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Re: Rubber Seal for filter plates

Unread postby judgecc » Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:36 pm

mashy wrote:Did this flood method improve anything?

No it don't. But the question is, did it hurt the beer in anyway? Nope, it's by my knowledge the same as with sparge. The best thing of course is that it's one less step in brewing.. Started with Biab, and now im right back there. Except clearer wort and optimized temp ramping..
Little less boil off otherwise its pretty much the same..
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Re: Rubber Seal for filter plates

Unread postby mashy » Sat Jan 16, 2016 9:06 pm

What step does it save then?
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Re: Rubber Seal for filter plates

Unread postby judgecc » Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:17 am

Sparge step?
Dont save me anything compared to biab.
But it gives me step mash availability and ramping without me being besides it and controlling things . It also shines more.
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Re: Rubber Seal for filter plates

Unread postby Dicko » Sun Jan 17, 2016 3:06 am

TCBrewer wrote:I would like to try the mash with the full amount of water as suggested by Dicko. Does this mean that I could still mash with the pumps recirculating, even if the wort is higher than the mash tube? I have the 50 litre BM
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TCBrewer wrote:I would like to try the mash with the full amount of water as suggested by Dicko. Does this mean that I could still mash with the pumps recirculating, even if the wort is higher than the mash tube? I have the 50 litre BM
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I have the 20L but I do it all the time now. I add my water and it is over the top of the center rod. When I get ready to mash in, I drain some water off into a bucket so I can put the malt pipe in and add the grain, put the top screen on and add the water back.
After mashing is over I drain water out so I can get to the mash pipe and pull it up so it sits on top and I hit the "boil" button. I take my full malt pipe and set it on top of my bucket to drain a bit more and then add the draining s back into the BM.

It's been a long time since I have sparged. :beer:


This post pretty much cover the process. ^^^^

judgecc wrote:
mashy wrote:Did this flood method improve anything?

No it don't. But the question is, did it hurt the beer in anyway? Nope, it's by my knowledge the same as with sparge. The best thing of course is that it's one less step in brewing.. Started with Biab, and now im right back there. Except clearer wort and optimized temp ramping..
Little less boil off otherwise its pretty much the same..


Yes, totally agree, and one less pot to clean from when I was sparging into another vessel.
My boil off did not change as the total amount in the vessel pre boil is the same with no sparge or sparge, provided you are using the same Total volume of water.

The only thing that I have observed that does change is the actual ramp times during the mash and mash out.
This time increases very slightly due to the same element with the same power heating a slightly larger volume of wort.

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Re: Rubber Seal for filter plates

Unread postby mashy » Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:28 am

Thanks chaps.

I am a no sparger already. I was checking to see if I was missing something.
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Re: Rubber Seal for filter plates

Unread postby mashy » Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:33 am

Something I have considered is draining and sparge.
Drain all the wort after mash and then putting a small amount of clean sparge water in and pump for 5 mins
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Re: Rubber Seal for filter plates

Unread postby judgecc » Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:10 pm

Im sorry. Meant that my boil off is less with BM compared with my biab setup. :)
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Re: Rubber Seal for filter plates

Unread postby ibbones » Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:13 pm

mashy wrote:Did this flood method improve anything?

No. It just means I do not have to sparge so no heating up extra water, no pouring it over the malt pipe, no extra time. :cheers:
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Re: Rubber Seal for filter plates

Unread postby PerzellBrewing » Thu May 05, 2016 9:37 pm

Has anyone tried the silicon gasket for the Grainfather (link here) before? Am being told it is 10.5 inches (or 26.67 cm). It looks like it might work and is rather cheap comparatively.

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Re: Rubber Seal for filter plates

Unread postby mashy » Fri May 06, 2016 5:55 am

Good spot. I don't see why that shouldn't work.
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Re: Rubber Seal for filter plates

Unread postby f00b4r » Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:56 pm

Did anyone try the Grainfather silicon gasket in the end?
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Re: Rubber Seal for filter plates

Unread postby paulg » Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:39 pm

mashy wrote:Something I have considered is draining and sparge.
Drain all the wort after mash and then putting a small amount of clean sparge water in and pump for 5 mins


the problem I can see with that is, the small amount is actually quite large as it would need to fill the space in the malt pipe to circlate although not covering the heating element and also you would need to stop the automatic program to do this
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Re: Rubber Seal for filter plates

Unread postby mashy » Thu Jul 14, 2016 7:06 pm

I don't think it would be that much considering the malt pipe is chocka with wetted malt.

That aside I have proved that running a few liters out of the tap and back through the pipe while waiting for boil adds a few points. Too easy.
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Re: Rubber Seal for filter plates

Unread postby paulg » Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:40 am

mashy
you may be correct,my malt pipe is rarely chocka as I tend to brew lowish gravity beers and to a brew length of 40 litres in a 50 lite BM
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Re: Rubber Seal for filter plates

Unread postby mashy » Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:50 pm

With you. Yeah that would be an issue.
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