Draining gunk and cleaning

Did you pimp your Braumeister? Show us your mods!

Re: Draining gunk and cleaning

Unread postby Lindh » Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:52 am

Thanks! I thought some cold would make the metal shrink slighty so I put it in the freezer. Didn't work. Will try withna hair dryer tonight...
User avatar
Lindh
 
Posts: 145
Joined: Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:09 am
Location: Sweden
Model: 50 litres

Re: Draining gunk and cleaning

Unread postby maggotbrain65 » Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:28 am

Hi,

what sort of threaded nipple are you using to connect the pump to the tee? I guess a hex would do?

Thanks
Last edited by maggotbrain65 on Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:59 am, edited 1 time in total.
50l Braumeister, ghetto hood, march pump and plate chiller
maggotbrain65
 
Posts: 8
Joined: Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:55 am

Re: Draining gunk and cleaning

Unread postby mashy » Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:59 am

Lindh wrote:Thanks! I thought some cold would make the metal shrink slighty so I put it in the freezer. Didn't work. Will try withna hair dryer tonight...


The idea is to get the 'nut' hot while the 'bolt' stays cold. Thus the nut expands and bingo.

Hairdryer might work but IMO you need a gas torch. The cheapy chef ones work toooo. Nice fine control.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BUTANE-MINI-M ... SwYGFU1kdp
User avatar
mashy
 
Posts: 2606
Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:43 pm
Location: Mercia
Model: 20 litres

Re: Draining gunk and cleaning

Unread postby Lindh » Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:40 pm

30 minutes in 150c in the oven did the trick and I got the parts loose! I had a lot of work with getting the right amount of teflon tape on the pipes but finally I got it all together. The total project took me lots longer than I anticipated due to leaks, the distance and spacing is so crucial so in order to get everything sealed you need the perfect amount of tape otherwise it won't fit or won't seal. Maybe some pipe sealnt would have been an easier way to go...
User avatar
Lindh
 
Posts: 145
Joined: Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:09 am
Location: Sweden
Model: 50 litres

Re: Draining gunk and cleaning

Unread postby nick.bonilla » Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:44 pm

I love the hoist idea. Any chance you can post the lengths of the aluminum tubing that you used? I'm looking at getting some 1"tubing and connectors for this soon.
Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!!
Nick
On Tap: Moon Man No Coast Pale Ale clone 5.5%
On Tap : October Ale 5.6%
Secondary : Double Whit 8.8%
Primary: Nothing
On Deck: Saison
nick.bonilla
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:15 pm
Location: FredNeck, Md
Model: 50 litres

Re: Draining gunk and cleaning

Unread postby djKlasen » Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:45 am

The vertical tubes are both 60cm length. All others are 38 cm. This gives 38 cm opening for the malt pipe to pass. 60 cm height may be abit too tall, but it allows space for the pulley and the hook.
djKlasen
 
Posts: 15
Joined: Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:09 am
Location: Norway
Model: 50 litres

Re: Draining gunk and cleaning

Unread postby big_o » Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:34 am

This is an excellent thread. Has anyone installed a 3 way valve and avoided using the T connection? If it hasn't been done, would using a 3 way valve be a good/bad idea?
big_o
 
Posts: 134
Joined: Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:18 am
Model: 50 litres (2015)

Re: Draining gunk and cleaning

Unread postby Cervantes » Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:39 pm

squadricus wrote:As depicted, the tee & valve are on the suction side of the pump. You would need to put your 3-way valve on the discharge side of the pump to permit those options. With 3-way valves on both sides of the pump, you could do upflow sparging . . .


So you are just using gravity to drain? And not the pump?
Cheers :cheers:
Andy
User avatar
Cervantes
 
Posts: 475
Joined: Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:54 am
Location: Cervantes, Western Australia
Model: 20 litres

Re: Draining gunk and cleaning

Unread postby big_o » Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:47 pm

Just gravity, though I do have a chugger. The problem is that where I make the beer: I have access to running water but drain. I end up carry a 50L BM + water to the nearest drain on the street. This mod would help greatly, just don't want to buy the wrong bits as I will have to import them.
big_o
 
Posts: 134
Joined: Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:18 am
Model: 50 litres (2015)

Re: Draining gunk and cleaning

Unread postby bee » Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:40 pm

After reading this thread, and several tries with different nipples and T's, without being able to fit the drain coupling back. I made my own mod, I just skipped the 90° elbow and reused it in another place.
ImageImage
bee
 
Posts: 20
Joined: Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:42 pm

Re: Draining gunk and cleaning

Unread postby mashy » Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:08 am

Good idea. Space is a real issue.

I had the same problem on a 20l but I got there.
Last edited by mashy on Thu May 11, 2017 5:21 am, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
mashy
 
Posts: 2606
Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:43 pm
Location: Mercia
Model: 20 litres

Re: Draining gunk and cleaning

Unread postby Dr Jacoby » Wed May 10, 2017 9:03 pm

Finally got around to doing this mod. Will hopefully make my life a bit easier!
Attachments
20170509_224418.jpg
Dr Jacoby
 
Posts: 59
Joined: Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:02 pm

Re: Draining gunk and cleaning

Unread postby mashy » Thu May 11, 2017 5:26 am

I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

Can you post back how much drains through the centre hole please?
User avatar
mashy
 
Posts: 2606
Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:43 pm
Location: Mercia
Model: 20 litres

Re: Draining gunk and cleaning

Unread postby Dr Jacoby » Thu May 11, 2017 6:22 am

Sure
Dr Jacoby
 
Posts: 59
Joined: Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:02 pm

Re: Draining gunk and cleaning

Unread postby johnrm » Tue May 16, 2017 11:35 pm

He he, looks familiar.
User avatar
johnrm
 
Posts: 148
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:12 am

PreviousNext

Return to Modifications

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest