Rubber Seal for filter plates

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Re: Rubber Seal for filter plates

Unread postby mashy » Sun Sep 06, 2015 6:47 am

I take it all back. It looks much better in red :D
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Re: Rubber Seal for filter plates

Unread postby wobdee » Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:07 pm

Any recent updates on how this edging is working out? I'm thinking of doing it but a little worried about too tight a fit and the screen getting stuck during pump breaks?

Another thing I don't understand is why the fine mesh disc? Why not just design the plates with smaller holes and have two plates instead of four?
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Re: Rubber Seal for filter plates

Unread postby mashy » Mon Oct 26, 2015 4:25 pm

A. Brilliant. Works like a charm. I have always done it.

B. Strength I guess.
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Re: Rubber Seal for filter plates

Unread postby Neander » Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:11 am

When I bought my BM second hand the previous owner bought a second rubber that is on the base of the malt pipe.
It has been cut to size and it is fitted around the top screen plate. It stops any water from running up the side.
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Re: Rubber Seal for filter plates

Unread postby squadricus » Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:33 pm

We are the 801, we are the central shaft
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Re: Rubber Seal for filter plates

Unread postby judgecc » Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:18 pm


Which size? Im thinking about this myself.
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Re: Rubber Seal for filter plates

Unread postby squadricus » Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:42 pm

Went with the 3x7mm, based on experience of others here. 5x7mm was easier to locate. This looks like of the rare occasions that ebay beats amazon on price. Will just have to wear red glasses or use my imagination for the color.
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Re: Rubber Seal for filter plates

Unread postby squadricus » Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:31 pm

The 1 m length is a little shy of enough for two plates.
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Re: Rubber Seal for filter plates

Unread postby judgecc » Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:24 pm

I ordered the same as you. But im planning on just using it topside for now. . Mine will arrive later in January.
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Re: Rubber Seal for filter plates

Unread postby squadricus » Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:04 pm

Snug fit, may want to shave the edge a little. Ordered some hardware to flip the malzrohr over and sparge in the same direction relative to the bed as the mash circulation.
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Re: Rubber Seal for filter plates

Unread postby Wobbly » Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:00 am

Hey Squadricus

Do I understand from your last comment that you intend lifting the malt pipe clear of the center rod and turning it over (180 degrees) so that your sparge water runs/drains through the mash in the same direction of flow as when the pump is recirculating the wort?

How do you plan to do this and hold the top filter plate in position?

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Re: Rubber Seal for filter plates

Unread postby squadricus » Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:27 am

Hey Wobbs,

Probably better to keep quiet until I make sure it works, but here's my sketch:
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So, an extra holddown tube for the bottom end with an eye nut to grab with the winch, and a length of allthread thru the center with a the holddown across the top with a wingnut. So, more or less:
1. Lift, rest on support.
2. Move winch to eyenut on bottom.
3. Carefully invert, or shake the bejebus out of it.
4. Hoist into sparging position.

If I have missed something important, please advise.

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Re: Rubber Seal for filter plates

Unread postby mashy » Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:09 am

Hey I am lost.

Can you explain please. Are you hoisting after mash to sparge?
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Re: Rubber Seal for filter plates

Unread postby squadricus » Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:10 pm

I have the 50L model, with ~32 L usable mash pipe volume. The weight that has to be lifted to lauter/sparge, especially combined with the force possibly needed to break the seal between the malt pipe and the BM shell, is more than I can manage. I brew solo, so I use an electric hoist to do the heavy lifting. Rather than rig a monorail for the hoist, I opted for casters under the BM. Rather than relying on the supplied hardware to support the malt pipe, I hoist it clear and slide a stainless wash basin pan underneath it to collect the wort.

Sorry about hijacking this thread . . .
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Re: Rubber Seal for filter plates

Unread postby mashy » Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:30 pm

So what's the inverter all about?
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