Here's a couple of simple modifications

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Batz
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Here's a couple of simple modifications

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

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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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Awesome modifications - thanks for sharing!
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My valve modification

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Nath83

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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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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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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).

:beer:

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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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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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Hi Rocketman,

do you have a link for the fitting between your 3 piece ball valve and the BM?
rocketman wrote:My valve modification

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

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

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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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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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