=false
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Re: BM Copper Hoods

Unread postby Batz » Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:33 am

Bling Bling Bling

It arrived from Germany, unfortunately I'm working away from home for a couple of months and can't brew just now (I did get home for a day to unpack the box). Really keen to see the difference with this bad boy.

Australian BM owners can save quite a bit buying your accessories direct from Germany.

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Re: BM Copper Hoods

Unread postby Dicko » Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:50 pm

Looks great mate, :D

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Re: BM Copper Hoods

Unread postby Batz » Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:41 pm

They are expensive Dicko but I have a ship load of work atm so thought I'll shout myself a pressy.

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Re: BM Copper Hoods

Unread postby Dicko » Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:03 am

Batz wrote:They are expensive Dicko but I have a ship load of work atm so thought I'll shout myself a pressy.

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Go for it mate, spend the kids inheritance. :lol:

If I could not have bought the dome that I made my hood out of I would have bought one of those genuine ones. They look great.

I hope you can give us a report on your thoughts re the boil.
Just watch the first brew you do with it as it may decide to boil over on you at the hot break. :roll:

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Re: BM Copper Hoods

Unread postby bierfest » Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:06 pm

I have a stainless steel hood and works great both for adding the grain to the malt pipe (once you add it not to fast and distribute it evenly so it all doesnt go in one side).
However on my last brewday I checked the rubber on the hood and have seen that it is cracked and damaged in quite a few places despite the hood not getting too much use and I have always been careful with it. Think i need to write to Speidel about it.
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Re: BM Copper Hoods

Unread postby bruulog » Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:43 pm

I think I am going to order the stainless steel salad bowl and have me a hood for €38.
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Re: BM Copper Hoods

Unread postby Batz » Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:27 am

bruulog wrote:I think I am going to order the stainless steel salad bowl and have me a hood for €38.


And I'm sure it will work just as well, post pictures of it please.
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Re: BM Copper Hoods

Unread postby Batz » Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:32 pm

You guys using hoods, what temperature do you have your boil set at? I still have mine at 102c and getting a boil over!

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Re: BM Copper Hoods

Unread postby Nesto » Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:37 pm

Batz wrote:You guys using hoods, what temperature do you have your boil set at? I still have mine at 102c and getting a boil over!

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Well, I have a home made one (see below), but I've still set my boil to 102C. The very first time, I put the hood on as soon as I finished the mash... boil over! Now, I don't put the hood on until after I've seen the hot break - about 15 to 20 mins into the boil. Once the hot break falls back into the BM, I put the hood on for the rest of the boil.
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Re: BM Copper Hoods

Unread postby MattSR » Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:27 pm

Batz wrote:You guys using hoods, what temperature do you have your boil set at? I still have mine at 102c and getting a boil over!

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Wow!! Does it boil out the hole in the top of the hood? Or does the wort seep out from around the seal?

Great to hear that it's very effective!
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Re: BM Copper Hoods

Unread postby Batz » Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:53 pm

Out the top!

I'm brewing a second batch now, I'll let the hot break drop this time. Thanks Nesto.
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Re: BM Copper Hoods

Unread postby Batz » Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:54 am

Whoa! This thing gets so hot! Anyone with a Braumeister hood fitted handles to it?

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Re: BM Copper Hoods

Unread postby Dicko » Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:58 pm

Batz wrote:Whoa! This thing gets so hot! Anyone with a Braumeister hood fitted handles to it?

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My hood is not a genuine Speidel unit however the first time I touched it I found out how hot they get. :shock:

I fitted a wooden knob to mine and it works well but if you go down the handle path Jeff just ensure that you fit them so that you still can use the hood as a funnel for adding grain.
I dont use mine as a funnel, I just tip the grain in from the corner of a square bucket.

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