50L Brau ordered - Brewery build can begin!

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MattSR
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50L Brau ordered - Brewery build can begin!

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Hi Guys,

Just wanted to share in my good news - one of our sellers here in Australia (Grain and Grape) had a discount on Braumeisters, so I splashed out and bought a shiny new 50L model. Can't wait for it to arrive. I ordered a few upgrades - such as the ball valve instead of the standard Speidel cock (heh) and the thermojacket and copper hood. I also have a counterflow chiller ready to go with it, and also have my Birko urn from when I tried BIAB - which will come in handy if I decide to sparge with the Brau.

The other bits I need to complete is the build of my grain mill, which is a motorised MillMaster Mk2. I need to fabricate a decent stand and a hooper for it and cable it all up, then it will be all good to go. Next up, is adding a temp controller such as an STC-1000 to a bar fridge I have stored away, and that will be my fermenting fridge - luckily it can just fit a 60 litre fermy so it will be a great companion for the 50L Brau.

The kegerator is all done and is ready to go - at least something is complete!!

Finally, I can see this starting to take shape!

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dinnerstick
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congrats mate

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niels
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Way to go! Looks like you have thought out your setup.

Any reason why you went for the copper hood instead of the stainless steel one?

- Niels

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BrauTim
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Nice one Matt, don't forget to tell us about your first brew :)
To brew or not to brew, that would be a stupid question !

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Batz
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We want pictures, we love pictures!

Batz
Your not a real brewer until you own a Braumeister

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Unread post by spikey »

Hi Matt,

Just bought one myself last week through G&G too. I'm a sucker for a sale and have been procrastinating for long enough. Accessories bought were the short pipe, 30 plate chiller and pump. Will be using kegs as fermenters in a fridge with thermostat controller.

Just need to upgrade my power to 15 amp. Looking at a sparkie to make a 10->15amp cord for me. Heard there were a couple different ways to cater for a 15amp appliance, like filing the earth or new sockets and wiring. Which way are you going?

Best of luck with it. This community is my first one I've joined for 15 years perhaps. I'm not even on facebook!

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niels
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spikey wrote:Best of luck with it. This community is my first one I've joined for 15 years perhaps. I'm not even on facebook!
Welcome spikey!

It looks like these BMs are selling like sweet breads (literal translation from Dutch) in Australia!

:cheers:
- Niels

Wobbly
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Heard there were a couple different ways to cater for a 15amp appliance, like filing the earth
Spikey mate don't do it besides being illegal you run the risk of creating a serious fire situation because of overheating of the 10amp circuit

Cheers

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Cheers Wobbles,

Won't be filing earth anyway, sounded like a dodgy option even though by the sound of it many people do.

My sparkie is making up a cord instead. Probably not the ideal aussie standard option but I understand if you don't have anything too power hungry on the same circuit you'll be fine, otherwise the safety switch flicks for loads over 20 amps. So no blow dryers, etc. That's the extent of my limited knowledge. If this cord causes any minor drama, I'll get new circuitry done properly. I'll search the forum as well for tips or possibly start another thread.

MattSR
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Well, the courier was meant to call today before leaving so I could be sure that someone was home to receive the Brau - but they didn't so they took it back to the depot....!!

Hopefully tomorrow things work out better....

McMullan
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MattSR wrote:Well, the courier was meant to call today before leaving so I could be sure that someone was home to receive the Brau - but they didn't so they took it back to the depot....!!

Hopefully tomorrow things work out better....
:(

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