Clip mesh screen to Filter Plate

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Clip mesh screen to Filter Plate

Unread postby Cervantes » Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:47 pm

This is a very simple mod that took less than ten minutes to do, but make brew day just that little bit easier.

I basically just bent three small lengths of stainless steel wire to make the clips which I use to clip the top mesh screen to the top filter plate.

Mesh Clip 1.JPG
The Wire Clip


This makes it easier to install without any grain escaping around the edges and also makes it a lot easier to remove and replace if you want to give your grist a stir during mashing.

Mesh Clip 2.JPG
Mesh in Place


Hopefully the picture will explain what I did.

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Re: Clip mesh screen to Filter Plate

Unread postby Dicko » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:06 am

Cervantes wrote:This is a very simple mod that took less than ten minutes to do, but make brew day just that little bit easier.

I basically just bent three small lengths of stainless steel wire to make the clips which I use to clip the top mesh screen to the top filter plate.

Mesh Clip 1.JPG


This makes it easier to install without any grain escaping around the edges and also makes it a lot easier to remove and replace if you want to give your grist a stir during mashing.

Mesh Clip 2.JPG


Hopefully the picture will explain what I did.

Cheers
Andy


That is a great idea Andy. Nothing worse than trying to get the mesh off the top of the mash if you want to give it a stir. :x
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Re: Clip mesh screen to Filter Plate

Unread postby Nesto » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:42 am

Love it! I did something similar with some giant Acco paper clips.
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Re: Clip mesh screen to Filter Plate

Unread postby piet_v » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:16 pm

I've been using copper electric wire for just that for a couple of years now.
How we all have the same (similar) ideas ...it'll be a split Nobel price again :lol:
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Re: Clip mesh screen to Filter Plate

Unread postby BrauTim » Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:15 pm

Very useful when giving the mash a stir, thanks for sharing :beerbang:
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Re: Clip mesh screen to Filter Plate

Unread postby niels » Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:25 am

piet_v wrote:I've been using copper electric wire for just that for a couple of years now.
How we all have the same (similar) ideas ...it'll be a split Nobel price again :lol:

Copper wire! That's it! I don't have stainless steel wire at home, but I have a lot electrical wire leftovers. :beerbang:

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Re: Clip mesh screen to Filter Plate

Unread postby royco » Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:10 pm

Brilliant
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Re: Clip mesh screen to Filter Plate

Unread postby Cervantes » Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:25 am

Thanks Guys,

I wasn't expecting this to be so popular.

I'm glad that it's of use.

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Re: Clip mesh screen to Filter Plate

Unread postby cpa4ny » Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:28 am

niels wrote:
Copper wire! That's it! I don't have stainless steel wire at home, but I have a lot electrical wire leftovers. :beerbang:

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Wouldn't copper wire tied to SS filters give rise to galvanic corrosion?
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Re: Clip mesh screen to Filter Plate

Unread postby niels » Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:01 am

cpa4ny wrote:Wouldn't copper wire tied to SS filters give rise to galvanic corrosion?

I suppose this can be avoided by removing the clips between brews.

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Re: Clip mesh screen to Filter Plate

Unread postby pmac » Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:42 am

Awesome ideas!

Was thinking about this on the weekend when I last brewed.

I did get some rubber for the screens but it won't allow me to fit them both together, so I just put it on the filter plate and it stops grain from getting around the sides. But I am still getting some grain though as they are not together when you first put them in.

Will get something like this together for my next Brau.
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Re: Clip mesh screen to Filter Plate

Unread postby flanneling » Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:27 pm

What size is the top mesh screen you are using for the top filter plate? Is that a woven wire cloth - something like this - http://www.bwire.com - ?

Is that something along the lines of 10 x 10 wire mesh or is the opening bigger than 10 per square inch?


How did the paper clips hold up? Where were you guys able to find these clips? Is this like an "office supply" type of clip?
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Re: Clip mesh screen to Filter Plate

Unread postby Cervantes » Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:20 am

flanneling wrote:What size is the top mesh screen you are using for the top filter plate?


It's what came with the Braumeister. Not sure on the size. Hopefully others can help.

I'm going to remake these clips so the the ends bend out slightly much like a hair grip (or bobby pin for our US cousins)

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Hair Grip / Bobby Pin
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This will make them easier to slide over the mesh and plate.
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Re: Clip mesh screen to Filter Plate

Unread postby bruulog » Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:46 pm

Even simpler tool
really good stainless steel wire = bicycle wheel spoke
I made a hook for pulling up the edge of the filter screen.

This hook is also good for fishing out those hop bags from the fermenter.
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Re: Clip mesh screen to Filter Plate

Unread postby HopSong » Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:42 pm

niels wrote:
cpa4ny wrote:Wouldn't copper wire tied to SS filters give rise to galvanic corrosion?

I suppose this can be avoided by removing the clips between brews.

Niels


Yep, it will in that acidic environment. Some copper is good for yeast health.. but, I don't know about this way :)
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