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Here's a couple of simple modifications

Unread postby Batz » Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:04 am

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Value changed to a 1/2" stainless ball value with a cam-lock fitting. You need a 1/2" to 3/4" reducing nipple. My original Braumeister value sometimes leaked a little.

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Some rubber edging on the legs that stops the sharp steel scuffing surfaces.

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Screw a stainless nut on top of the lid then attach the knob, it's much easier to pick up and you don't burn your fingers.




Very simple but they maybe of interest to some.

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RE: Here's a couple of simple modifications

Unread postby Tipsy » Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:12 am

Camlock Fittings! Awesome Batz.
I'll pinch that idea.
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RE: Here's a couple of simple modifications

Unread postby Batz » Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:55 am

Tipsy wrote:Camlock Fittings! Awesome Batz.
I'll pinch that idea.



They work well with a Hop Rocket, pump or plate chiller if that's what you want.

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Unread postby cpa4ny » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:16 am

Awesome modifications - thanks for sharing!
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Re: Here's a couple of simple modifications

Unread postby rocketman » Sun May 18, 2014 9:32 pm

My valve modification

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Unread postby Nath83 » Sun May 18, 2014 10:26 pm

It seems the new BM's are shipping with rubber on the feet and a different lid with a better handle. I was "lucky" enough that my order took over 2 months to arrive and ended up with one of these new models!
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Re: Here's a couple of simple modifications

Unread postby niels » Mon May 19, 2014 6:25 am

rocketman wrote:My valve modification

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That's one hell of a valve :) You have to make a small detour to get from one side of your BM to the other :p

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Re: Here's a couple of simple modifications

Unread postby rocketman » Mon May 19, 2014 8:13 am

niels wrote:
rocketman wrote:My valve modification

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That's one hell of a valve :) You have to make a small detour to get from one side of your BM to the other :p

Niels


The good thing is that I can have the BM stand in the middle of the bench and the tap
is still going over the edge ;-) A have ordered a 90-deg elbow hose barb which I will
use instead of the camlock, don't really need the camlock when I have replaced my
Plate Chiller for a immersion chiller. (so much easier to clean).

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Re: Here's a couple of simple modifications

Unread postby rocketman » Mon May 19, 2014 8:14 am

Nath83 wrote:It seems the new BM's are shipping with rubber on the feet and a different lid with a better handle. I was "lucky" enough that my order took over 2 months to arrive and ended up with one of these new models!


I got rubber on the feet, but I don't know if I got the new style lid. The lid handle is a "ball" with a bolt,
easy to "burn" on the lid when picking it up..
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Re: Here's a couple of simple modifications

Unread postby Nath83 » Mon May 19, 2014 9:14 am

rocketman wrote:
Nath83 wrote:It seems the new BM's are shipping with rubber on the feet and a different lid with a better handle. I was "lucky" enough that my order took over 2 months to arrive and ended up with one of these new models!


I got rubber on the feet, but I don't know if I got the new style lid. The lid handle is a "ball" with a bolt,
easy to "burn" on the lid when picking it up..


Yeah it seems they're in a transition right now, because the other guy who ordered at the same time as me, got the lid you described in the same shipment!
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Re: Here's a couple of simple modifications

Unread postby paddye » Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:01 pm

Hi Rocketman,

do you have a link for the fitting between your 3 piece ball valve and the BM?

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Re: Here's a couple of simple modifications

Unread postby paulg » Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:16 pm

I have just ordered this
I think/hope it is correct
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121288051984? ... 1497.l2649
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Unread postby HopSong » Sat Aug 30, 2014 6:53 pm

Batz.. what is that piece of equipment on the right side of the table. Another brew pot?
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Re: Here's a couple of simple modifications

Unread postby Batz » Sat Aug 30, 2014 9:56 pm

HbgBill wrote:Batz.. what is that piece of equipment on the right side of the table. Another brew pot?


It's a 15lt hot water urn, I have a controller on it so I can dial up my sparge temperatures.

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Unread postby Dan » Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:54 pm

paulg wrote:I have just ordered this
I think/hope it is correct
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121288051984? ... 1497.l2649


Correct - that's the one you need.
Reasonable price too! I've seen them locally listed at about A$35 :shock:
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